Journalism History
Episode 66: Newspaper Titans: William Randolph Hearst

Episode 66: Newspaper Titans: William Randolph Hearst

November 17, 2020

In the second of two episodes on the newspaper titans who transformed American journalism, historian Chris Daly returns to discuss the career of Joseph Pulitzer’s rival publisher, William Randolph Hearst, and we take a virtual tour of Hearst’s former home, Hearst Castle in California. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 65: Newspaper Titans: Joseph Pulitzer

Episode 65: Newspaper Titans: Joseph Pulitzer

November 16, 2020

In the first of two episodes on the newspaper titans who transformed American journalism, historian Chris Daly reviews the sensational career of publisher Joseph Pulitzer before we take a virtual tour of the Missouri History Museum in Pulitzer’s adopted hometown of St. Louis. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

BONUS: The Historic Election of Kamala Harris

BONUS: The Historic Election of Kamala Harris

November 7, 2020

In a special bonus episode, political historian Teri Finneman reacts to the election of Kamala Harris as the first female vice president of the United States and examines the legacies of other women politicians.

Episode 64: The Media Savvy First Lady

Episode 64: The Media Savvy First Lady

November 1, 2020

First lady Florence Harding made a significant impact on journalism and public relations history, becoming one of the first women to serve as first lady who was influenced by her media background. Author Katie Sibley describes Florence's successful journalism business skills, her PR savvy, and her relationship with reporters. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 63: How Newspapering Shaped a President

Episode 63: How Newspapering Shaped a President

November 1, 2020

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Harding election in 1920, author Sherry Hall shares the little-known stories of Warren Harding's role in journalism history and highlights the renovations recently done at the Harding Home Presidential Site in Ohio. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

BONUS: Finding Ghosts in Newspapers

BONUS: Finding Ghosts in Newspapers

October 26, 2020

For a special Halloween bonus episode, we trace American newspapers’ fascination with ghosts back to the 1800s with historian Paulette D. Kilmer.

Episode 62: Copyrighting the News

Episode 62: Copyrighting the News

October 19, 2020

Award-winning author Will Slauter traces the intertwining histories of journalism and copyright law in the United States and Great Britain, revealing how shifts in technology, government policy, and publishing strategy have shaped the media landscape. Transcripts of the show are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/.

Episode 61: A True Newspaper Woman

Episode 61: A True Newspaper Woman

October 5, 2020

Researcher Carolina Velloso explores the career of sports reporter, photojournalist and national magazine writer Sadie Kneller Miller, a trailblazing journalist at the turn of the 20th century whose story had been lost to history. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 60: Ernie Pyle, WWII and Telling It Like It Is

Episode 60: Ernie Pyle, WWII and Telling It Like It Is

September 28, 2020

Historian Owen Johnson charts the journey in journalism taken by war correspondent Ernie Pyle, from growing up in rural Indiana to his must-read journalism during World War II. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 59: The History of Food Journalism

Episode 59: The History of Food Journalism

September 14, 2020

Food journalism expert Kim Voss discusses the significance of food history and the story behind New York Times food writer Jane Nickerson and her food section from 1942-1957. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

 

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