Author Mark Feldstein discusses the nasty relationship between President Richard Nixon and investigative journalist Jack Anderson as well as the many criticisms leveled against the news media by President Donald Trump.
William David Sloan reviews his career as the prolific author of almost 50 books on the news media, including his role as editor of “The Media in America,” the leading textbook of mass communication history.
A doctor accused of viciously murdering his wife was ultimately acquitted after a 1966 Supreme Court ruling blamed a "carnival atmosphere" created by reporters. But that wasn't the end of the story. Professor Erin Coyle discusses this critical turning point in media-law history.
In 1830 Salem, the murder of a sea captain created a media frenzy that can still provide lessons for journalists today. James Farrell of the University of New Hampshire discusses this early study in pre-trial publicity.
Author Marilyn Greenwald shares insight into writing biographies about the first woman to serve as a network news correspondent, the newspaper reporter who created The Hardy Boys and a former society editor at The New York Times.
The deaths of George H.W. and Barbara Bush in 2018 generated significant media coverage analyzing their legacies. Bush family expert Myra Gutin and collective memory expert Janice Hume reflect on obituary coverage of the couple and the shaping of historical legacies.
Nancy Unger of Santa Clara University discusses a Wisconsin suffragist once called “the most consistent supporter of equal rights of all the women of her time” but whose legacy is often overshadowed by her husband’s.