Journalism History
Episode 88: Covering the Kent State Shootings

Episode 88: Covering the Kent State Shootings

September 20, 2021

Author Bob Giles discusses his book, When Truth Mattered: The Kent State Shootings 50 Years Later, and what it was like to be an editor in charge of that coverage in 1970. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/ 

 

Episode 87: Reporting from Ground Zero

Episode 87: Reporting from Ground Zero

September 6, 2021

Former television reporter Vince DeMentri recalls reporting live from the wreckage of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. You can also find essays about the history of journalism and 9/11 at our website https://journalism-history.org/. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/ 

Episode 86: Woodrow Wilson’s Ministry of Propaganda

Episode 86: Woodrow Wilson’s Ministry of Propaganda

August 16, 2021

Author John Maxwell Hamilton analyzes the propaganda spread during World War I by President Woodrow Wilson’s Committee on Public Relations. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 85: Making Jesse James a Folk Hero

Episode 85: Making Jesse James a Folk Hero

August 2, 2021

Researcher Cathy Jackson explains the outsized role that newspapers played in making a folk hero out of Jesse James. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 84: Life Magazine’s “College Girl”

Episode 84: Life Magazine’s “College Girl”

July 19, 2021

Researcher Lindsay Hargrave discusses the history of Life magazine and how college-aged women were portrayed in the 1930s. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 83: America’s “Tory” Printer

Episode 83: America’s “Tory” Printer

July 4, 2021

Historian Autumn Lorimer Linford tells the real story of James Rivington, the most infamous printer of the American Revolution. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 82: The Hutchins Commission

Episode 82: The Hutchins Commission

June 21, 2021

Historian Stephen Bates recounts the creation and findings of the Hutchins Commission ahead of the 75th anniversary of the “A Free and Responsible Press” report. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 81: The Plucky Path of Nellie Bly

Episode 81: The Plucky Path of Nellie Bly

June 7, 2021

Author Brooke Kroeger reviews the daring career of Nellie Bly, the newspaper reporter who feigned insanity to investigate abuse at an asylum and traveled the world in a record-breaking 72 days. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

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June 1, 2021

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Episode 80: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Episode 80: The Tulsa Race Massacre

May 30, 2021

Journalist Randy Krehbiel discusses his book, Tulsa, 1921: Reporting a Massacre, for the 100th anniversary of this long ignored moment in history. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

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