Journalism History
Episode 101: The Immigrant Press and First Red Scare

Episode 101: The Immigrant Press and First Red Scare

March 28, 2022

Researcher Anna Popkova describes the importance of the immigrant press in the early 1900s to help build and inform communities new to America and how critical these newspapers were during times of sweeping discrimination. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 100: The Telegraph, Libel and Press Freedom

Episode 100: The Telegraph, Libel and Press Freedom

March 14, 2022

Author Patrick File discusses his book, Bad News Travels Fast: The Telegraph, Libel and Press Freedom in the Progressive Era, and reviews three turn-of-the-century libel suits, including one from world-famous sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 99: A Tour of the Midcentury Newsroom

Episode 99: A Tour of the Midcentury Newsroom

February 28, 2022

Historian Will Mari gives a tour of the American newsroom as it existed in the mid-20th century, introducing the various roles involved in the newsgathering process both inside and out of the newsroom. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 98: Dear Abby, I’m Gay

Episode 98: Dear Abby, I’m Gay

February 14, 2022

Author Andrew Stoner describes how advice columnists, such as Ann Landers, Dear Abby and Dr. Joyce Brothers, affected public opinion on homosexuality. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/. Editor's Note: Stoner passed away after the recording of this podcast. We dedicate this episode to his legacy.

Episode 97: The Community-Building Bennett Banner

Episode 97: The Community-Building Bennett Banner

January 31, 2022

Researcher Sheryl Kennedy Haydel explains how the journalists of the student-run Bennett Banner used their paper to rally their peers at Bennett College, a historically Black college for women, from the 1930s through the '50s.  Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 96: Newspaper Coverage of Women in Politics

Episode 96: Newspaper Coverage of Women in Politics

January 17, 2022

Researcher Tracy Lucht analyzes how five trailblazing women in politics of different races, ethnicities and regions were written about after the 19th Amendment was ratified. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 95: The First Presidential Press Secretary

Episode 95: The First Presidential Press Secretary

January 3, 2022

Scholar Meghan Menard McCune reviews the career of Ray Stannard Baker, the chief spokesman for President Woodrow Wilson during the Paris Peace Conference at the end of World War I. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 94: Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Episode 94: Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

December 13, 2021

As a holiday tradition, we re-air our episode where hosts of the Journalism History podcast come together for a special Christmas episode that tells the story of an 8-year-old girl and the most reprinted editorial in the English language. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 93: Journalism and Jim Crow

Episode 93: Journalism and Jim Crow

November 29, 2021

Professor Kathy Roberts Forde discusses her co-edited book, Journalism and Jim Crow: White Supremacy and the Black Struggle for a New America. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 92: Truth and Ideology Among Cold War Correspondents

Episode 92: Truth and Ideology Among Cold War Correspondents

November 15, 2021

City University of London Senior Lecturer Dina Fainberg explores the experiences of U.S. and Soviet foreign correspondents during the Cold War and the competing notions of truth they pursued in their reporting. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

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