Historian Bill Huntzicker, author of the book The Popular Press, 1833–1865, describes the forces that radically altered the journalism industry in New York and across the United States in the mid-1800s. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/.
Author Michael Fuhlhage explores the undercover tactics of Northern reporters working in the South and the role of newspapers as open source intelligence in the lead-up to the Civil War. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/.
Author Amber Roessner discusses her book, "Jimmy Carter and the Birth of the Marathon Media Campaign." She argues his underdog presidential victory signaled a transition from party politics focused on issues and platforms to a newer brand of personality politics.
Former reporter and editor Mark J. Prendergast remembers reporting on upheavals across Central America in the 1980s, the landfall of Hurricane Hugo in Puerto Rico in 1989, the 1991 Persian Gulf War, and the 1993 and 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, as well as his role in the declassification of the Pentagon Papers.
Author W. Joseph Campbell describes the major media events that made 1995 a watershed year, from the Oklahoma City bombing to the trial of O.J. Simpson to the Bosnia peace accords to the President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky affair.