Journalism History
Episode 46: A Nation of Newsboys

Episode 46: A Nation of Newsboys

March 30, 2020

Author Vince DiGirolamo uncovers the successes and struggles of the children who have hawked and delivered newspapers since the founding of America. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 45: News for the Masses

Episode 45: News for the Masses

March 16, 2020

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/

Episode 44: Yankee Reporters and Southern Secrets

Episode 44: Yankee Reporters and Southern Secrets

March 2, 2020

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/

Episode 43: Jimmy Carter’s Miraculous Win

Episode 43: Jimmy Carter’s Miraculous Win

February 17, 2020

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.

 

Episode 42: Covering Conflict & Controversy

Episode 42: Covering Conflict & Controversy

February 3, 2020

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.

Episode 41: Defending Joe McCarthy

Episode 41: Defending Joe McCarthy

January 20, 2020

Professor Julie Lane discusses the passionate following that Joe McCarthy had during his lifetime and the political and journalistic implications at the time as well as those that continue into today.

Episode 40: 1995: The Year The Future Began

Episode 40: 1995: The Year The Future Began

January 6, 2020

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.

Episode 39: Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Episode 39: Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

December 16, 2019

The 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.

Episode 38: Emma Goldman & the First Amendment

Episode 38: Emma Goldman & the First Amendment

December 2, 2019

Author Erika Pribanic-Smith talks about her new book, Emma Goldman’s No-Conscription League and the First Amendment, profiling Goldman’s struggle for free speech during World War I.

Episode 37: The Anti-Christ of Advertising

Episode 37: The Anti-Christ of Advertising

November 18, 2019

Scholar Daniel M. Haygood discusses the many sides of controversial advertising executive Rosser Reeves.