Journalism History
Episode 78: The Commercialization of PBS

Episode 78: The Commercialization of PBS

May 10, 2021

Historian Camille Reyes charts the history of the Public Broadcasting Service as a platform for new ideas and information that has been haunted and hobbled by capitalism and cronyism. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 77: The Founding Mothers of NPR

Episode 77: The Founding Mothers of NPR

April 26, 2021

Author Lisa Napoli describes how four women – Susan Stamberg, Linda Wertheimer, Nina Totenberg, and Cokie Roberts – transformed journalism through their pioneering work on National Public Radio.  Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

BONUS: Front Row at the Trump Show

BONUS: Front Row at the Trump Show

April 19, 2021

Jonathan Karl, chief White House correspondent for ABC News during the Trump administration, discusses his book, Front Row at the Trump Show, in this special bonus episode. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 76: The Unknown Stories of Titanic

Episode 76: The Unknown Stories of Titanic

April 12, 2021

In our two-guest episode, researcher Tim Ziaukas focuses on the crisis communication history of Titanic while historian Ron Rodgers discusses his research, The Titanic, the Times, Checkbook Journalism, and the Inquiry into the Public's Right to Know. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/. 

Episode 75: Nixon’s War on Television

Episode 75: Nixon’s War on Television

March 29, 2021

Researcher Dale Cressman explores the complex relationship between the Nixon administration and ABC News in the wake of Spiro Agnew's rhetorical attack on television journalists. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Student Week: Celebrity Journalism and Social Consciousness

Student Week: Celebrity Journalism and Social Consciousness

March 25, 2021

Duquesne University student Marcela Mack talks to author Carrie Teresa about her book, Looking at The Stars; Black Celebrity Journalism in Jim Crow's America.

Student Week: Prior Restraint and the Pentagon Papers

Student Week: Prior Restraint and the Pentagon Papers

March 25, 2021

William Paterson University student Sean Mauro discusses the concept of prior restraint of publication and the reporting on the Pentagon Papers with journalist and author Roy Harris.

Student Week: Sports Talk Radio in Memphis

Student Week: Sports Talk Radio in Memphis

March 25, 2021

Louisiana State University student Murry Goldberg spoke to four local radio hosts and personalities about the development of sports talk radio in Memphis and the way that it has become intertwined into the culture of the city.

Student Week: Deporting and Empowering a Communist Journalist

Student Week: Deporting and Empowering a Communist Journalist

March 24, 2021

Wayne State University student Ellen Chamberlain discusses how Communist journalist Claudia Jones pursued a career amid sexism, racism and wide distrust of immigrants before and after being deported from the U.S.

Student Week: Blurred Lines

Student Week: Blurred Lines

March 23, 2021

William Paterson University student Ryley McKiernan investigates the history of copyright law through the lens of the 2013 song “Blurred Lines,” featuring insights from an interview with Jason Lee Guthrie, a media historian at Clayton State University.

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