99 episodes

Journalism History is a podcast that rips out the pages of your history books to re-examine the stories you thought you knew and the ones you were never told.​

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    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

Journalism History is a podcast that rips out the pages of your history books to re-examine the stories you thought you knew and the ones you were never told.​

    Episode 106: Doctors Confront the Turn-of-the-Century Press

    Episode 106: Doctors Confront the Turn-of-the-Century Press

    Researcher Ulf Jonas Bjork explains the criticism voiced in medical journals against reporters, advertisers and the newspaper industry in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/.

    • 28 min
    Episode 105: Watergate and the Press

    Episode 105: Watergate and the Press

    In observance of the 50th anniversary of the Watergate arrests, researcher Jon Marshall explores the role of the press in covering the scandal and the eventual downfall of the Nixon administration. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

    • 28 min
    Episode 104: The Moon Hoax

    Episode 104: The Moon Hoax

    Researcher Brian Thornton discusses one of the first and most bizarre newspaper frauds in the United States: the infamous moon hoax of 1835, perpetuated by the New York Sun and reporter Richard Adams Locke. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

    • 18 min
    Episode 103: Journalists on Film

    Episode 103: Journalists on Film

    Author Richard Ness reviews Hollywood’s diverse depictions of journalists over the years, from crusading reporters in All the President’s Men and Spotlight to manipulative media executives in Citizen Kane and Network. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/.

    • 42 min
    Episode 102: Defining the Partisan Press Era

    Episode 102: Defining the Partisan Press Era

    Historian Erika Pribanic-Smith uses the hotly contested 1844 presidential election to explain the partisan press era and to draw connections between that era and our own. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

    • 32 min
    Episode 101: The Immigrant Press and First Red Scare

    Episode 101: The Immigrant Press and First Red Scare

    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/

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Nyxlipso ,

Love this podcast!

I’m a huge fan. I’m always learning something new and I like how the interviews are with different people on new topics.

autumnlori ,

Great pod!

Great way to learn about the people who write history first in your car! Listened to it for class.

Msimon6986 ,

Learn the past to understand the present

There aren’t a lot of journalism podcasts out there, so there is lots of room to fill niches.

This one does a great job at looking at different topics in journalism history. You’ll get one episode on the end of the NyC tabloid wars one day (highly recommended) and then something on Abraham Lincoln the next.

If you like history of any kind you can probably find something that fits your interest. High recommendation.

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