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.
From the Vault: The History of Food Journalism
In this throwback from our vault, food journalism expert Kim Voss discusses the significance of food history and the story behind New York Times food writer Jane Nickerson and her food section from 1942-1957. The transcript for this episode is at Episode 59 at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/
Episode 134: Myth, Memory, Media Mourning and the Kennedys
Researcher Carolyn Kitch discusses her article, “A Death in the American Family: Myth, Memory and National Values in the Media Mourning of John F. Kennedy Jr.” Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast
From the Vault: Finding Ghosts in Newspapers
In this throwback from our vault, we trace American newspapers’ fascination with ghosts back to the 1800s with historian Paulette D. Kilmer. The transcript for this episode is at Episode 62.5 at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/
Episode 133: The 1948 Presidential Election
Historian Cayce Myers describes the tactics used by the press in explaining its errant coverage of the 1948 presidential election, drawing parallels and distinctions between the strategies used in 1948 and 2016. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/
From the Vault: Intimidation Through Libel Law
In a throwback to an episode in our vault, historian Aimee Edmondson describes how opponents of the Civil Rights movement weaponized libel law for decades to squelch free speech and silence African American dissent. The transcript is available at Episode 56 at at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/.
Episode 132: Investigative Reporting in the 1830s
Historian Gerry Lanosga describes the investigative reporting techniques used by abolitionists in the early 1800s to counter lies and disinformation spread by slaveholders and their allies. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/
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.
Great way to learn about the people who write history first in your car! Listened to it for class.
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.