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 66: Newspaper Titans: William Randolph Hearst
In the second of two episodes on the newspaper titans who transformed American journalism, historian Chris Daly returns to discuss the career of Joseph Pulitzer’s rival publisher, William Randolph Hearst, and we take a virtual tour of Hearst’s former home, Hearst Castle in California. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/.
Episode 65: Newspaper Titans: Joseph Pulitzer
In the first of two episodes on the newspaper titans who transformed American journalism, historian Chris Daly reviews the sensational career of publisher Joseph Pulitzer before we take a virtual tour of the Missouri History Museum in Pulitzer’s adopted hometown of St. Louis. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/.
BONUS: The Historic Election of Kamala Harris
In a special bonus episode, political historian Teri Finneman reacts to the election of Kamala Harris as the first female vice president of the United States and examines the legacies of other women politicians.
Episode 64: The Media Savvy First Lady
First lady Florence Harding made a significant impact on journalism and public relations history, becoming one of the first women to serve as first lady who was influenced by her media background. Author Katie Sibley describes Florence's successful journalism business skills, her PR savvy, and her relationship with reporters. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/.
Episode 63: How Newspapering Shaped a President
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Harding election in 1920, author Sherry Hall shares the little-known stories of Warren Harding's role in journalism history and highlights the renovations recently done at the Harding Home Presidential Site in Ohio. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/.
BONUS: Finding Ghosts in Newspapers
For a special Halloween bonus episode, we trace American newspapers’ fascination with ghosts back to the 1800s with historian Paulette D. Kilmer.
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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.