Monthly Archives: January 2011

Publisher dares to report

Britt Reid didn’t follow a traditional publisher’s job description, and I’m not just talking about his moonlighting as a masked crime fighter for more than 1,000 radio episodes in the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s. However, the “daring young publisher,” as … Continue reading

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Superhero ethics versus reporter ethics

Landing that first journalism job can be a challenge. It’s certainly true today, but the 1940s were no picnic either. So, when a young man identifying himself as Clark Kent appeared at The Daily Planet, “a greenhorn” as the editor … Continue reading

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Getting off the ground at The Daily Planet

This is the first in what I hope will be a once or twice a week podcast of oldtime radio programs featuring fictional (or dramatized) newspaper reporters and editors. As a logical place to start, I’m sure the first fictional … Continue reading

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The Hornet’s nest was a newspaper

Britt Reid, daring young publisher… Long before Seth Rogen put on a green mask, “The Green Hornet” was one of the 1930s-1950s radio series that inspired me to start paying attention to how newspaper reporters and editors were treated in … Continue reading

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