In my search for radio portrayals of journalists, “The Final Page” was the most promising title in a collection of New Adventures of Nero Wolfe episodes. Unfortunately, the page mentioned in the title is from a novel, not a news publication.
However, there is a public relations or publicity person in the story, working for the book publisher… and the detective makes use of some deceptive public relations — giving a false story to the press — to bring the tale to a conclusion. For a moment, even Archie, Wolfe’s assistant and legman, is taken in by the fake article. I guess that’s enough justification to include the program here, since it might warn readers to be alert to fake news… in this case, back in 1951.
I will keep listening to Nero Wolfe, hoping that he encounters a reporter and some real news reporting in another episode.
Here is the Old Time Radio Researchers group collection of Nero Wolfe episodes. If you run into a newsie in one of them, before I do, feel free to let me know!