Category Archives: photographer

Journalism ethics — love, war and flashbulbs

The short-lived 1948 radio series “Shorty Bell” was about a newspaper delivery truck driver who became a reporter, learning mostly from his mistakes, and from a crusty and sardonicĀ editor rumored to have a heart of gold. This last episode, one … Continue reading

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Landing a Newspaper Job; Cameraman Tells All

Some of my favorite “newsroom scenes” in old radio shows involve a young reporter trying to land a job. Here’s the first of a couple of episodes where the job-hunter is a would-be photojournalist. ThisĀ 1947 “Crime Photographer” episode put the … Continue reading

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Crime Photographer Thanksgivings

Working holidays Casey, Crime Photographer was a weekly fixture on CBS radio for a dozen years, 1943-55, and listeners probably felt they were dropping into the Blue Note Cafe along with the hero and his reporter friend Ann Williams — … Continue reading

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A Casey New Year: More than one way to get a headache

Sticking with both “Crime Photographer” and my seasonal theme, the episode titled Hot New Year’s Party is really a “morning after” story — one that just happened to be broadcast on a New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 1948. The story … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings from Casey, Christmas Photographer

I mentioned these Christmas episodes last year in my other blog before starting JHeroes.com, but ’tis the season… “Casey, Crime Photographer” was the radio version of a pulp fiction and movie character, and went on to have his own comic … Continue reading

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Philadelphia wasn’t really the story, but radio kept telling it

While not exactly a “journalism procedural,” the romantic comedy The Philadelphia Story does feature a reporter and photographer on the trail of a high-society wedding — with the reporter literally getting in over his head. (In the swimming pool, by … Continue reading

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This Press Photographer didn’t need pictures!

… because he was on radio. The show began as “Flashgun Casey, Press Photographer,” although its later name “Crime Photographer” was a better description of its typical plotlines — more detective stories than journalism-procedurals. However, I love the film “Meet … Continue reading

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