Category Archives: podcast

The reporter and “The Signalman”

Sorting out a stack of CDs of podcasts I downloaded more than a decade ago, I discovered this reporter-centric episode of “Lights Out,” a suspenseful 1940s series.  http://otrrlibrary.org/OTRRLib/Library%20Files/L%20Series/Lights%20Out/Lights%20Out%2046-08-24%20(008)%20The%20Signal%20Man.mp3 This copy is playable or downloadable from the Old Time Radio Researchers … 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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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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Stay tuned!

Journalism today needs heroes. For inspiration — or at least food for thought about what might make a journalist “a hero” — this site explores radio’s portrayals of “ladies and gentlemen of the press” back when broadcasting was going from … Continue reading

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