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One of the most unique phenomena of the twentieth century is the mass media revolution. Of the many pioneers who shaped broadcast journalism, it is Edward R. Murrow who has been called its founding father.
This microfilm collection spans Murrow's illustrious career in radio and television. It provides students in journalism, mass communications, and speech with insights into both Murrow himself and into the history and development of radio and television broadcast journalism. Among the famous broadcasts Murrow conducted during his CBS years were This ... is London, Person to Person, and CBS Reports, all of which represent the beginning of immediate, in-depth reporting of the issues, events, and personalities affecting world history.
Researchers can also explore such questions as:
The media explosion has raised these issues and others, both in academic and public circles, often placing industry under the harsh light of public scrutiny. Students can use this collection to study the early standards Murrow espoused and practiced for straightforward, truthful broadcast journalism and compare them to today's standards.
The collection features:
With this collection, researchers have access to previously unavailable documents to gain insights into Murrow and the media in which he worked. The Edward R. Murrow Papers is an essential resource for the serious student of communications to examine the intricate relationship between the media and society.