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Radio Utopia: Postwar Audio Documentary in the Public Interest (History of Communication) Hardcover – April 15, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0252036118 ISBN-10: 0252036115 Edition: 1st Edition

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"An excellent contribution to the now-burgeoning field of revisionist radio scholarship."--Technology and Culture

"Highly recommended."--Choice


 

"With careful attention to detail, a command of archival sources including recordings of old radio programs, and an understanding of how the radio industry operated, Ehrlich has produced an entertaining book with a convincing argument. It is that rarest of things—a monograph with a well-defined subject that has both scholarly integrity and an appeal to a wide audience."--American Historical Review

"A fascinating book that brings together important moments in journalism, technology, politics, world order, media control, and the mood in the United States during the postwar years. Ehrlich dramatically sharpens our understanding of how both radio and television news evolved during the late 1940s."--Mike Conway, author of The Origins of Television News in America: The Visualizers of CBS in the 1940s


 

"A vivid reflection of the social and cultural climate of the post-World War II era, Matthew C. Ehrlich's engaging study shows readers what was occurring on the national radio networks as the Cold War started and the impact that the war had on broadcasting and those who worked in it. This study is of significance to historians, mass communications scholars, and journalists."
Patrick S. Washburn, author of The African American Newspaper: Voice of Freedom

About the Author

 

Matthew C. Ehrlich is a professor of journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the author of Journalism in the Movies.

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Matthew C. Ehrlich is Professor of Journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he has taught since 1992. His book Radio Utopia: Postwar Audio Documentary in the Public Interest won the Tankard Book Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Prior to entering academia, he was a radio journalist.