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Media Scholar Michael Schudson

Owen Johnson speaks with Columbia University journalism professor Michael Schudson, a scholar of the history and sociology of the news media.

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Michael Schudson

I encounter journalists all the time who are deeply committed to objectivity. And I think that is still where journalistic socialization on the job is primarily oriented.

Michael Schudson is the author of six books concerning the history and sociology of the American news media, advertising, popular culture, and cultural memory.

He is the recipient of a number of honors including Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundation fellowships.

His articles have appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, Wilson Quarterly, and the American Prospect, and he has published op-eds in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Financial Times.

He is on the faculty of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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Watergate In American Memory: How We Remember, Forget, And Reconstruct The Past
by Michael Schudson
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Watergate In American Memory: How We Remember, Forget, And Reconstruct The Past
by Michael Schudson
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Discovering The News: A Social History Of American Newspapers
by Michael Schudson
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Why Democracies Need an Unlovable Press
by Michael Schudson
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