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May 2016 · Journalism
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Jim Zirin speaks with Patricia Beard.

Roy W. Howard may have been the greatest newspaper owner, editor and journalist of the 20th century. Starting
as an Indiana newsboy, he pulled himself to the top of his profession, when he built the wire service, United Press, into an iconic news organization, and became chairman of the Scripps-Howard newspapers. Howard was the adviser and confidant to presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Eisenhower. His biographer, Patricia Beard, tells Jim the secret of Roy Howard’s amazing success.

May 2013 · Journalism
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Jim Zirin speaks with James Goodale.

The government’s weapons against the press have shifted from censorship to indictment of leakers to dragnet subpoenas. Obama has indicted six leakers on national security matters– more than all of his predecessors combined.  He may have already indicted Julian Assange for publishing leaked information. James C. Goodale, author of the bestselling book, Fighting for the Press, tells Jim Zirin of the way forward.

 

June 2012 · Journalism
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Jim Zirin speaks with Frank Deford.

In his latest book, “Over Time My Life as a Sportswriter,” Deford provides an endearing memoir of a spectacular half-century career before the bloggers took over. The iconic sportswriter recalls with not too little nostalgia a tumultuous era in sports writing.

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Jan 2012 · Journalism
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Jim Zirin speaks with Nina Burleigh.

Author of a brilliant new book entitled “The Fatal Gift of Beauty,” Nina followed the Amanda Knox case from start to finish. She concludes that Knox’ Italian murder conviction, later overturned on appeal, was a total miscarriage of justice arguing that Knox was unfairly incriminated largely by ambiguous posts Knox and her boyfriend made on the Web.

Dec 2011 · Journalism
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Jim Zirin speaks with David Westin.

 

David Westin enjoyed 14 eventful years as president of ABC News. He covered the death of Princess Diana, the 2000 tied election, 9/11, two wars and the financial crisis. Now he has a new venture.He tells Jim of his strategic plan and predicts that the Internet will never eclipse the mainstream media.

nov 2010 · Journalism
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Jim Zirin speaks with Greg Coleman.

He tells how Arianna Huffington in five short years transformed a liberal blog into an online platform that may well overtake the daily newspaper.

May 2009 · Journalism
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Jim Zirin speaks with Garrick Utley.

From Viet Nam to 9/11 the Veteran NBC/CNN Anchor has seen it all. Hear him tell Zirin how the Internet has preempted the field of television reporting.

Dec 2007 · Journalism
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Jim Zirin speaks with Nicholas Lemann.

Are bloggers journalists? Can a journalist be a blogger? Lemann, Dean of Columbia Journalism School and new media critic, answers the question.

Apr 2003 · Journalism
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Jim Zirin speaks with James Michaels.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of publishing magazines online? What does the future of magazines look like? James Michaels, Editor of Forbes Magazine, and Mike Edelhart, President and CEO of Zinio Systems, Inc., discuss.

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