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Author: 
Stephen Lovell
Reviewer: 
Noah Arceneaux

Arceneaux on Lovell, 'Russia in the Microphone Age: A History of Soviet Radio, 1919-1970'


Stephen Lovell. Russia in the Microphone Age: A History of Soviet Radio, 1919-1970. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. 272 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-872526-8.

Reviewed by Noah Arceneaux (School of Media and Journalism Studies, San Diego State University)
Published on Jhistory (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Communism on the Air: Arceneaux on Lovell, Russia in the Microphone Age

Re: Textbooks on journalism from 1950s/1960s

Am not speaking to texts for 50-60s. In 1950s, had taken part in a High School Journalism, Sports writing program sponsored by the Los Angeles Examiner, Los Angeles, California. The professional newsman conducting this program for the Examiner, where they did give training in sports reporting and writing, then published in the metropolitan newspaper as a high school sports page was simple.

He told us, go and learn a field, subject; then go into journalism and writing. That way you would have something to write. Of course, in this instance sports was the subject to learn.

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