Golden Age of Newscasts is Now — on NPR

New research compares coverage of overseas news on Edward R. Murrow’s CBS and modern-day NPR, and finds public radio superior in numerous ways.
By Tom Jacobs

Iowa State University researcher Raluca Cozma’s conclusion: The work of Murrow and his men remains impressive, but on most counts, NPR’s coverage was superior.
“NPR outshines the golden-age performance, suggesting that we should stop taking reverential trips down memory lane when assessing broadcast reporting,” she writes in the journal Journalism Studies. Specifically, Cozma found NPR coverage “matches or outshines the Murrow Boys’ performance” in terms of originality, diversity of subject matter and diversity of sources.  READ MORE at


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