Cover for ehrlich: Radio Utopia: Postwar Audio Documentary in the Public Interest. Click for larger imageThe Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) has awarded Matthew C. Ehrlich’s Radio Utopia: Postwar Audio Documentary in the Public Interest the annual Tankard Book Award, which honors well-written and groundbreaking first-edition scholarly monographs relevant to journalism and mass communication.

Focusing particularly on the work of radio luminaries such as Edward R. Murrow, Fred Friendly, Norman Corwin, and Erik Barnouw, Radio Utopia examines the production of audio documentaries disseminated by major American commercial broadcast networks CBS, NBC, and ABC from 1945 to 1951.

Matthew C. Ehrlich is a professor of journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Congratulations Dr. Ehrlich!

 

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