Muckraking Journalism and The Progressive Magazine; Updates on Julian Assange

Featuring Normal Stockwell and Kevin Gosztola

by Kate Horgan
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Muckraking Journalism and The Progressive Magazine; Updates on Julian Assange
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In the first segment, Mickey talks with Norman Stockwell, publisher of The Progressive magazine, founded in 1909. Stockwell discusses the vaunted history of the publication coming out of a golden era of muckraking journalism. We highlight some of that important history as well as address the current state of our so-called free press, coverage of Gaza, as well as stark signs that this election year may bring even more authoritarianism and militarism at home and abroad. We wrap by discussing the upcoming centennial celebration of the founder of The Progressive, “fighting” Bob La Follette, and his progressive presidential bid in 1924. Later in the program we’re joined once again by journalist Kevin Gosztola, author of Guilty of Journalism, for updates on the Julian Assange extradition case as Day X on his final hearings in the UK are upon us. Gosztola reminds us of the travesty of justice in the case against him and what it portends for press freedoms worldwide.

 

Notes:

Norman Stockwell is publisher of The Progressive magazine, a former manager at community radio station WORT-Madison, and a widely-published author. Kevin Gosztola is an independent journalist. He has covered the Julian Assange legal proceedings in the UK from their beginning, as well as other press-freedom and whistleblower cases, and has been a frequent guest on the Project Censored Show. His book on the Assange case, “Guilty of Journalism,” was published in 2023. Gosztola is also the editor of the Dissenter newsletter.

 

Video of the Interview with Norman Stockwell

Video of the Interview with Kevin Gosztola