Mickey’s guest for the hour is scholar John K. Wilson, author of a recent report for the University of California about freedom of the press on US college campuses. They speak about the findings of Wilson’s report, as well as the multiple threats to journalism and freedom of speech on campuses. Wilson also revisits some of the landmark events of the past generation’s media history, including the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine and the rise of right-wing talk radio, particularly Rush Limbaugh, and discusses that legacy today.
John K. Wilson writes for the Academe Blog, a web page of the American Association of University Professors. His report on press freedom on campus can be found at freespeechcenter.universityofcalifornia.edu/fellows-19-20/wilson-research. Wilson has also written eight books, including “The Most Dangerous Man In America: Rush Limbaugh’s Assault on Reason.”
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