Oral history interview with Jack Lyle, 1971


Lyle, Jack (Interviewee)
La Brie, Henry G (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Jack Lyle, 1971
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Jack Lyle : oral history, 1971; Oral history of Jack Lyle, 1971
In his 1971 interview conducted by Henry La Brie III, Jack Lyle discusses issues faced by the mainstream press, the non-English press in different ethnic communities, and the black press. Issues discussed include: demographic shifts among readership, locality, reporting differences under black and white ownership, the credibility of newspapers, and outreach and communication in Compton and Watts. Next, he shares his views on the future and relevance of the black press as well as newspapers as a medium with the popularity of television. Lyle's analysis is framed by economic and class difference and includes a discussion of how content in newspapers' zone editions did not reflect the zones' class or racial demographics. He also discusses the non-English press in relation to Mexican American and Japanese American newspapers and television channels and how financial stability, literacy, and assimilation affect them.
Collection Name
Black Journalists oral history collection
Journalists; Journalism--Social aspects; Newspaper publishing--Economic aspects--United States; African American press; African American journalists; Los Angeles (Calif.); United States Race relations; Lyle, Jack
oral histories
Physical Description
sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96kHz, 24 bit); 42 pages
Note (Biographical)
Jack Lyle was an associate professor at the School of Communication at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). From 1975 to 1983, he was the Director of the Communication Institute at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He published ma ny books on the topics of race, the media (specifically newspapers and television), and communications, including: The News in Megalopolis; The Black American and the Press; and Communication, Media, and Change.
Interviewed by Henry G. La Brie III on August 21, 1971.
Note (Provenance)
Henry G. La Brie III Gift, 1975
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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