Oral history interview with Carl Morris 1971

Oral history interview with Carl Morris 1971

 

Name:
Morris, Carl (Interviewee), La Brie, Henry G (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Carl Morris 1971
Other Titles:
Reminiscences of Carl Morris : oral history, 1971 and Oral history of Carl Morris, 1971
Abstract:
Morris begins this 1971 interview with an overview of his childhood, education, early career in public relations, and his transition to journalism. He demonstrates how the black press has lost its crusading zeal, contrasting its state at the time of the interview with its past social consciousness. Morris discusses: differences between the black and white press; the future prospects for the black press; the need for a national black news service; how a white owner could impact credibility and identity of a black paper; and how African American history could have been different without the black press. Morris describes the expanding readership of his newspaper and the goal of objective journalism, citing examples of bias in the white press.
Collection Name:
Black Journalists oral history collection
Subjects:
Journalists, African Americans--Civil rights, Editors, Journalism--Political aspects, Newspapers--Circulation, African American press, African American journalists, New York (N.Y.), United States--Race relations, and Morris, Carl
Format:
oral histories
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
1971
Physical Description:
sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96kHz, 24 bit); 52 pages
Note (Biographical):
Carl Morris (1931-2004) served in the US Air Force for three years and graduated from West Virginia State College. Having worked in public relations, he started his career as a journalist working for the St. Louis Argus, a black weekly newspaper, and later served as general manager and executive editor of the Pittsburgh Courier. Morris was the first minority affairs director of the American Society of Newspaper Editors; he was also the executive director of the National Association of Black Journalists. He founded the National Association of Minority Media Executives, where he tracked newspapers' statistics in hiring minorities.
Note:
Interviewed by Henry G. La Brie III on July 14, 1971.
Note (Provenance):
Henry G. La Brie III Gift, 1975
Language:
English
Library Location:
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record:
11564125
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-5cw3-4457