Oral history interview with Paul Wyche, 1973


Wyche, Paul (Interviewee)
La Brie, Henry G (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Paul Wyche, 1973
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Paul Wyche : oral history, 1973; Oral history of Paul Wyche, 1973
In this interview conducted by Henry La Brie III, Paul H. Wyche discusses the logistics and problems in running the National Black News Service (NBNS), which at the time of the interview was three and a half months old. Wyche views the black press as a necessity for educating all people. He explains how he gathered news from correspondents and freelance journalists, as well as the technical aspects of printing and shipping the news to primarily black newspapers across the country. Wyche compares the NBNS to Claude Barnett's operation, the Associated Negro Press (ANP). He looks at how both groups expanded their respective scope to mainstream media.
Collection Name
Black Journalists oral history collection
Newspapers--Circulation; Journalism--Political aspects; Journalists; African Americans--Civil rights; African American press; African American journalists; Miami (Fla.); United States Race relations; Wyche, Paul; Associated Negro Press
oral histories
Physical Description
sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96kHz, 24 bit); 23 pages
Note (Biographical)
Paul H. Wyche is a retired communications and public relations executive who grew up in Miami, Florida. He graduated from Archbishop Curley High School in Miami, the first school in Florida to desegregate, and was one of the first black students to in tegrate the school. Wyche has written for the Miami Times, the Miami News, and Ebony before establishing the National Black News Service (NBNS) in 1973. Wyche was also a senior legislative aide to Representative John J. Moakley, a Democrat from Boston and was Associate Director of Public Affairs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He is the founder and president of his own PR firm, Wythe & Associates, in Orlando, Florida.
Interviewed by Henry G. La Brie III on June 23, 1973.
Note (Provenance)
Henry G. La Brie III Gift, 1975
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Oral History Archives at Columbia
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