FDLP

What is the Voice of America, and How Does It Function as a Federal Agency?

Title: What is the Voice of America, and How Does It Function as a Federal Agency?

Speaker:

  • Steven Springer - Editor, News Standards & Best Practices, Voice of America

Description:

    This webinar presents a brief background of VOA's creation and history; its mission brief as it approaches its 80th anniversary; a look at some of the agency's editorial best practices; and a discussion of the editorial firewall separating VOA from interference by other Government agencies.

    Addendum:
    After the webinar was over the presenter notified GPO there were two small corrections:

    • Willis Conover's program was "Jazz Hour," not "Jazz Time."
    • Edward R. Murrow was the fourth director of USIA.

    Also:
    The Willis Convover archives are digitally stored at the University of North Texas. Numerous recordings may be found here: https://digital.library.unt.edu/explore/collections/MLCC/browse/?fq=dc_type:sound
    Here is a link to the description of the collection: https://digital.library.unt.edu/explore/collections/MLCC/

    VOA news broadcasts are primarily stored with the National Archives.

Duration: 62 minutes

Date Recorded: 6/23/2020

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