Marshall to Receive Best Podcast Guest Award

Jon Marshall of Northwestern University is the winner of the Best Podcast Guest Award from Journalism History.

He is a guest in “Episode 105: Watergate and the Press,” a top-rated episode of the podcast with over 400 downloads. Marshall was also selected for his support of the show in the past year. Journalism History chooses its top guest from the prior calendar year.

“I am deeply grateful to AEJMC’s History Division for this award,” Marshall said. “It is especially meaningful for me because the Journalism History podcast series provides a valuable service to teachers, students, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about media history’s fascinating past, and I often use some of its episodes in my own courses. I was honored to be interviewed by Ken Ward about Watergate and the history of presidents and the press for the podcast.”

Executive producer Teri Finneman said Marshall’s show is a journalism history classic.

 “Jon’s show provides excellent context, especially for college students who have vaguely heard about Watergate but aren’t really sure what it was,” Finneman said. “The 50th anniversary provided a great time to discuss this major topic in journalism history with the next generation of journalists.”

Marshall will be recognized during the History Division’s 2023 Awards Gala at AEJMC in August in Washington, D.C.

Richard Ness, Brian Thornton, Erika Pribanic-Smith, and Patrick File were other top guests in 2022.

The Journalism History podcast recently crossed 48,000 downloads and has been listened to in 50 states and 100 countries. The show’s transcripts have been viewed over 37,000 times. Overall, there have been 85,000 interactions with the show across the world.

Journalism History podcast episodes are available wherever you listen to podcasts, as well as at Show transcripts are available at

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