CCLP Connects Historians with Journalists at American Historical Association Annual Meeting

CCLP's ongoing collaborative series "Historians, Journalists, and the Challenges of Getting It Right" continued this week with panels presented at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association. The conversations, organized in partnership with USC Annenberg's Norman Lear Center, opened with a session on the topic "The Art & Craft of the Obituary." The discussion, which was covered by C-SPAN, explored collisions and collaborations between the journalists who write obituaries and the historians who study them. (Watch C-SPAN's video of the event.) Moderated by Lear Center director Martin Kaplan, panelists included former New York Times political correspondent Adam Clymer,…

CCLP partners with USC Annenberg’s Norman Lear Center to ‘Get it Right’

On January 6, 2012, the Historians, Journalists and the Challenges of Getting It Right debuted in Chicago at the 126th annual American Historical Association conference. A partnership of CCLP, the Lear Center, and the American Historical Association's National History Center, Getting It Right begins with the premise that both professions, historians and journalists, are in the business of finding and assessing evidence; of analyzing events; and of narrating events. Lear Center director Marty Kaplan chaired the publishing panel, which used Alan Brinkley's biography of Henry Luce as a springboard to talk about journalism and history. For more information on the…