Jack Mitchell

Jack Mitchell, PhD, led Wisconsin Public Radio from 1976 till 1997, initiating the transition from educational radio to WPR. Mitchell was the first employee of National Public Radio, where he was instrumental in developing the groundbreaking newsmagazine All Things Considered. He received the two highest honors in public radio, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Edward R. Murrow Award and the Edward Elson National Public Radio Distinguished Service Award. Mitchell joined the faculty of the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 1998.

Books by Jack Mitchell:

Listener Supported: The Culture and History of Public Radio
Wisconsin on the Air: 100 Years of Public Broadcasting in the State That Invented It

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How Wisconsin Invented Public Radio

How Wisconsin Invented Public Radio

In 1917 Wisconsin Public Radio began, becoming a model for NPR, others. Excerpt from a book.