THIS WEEK: Journalism Hall of Fame Inductees Hasker Nelson Jr. and Ben Kaufman
This week on Cincinnati Advance Radio with Joe Wessels, we’ll be joined by the two inductees into the Cincinnati Journalism Hall of Fame…
First off, Hasker Nelson, WCPO's community affairs director and the producer-host of the weekly African-American focused "Black Memo" community affairs program in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, broke color barriers in the broadcasting industry. Hired during a time when few blacks entered newsrooms, Nelson developed and hosted "Black Memo" and made it the longest-running African-American focused program in the U.S.
Also, Ben Kaufman, retired reporter with The Cincinnati Enquirer, was known for highly-ethical and unconventional reporting techniques that explained to the reader the very essence of every news story. Kaufman covered varied beats at the paper - everything from the Federal courts to religion - and did so in a way that his colleagues both admired and tried to emulate. Known as a tough professor of journalism at Northern Kentucky University, students either loved him or disliked him - but they always learned something.
It's all live on the Internet beginning at 1 p.m. Friday. Listen in at at the WAIF-FM stream Web site. This show promises to be another exciting edition. Hope to see you on the radio Friday.