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Loren Ghiglione, Papers on Don Hollenbeck

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0345

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related to Loren Ghiglione's book CBS’s Don Hollenbeck: An Honest Reporter in the Age of McCarthyism and other academic articles about Hollenbeck. Materials include drafts, correspondence, research files, interviews, notations and edits, photographs, and news clippings.


  • Creation: 1880 - 2008

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The collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Loren Ghiglione is a journalist and professor at Northwestern University.

Ghiglione received his B.A. from Haverford College, his Ph.D. in American civilization from George Washington University and his Master of Urban Studies and J.D. from Yale.

Ghiglione owned and edited the Southbridge Evening News and ran its parent company, Worcester County Newspapers, for 26 years (1969-1995). He won two dozen regional and national awards for reporting and editorial writing. He also served as a four-time Pulitzer Prize juror, guest curator of a 1990 Library of Congress exhibit on the American journalist and president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE). As ASNE president in 1989-1990, he established journalism history and disabilities committees, pushed for greater diversity throughout the news industry, and initiated a study of gays and lesbians in America’s newsrooms.

In 1996, Ghiglione shifted his career to teaching and academic research. He was a professor and director at Emory University's Journalism program between 1996-1999. From 1999-2001 he worked as the director of the Journalism program at The University of Southern California. Following USC, Ghiglione worked as the dean of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism from 2001-2006, and continued to teach after 2006. He retired from teaching in 2017.

As a professor, Ghiglione focused on teaching enterprise reporting, global journalism and media history. At Northwestern, also introduced an oral history course titled “Native Americans Tell Their Stories” and began a year-long term as chair of the university steering committee for the 2015-16 One Book One Northwestern program. In 2014 he served on the Native American Outreach and Inclusion Task Force at Northwestern.

Ghiglione is also known for his 2008 book, CBS's Don Hollenbeck : an honest reporter in the age of McCarthyism. He edited and wrote 5 other books from 1973 to 2008: Evaluating the press: the New England daily newspaper survey (1973), Improving newswriting : the best of the Bulletin of the American Society of Newspapers Editors (1982), Buying and selling of America's newspapers (1984), American journalist : paradox of the press (1990), Rodell revisited : selected writings of Fred Rodell (1994), and Radio's revolution : Don Hollenbeck's CBS views the press (2008).

Ghiglione has been very active in professional and academic organizations as well. He was a consultant to the Freedom Forum on its creation of The Newseum (1995-1996). He was president of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2006-2007. He was elected a member of the Council of Foreign Relations in 1985, a fellow of the Society of Professional Journalists in 1991 and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004. He served as guest editor of the April 2010 edition of the Academy’s Daedalus journal devoted to “The Future of News.”

Ghiglione has been a guest commentator on “Nightline,” “On the Media,” “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” “Talk of the Nation,” “The Tavis Smiley Show,” “The Abrams Report,” “The Jesse Jackson Show,” “Fox Sunday Perspective” and C-Span.

From Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. (2022). Loren Ghiglione, Professor Emeritus. Medill. Retrieved July 15, 2022, from


5.5 Linear Feet (13 boxes)

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Custodial History

Gifted by Loren Ghiglione in 2010.

Related Materials

The Archives & Special Collections also holds the Don Hollenbeck, Broadcast Papers (MS0319), which contains Hollenbeck's broadcast transcripts, correspondence, and ephemera.

Loren Ghiglione, Papers on Don Hollenbeck
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States