Journalism

These collections are on-site access only. Contact: ASCLA Archivist, Jordan Mitchell at jordan.mitchell@asc.upenn.edu

Masson v. Malcolm Papers

Papers donated by Joseph Cooper pertaining to the libel lawsuit brought by Freud scholar Jeffrey Masson against The New Yorker Magazine, Inc., Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., and Janet Malcolm. Includes court papers, including U. S. Supreme Court briefs, newspaper accounts of the 1983 publication, the 12-year court case, and the controversy that arose from a 1989 publication of a Janet Malcolm’s two-part piece in The New Yorker titled “The Journalist and the Murderer” (March 13 and March 20, 1989),  and Cooper’s notes and drafts for two commentary pieces that were published in The National Law Journal. Cooper served as editorial counsel at The New Yorker (1976-1996).

 

KYW-TV I-Team Reports 1978–1984

In the late 1970s, Westinghouse Broadcasting and Cable, Inc., established investigative reporting units at four of its owned and operated television stations in Boston (WBZ), San Francisco (KPIX), Baltimore (WJZ) and Philadelphia (KYW).  The I-Team at KYW was by far the largest and longest lived of all of the investigative units at the Westinghouse stations. During its six years in operation, KYW’s I-Team produced scores of award-winning reports on subjects that included political corruption, government waste, environmental issues, housing for the poor and the criminal justice system. The archive includes video copies (on DVD) and transcripts of every investigative report broadcast by a team. Click here for more information.

 

Neil Hickey Papers

The Neil Hickey Papers (1964-2009) document Hickey’s 30-year tenure as New York bureau chief at TV Guide and his eight years as an editor and writer for the Columbia Journalism Review. Materials include books, background research and notes, speeches, articles, tear sheets, and reprints.