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Bill Shipp Oral History Interview 1987 May 7

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Creator: Shipp, Bill
Kuhn, Cliff
Title: Bill Shipp Oral History Interview 1987 May 7
Date: 1987 May 7
Description: Local identification number: Shipp, B_19870507_(P1987-05)

Bill Shipp (b. 1933) has worked as a reporter, editor, and columnist for the Atlanta Constitution and for Newsday.

Among topics discussed: University of Mississippi riot; role of the media; inaccuracies in reporting; Selma; animosity towards the media; internal dynamics of Atlanta Constitution; Ralph McGill; George Biggers; conflicts over editorials; Jack Tarver; Gene Patterson; Jack Nelson; Civil Rights coverage; Richard Russell; Atlanta Constitution's political coverage; Ivan Allen; Herbert Jenkins; lottery corruption; investigative reporting; Jack Nelson; Milledgeville State Hospital; William B. Hartsfield; desegregation of Atlanta city schools; pressure of advertisers shaping news coverage; Bill Fields; Murder at Broad River Bridge; Newsday; use of FBI to gain story leads; Environmental Protection Agency; Georgia Conservancy; Boulevard, Georgia Baptist Hospital riot; wayne Williams; Atlanta media's relationship with national media; changes in Constitution's political coverage; Watergate; media's influence on politics; television; campaign financing; Bobby Troutman; John Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign; Griffin Bell; Taxi Smith; county unit system.

Subjects: Mass media | Reporters and reporting | School integration | Local mass media--Georgia | William B. Hartsfield-Atlanta International Airport | McGill, Ralph, 1898-1969 | Allen, Ivan, 1911-2003 | Shipp, Bill
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Related Materials: Southern Labor Archives Collection | Shipp, Bill, Interviewed by Clifford Kuhn, 7 May 1987, P1987-05, Series D. Politics and the Media, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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Related Institutions: Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections
Collection Information: Georgia Government Documentation Project