In an age of mutual acrimony and closed borders, journalists were among the few individuals who crossed the Iron Curtain. Their reporting shaped the ways that policy makers, pundits, and ordinary people came to understand the American or the Soviet "other.” In her talk, Dina Fainberg examines how Soviet and American journalists covered the rival superpower; how two distinctive sets of truth systems and political cultures defined international reporting on both sides, and how Cold War legacies influence journalism today.
Dina Fainberg is an Associate Professor in Modern History at City, University of London. Dina is an historian of US-Russia relations, Soviet media and propaganda, and Cold War Culture. Fainberg is the author of Cold War Correspondents: Soviet and American Reporters on the Ideological Frontlines. She is also the co-editor of Reconsidering Stagnation in the Brezhnev Era: Ideology and Exchange.
This event is in-person but also available via Zoom.