Andie Tucher, a historian and journalist, directs the Communications PhD program. Her book Happily Sometimes After: A Story of American Stories, which explores the intersections of history, memory, and storytelling in one family’s 400-year-long American experience, is forthcoming from the University of Massachusetts Press. She is also the author of Froth and Scum: Truth, Beauty, Goodness, and the Ax Murder in America’s First Mass Medium (UNC 1994), which won the Allan Nevins Prize from the Society of American Historians. Tucher’s articles on aspects of journalism and cultural history have appeared in Book History, Journalism History, Cultural Studies, Journalism Practice, the Journal of Communication Inquiry, the New York Law School Law Review, the Columbia Journalism Review, Common-place.org, and other scholarly and popular publications. Her current research focuses on the history of reporting, of photojournalism, and of the conventions of truth-telling.
Before coming to Columbia, Tucher served as a speechwriter for Clinton/Gore ’92. She was an editorial associate to Bill Moyers at Public Affairs Television and edited his book World of Ideas II (1990). She also served as an editorial producer of the historical documentary series The Twentieth Century at ABC News and an associate editor of Columbia Journalism Review.
Tucher graduated from Princeton as a Classics major, earned her M.S. from the Columbia University School of Library Service, and holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in American Civilization from New York University. In 2010 she was elected Executive Secretary of the Society of American Historians.
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