Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired BP4

Keith Oddo Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired Bree Newsome is an activist and artist who drew national attention in June 2015 when she climbed the flagpole in front of the South Carolina Capitol building and lowered the Confederate battle flag, which had been there since 1961. The ensuing publicity put pressure on […]

Approach with Caution BP3

Keith Oddo 2/14/2019 Approach with Caution Transcribing an interview is absolutely essential in the field of oral history because it gives the interviewer the opportunity to transform what was said into a grammatically correct written text. Specifically, from an interviewer’s perspective, “do you ever cut the person off when you are interviewing them with mid-sentence […]

Knowledge is Key BP2

Keith Oddo Knowledge is Key Although there are limited problems with the field of oral history, there are minor concerns that must be addressed and never overlooked by the interviewer. If these specific details are ignored then the oral history interview loses all credibility. For starters, the person conducting the meeting must know who they […]

Modernizing History BP1

Keith Oddo Modernizing History In a time of political turmoil in the United States, where Republicans and Democrats cannot agree on anything, oral history has caused similar debate among communication scholars. The term oral history falls under the large cloud of communication, which in a way is exactly what history is. Specifically, oral history gathers […]


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