Cold War Winds


When Russia’s Federal Security Service detained Evan Gershkovich last month and charged him with espionage, the move signified a dark historical milestone: Gershkovich, a 32-year-old reporter for The Wall Street Journal, is the first American journalist arrested by Russia since the days of the Cold War.

Bill Kovarik, Ph.D.,  a Radford University professor of media studies and media historian, took a contextualizing look at that incident for the website, calling it “an unusual throwback to the old Soviet tactics for handling foreign correspondents.

Read more here: Radford University News

Apr 17, 2023
School of Communication