Interview: Ron Bracken
Date of Interview: June 16, 2009
Place of Interview: University Park, Pennsylvania
Interviewer: Russell Frank
Bracken speaks about his family and growing up in Centre County; about the nature of high school sports reporting in the area; about how Penn State's increasing popularity impacts local reportage of its success; about covering Penn State football during the tenure of coach Joe Paterno; and about the experience of working for a newspaper during its acquisition by a major publishing company (Knight-Ridder followed by McClatchy).