Know Your Media

One Monday each month at 7:30 p.m.
  • Hosted by Zac Gershberg

This monthly, half-hour program examines the range of media literacy so listeners can become more informed and conscientious citizens. Topics include conversations about the economic, historical, legal, political, and technological aspects of media innovation and practices. Each episode features an interview with a respected guest in some area of the media world. We invite you to listen and consider how we might better navigate the complex systems of information and entertainment in which we are immersed. Check back each month, from September to May, for new episodes. 

About your host:

Dr. Zac Gershberg is an associate professor of journalism and media studies at Idaho State University. He teaches courses such as Media Literacy, Business & Political Reporting, Feature Writing, and Mass Media History, Law, and Ethics. His research focuses on the evolution of journalism, media technology, and political communication.

Ways to Connect

This edition of Know Your Media with Dr. Zac Gershberg features a conversation with journalist Christina Lords. Christina is the editor-in-chief of the Idaho Capital Sun and is a professional journalist covering local and state government. 


Kimberlee Kruesi has covered Tennessee politics for The Associated Press since 2018, reporting on the General Assembly, elections, as well as all things pandemic. Previously, she was in Idaho for nearly seven years, working for both the AP and the Twin Falls Times-News, where she reported on politics, environmental issues and health care.

Host Dr. Zac Gershberg meets with his colleage, Dr. Neelam Sharma, to discuss developments on democracy in the U.S. as well as the world's largest democracy, India.

Host Dr. Zac Gershberg talks with Dr. Justin Dolan Stover, an ISU historian, about recent events at the U.S. Capitol to try to make sense of it through a historical lens.

Join Dr. Zac Gershberg, host of Know Your Media on KISU-FM, for a special election episode that walks us through American media and political history. From the partisan press of 1800 to President Lincoln’s use of the telegraph and from Bush v Gore to Trump v Biden.