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Archive for October 22, 2009

In our last blog entry, we discussed how technological advancements like the printing press and steam engine (see below) have helped spread information and the news to the public-at-large.   In this entry, we will continue to discuss how technology has helped shape the spread of information and the news. Source: http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/apps/eLearning/medium_image.jsp?imageid=1311 Like the printing press and the steam […]

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A history of aggregation

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When Julius Caesar first made government records public, audiences other than wealthy elites and government officials finally had access to Roman news. With the access, came the urge to tell. With this mindset, pen and paper, aggregation was born. Early aggregators copied the posted news by hand and then sent them in “packets” to whoever […]

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Political Reporting

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Political reporting has always greatly altered the way people feel about critical topics. From the days when one journalist would follow Presidential candidates everywhere they went, to the first televised Presidential debates in 196o, reporting on politics has always served a pivotal purpose: to enlighten. Today, all of the major cable networks spend the majority of […]

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