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The Saturday Press was established in 1927 in Minneapolis by Jay Near and Howard Guilford. The Saturday Press wrote stories which claimed that there were ties between organized crime, the police and city officials. Every issue in the Saturday Press attacked some aspect of the government in Minneapolis, especially the city and county officials. When […]

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In Chapter Seven “Human Interests (Faits Divers)–Such a Deal of Wonder,” Stephens recounts the details surrounding the news coverage of England’s King Henry VII’s daughter Mary to Prince Charles, “heir to the throne of the Holy Roman Empire,” in 1508. Despite the wedding not taking place for political reasons, a printed pamphlet of the announcement […]

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Crime Sells

Posted by: | September 29, 2010 | No Comment |

Picture retrieved from OliverAlex’s photostream and found by way of Creative Commons Since before newspapers were first began being made, crime has been reported. One of the earliest crime reports were written in cuneiform and on clay tablets. Today, the language and the medium may be different, but the draw of a crime report remains […]

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The penny press revolution

Posted by: | September 27, 2010 | No Comment |

Imagine something as ubiquitous as a newspaper being too expensive for the average person to afford.  This is exactly how it was for many Americans prior to the invention of the penny press. Newspapers were set at an average of 6 cents per copy prior to the introduction of the penny press.  Because of this, […]

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Evolution of word of mouth…

Posted by: | September 27, 2010 | 1 Comment |

The first source of news was word of mouth and till this day it is the most popular, but is it word of mouth or word of font that has become the number one source of news? When you type twitter and news into google you get a million links saying the number one news […]

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A voice for women

Posted by: | September 27, 2010 | No Comment |

On 8 January, 1868, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (an editor of the paper) launched one of the best-known suffrage newspapers, “The Revolution” in Manhattan. It was an assertive weekly that advocated controversial issues such as marriage reform, divorce laws, and women’s suffrage.  The paper only survived 2 years, but it gained public […]

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Evolution of sports reporting

Posted by: | September 26, 2010 | No Comment |

It was just 31 years ago that the most famous sports network, ESPN, launched. Before that, the most reliable way to receive your sports news and scores would have been through the daily newspaper or the radio. Before that, the majority of people could not have imagined a TV channel dedicated to sports reporting. Now, […]

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The battle of the declarations

Posted by: | September 22, 2010 | No Comment |

Jean Jacque Rousseau wrote The Social Contract before the American and French Revolutions took place, its contents were so influential that the documents that were to fallow both Revolutions would attempt to mirror many of Rousseau’s beliefs. The problem, which was the solution to all the struggles, Rousseau stated was, “To find a form of association which […]

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Yellow journalism, also known as yellow press, is a type of journalism whose sole purpose is to use eye-catching headlines in order to sell more newspapers.  Stories offer news that is hardly, if at all, researched.   Techniques of Yellow journalism include exaggerating news stories and sensationalism. The term yellow journalism was named after the “Yellow […]

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There is no free society without a free press. Why were James Madison and George Mason adamant that freedom of the press was necessary in the newly formed America? They may have remembered the trial of John Peter Zenger. John Peter Zenger was a German immigrant who was a printer. He supported himself mainly by […]

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…everyone’s got one and they all stink. Or is it opinions? I get them confused seeing how interrelated having a twitter account and broadcasting your opinion can be. Professor Klein considers Twitter to be the new word-of-mouth when it comes to spreading the news, but if you’re going to spread news, then sooner or later […]

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Sports journalism!

Posted by: | September 20, 2010 | No Comment |

Early signs of Sports journalism date back to the 1400s. Sports reporting was done by word of Mouth until the letter press was created. Now sports reporting has gone to a whole new level with its own channels on TV. Channels such as ESPN and Comcast Sports starting to be come popular in the late […]

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