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Newspapers vs. The Internet

Posted by: | October 31, 2011 | No Comment |

Old news vs. New news. The decline of the newspaper industry is imminent. With a decline in circulation and an┬áincreasing number of online newspapers, the paper newspaper that we are accustomed to is on the path to extinction. If this video doesn’t foreshadow it’s demise then I don’t know what does.  

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Hearst made headlines

Posted by: | October 25, 2011 | No Comment |

Traditionally, newspapers primarily contained information about war, crime and other hard news relevant to the community it was distributed in. So, when did sensationalism and yellow journalism come into play? This video explains.

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Netflix has encountered problems in the recent third quarter as a result of a change in its business model. Similar to the changing face of how we receive and interact with news, Netflix has altered the way we interact with films. When the change from spoken to written to printed news occurred, there was less […]

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Lincoln and the news.

Posted by: | October 25, 2011 | No Comment |

With our Super-Blog themes hanging over our heads, this semester’s crop of burgeoning printed news historians would be well served to continue seeking out the “little known facts” of history that never got much pub. These lesser known knowledge nuggets are usually small pieces of larger stories that defined history. Like the story of Abraham […]

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Paparazzi

Posted by: | October 25, 2011 | No Comment |

“I’m your biggest fan. I’ll follow you until you love me. Papa-paparazzi.” – Lady Gaga The paparazzi as we know it is a relatively new phenomena and term. It originates from Fellini’s film, La Dolce Vita. In it, an Italian photographer named Paparazzo — an Italian dialect word that describes the annoying noise similar to […]

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Is baseball still relevant?

Posted by: | October 25, 2011 | No Comment |

[View the story “Americas Pastime, but not the future” on Storify]

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Let’s do the time warp again

Posted by: | October 25, 2011 | No Comment |

Since we took our first test last class, I decided I’d do a wrap-up of all the ethnic press events from our timeline.

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The need for constant contact

Posted by: | October 25, 2011 | No Comment |

Facebook, Twitter and even Youtube have provided new and exciting ways to communicate with our friends. These outlets have given people ways to communicate with people they don’t even know. A key aspect in participating in these websites is getting the alerts that someone has contacted you. These are comparable to the ringing of a […]

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He’s dead, and everyone knows it thanks to the handy work of a few amateur videographers with cell phone cameras and AK-47’s. The rule of former Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi lasted over 40 years, and after an eight-month civil war, he was captured and killed by rebel forces. 40 years ago, political power was […]

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British newspapers

Posted by: | October 24, 2011 | No Comment |

British newspapers have come a long since the Licensing Act and censorship of the 17th century. In 2011 there are hundreds of newspapers in UK as well as Sunday newspapers that have taken over. In this blog, I’ll be giving you a little rundown on the top five newspapers in the UK as well as […]

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[View the story “ESPN and the sports coverage revolution” on Storify]

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The future of social media

Posted by: | October 24, 2011 | No Comment |

Everyone is always looking for next big thing. Whether it be the new gadget, new car, or new social media outlet. Over the past decade, the social media market has grown more and more competitive with seemingly the passing day. Microsoft is looking to add to the competition of social media with a new platform. […]

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