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Archive for November, 2011

The father of baseball

Posted by: | November 19, 2011 | No Comment |

America’s pastime. The father must be one of the all-time great players like Ruth, Mantle, or Aaron. Wrong. The father of the game is none other than Henry Chadwick. Chadwick was the first ever sports reporter. But beyond that, Chadwick was a pioneer of baseball, as stated on his Hall of Fame plaque. He enhanced […]

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Texting has become our way of communicating to multiple people simultaneously. We can talk to someone on Facebook, have a real time conversation, and text all at the same time. While this broad channel allows us to more efficiently spread the ideas and thoughts that we want spread, the time and energy to make these […]

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Technology has rapidly outpaced the progress of regular old radio in America. We now have Pandora for music, we have the internet for news and weather, and we have Sirius/XM for our cars. Despite all of this, there is no better time to be in radio than now. With the full extent of online advertising […]

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How smart is my smartphone?

Posted by: | November 15, 2011 | No Comment |

I just downloaded the WordPress app on my iPhone. I’ll preface this blog by saying I will not be making any corrections to my bad typing other than what autocorrect does by default. With no other way to access theninternet I am left holding onto my phone. This is true stream of consciousness typing. This […]

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(Picture Credit to The Arlington Cardinal) The 99%, occupying Liberty Plaza outside of Wall Street in protest of an unfair, and unstable economy. They quite determinedly will not leave until they are appeased. But how can Wall Street appease them? By principle it seems that a bribe wouldn’t work. The protesters are calling to repeal […]

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For everyone who has ever found themselves using TweetDeck, it is easy to draw parallels between sensationalism and Twitter. For example, when the report of a possible gunman at Virginia Tech hit the Twitterverse in August, sensationalist posts flooded newsfeeds throughout the duration of the day. This caused the incident to be the topic of […]

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Blogging throughout history

Posted by: | November 14, 2011 | No Comment |

How was the first US newspaper, Publick Occurences similar to modern day blogging? Josh Landis and Mitch Butler explain how with the decline of newspapers, blogging has rejuvenated colonial journalism principles in which everyone has a voice.

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There are many reasons to live-tweet. There could be a guest speaker in class or a panel that you are listening to. Beat reporters also live-tweet from sporting events. But can live-tweeting be used for entertainment? Andy Boyle was just a regular customer at a Burger King in Boston, Massachusetts when he overhead a couple […]

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The advent of Twitter, and the ultrafast word of mouth effect that it lends to our lives, has already changed the way that we view the world and the news forever. Some of the most important stories in modern times have broken, not on the AP Wires, but as simple tweets that gain popularity like […]

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Is Google trying to own the internet? We can draw great parallels from today to the past. Before the bringing of written communication to the plains of Southern Africa, the Zulu tribe had already developed an organized system to get the news out to its people. The chief employed criers who reported each morning to […]

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Tisha Thompson is a new addition to the NBC Washington news team. Her role is very specific. Thompson has joined the station to bolster the channel’s investigative news department. The Iteam is a new feature of NBC’s newscast that allows viewers and citizens of the Washington, D.C area to report issues of scandal and corruption […]

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Where do you get the news?

Posted by: | November 8, 2011 | No Comment |

[View the story “Newspapers vs. broadcast vs. the Internet” on Storify]

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