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Archive for September 17, 2012

Is Kate Middleton pregnant? What about all those topless photos? While there’s a prominent media frenzy surrounding Great Britain’s favorite royal, the duchess is certainly not the first monarch to get media coverage. In the mid-20th century, Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, was a staple in the early British tabloids. The Baltimore native’s relationship with […]

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Early French salons served as a major channel of communication among the European elite. Intellectuals attended these meetings and had discussions on a broad range of topics including politics, art, and religion. These meetings were a way for aristocratic members of society to acquire their news. Salons were a newspaper, journal, literary society, and university all in one. It comes as […]

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Testing your free speech limits

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  Testing your free speech limits: Sep. 16, 2012 – It’s easy until your beliefs are targeted. (Ann Telnaes/The Washington Post) When you’re put under the spotlight, will you stand up for your beliefs? Would you be willing to die for it?  

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6 May 1912, New York City: Women publicly marched the streets in the Suffrage Parade as a bold move to further the women’s rights movement and gain momentum for their cause.  These parades were only a small part of the fight for women’s suffrage which took decades to win. Started in 1848 by Susan B. Anthony […]

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Technology wave of data

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In his article for the New York Times, Steve Lohr discusses a new wave of data-driven technology. Our technology has surged from personal computers in the 1980s and the Internet in the 1990’s to smartphones that combine both of those technological milestones into one palm-sized device. So, what’s next? New software will automate more tasks […]

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Chinese inventions: paper and printing

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Without Chinese contributions to western society, news-printing and the spreading of news may have been delayed by many years. Ts’ ai Lu of the Chinese imperial court invented paper in A.D. 105. Others around this time may have attempted to create paper, but many were using raw silk. Ts’ai Lu was able to find cheaper […]

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The Dark Ages were a time of religious suppression and conflict that occurred from 400 to 1000 A.D. It was marked by a lack of innovation and advancement, corruption within the Catholic church, and struggles between Christianity and Islam. The two major world religions have been at odds ever since. In recent news, the U.S. […]

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What the World Sees First

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“President Shot Dead,” “Attack on America” “Berlin Wall Crumbles” Headlines like these have been fed to the world since the beginnings of the press and media in general. Always being a front page story, significant news stories that shape the world are the first thing a reader sees when he or she picks up a […]

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William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) was an American abolitionist, social reformer, and publisher of the pro-abolition newspaper: the Liberator. Garrison was unique for his time by demanding “immediate emancipation” of all slaves. Using the Liberator as his voice, Garrison spread his convictions all across the North (his newspaper was not sold in the south). In his […]

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The pen is the tongue of the mind

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Today everyone has the ability to be a journalist thanks to social media. If you want to post about the protests in the Middle East or just simply want to gossip about someone’s outfit gone wrong we can do that after stroking a few keys. However, the ability to publish one’s thoughts was not always […]

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