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Muckrakers: then and now

Posted by: | October 22, 2012 | 3 Comments |

Muckraking is considered an early form of investigative journalism. In the early 1900’s before World War I, muckrakers reported on topics concerning crime, politics and corruption in society and were often considered watchdogs. They revealed scandal among the government and important issues that led to reform. Upton Sinclair is a notable muckraker from the early […]

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First Sportscenter Broadcast

Posted by: | October 22, 2012 | No Comment |

Sport is something that kept people active and in shape since the beginning of time. Rules, books, and magazines helped get people interested and start leagues.  When television started it only helped sports rise to the top.  The start of SportsCenter in 1979 skyrocketed the popularity of sport. On September 7, 1979 30,000 viewers tuned in to […]

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E-news for Newsweek

Posted by: | October 22, 2012 | No Comment |

Just a few short years ago, e-journalism seemed like more of a novelty than of a permanent fixture in reporting. While the idea of being able to access The Washington Post online seemed like a convenient and novel idea, it was still hard to deny the pleasure of holding a crisp, inky newspaper in one’s […]

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Kanye’s egotism is something that is never really questioned because let’s face it..he loves himself. But he does sometimes share those gems of truth that can wake people up and help them realize what kind of world we’re living in. As a black female aspiring broadcast journalist, it is great to see more faces like […]

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Each year, the organization Reporters Without Borders compiles a list that ranks countries by their press freedom records from the previous year. The group fights international censorship and promotes freedom of speech and press throughout the world. The French based organization notes that the rankings do note measure the quality of journalism, just the amount […]

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Binders full of women

Posted by: | October 22, 2012 | No Comment |

Women are often portrayed as sex objects in the media. Now, women are items that can fit into binders! When asked about what he would do to face pay inequity in the workplace, Mitt Romney responded that while working as governor of Massachusetts, he wanted more women on his cabinet. “And — and so we — […]

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DANGER! War Reporting

Posted by: | October 22, 2012 | No Comment |

Another journalist was killed just two months ago covering war in the Middle East. Mika Yamamoto, a Japanese journalist, was killed when caught in the middle of a firefight in Aleppo, Syria on August 20. She is one of the latest journalists to be killed while covering the civil war in Syria. It is well […]

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