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News is Ubiquitous

Posted by: | October 25, 2012 | No Comment |

News is ubiquitous. But does that mean that people are actually absorbing it? Television has given people the ability to see what’s going on in the world at anytime. Internet is another medium that informs people about the local and worldly happenings. But what are you taking away from it? I get it, your busy. […]

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iPad Mini: When will it end?

Posted by: | October 23, 2012 | No Comment |

Apple made waves in the tech world when they bridged the gap between the Macbook and iPhone with the iPad.  Now, it seems the company wants to bridge another gap – the gap between the iPad and the iPhone – with the iPad Mini.  Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like: a slightly smaller iPad. […]

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On March 3, 1923, Time Inc. launched its first issue of Time Magazine. This innovative publication was the first weekly news magazine in existence, and would go on to be a resounding success. Quickly breaking from its original print format, Time started to advertise on the infant radio networks. From there, a short, 15 minute […]

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By: Jessica Farley We are unable to escape them. They pop up on television, in magazines, and on billboards during the morning commute. They are everywhere. No, I am not talking about the Kardashians. I’m talking about anti-smoking PSA’s. Educators of media literacy have found a way introduce campaigns against the tobacco industry into the […]

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One for the books

Posted by: | October 23, 2012 | No Comment |

With the upcoming presidential election, I thought it would be great to talk about the rarely told story of the Chicago Daily Tribune’s most famous headline, DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN. On election night of the 1948 presidential race, radio reports confidently predicted a victory for Republican challenger, Thomas E. Dewey, over incumbent President Harry S. Truman , […]

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The new face of the NFL

Posted by: | October 23, 2012 | No Comment |

For any football fans or people affiliated to the DC metro area, the discussion of the Washington Redskins “getting it next year” has become all too familiar. With an amazing history of success throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, the Skins started to fall short in the 21 century. Since 2000, the Redskins have had […]

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A saga for every interest

Posted by: | October 23, 2012 | No Comment |

Norse and Scandinavian sagas can be placed into one of several different categories.  There were the king’s sagas, contemporary sagas, chivalric sagas, Icelander’s sagas, sagas of the Greenlanders, short tales of the Icelanders, and legendary sagas. Some of these classifications resemble modern categorizations of periodical literature. The king’s sagas are accounts of the lives of […]

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Freedom of speech vs. censorship

Posted by: | October 23, 2012 | No Comment |

We have seen many cases, both in past history and recent news, when democratic nations have stepped in to control freedom of speech. In the United States, this is usually carried out as a protective measure when the safety of its people is in jeopardy. Social media has played a key role in the freedom […]

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Jean-Paul Marat

Posted by: | October 23, 2012 | No Comment |

Writer Jean-Paul Marat wrote the eight page periodical L’Ami du peuple which comprised over 700 issues. Marat frequently ran into trouble with authorities. Publishing from England, Marat played a key role during the French Revolution. Marat was a critique of all authorities, particularly the monarchy in both France and England. Similar to Thomas Paine during […]

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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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