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Archive for September 23, 2014

Revolution creates freer press

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Prior to the Revolution in 1789, press in France was heavily controlled. Reporters/writers who ignored these regulations and published seditious or defamatory material were quickly subject to consequences, increasing from public flogging on the first offense to the death penalty for any following. Jack Richard Censer discusses these conditions in his book Press and Politics […]

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To this day, storytelling via word of mouth is a prominent method of distributing information. The primary flaw in this method however, whether it’s a grandmother passing down family history or a recount of a recent event, is that it’s extremely difficult to keep facts straight when the same story is shared between multiple people. […]

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Crime Reporting: Best to come first

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Crime reporting dates as far back as 1400 B.C. when charges against the mayo of Nuzu in Mesopotamia were recorded in cuneiform script on clay. Fast-forward a few hundred years and we come upon the first recorded murder trial in US history. On January 2, 1800, the body of Gulielma “Elma” Sands was recovered from […]

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Fairfax fall festival extravaganza

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News travels by gossip, trading, traveling, feasting, and ceremonies, and the Fairfax Fall Festival includes all of these. That’s right folks, the 38th annual Fall Festival is a’comin on Oct. 11. And admission is free! “What started out as a small market for artisans to display their wares has grown to a festival with more […]

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