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Archive for February, 2016

The Roman acta was the first example of a newspaper to be produced in Western civilization. The acta began being posted publicly in 59 BCE during the reign of Julius Caesar, and its contents were actually similar to the newspapers of today. There were two different types of acta when Caesar decided to make the […]

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The Nightcrawler of Chicago

Posted by: | February 23, 2016 | No Comment |

Local crime reports appeal to many Americans, curious about the current state of events in their neighborhood. This need for news is paired with an expectation of timeliness, and the sensational topics of the day are awaited on the 6 o’clock news. Unfortunately, the press does not have the ability to be present at every crime scene. Some […]

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News for a penny?

Posted by: | February 23, 2016 | No Comment |

Wouldn’t it be cool to be able to read the news for just a penny? That is what the Penny Press provided! The Penny Press made it possible for anyone, not just rich people, to read the news. That is why it was very popular with the American public. More and more people began buying […]

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WDBJ

Posted by: | February 22, 2016 | No Comment |

by Robert Horan   ( mature content advisory)   On August 26, 2015, a former WDBJ anchor shot and killed two co-workers as the they were live on air. Vester Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams, shot reporter Allison Parker and her cameraman Adam Ward as they were conducting a live interview for their morning […]

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Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club

Posted by: | February 22, 2016 | No Comment |

Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club blends radio reporting with a style of humor and honesty. As an American syndicated radio show since 2010, The Breakfast Club provides New York and 20 other markets with their fix of Hip-Hop and R&B and pop culture news. The personalities of The Breakfast Club include DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne Tha God. […]

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February 19, 2016 brought on a brisk morning, in which when you exhaled, you could see puffs of your own breath in the air. Little did we know when we woke up, that we would come about the news that beloved author, Harper Lee, or full name, Nelle Harper Lee, had passed away. The news came to us […]

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Sharing folklore

Posted by: | February 22, 2016 | No Comment |

Storytelling is a primary way that folklore is is passed from person to person. Whether it’s a family legend that a grandmother tells her grandkids or a myth shared at an event, such as a powwow, to share a culture stories are important to the folklife of all people. Stories teach lessons, share information, and […]

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In A History Of News by author Mitchell Stephens there is mention of a woman named Elizabeth Timothy in the chronology. In the year 1738 she became the first woman to publish a newspaper in America. That newspaper was the South Carolina Gazette. This came to be after her husband Louis Timothee passed away. After […]

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The Grammys unites musicians of all ages for one night to celebrate great and popular music.  Monday, Feb. 15, the 58th annual Grammys aired on CBS.  Taylor Swift opened the show with her newest single, “Out of the Woods.”  Swift was one of the lead winners that night taking home the Grammys for Best Music […]

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The need to be informed

Posted by: | February 17, 2016 | No Comment |

Humans have always been curious about what is going on around them. Before the news as we know it today, people used to spread tales of events and things in their close environment or far away for different reasons. The information people shared was used as time-filler, diversion and entertainment. It also provided a kind […]

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Amsterdam: an inside look

Posted by: | February 16, 2016 | No Comment |

When one thinks of Amsterdam, what comes to mind? Van Gogh? The Anne Frank house? Coffee shops? It is true that those things are tied to Amsterdam but there is a lot packed into this tourist trap of a city. Amsterdam itself is situated in the Netherlands in the northern part of Holland. Filled with canals and […]

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Live streaming the news

Posted by: | February 16, 2016 | No Comment |

In recent months I have have been getting alerts on my Facebook feed that look like this: “CNN is LIVE” talking about the Zika virus ” ABC7-WJLA is LIVE” talking about this weekend’s storm ” NBC is LIVE” taking about the Grammys These alerts have been popping up more frequently as various news organizations, shows, […]

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