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Happy wishes from the homeless

Posted by: | November 5, 2012 | No Comment |

Unless you’ve been hanging out under a very dark rock, you know by now that megastars Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel wed in Italy at the end of last month. Their super-secret vow exchange turned out to be one of the most highly publicized events of the season. However, it wasn’t just the odd choice […]

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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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E! News: A Daily Dose of Celebrity

Posted by: | October 16, 2012 | No Comment |

While it’s been proven for centuries that people can’t get enough news, in 1991, the scope for television news program got even bigger with the launch of E! News. Hosted on the E! network, the hour-long show focuses exclusively on celebrity reporting an gossip. Thought up by Lee Masters, the show was originally created to […]

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Pursued by the paparazzi

Posted by: | October 9, 2012 | No Comment |

It seems that celebrities are always complaining about pesky photos snapping shots of them around Hollywood. From red carpet galas to the Whole Foods grocery store, they can’t get a break without a creepy guy in an SUV pointing a Canon in their faces. “I’ve been… chased by paparazzi, and they run lights, and they […]

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It’s no secret that the public is hungry for news. We’ve always passed on stories, gathered in coffeehouses and read up on any and every kind of news we could find. However, in 1974, a different kind of “news” magazine came along; celebrity reporting and human interest pieces came to the forefront of American culture […]

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Obama and Black media

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

Having a Black president has reawakened the ethnic press. While in past presidencies, politics weren’t very prominent in Black publications, the reign of President Obama has had African-American media outlets clamoring to report first on his every move. The president noticed back in 2010, right in the middle of his term that he needed to […]

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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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With the advent of ┬ánewspapers, Americans were given the information they craved on a daily basis. With papers covering politics, economics and social events, citizens of the 50 states were fed the valuable information they craved. Yep, immigrants too! With periodicals starting to gain a large following in the late 19th century, newbies to the […]

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