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Entertainment vs. news

Posted by: | November 1, 2011 | No Comment |

The earliest newspapers played it safe by limiting coverage to foreign news.  Why risk publishing something the monarch or church didn’t like? In 2011, one of the most common complaints about U.S. media is that it doesn’t cover international news as much as other countries do.  Why?  Nathan Lustig, a successful college-aged entrepreneur, blogger and […]

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I find it difficult to explain the slow death of print media to my older family members.  I try to explain that my generation receives news primarily through social media and the web instead of print.  They simply cannot imagine living in a world without newspapers.  Like Dean Censer, they are also weary of the […]

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Nellie Bly’s story sounds like it should be turned into a box office hit.  A striking young woman fakes insanity to expose a mental institution from within.  A little “Shutter Island” mixed with, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Credit: Nellieblyonline.com Nellie Bly was the pen name of Elizabeth Jane Cochran.  She was given the […]

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Her Campus George Mason

Posted by: | October 3, 2011 | No Comment |

  Pictured above are Stephanie, Windsor, and Annie; the three co-founders of Her Campus. Her Campus establishes branches at schools across the nation, with new sites being created every week. Her Campus George Mason recently launched, and the site is already filled with student produced articles. The articles are tailored made for Mason students, and […]

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Franklin’s favorite editor

Posted by: | September 27, 2011 | No Comment |

  In 1738, Elizabeth Timothy quickly went into work mode after the death of her husband, Lewis Timothy.  With six children ages 13 and under Elizabeth assumed role of publisher and editor of the “South Carolina Gazette,” working side by side with Benjamin Franklin. Credit:  http://www.nwhm.org

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Issue No. 1 Volume 1

Posted by: | September 19, 2011 | No Comment |

You’re standing in line at the grocery store waiting to check out, go home, and eat dinner.  If you’re like me, you cannot help but scan the headlines and judge the celebrities featured on the weekly magazine covers that frame the checkout isle.  Why not skim through the pages of People, Us Weekly, or Time […]

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Undercover women writers

Posted by: | September 13, 2011 | No Comment |

  Due to various social, legal and stereotypical climates, women writers have historically written under pen names.  Listed are some distinguished women writers who, for various reasons, wrote undercover or attempted to deceive their audience.   Keep in the mind the question, why are women in the 21st century still writing under pseudonyms?   Credit: […]

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Revised 7.7.2011 7:17pm   My original idea for this blog entry was to discuss the inaccuracy of certain news providers.  Specifically, I wanted to call out Fox News.  Mentioning Fox News in many classroom discussions typically results in laughter.  Students and professors alike appear to reject Fox News as a credible news source. As I […]

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