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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 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 Grammy’s is a night to celebrate musicians and award their accomplishments. Viewers tune in to see who wins, who looses, who gets snubbed, and my favorite – the fashion. Any of these things can become viral news in today’s day and age. But how does something at an event like the Grammy’s become newsworthy? […]

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In 1455 Johannes Gutenberg created what may be the greatest invention in the history of journalism. In 1517, a young man named Martin Luther would challenge Gutenberg for the position as the most influential German in the history of journalism when he nailed his 95 theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg. At […]

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SNL reports on actual news!?!

Posted by: | February 9, 2016 | No Comment |

Since Saturday Night Live is planned days in advance, they typical do not have enough time to report on something that happened a few hours before broadcast. This was the rare exception. The flub made during the Republican debate on ABC happened about 4 hours before Weekend Update aired live. In the 1970’s when SNL […]

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In 1455, Johannes Gutenberg created something that changed his world forever and helped shape the society we live in today. Though many may already know this creation was the Gutenberg Bible and that his invention was movable type for printing presses, ask those same individuals to name another fact about Gutenberg’s life and they will likely […]

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Sports reporting on ESPN during the 1990s consisted of getting daily score updates, news, and gossip by predominantly white sportscasters. Although ESPN had few African American sportscasters, one changed the game of sports reporting and that man was Stuart Scott. Scott was born in Chicago, Illinois but grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He grew up […]

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RIP Elijah P. Lovejoy

Posted by: | February 1, 2016 | No Comment |

During the Civil War Era, tension grew between those who were pro-slavery, and those who were against slavery. After watching a slave being burned at the stake,  Elijah Lovejoy became an advocate for the abolition of slavery and published a religious newspaper called The St. Louis Observer. His editorials became very harsh towards slavery, which caused […]

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Modern day propaganda

Posted by: | November 25, 2014 | No Comment |

Propaganda – information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view. From our childhood education until now, we all were taught and learned the art of propaganda used in the past for war efforts. Events such as Hitler unifying the efforts to condemn […]

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The birth of public relations

Posted by: | November 25, 2014 | No Comment |

As the demand increased for news in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there was a growing need for businesses and other individuals in the public eye to focus on the image portrayed by these outlets. One early public relations campaign that grew incredibly quickly during this time period was in support of men […]

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Best of “Times”

Posted by: | November 18, 2014 | No Comment |

Powerhouse syndicate survives print bust and technology boom. The New York Times. Need I say more? Quite frankly, no. The New York Times is the be all and end all of journalism (print or otherwise) and its influence is astronomical. It is the holy grail for aspiring writers and journalists (i.e. me) and has an […]

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Once upon a time if you wanted to watch a movie you went to your corner cinema. If you wanted to watch TV, you’d sit in front of a big box and watch what was playing. If you wanted to hear the newest music you would wait and listen for it on the radio.   […]

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