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By: Jessica Farley We are unable to escape them. They pop up on television, in magazines, and on billboards during the morning commute. They are everywhere. No, I am not talking about the Kardashians. I’m talking about anti-smoking PSA’s. Educators of media literacy have found a way introduce campaigns against the tobacco industry into the […]

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The world had long operated under the logical assumption that if you wanted your news to spread, you or someone else had to get themselves out there and spread it yourselves. There was no magic string connecting one town with another by which news, ideas, and trade could be spread. That was ludicrous…

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Texting has become our way of communicating to multiple people simultaneously. We can talk to someone on Facebook, have a real time conversation, and text all at the same time. While this broad channel allows us to more efficiently spread the ideas and thoughts that we want spread, the time and energy to make these […]

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Technology has rapidly outpaced the progress of regular old radio in America. We now have Pandora for music, we have the internet for news and weather, and we have Sirius/XM for our cars. Despite all of this, there is no better time to be in radio than now. With the full extent of online advertising […]

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(Picture Credit to The Arlington Cardinal) The 99%, occupying Liberty Plaza outside of Wall Street in protest of an unfair, and unstable economy. They quite determinedly will not leave until they are appeased. But how can Wall Street appease them? By principle it seems that a bribe wouldn’t work. The protesters are calling to repeal […]

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By Mark Herbert Our prayers go out to the family of Steve Jobs who tragically passed away yesterday. The legacy he left was both huge and sterling. Apple computers lead the way in terms of new interface and new interaction with our technology. Among the greatest things that Jobs left to his company was the […]

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The going rate is 20 dollars a gram for marijuana in the Mid Atlantic United States. What if I told you that in the early 1900s you could have held several ounces of the plant for pennies? That’s right folks. It’s a pot blog. However without starting a referendum on who has the right to […]

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The Terrorists could black out cities. They could launch nuclear missiles in their silos! They could…shut down Facebook? In recent months Americans have been seeing this story develop on national news shows in the thirty to forty five second increments the major networks give to the short frill pieces that we all seem to care […]

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Evolution of the penny press

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

It’s almost hard to believe The New York Times was founded as a penny paper in 1851. But then again, it’s not surprising. Of course a newspaper of such prestige was a part of the revolutionary penny press era. The penny press made significant contributions to the newspaper industry. While the penny press is known […]

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Travel writing: Pico Iyer

Posted by: | December 9, 2010 | No Comment |

A traveler from birth, Pico Iyer was born in Oxford, England before he and his family picked up and moved to California by the time he turned seven years old. Iyer flew back and forth by plane between California and Oxford throughout his schooling years. As soon as he graduated high school, he worked at […]

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