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American Journalism pt. 1

Posted by: | November 21, 2010 | No Comment |

“The very basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” —Thomas Jefferson, […]

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History of Radio

Posted by: | September 15, 2010 | No Comment |

Radio wasnt invented on a certain day or by a certain person. It is a collection of ideas and discoveries put together. James Clerk Maxwell and Hienrich Hertz were responsible for electromagnetic waves in the 19th century. Guglielmo Marconi discovered how to turn those waves into coded messages.Lee De Forest and Reginald Fessenden turned coded […]

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In the fifth chapter of Schudson’s book, Discovering the News, he writes of the roles of objectivity, news management, and the critical culture that arose in journalism around World War I and beyond. Objectivity Schudson details that around the 1930s, many journalists began to find fault with the ideals of objectivity and instead wanted to […]

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