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In the early morning hours of Tuesday November 15th, Will Wheaton, former actor (Star Trek, Stand By Me) and current independent blogger, tweeted from Zucotti Park in New York: Isn’t it against the law for the NYPD to bar credentialed press from entry to Zuccotti and #occupywallstreet? What are they trying to hide? His tweet was […]

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What’s next?

Posted by: | November 22, 2011 | No Comment |

That’s the question many people have been asking themselves and others lately, both in general conversation and in the media. We have the Internet. It’s almost literally everywhere. You can access it on a tiny screen that acts as a music player, video game, flashlight, day planner, and status symbol all at the same time. […]

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Lincoln and the news.

Posted by: | October 25, 2011 | No Comment |

With our Super-Blog themes hanging over our heads, this semester’s crop of burgeoning printed news historians would be well served to continue seeking out the “little known facts” of history that never got much pub. These lesser known knowledge nuggets are usually small pieces of larger stories that defined history. Like the story of Abraham […]

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The Printing Press

Posted by: | September 28, 2009 | 1 Comment |

                                              Johannes Gutenberg                                            Printing Press Johannes Gutenberg gets the majority of the credit for inventing the printing press. The German goldsmith built the first printing press in 1440 . It should also be noted, however, that the Chinese played a vital role in the development of this ground-breaking machine. Almost 300 years before Gutenberg […]

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