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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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David Graham Phillips was a prominent┬ámuckraking journalist and novelist in the late 19th and early 20th century. Following the success of his first novel, The Great God Success, he was able to continue his career in fiction writing and begin work as a free lance journalist. Throughout this portion of his career, Phillips built a […]

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During the 16th century, pamphlet readers were exposed to a variety of content. This news often affected the readers themselves, or large groups of people elsewhere. One of the primary topics covered in this “developing news market” was natural disasters and other natural phenomena. The instinctual fear and curiosity about the unknown would drive these […]

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Although the rise of print journalism helped to improve the accuracy of news being spread, it didn’t escape the influence of storytelling/word of mouth completely, especially about international affairs. Mitchell Stephens refers to this phenomenon in our text as “The Haze”, a factor that causes events out of the region’s range “to be seen in […]

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On January 1, 1777, Journal de Paris became the first French daily newspaper. Its founders modeled it after the London Evening Post, in hopes of creating similar success and increasing the velocity of information and news in the community. The stories covered each day ranged, but were often focused on reporting literary news, evening shows […]

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Early newspapers and their stars

Posted by: | September 30, 2014 | No Comment |

With the rise of print as a medium of distribution, resources to share information such as newspapers, pamphlets and books became much easier to access. This change not only began to keep the public more informed on current events, but also prominent individuals who were involved in┬áthem. Prior to this shift, the only household names […]

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Revolution creates freer press

Posted by: | September 23, 2014 | No Comment |

Prior to the Revolution in 1789, press in France was heavily controlled. Reporters/writers who ignored these regulations and published seditious or defamatory material were quickly subject to consequences, increasing from public flogging on the first offense to the death penalty for any following. Jack Richard Censer discusses these conditions in his book Press and Politics […]

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To this day, storytelling via word of mouth is a prominent method of distributing information. The primary flaw in this method however, whether it’s a grandmother passing down family history or a recount of a recent event, is that it’s extremely difficult to keep facts straight when the same story is shared between multiple people. […]

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