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Cutting the wires

Posted by: | September 19, 2011 | No Comment |

While electrical telegraphy had proved beneficial since the early 1840s — even phasing out the Pony Express as the main news transmitter– there was one major imitation: wires.  The transmission was the fastest of its time. However, wires limited where that signal could be sent. In order to send a message, telegraph wires had to connect the sending […]

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Radio Rant

Posted by: | November 24, 2010 | No Comment |

A huge Redskins loss made one radio personality famous across the media mediums. One of the host of the LaVar and Dukes show (106.7 The Fan), Chad Dukes, has made himself famous over the last few weeks because of a huge rant he had on the air. Dukes has been a big Radio name for […]

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Radio Persuasion

Posted by: | November 3, 2010 | No Comment |

Most radio stations have loyal listeners. At 106.7 The fan the same people call in almost every night to talk to Bill Rohland and Danny Rouhier. These fans believe what the host say and agree with them if it is right or wrong. So there are reason behind having rules on live radio shows. According […]

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Nazi Propaganda

Posted by: | October 4, 2010 | No Comment |

“Propaganda‘s  task is not to make an objective study of the truth; its task is to serve our own right, always and unflinchingly.” – Adolf Hitler, 1924 In electoral campaigns, Nazi propaganda probed voters’ needs, hopes, and fears.  Then they carefully tailored their themes, messages, and language to blue- and white- collar workers, housewives, youth, etc. […]

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Evolution of sports reporting

Posted by: | September 26, 2010 | No Comment |

It was just 31 years ago that the most famous sports network, ESPN, launched. Before that, the most reliable way to receive your sports news and scores would have been through the daily newspaper or the radio. Before that, the majority of people could not have imagined a TV channel dedicated to sports reporting. Now, […]

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Repetition in the news

Posted by: | December 8, 2009 | No Comment |

As Mitchell Stephens points out in chapter 16 of “A History of News,” much of the news offered today is repetitious. This held some truth before the advent of pay television (cable and satellite) and the Internet. Now, with so many media options available to the audience, stories often feed on themselves and the repetition […]

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In our last blog entry, we discussed how technological advancements like the printing press and steam engine (see below) have helped spread information and the news to the public-at-large.   In this entry, we will continue to discuss how technology has helped shape the spread of information and the news. Source: http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/apps/eLearning/medium_image.jsp?imageid=1311 Like the printing press and the steam […]

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