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That’s awkward. In 2000 the New York Times issued a correction on something that they had been doing wrong for over 100 years. The issue number n the paper was 500 editions too early. This mistake seems like something the paper can laugh about but other times, mistakes are no laughing matter. Sometimes a small […]

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On Nov. 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Around 68% of Americans learned about the assassination within 30 minutes. This estimate is mentioned by Mitchell Stephens in the chronology of his book A History of News. Stephens also emphasized that there was nonstop coverage by television of Lee Harvey Oswald […]

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WDBJ

Posted by: | February 22, 2016 | No Comment |

by Robert Horan   ( mature content advisory)   On August 26, 2015, a former WDBJ anchor shot and killed two co-workers as the they were live on air. Vester Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams, shot reporter Allison Parker and her cameraman Adam Ward as they were conducting a live interview for their morning […]

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Live streaming the news

Posted by: | February 16, 2016 | No Comment |

In recent months I have have been getting alerts on my Facebook feed that look like this: “CNN is LIVE” talking about the Zika virus ” ABC7-WJLA is LIVE” talking about this weekend’s storm ” NBC is LIVE” taking about the Grammys These alerts have been popping up more frequently as various news organizations, shows, […]

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SNL reports on actual news!?!

Posted by: | February 9, 2016 | No Comment |

Since Saturday Night Live is planned days in advance, they typical do not have enough time to report on something that happened a few hours before broadcast. This was the rare exception. The flub made during the Republican debate on ABC happened about 4 hours before Weekend Update aired live. In the 1970’s when SNL […]

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Every night millions of Americans turn to their local news station to watch the evening news. According to Conan O’Brian though it seems all these stations say the same thing. ( video produced by TBS) Of course it is not really true that these news stations are saying the same thing, but rather they are […]

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Lowell Thomas, writer, traveler, broadcaster, was the first ever live television news broadcaster.   His broadcast aired on NBC network in 1939. It was a short stint that aired once a week and were summary type shows. The show did not last very long and there are numerous accounts to why. First, It was said that Lowell […]

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Sensationalism televised

Posted by: | October 21, 2014 | No Comment |

Sensationalism has manifested in multiple forms of journalism over time.  In the 1830s, there were the penny papers.  In the 1880s and 1890s, it shown through in the yellow journals.  In the 1920s, tabloids became dominant in sensationalist use. Each of these forms of journalism utilized sensationalistic tactics to cater to and draw their audiences […]

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America runs on Bulova

Posted by: | October 6, 2014 | 1 Comment |

It was a typical Tuesday afternoon on July 1, 1941. The Dodgers and Phillies were getting ready to kick off their match. About 4000 people who weren’t at the game tuned into their televisions sets. And at exactly 2:29 pm, history was made. The first ever legal TV commercial aired. On May 2, 1941, the […]

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Television: the new coffeehouse?

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

As I spoke about in my first post regarding the history of coffeehouses, their purpose has changed over the years. However, I wanted to delve deeper into what replaced the purpose these meeting grounds once served. We know that when coffeehouses first arose in the 1700s, they were primarily a forum for spoken news. A very prominent […]

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SUPERnatural

Posted by: | September 15, 2014 | No Comment |

Supernatural, once a little known television series that catered to a small target audience has since become a huge phenomenon. A story about two brothers who seek to avenge the murder of their mother brings the viewers into a thrilling science fiction adventure. Upon their quest they encounter various creatures, from vampires to shape shifters that […]

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The Impact of Media; particularly on children By Joshua Aaron Karber Any scholar, academic, philosopher and even politician can tell you that in our society today we are literally bombarded with images and information, and at a level that is unparalleled throughout documented history. Essentially, we are all jacked in to a system of words, pictures, sounds, videos and […]

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