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Archive for September, 2012

The impact of Mitt Romney’s 47%

Posted by: | September 24, 2012 | 1 Comment |

On September 17, Mitt Romney was at a fund raiser in Florida when he candidly made some remarks about the American people, unaware that his comments being recorded. Important lesson to the Republican presidential candidate: you are running for president — you are always being recorded. Let’s start with the direct quote: “There are 47 […]

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Professor Klein requested that I write about my experience at the Newseum from Thursday September 20th. At this event I was honored to be in attendance when Noble Peace Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi spoke to a group of Amnesty International members. Aung San Suu Kyi is pro-democracy leader in the country of Myanmar. […]

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As far as Japanese technology goes, some say it is unparalleled. Japan seems to have excelled far more than any other nation in history in this area. But when it comes to the media, what has Japan done? Paper! In the year 610 A.D. China transferred its form of paper — still primitive at the […]

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We all know what word of mouth is. A friend tells you some news, whether it be juicy gossip or something they heard on the radio, then you tell someone else and it goes on and on. By the time it goes through a number of people, it can become distorted and completely inaccurate. In […]

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Sports Illustrated.  One of the most popular magazines among readers in the United States. It has been a hit since the first issue came out on August 16, 1954. There were 148 pages in the first issue containing advertisements, small stories, feature stories, and even pictures and full stats of baseball players during that time. The sports that […]

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Not guilty

Posted by: | September 23, 2012 | No Comment |

I haven’t quite figured out why people take so much interest in celebrities misfortunes. I’m guilty of it myself, I’m usually the first of my friends to know about celebrity D.U.I’s, divorces and deaths. But that’s not to say I don’t rejoice inside when I find out about a new celebrity baby or marriage. There […]

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There once was a Rabbi…

Posted by: | September 19, 2012 | No Comment |

Rabbi Benjamin of Tudela When the roman empire fell in the fourth and fifth century, literacy, transportation and trade suffered a severe blow which ultimately put a halt on written news. Most of Europe was left without any knowledge of contemporary news, which was the case until the 12th century. The earliest known form of […]

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By: Jessica Farley Who doesn’t love a trendsetter? Better yet, who doesn’t want to be a trend setter? When it comes to the founding fathers of media literacy, it is hard to dispute that John Culkin lead the pack. Culkin paved the way for today’s media literacy scholars, and ultimately shifted the way our society […]

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When modern people hear the word “saga,” images may come to mind of brawny Vikings heroically battling giant sea monsters, pillaging and plundering their way across unknown land, and drinking mead in the eternal halls of Valhalla.  However, what most people don’t know is that sagas were used as more than just vehicles of fiction. […]

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With the advancement of literacy by the time of Cicero in the Roman Empire, society began to evolve to adapt to the new found freedom literacy provided. As discussed in chapter four of “A History of News” by Mitchell Stephens, the Romans were able to write down and share their information and knowledge. This allowed […]

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It is no secret that the incredibly attractive, power couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have been dating for about a year now, since they met on the set of “Green Lantern.” However, the two finally tied the knot on September 9 at a secret wedding at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. […]

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The beginning of newsbooks

Posted by: | September 18, 2012 | No Comment |

The first newsbooks were written during the seventeenth century English Civil Wars.  The first newsbook was published in November 1641.  This one contained more domestic news rather than foreign news.  As the war continued and become more harsh they started publishing propaganda from each side. There were many differences between early newsbooks and newspapers including: form […]

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