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Archive for November 18, 2014

The sensationalism Dutchman

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New York City in 1897 was the center of American journalism.  That center culminated namely between the two newspaper moguls, William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. Hearst and Pulitzer were consumed in a  constant media war fueled by sensationalism and reflected in yellow journalism.  Current events fell subject as feeders to the tabloid war.  One […]

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Best of “Times”

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Powerhouse syndicate survives print bust and technology boom. The New York Times. Need I say more? Quite frankly, no. The New York Times is the be all and end all of journalism (print or otherwise) and its influence is astronomical. It is the holy grail for aspiring writers and journalists (i.e. me) and has an […]

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Once upon a time if you wanted to watch a movie you went to your corner cinema. If you wanted to watch TV, you’d sit in front of a big box and watch what was playing. If you wanted to hear the newest music you would wait and listen for it on the radio.   […]

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Victorian fashion saves a life

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Thomas Nelson Conrad of Fairfax Court House, Virginia was the third president of Virginia Tech. He played an active role in influencing Blacksburg as the location of choice for the new college, and was a Confederate spy during the American Civil War. And fashion saved his life. A troop of Union cavalry watched him enter […]

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