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“We Can Do It.”

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

Rosie the Riveter is a well-known American icon.  Known as a feminist icon, Rosie represented American women who worked during World War II. The women represented by Rosie the Riveter worked in factories and manufacturing plants that produced munitions and war supplies.  These women sometimes took an entirely new job, in order to replace the jobs that […]

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William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer had a large influence of the news that people received in the late 1800s.  The news they offered often was not accurate: Hearst and Pulitzer reported on sensational stories, which were usually highly exaggerated or ficticious. The Spanish American War, many argue, may have been started by William Randolph […]

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Can a woman do it like a man?

Posted by: | November 9, 2010 | 1 Comment |

Sexism, stereotypes, sports.  A woman reporting the news?  She’s a go-getter.  A woman reporting the sports? She’s incapable.  Can she do it?  Many men think not.  Here are a few examples of women who overcome the divide between women and sports. Erin Andrews: In 2000, Andrews became a freelance reporter with FSN Florida.  In 2001, […]

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Twitter was created in 2006 by Jack Dorsey. Since it was created 4 years ago, Twitter has gained popularity worldwide and has more than 100 million users. Twitter offers a social networking and microblogging service. Messages are called tweets: they are text-based posts of no more than 140 characters, that are displayed on a user’s […]

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I can see your ‘Bloomer’s!

Posted by: | October 18, 2010 | No Comment |

Amelia Jenks Bloomer was born in 1818, in Homer, New York.  She was a teacher, who married a lawyer named Dexter Bloomer.  He had a paper called The Seneca Falls Courier, for which he encouraged Amelia to write articles. She wrote articles in support of women’s rights and prohibition.  She joined several temperance groups and […]

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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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A voice for women

Posted by: | September 27, 2010 | No Comment |

On 8 January, 1868, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (an editor of the paper) launched one of the best-known suffrage newspapers, “The Revolution” in Manhattan. It was an assertive weekly that advocated controversial issues such as marriage reform, divorce laws, and women’s suffrage.  The paper only survived 2 years, but it gained public […]

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Yellow journalism, also known as yellow press, is a type of journalism whose sole purpose is to use eye-catching headlines in order to sell more newspapers.  Stories offer news that is hardly, if at all, researched.   Techniques of Yellow journalism include exaggerating news stories and sensationalism. The term yellow journalism was named after the “Yellow […]

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History of the Distribution of News

Posted by: | September 15, 2010 | No Comment |

40,000BC: Americas are settled. News spreads by word of mouth. 59 BC: spread of news began in Ancient Rome, with the Acta Diurna, made public by Julius Caesar. These were government announcement bulletins which were carved in metal or stone, and posted in public places. 618: tipao, early government- produced news sheets, distributed in China during […]

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