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Posts tagged with American Journalism

Journalism has been used as a form of activism in America pretty much since it was introduced to the colonies in the 18th century. Its use in social issues has proved its purpose in upholding the freedoms of American citizens, and keeping an eye out for those attempting to compromise our lawful rights. Ida Tarbell was […]

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American Journalism pt. 2

Posted by: | November 21, 2010 | No Comment |

1930’s: The Great Depression dominated most of this decade; Prohibition ends in 1934 Franklin Delano Roosevelt renews hope by using the radio (to conduct fireside chats) and starting a series of programs to boost the economy, otherwise known as the New Deal Fascism was on the rise: Hitler and Nazi party came to power in Germany; Benito Mussolini rose to […]

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American Journalism pt. 1

Posted by: | November 21, 2010 | No Comment |

“The very basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” —Thomas Jefferson, […]

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