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The sensationalism Dutchman

Posted by: | November 18, 2014 | No Comment |

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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News in the vernacular

Posted by: | November 4, 2014 | No Comment |

For centuries, Latin was the dominant language in what was then known as “Christendom.”  It remained dominant for so long for three main reasons: 1) It was an international language for the elites. The elite and literate across Christendom could understand Latin in both its verbal and written forms.  This gave the language a feeling […]

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In 1923 two young journalists, Henry R. Luce and Briton Hadden, came together under the goal of a magazine that could better deliver news to the mass public in a concise, informative manor.  Under this premise, Time Magazine was first published. Within 4 years of the original publication, Time secured a subscription list of over […]

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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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