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Posts tagged with MitchellStephens

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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Repetition in the news

Posted by: | December 8, 2009 | 1 Comment |

As Mitchell Stephens points out in chapter 16 of “A History of News,” much of the news offered today is repetitious. This held some truth before the advent of pay television (cable and satellite) and the Internet. Now, with so many media options available to the audience, stories often feed on themselves and the repetition […]

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Covering Catastrophe — Review

Posted by: | December 2, 2009 | No Comment |

One common question TV viewers may have when watching a breaking news story unfold is: “What’s it like to be there?” That question is answered in “Covering Catastrophe: Broadcast Journalists Report September 11,” a collection of personal accounts recalling that bad day. Allison Gilbert, co-editor, conceived the idea by journaling her experience while covering the […]

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