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During the 16th century, pamphlet readers were exposed to a variety of content. This news often affected the readers themselves, or large groups of people elsewhere. One of the primary topics covered in this “developing news market” was natural disasters and other natural phenomena. The instinctual fear and curiosity about the unknown would drive these […]

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An “opinion” towards revolution

Posted by: | September 18, 2012 | No Comment |

Published as a pamphlet in January 1776, Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense”¬†has been recognized as one of the greatest “opinion¬†pieces” of all time. After being dismissed in England for his written opinions, Paine emigrated to the colonies where he became a journalist, editing and contributing articles to the Pennsylvania Magazine, but his greatest work was yet […]

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Before the 19th century, women were not given the privilege of having a career in journalism. Jobs in journalism were generally given to white males, or women who had special connections through their male family members or spouses. However, during the 19th century, Maria Stewart, an African American woman, paved her way into the field […]

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