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  1. The Enforcers
    In the 1980s, real estate developer and banker Charles H. Keating executed one of the largest savings and loans frauds in United States history. Keating had long used the courts to muzzle critical reporting of his business dealings,... Learn More
    Published: 16th November 2019
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  2. Wired into Nature
    The completion of the Transcontinental Telegraph in 1861 completed telegraphy's mile-by-mile trek across the West. In addition to linking the coasts, the telegraph represented an extraordinary American effort in many fields of... Learn More
    Published: 9th March 2018
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  3. Becoming the Story
    The September 11 attacks produced changes in journalism and the lives of the people who practiced it. Foreign reporters felt surrounded by the hate of American colleagues for "the enemy." Americans in combat areas... Learn More
    Published: 31st January 2018
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  4. Race News
    Once distinct, the commercial and alternative black press began to crossover with one another in the 1920s. The porous press culture that emerged shifted the political and economic motivations shaping African American journalism.... Learn More
    Published: 6th November 2017
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  5. Across the Waves
    In 1931, the United States and France embarked on a broadcasting partnership built around radio. Over time, the transatlantic sonic alliance came to personify and to shape American-French relations in an era of increased global... Learn More
    Published: 18th October 2017
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  6. Newspaper Wars
    Against all odds, the seeds of social change found purchase in mid-twentieth century South Carolina. Newspaperman John McCray and his allies at the Lighthouse and Informer challenged readers to "rebel and fight"--to... Learn More
    Published: 2nd August 2017
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  7. Media Localism
    We live in a boosterish era that exhorts us to play local and buy local. But what does it mean to support local media? How should we define local media in the first place? Christopher Ali delves into our ideas about localism... Learn More
    Published: 3rd February 2017
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  8. Indians Illustrated
    After 1850, Americans swarmed to take in a raft of new illustrated journals and papers. Engravings and drawings of "buckskinned braves" and "Indian princesses" proved an immensely popular attraction for consumers... Learn More
    Published: 30th June 2016
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  9. Mister Pulitzer and the Spider
    A spidery network of mobile online media has supposedly changed people, places, time, and their meanings. A prime case is the news. Digital webs seem to have trapped "legacy media," killing off newspapers and journalists'... Learn More
    Published: 13th July 2016
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  10. Making the News Popular
    The professional judgment of gatekeepers defined the American news agenda for decades. Making the News Popular examines how subsequent events brought on a post-professional period that opened the door for imagining that consumer... Learn More
    Published: 15th June 2016
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  11. Acid Hype
    Now synonymous with Sixties counterculture, LSD actually entered the American consciousness via the mainstream. Time and Life, messengers of lumpen-American respectability, trumpeted its grand arrival in a postwar landscape scoured... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2015
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  12. The Polish Hearst
    Arriving in the U.S. in 1883, typesetter Antoni A. Paryski founded a publishing empire that earned him the nickname "The Polish Hearst." His weekly Ameryka-Echo became a defining publication in the international Polish... Learn More
    Published: 20th April 2015
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  13. Heroes and Scoundrels
    Whether it's the rule-defying lifer, the sharp-witted female newshound, or the irascible editor in chief, journalists in popular culture have shaped our views of the press and its role in a free society since mass culture arose... Learn More
    Published: 15th March 2015
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  14. The Real Cyber War
    Contemporary discussion surrounding the role of the internet in society is dominated by words like: internet freedom, surveillance, cybersecurity, Edward Snowden and, most prolifically, cyber war. Behind the rhetoric of cyber... Learn More
    Published: 15th March 2015
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  15. Digital Rebellion
    Digital Rebellion examines the impact of new media and communication technologies on the spatial, strategic, and organizational fabric of social movements. Todd Wolfson begins with the rise of the Zapatistas in the mid-1990s,... Learn More
    Published: 30th October 2014
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  16. C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television
    This is the first biography of the important but long-forgotten American inventor Charles Francis Jenkins (1867-1934). Historian Donald G. Godfrey documents the life of Jenkins from his childhood in Indiana and early life in the... Learn More
    Published: 20th March 2014
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