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By Jim Willis

ISBN-10: 0313355177

ISBN-13: 9780313355172

From the launching of America's first newspaper to YouTube's most modern phone-videoed crime, the media has continuously been to blame of indulging America's obsession with controversy. This encyclopedia covers a hundred occasions in international historical past from the seventeenth century to the present—moments that on my own have been significant and minor, yet ones that exploded within the public eye whilst the media stepped in. subject matters lined contain yellow journalism, the conflict of the Worlds radio broadcast, the Kennedy-Nixon debates, JFK's assassination, the Pentagon papers, and storm Katrina. those are occasions that modified the way in which the media is used-not simply as a device for spreading wisdom, yet as a fashion of shaping and influencing the critiques and reactions of America's electorate. because of the media's representations of those occasions, historical past has been replaced ceaselessly. From categorised army plans that leaked out to the general public to the 1st televised presidential debates to the present army tortures stuck on tape, Breaking information will show not just an ever-evolving approach of stories reporting, but in addition the ways that old occasions have ignited the media to mildew information in a fashion that resonates with America's public. This must-have reference paintings is perfect for journalism and historical past majors, in addition to for common readers.Chapters are in chronological order, starting with the seventeenth century. each one bankruptcy starts off with a short advent, by means of media occasion entries from that decade. every one access explains the instant, after which grants particular info concerning how the media lined the development, America's reaction to the insurance, and the way the media replaced historical past.

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The new bylaws also forbade members from subscribing to other wire services, although that restriction was later dropped, as was one giving ‘‘protest rights’’ to any member newspaper wanting to keep a competing newspaper from securing AP membership. The AP collected domestic and international news, setting up foreign bureaus and working with European media to open up the possibility of sale of its news to foreign newspapers as well. Under Kent Cooper, who became general manager in 1925, the AP flourished.

Stanley, chief of the Herald Exploring Expedition to Central Africa . . I hasten to telegraph a summary of the Herald’s explorer’s letters, which are full of the most romantic interest, while affirming, emphatically, the safety of Dr. , would not live an ordinary life. After all, his father had created one of the best-read daily newspapers in New York (the Herald ) built largely on a steady diet of sensationalism. Bennett Jr. would become heir to that newspaper and the fortune his father created, and he would expand the newspaper’s juiciness by imbuing it with his own personal flamboyance.

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