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history of newspaper
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main challenge that newspapers face that other media don't share
cannot keep up pace with the flow of information
according to helen thomas, what power did newspaper reporters have that other institutions didn't?
can hold the president accountable
were our early newspapers objective?
NO! They chose sides and helped make a revolution by doing that.
what example did Mitchell give that supports newspapers not being objective?
Newspapers were expensive UNTIL they reduced the price to 1 cent so they sold more for less.
what invention in 1840 transformed the NP business and how?
Telegraph: it brought faster news; Civil War
What did the Espionage and Sedition Acts do?
They punished anyone who spoke anything against the war or the government
what impact did broadcast news have on newspapers?
- multi-media effect, everyone was more aware
- the RISE of the radio changed the role in DEPTH
what did Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Merriman Smith claim was the reason he was able to beat rival journalists in 1964?
He was able to reach the phone first
which event was the first time newspapers found themselves in an "adversarial position" with the US gov?
Vietnam War; tv came into play and the images on tv were more powerful
how has the role of NP changed in modern history/what do they offer us today compared to other media forms?
- offers depth, role of surveillance, analysis and interpretation
- lead to various communicative inventions
what points does the film make on how the internet has helped and hurt the NP business?
helped: price does not compare to the content
hurt: yellow journalism, decline in NP less np=less competition
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