By Jim Willis

ISBN-10: 0313355177

ISBN-13: 9780313355172

From the launching of America's first newspaper to YouTube's most recent phone-videoed crime, the media has regularly been in charge of indulging America's obsession with controversy. This encyclopedia covers a hundred occasions in international background from the seventeenth century to the present—moments that by myself have been significant and minor, yet ones that exploded within the public eye while the media stepped in. themes lined comprise yellow journalism, the battle of the Worlds radio broadcast, the Kennedy-Nixon debates, JFK's assassination, the Pentagon papers, and typhoon Katrina. those are occasions that modified the best way the media is used-not simply as a device for spreading wisdom, yet as a manner of shaping and influencing the evaluations and reactions of America's voters. because of the media's representations of those occasions, historical past has been replaced without end. From labeled 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 display not just an ever-evolving process of reports reporting, but in addition the ways that ancient occasions have ignited the media to mould information in a manner that resonates with America's public. This must-have reference paintings is perfect for journalism and heritage majors, in addition to for basic readers.Chapters are in chronological order, starting with the seventeenth century. each one bankruptcy starts off with a quick advent, by way of media occasion entries from that decade. each one access explains the instant, after which supplies particular info relating to how the media lined the development, America's reaction to the assurance, and the way the media replaced historical past.

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But Palmer also did his part in expanding capitalism in America by helping make consumers aware of the many goods and services available to buy and in knowing how to encourage advertisers to spend money to promote their goods and services. Palmer’s idea was to insert an experienced and knowledgeable agent between the advertiser and the news media. His feeling was that many businesses did not understand the dynamics of advertising enough to develop effective ad campaigns, and that newspapers were more interested in gaining ad revenue from businesses than in the specific needs of each business.

T. Beauregard, gave battle to the enemy today at Bull’s Run, four miles from Manassas Junction, in a Northwest direction, and three miles to the left of the Alexandria Rail-Road. The enemy attempted to cross the ford at several points in great numbers, but were repulsed by our brave and determined troops three times, with heavy loss on the enemy’s side. The enemy retreated about five o’clock in the afternoon in confusion, two of our regiments pursuing them. A large number of them have been taken prisoners.

Walking erect towards a small wood . . Certainly they were like human beings, for their wings had now disappeared and their attitude in walking was both erect and dignified . . About half of the first party had passed beyond our canvas; but of all the others we had perfectly distinct and deliberate view. They averaged four feet in height, were covered, except on the face, with short and glossy copper-colored hair, and had wings composed of a thin membrane . . ’’4 Readers were magnetized by this purportedly true series of descriptions of these moon creatures, and the circulation of the Sun soared to the highest level achieved by any newspaper in the world at the time: 19,360.

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