By Jim Willis
From the launching of America's first newspaper to YouTube's most modern phone-videoed crime, the media has consistently 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. themes coated contain yellow journalism, the struggle of the Worlds radio broadcast, the Kennedy-Nixon debates, JFK's assassination, the Pentagon papers, and typhoon 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 manner of shaping and influencing the evaluations and reactions of America's electorate. because of the media's representations of those occasions, heritage has been replaced perpetually. 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 reveal 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 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 begins with a short creation, via media occasion entries from that decade. every one access explains the instant, after which can provide particular info concerning how the media coated the development, America's reaction to the insurance, and the way the media replaced historical past.
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6. THOMAS PAINE WRITES OF “THE CRISIS” As Colonial Americans plunged into war with England in 1775, most realized it was not going to be an easy ﬁght and certainly not an easy victory. Local militias and a hastily organized Continental Army were going up against an experienced ﬁghting force in British troops. Sometimes the only advantage it seemed that Gen. George Washington’s troops had was the distance facing British reinforcements that had to come from England. Even so, the war’s progress was uneven for the colonies, and the ﬁrst few months seemed dark to many.
18 | Part II: The 19th Century New Jersey, founded on communitarian principles. The communitarian philosophy emphasizes the importance of the collective group over the individual, and the idea of individuals working and living together as a commune was a centerpiece to this thinking. At one point, Greeley even had a young Karl Marx on his payroll, espousing the beneﬁts of the collective over the individual. The Tribune found favor among two seemingly disparate groups: eastern intellectuals and the more daring easterners who would become the pioneers of the westward movement.
He was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and a leader in the Patriot cause for independence. As a newspaper publisher, however, he is probably best known for simply making journalism respectable: delivering news stories and commentary about signiﬁcant issues, but doing so in an articulate, often wry and humorous manner. 8. THE FEDERALIST PAPERS STIR DEBATE In September 1787, the newly written Constitution of the United States was sent to the states for ratiﬁcation. However, it became apparent that selling a document like this to a people who had just gained their independence from a strong British central government might not be an easy matter.