By Jim Willis
From the launching of America's first newspaper to YouTube's most recent phone-videoed crime, the media has continually been to blame of indulging America's obsession with controversy. This encyclopedia covers a hundred occasions in global 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 while the media stepped in. themes coated contain yellow journalism, the battle of the Worlds radio broadcast, the Kennedy-Nixon debates, JFK's assassination, the Pentagon papers, and storm 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 critiques and reactions of America's voters. because of the media's representations of those occasions, background has been replaced endlessly. 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 exhibit not just an ever-evolving method of stories reporting, but additionally the ways that old occasions have ignited the media to mould 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 normal readers.Chapters are in chronological order, starting with the seventeenth century. every one bankruptcy starts off with a quick creation, by way of media occasion entries from that decade. every one access explains the instant, after which gives you particular information relating to how the media coated the development, America's reaction to the assurance, and the way the media replaced historical past.
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The era ﬁt the “roaring twenties,” which was the time of ebullience felt by the nation following the dark days of World War I. Tabloid journalism, or jazz journalism, emphasized Hollywood celebrities, gangsters and prohibition, and graphically violent photographs. Leading the charge were tabloids like the New York Daily News. One famous front page featured a full-size picture of Ruth Snyder as she was being electrocuted at Sing Sing Prison in 1928. The photographer for the Daily News shot the photograph with a camera strapped to his leg.
7 Still on a bottomless vat of company expenses, Stanley found himself uneager to leave Africa, so he stayed on for another four months. He tried to coax Livingstone into returning as well, but the explorer said he had found the life he was seeking and was still searching for what brought him to Africa in the ﬁrst place: the ancient fountains of Herodotus, thought to be the source of the great Nile River. Livingstone would never ﬁnd the fountains as death would overtake him in his continued search.