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Advertising

Journalists have a tenuous relationship with advertising in that they thoroughly despise it yet are utterly dependent upon it for their survival. 99.9 percent of all American journalism is advertising supported and the .1 percent that isn’t will be going out of business soon because it isn’t able to sell ads. This is largely due… read more »

News

One would think the definition of news would be rather cut-and-dry. One who thinks that would also be quite wrong. The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word “news” as “newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent events.” However, this is not nearly nuanced enough to encompass the ever-changing landscape of news. Prior to the… read more »

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