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cable news Archives - The Hitchhiker's Guide to Journalism


The propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. In an effort to compete with the partisanship of Fox News, a liberal alternative for news found its home at MSNBC, though one would be hard-pressed to find actual news programming amid this network’s set of whacko talking heads. Reality left the building a long time ago and… read more »

Breaking News

“Breaking News” is by-far the most over-used term in all of professional journalism. Initially, this phrase meant either a story was “breaking” into a non-news broadcast due to its importance, or that the news organization reporting the story was the first to report it. The phrase connotes a sense of urgency and at first only… read more »


CNN pioneered the genre of cable news, hence their quite simplistic name, Cable News Network. Prior to the rise of CNN, television viewers were subjected to a mere 30 minutes to one hours worth of nightly news in the evenings. This simply wouldn’t do. Why would audiences want to consume a news digest program when… read more »