Errors in reporting: a very straightforward apology

In October of 2014, online sports news website, Deadspin published a story that questioned what U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner has said publicly about his time playing high school football. Deadspin’s story suggested Gardner didn’t play any football, but it was incorrect. Editor Tommy Craggs wrote an apology with the headline, “How Deadspin Fucked Up The Cory Gardner Story.” This […]

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Errors in reporting: Rolling Stone’s campus rape story

In November of 2015, Rolling Stone published a feature about a  gang rape that allegedly occurred at a frat party at University of Virginia. Rolling Stone’s Campus Rape Story was one of the most cautionary tales of confirmation bias in journalism. Journalism website, Poynter, comments that,”It’s also an example of how to not to behave […]

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Coup de E’tat on the Radio : How Corporations Took Over the Media

Once upon a time, in the early 1920’s, 40 percent of the radio stations in the United States were operated by non-profit, non-commercial broadcasters. New kids on the block, NBC and CBS decided that this was not good for their profit-model, so they pressured Congress to regulate the airwaves. Congress, ever receptive to corporate interests, […]

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Where to Research?

When working with digital history, it’s important to know that the sites from which you’re gathering information are fully reliable, as not to taint your work with false information. It’s paramount that all websites are checked for factuality and are presented by a credible source, which requires a good look around the page itself and […]

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Website Reviews

Website Review Websites chosen to be reviewed include 100 Years of Parcels, Packages, and Packets Oh My! and 17th Century New England.                 100 Years of Parcels, Packages, and Packets Oh My!  The purpose of the website is to examine 100 years worth of the history of the […]

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