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History of the Mass Media and Journalism

Interest in history in America seems to offer a peculiar contrast. On the one hand, we almost all remember the famous quote by Henry Ford, "history is bunk! (More or less.)" On the other hand, historical programs and books are enormously popular, and politicians as well as everyday folk use history to argue in favor, or against, a wide variety of opinions and activities. This class-based tutorial takes you through American history through the vision of the nation's mass media. It includes videos, a gallery of photos and publications from the past, as well as readings and exercises. Features include a history of photography and a video and essay explaining plagiarism.

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