Journalists are still working to hold those in power accountable for their actions. They are still “giving voice to the voiceless,” as the… 199 more words
This is a story before the time of television, when you are force fed election news as it is going on.
Lights of San Francisco Will Tell The Call’s Election News (1912) 318 more words
The strike by union paper makers at the International Paper mill in Jay, Maine in 1987 was the toughest and strangest strike I ever covered. There had been a long history of fairly good relations between the company and the union, and IP profits were way up around that time, so it was hard to understand why the company took such a hard stand against the union, demanding wage and benefit give-backs and the locking out the union once they went on strike. 501 more words
Dominated Israeli war on Gaza on the concerns of the U.S. and British newspapers, and some of them said that the solution is not military, but the siege is what brings peace, and criticized Israel’s targeting of other civilians in indiscriminate bombing of Gaza, and pointed out that the bombing of Palestinian children is shameful. 121 more words
This post is about a number of different things. It’s about Muhammad Ali, cultural memory, names, the press, the civil rights era and racial discourse. More than anything however, the words that follow are about exploring new ways of doing historical work in the digital age. 2,164 more words
Steve Townsend at Sport in American History has written an article where he describes using "distant reading" to analyze large amounts of digital data on Muhammad Ali. According to Townsend, distant reading allows researchers "to see a body of texts in a broad, topographical way. In doing this we can 'look down' upon a body of work and pick out the trends and concepts that interest us." Townsend used distant reading to examine when newspapers used the names “Muhammad Ali” and “Cassius Clay” over an eleven year period. This is an intriguing experiment because Townsend points out that each of these names is tied two different identities. While Cassius Clay identity was that of a “brash young boxer,” Muhammad Ali could more accurately be described as an international “geopolitical figure.” Townsend’s distant reading leads to some interesting conclusions.
Among the other less-than-optimistic news from the New York Times in its quarterly earnings report earlier this week — the fall in revenue, continued slide in advertising income, and so on — the company also announced some numbers related to its new mobile apps, NYT Now and NYT Opinion. 822 more words