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A media myth convergence: Erroneous claims about 'Napalm Girl' photo

Sometimes media myths converge.

On occasion, a variety of news outlets independently invoke elements of the same media-driven myth, at about the same time. 1,109 more words

Media Myths

Inland Sandcastles

Snippets 152.  In 1845 Victoria Park opened in London, and soon became a popular place for the working people of the East End of London to relax and enjoy playing games.  559 more words


The Death Of Traditional Media

I’ve talked about this from time to time. There is a life cycle to everything we experience. Think about it for a minute. What things did you use and couldn’t get along without when you were a kid? 558 more words

The cow that inspired my novel-in-progress (plus a rant about women's history)

It is a bit strange to think that two little words in an advertisement from 1919 would spark the idea for a whole novel, but it did. 551 more words


The winner! (Briefly.)

Wilson Daily Times, 19 May 1961.

In the spring of 1961, Howard Barnes won a Jaycee-sponsored contest for improvements made to his home at 709 Suggs Street, shown at the upper right. 220 more words

City Of Wilson


We’re now in a world where every company and every individual can be a media outlet with the capacity to create original, well edited content. There are sites readily available to launch a website at a click of a button, and the print media industry has never been hit so hard. 552 more words


Good News For Mothers

I always think that it would be possible to run an entire course in economic and social history based on nothing other than newspaper advertisements. From the perspective of 90 years into the future, I am not sure what is more surprising about this advert from the Yorkshire Evening Post of May 18th 1928. 77 more words