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The Trump Administration’s Attempt to Revolutionize American Media

Scott Moore ’20 – Inside Politics Participant   Dramatic changes never simply happen overnight. In the aftermath of the shocking upset victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, many were left grasping for explanations and struggling to understand how they could adapt to the new political climate. Yet those who had been observant […]

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News never made money, and is unlikely to | Jack Shafer

Neal Carr ’13 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/08/15/news-never-made-money-and-is-unlikely-to/ The American newspapers of the 1820s and early 1830s were creatures of political parties, edited by zealots. Essentially propaganda sheets, these newspapers were “devoted to winning elections,” as Baldasty wrote well before (1992) the Web invasion. Born in the early 1990s, I’ve practically grown up expecting that the demise of newspapers was right […]

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Week in Review: A Difficult Transition Back to Reality

Katelynn Storm ’13 In the week since the election, the media has largely focused on issues that appeared during the campaign season. In the midst of the sad closing of Romney’s campaign, the difficulties that Obama faces in his second-term as President, the profiles of recently elected candidates, and even the possibility of Puerto Rico […]

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Week in Review: Aftermath of the Debate

By Pete Barrett ’15 This past week we saw a new side to Governor Mitt Romney, one that was not afraid to go after the President (on his inability to get things done in his first term), or Big Bird. While Gov. Romney displayed a warmer, more likable presence, President Obama seemed uninterested in sharing […]