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The BBC and “The Troubles”

In his new book, Associate Professor of the Practice of History Robert Savage explores how chronicling 30 years of violence and turmoil in Northern Ireland tested the integrity and independence of the BBC, one of the most trusted and respected media outlets in … Continue reading

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Journalism—The First Draft of History?

John Horgan, the Burns Library Visiting Scholar, will give a public lecture Nov. 19 at 4:30 p.m. on “Journalism—The First Draft of History?” Typically treated by historians as a secondary source—and not necessarily a reliable one—journalism is now being studied … Continue reading

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Infographics 101

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gareth Cook will present “Infographics: The Origins and Future of Visual Thinking” on Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Devlin Hall, 101. In the Best American Infographics 2014, editor Gareth Cook has assembled a compendium of the finest … Continue reading

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Cultural exports

In her new book, Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America’s Image Abroad (Yale University Press), Martha Bayles shows how America’s in-your-face entertainment became our country’s de facto ambassador. Based on interviews she conducted in 11 countries, Bayles argues that … Continue reading

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Live from New York

Documentary filmmaker and screenwriter Matt Sienkiewicz, an assistant professor of communication, is co-editor (with Nick Marx and Ron Becker) of the new book Saturday Night Live and American TV. The book features essays that address issues ranging from race and … Continue reading

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Baratunde Thurston: Race, media & Election 2012

Social commentator Baratunde Thurston, author of the New York Times bestseller How to Be Black, will speak on “Birth Certificates, Fact Checkers and the Art of Negrospotting: A Look at Race, Comedy, and Politics in the 2012 Election” on Oct. … Continue reading

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