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    Western Press During the Civil War

    Scholars discussed the role of the western press during the Civil War. They talked about the divide between pro-Union and secessionist papers west of the Mississippi River as well as the…

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    Commemorating Soldiers in the Press

    Scholars discussed how the Civil War press commemorated soldiers in newspaper illustrations, obituaries, prisoner of war accounts and solicitations to fund monuments. This session was part…

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    Mid-19th Century Presidential Press Coverage

    A panel of journalism and media scholars discussed the press coverage of presidents and presidential candidates in the mid-19th century. The online event was part of the 28th annual 19th…

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    Abraham Lincoln and the Press

    Author Elizabeth Mitchell talked about her book, Lincoln’s Lie: A True Civil War Caper Through Fake News, Wall Street, and the White House. She described Abraham Lincoln’s relationship with…

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    Newspaper Coverage of Epidemics, 1800-1920

    A panel of five scholars took turns presenting talks on American press coverage of 19th century epidemics and the 1918 influenza pandemic. The online event was part of the 28th annual “19th…

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    Senator Cardin on Capital Gazette Shooting Anniversary

    Maryland Senator Ben Cardin (D) paid tribute to journalists and others killed on the anniversary of the Capital Gazette shooting in Annapolis, Maryland. He went on to talk about President…

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    Senator Cotton Reacts to Controversy Over His Editorial

    Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) responded on the Senate floor to controversy over his editorial published in The New York Times calling for military response to recent protests. The editorial page…

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    Newsboys in Toledo

    Toledo’s Woodlawn Cemetery was founded in 1876. Historian Tedd Long highlighted a memorial built there to memorialize a Toledo businessman who helped support and promote newspaper boys across the United…

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    Jennifer Kavanagh on News Source Credibility

    RAND Corporation senior political scientist Jennifer Kavanagh discussed a new report on where Americans are getting their news and what they consider to be credible sources.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the state of local media: “What local newspapers are available in your area?”

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    Don't Stop the Presses

    Veteran journalist and author Patt Morrison of the Los Angeles Times examined the history and importance of newspapers in her book, Don’t Stop the Presses!: Truth, Justice, and the American Newspaper.…

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    Personal History

    Katherine Graham talked about her book, "Personal History", published by Knopf. It was an autobiography which through her own stories dealt with the history of the Washington Post. She also…

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    Hugo Gurdon on the Role and Future of Journalism

    Hugo Gurdon, editorial director of the Washington Examiner, talked about the newspaper’s journalistic mission and the challenges facing a print and online news organizations. He spoke via…

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    Both Sides of the Question

    Both Sides of the Question is a 1970 film made by the Detroit News. It shows newspaper operations, reporters and editors at work, and interviews with readers.

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    After Words with George Melloan

    Former Wall Street Journal writer and editor George Melloan talked about his book Free People, Free Markets: How the Wall Street Journal Opinion Pages Shaped America, in which he describes the…

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    History of Newspaper Boys

    Historian Vincent DiGirolamo talked about about what life was like for newspaper boys both in the cities and on the railroads in the 19th and 20th centuries. This interview took place at…

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    Political Editor Earl Charles Behrens

    Jeff Peterson spoke about Redding, California, native and veteran political editor for the San Francisco Chronicle Earl Charles Behrens. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

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    World War I Newspapers' Effects on Soldier Morale

    Robert Nelson talked about how British, French, and German newspapers influenced soldier morale during World War I. Mr. Nelson also delves into the shortcomings of using soldiers' letters…

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    David Chavern on the News Industry

    David Chavern talked about the future of the media industry as President-elect Donald Trump was preparing to take the oath of office. He also talks about what can be done to prevent the spread of fake news…

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    After Words with Mark Thompson

    Mark Thompson talked about his book Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics?, in which he argues that the shift toward condensed and immediate language is fueling a…

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