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How the Template for Modern Combat Journalism Developed

The superbly researched Journalism and the Russo-Japanese War tells readers how Japan pioneered modern techniques of propaganda and censorship in the Russo-Japanese War.

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In Defense of Rock Radio, a Force in Popular Culture

With Clear Channel recently purchasing Boston's WFNX, we look at how important it is for alternative radio to exist -- and evolve.

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BBC Radio: Tune in for a Grin

The BBC has recognised that its mission statement "to inform, educate and entertain" must, simply must, include radio comedy.

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'Radio Shangri-la': An NPR Journalist's Adventures in Bhutan

Radio Shangri-La reads like an extended NPR feature full of well-chosen quotations and anecdotes, colorful characters, and personal reflections crafted into a neat package which leaves the reader feeling a little smarter in return for their time.

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Can You Imagine Standing in Line Just for a Newspaper?

'Suddenly and with little warning: STRIKE!' So began a 17-day newspaper delivery strike that prevented newspapers from getting to newsstands and doorsteps, as immortalised in the 1945 short, 17 Days: The Story of Newspaper History in the Making.

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The Seven-Layered Arsenic Cake of Madame LaFarge and Other Crime Classics

Crime Classics, a 1953 CBS ‘true crime’ radio series, seems to be something of a slap in the face to audiences’ sense of identification and notions of self-importance, presenting a vision of a callous and petty world where the individual matters little, and their thoughts and feelings matter less.

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Radio Is Doing Fine... Online

The American radio scene has expanded online with countless offerings for the listening worldwide.

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The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

The written word can be concealed, delayed, or misdirected. It is the human voice which haunts and lingers.

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Pete Kelly's Blues

Jack Webb's glum radio series 'Pete Kelly's Blues' is a sigh of a tribute to the roaring '20s, a melancholic parade of blistering jazz and the pointlessness of its own nostalgia.

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My Remarkable Journey by Larry King

There’s an important message in Larry King's story: it’s good to be good, but it’s better to be lucky.

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Hank's Other Side: Religion, Radio, and the Roots of Country Music

Hank Williams' recordings for WSM's Mother's Best Flour radio show challenge the modern listener's idea that country music reserves Jesus for Sunday morning.

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Radio (2003)

The white father-black son relationship is initiated by the white man's need for redemption.

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