It’s hard to think of many other journalists who have slogged through such a thankless beat for so long. It’s hard, too, to think of many other beats that are more important to give such tireless coverage.
Advertisement, Newspaperdom, March, 1894.
The film is all about the most revolutionary innovation in mass communication technology that you’ve never heard of. We here at practical obscurity* have been excited about this film since May! Here’s hoping for a Twin Cities screening!
If you haven’t been following the scandal involving State Senator Amy Koch, this headline might make you think Minnesotans take holiday neckwear very, very seriously.
(Bonus points for the unfortunate juxtaposition of the headline below the Koch story.)
In the pre-Web days, someone like Ms. Cox might have been one more obsessive in the lobby of a newspaper, waiting to show a reporter a stack of documents that proved the biggest story never told. The Web has allowed Ms. Cox to cut out the middleman; various blogs give voice to her every theory, and search algorithms give her work prominence.
The only thing I’m occupying today is study carrell number 294 in Wilson Library. But little reminders on the shelves just outside my door remind me of more important things afoot today than writing about the telegraph, newspapers, and libel law in the late nineteenth century.