Nineteenth century British periodicals

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Online publications that offer clickbait and easy entertainment mirror some of the most popular nineteenth century British magazines.
Barbara Kruger

The History of “Your Body Is A Battleground”

Revisiting the iconic work of Barbara Kruger (“Your Body is a Battleground”) that has just as much resonance today as it did a quarter century ago.

How Hitler Played the American Press

Did the AP and other news organizations get tricked into sympathetic coverage of Hitler?
In this June 15, 1995, file photo, murder defendant, O.J. Simpson grimaces as he tries on one of the leather gloves prosecutors say he wore the night his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered, during the Simpson double-murder trial in Los Angeles. A lawyer for O.J. Simpson in Las Vegas says the imprisoned former football star isn’t happy with portrayals he’s seen in ads and interviews about a cable TV series focusing on his 1995 murder acquittal in Los Angeles. Simpson won’t be able to see the show, "The People v. O.J. Simpson," as Nevada prisons don’t carry the FX network, which debuts the 10-part show on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (Sam Mircovich via AP, Pool, File)

O.J. Simpson: Media Spectacle Then and Now

O.J. Simpson is back in the news, and a whole new journalistic frenzy has begun.
Popular dress among meteorologists.

Outfits, Graphics, and the News Room: Why the News Looks the Way It Does

The evolution of the way TV news looks has much to do with principles of modernity and design.

How the Media Made Queen Victoria

How nineteenth century media helped make Queen Victoria who she was.

Why Bias Helps News Channels—and Maybe Viewers Too

According to a 2005 paper about bias in newspapers, reporting that tries to play things straight down the middle isn't necessarily a winning move.

Privacy, Journalism, and the Gilded Age

The interview is now such a standard part of journalism that it may come as a surprise to read that the New York Times editorialized against it in 1874.