Monthly Archives: January 2013

Media Leaders: Oprah Winfrey and Katie Couric, Stefanie Bacarella

Oprah Winfrey was born in January 29, 1954 to unmarried, teenage parents, Vernita and Vernon.  She was born and raised in the town of Kosciusko, Mississippi along with her siblings.  She had a rough youth where she was sexually molested … Continue reading

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Media Leader Biographies

Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965)   Edward R. Murrow is, without a doubt, one of the most important and influential figures in television journalism. It was his investigations into Senator Joe McCarthy that lead to the early end of the notorious … Continue reading

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Media leaders: Oprah Winfrey and Chelsea Handler

Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Raised by a single teenaged mother in an economically troubled neighborhood, she would eventually become the wealthiest African American woman of the twentieth century. Winfrey’s work ethic and strong personality helped her impact … Continue reading

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Media Leader Biographies

Oprah Winfrey (1954-)             The media leader that interested me the most was Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey’s impact in the communications industry mesmerized critics and fans. She currently still holds the title of being the highest-paid television entertainer. Winfrey didn’t always have the … Continue reading

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Sports Media: Roone Arledge and Steve Sabol

Roone Arledge was born in 1931, died in 2002. He was president of ABC sports from 1968 until 1990, and was president of ABC news from 1977 until his death in 2002. Arledge had a giant impact on the presentation of both … Continue reading

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Internet blogging: Matt Drudge and Perez Hilton

Matt Drudge, born in Takoma Park, MD in 1966, though not always described as the best student, was a determined one. Drudge combined his love for news and gossip and some basic Internet skills to create what would become The … Continue reading

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African-American Women in the Media

Oprah Winfrey was born in 1954 into a family of humble means. As a child she went through the traumatic experience of being raped, which later would make her an inspiration and source of comfort to her fans who were … Continue reading

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