09 - ARE WE STILL ON NEWSPAPERS? MAGAZINES. NO. WE'VE MOVED...

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ARE WE STILL ON NEWSPAPERS? NO. WE'VE MOVED TO MAGAZINES. YEAH! 1955, TWO MEN ADMITTED TO THE LYNCHING OF EMMITT TILL. I'M SORRY, THEY DIDN'T ADMIT TO IT IN 1955, THE LYNCHING HAPPENED THEN. EMMITT TILL, 14—YEAR— OLD LITTLE BLACK BOY WAS LYNCHED. THESE TWO ADMIT TODAY THE LYNCHING OF TILL AND THEN THEY SOLD THEIR STORY TO LOOK MAGAZINE. JOHN MILLAM AND ROY BRYANT. THEY ADMIT TODAY THIS TERRIBLE CRIME —— ADMITTED TO THIS TERRIBLE CRIME AND THEN SOLD THEIR STORY TO A JOURNALIST BY THE NAME OF WILLIAM BRADFORD HUEY WHO WORKED FOR LOOK MAGAZINE, HUGELY POPULAR MAGAZINE. REPORTS ARE THAT THEY WERE PAID BETWEEN 3300 AND 4 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THEIR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW. OR CONFESSION. 4 THOUSAND DOLLARS. » KATIA: SO THEY LYNCHED THE KID AND ADMITTED IN PUBLIC. THAT'S CRAZY. AND MADE MONEY ON TOP OF IT. THAT'S CRAZY. » INSTRUCTOR: THAT'S CRAZY. I AGREE. » STUDENT: HOW DO YOU SPELL TILL? » STUDENT: T—I—L—L— » INSTRUCTOR: COOL. » STUDENT: WHAT YEAR WAS THAT AGAIN? » STUDENT: 1955. » INSTRUCTOR: OOH! YES. 1960'S, LIFE MAGAZINE PAID 7 MERCURY ASS TRA NAUGHTS 5 HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR
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THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO THEIR STORIES FOR THREE YEARS. ASTRONAUTS. 500 GRAND, 7 GUYS, EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS, LIFE MAGAZINE. I MENTION THIS BECAUSE THERE IS SUCH A THING AS CHECKBOOK JOURNALISM. AND IT CONTINUES TODAY. NOT JUST IN MAGAZINES, BUT THAT'S A MEDIUM THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TODAY. AMERICA'S FIRST TRULY NATIONAL MEDIUM WAS THE MAGAZINE. IN COLONIAL DAYS, THE WORD MAGAZINE ITSELF MEANT "WAREHOUSE". IT MEANT DEPOSITORY. AND SO EARLY MAGAZINES SORT OF PATTERNED THEMSELVES AFTER A WAREHOUSE. LOTS OF DIFFERENT PIECES OF INFORMATION. OPINION PIECES AND FACTS AND HUMAN INTEREST TOPICS AND —— DESPITE ALL THAT, EARLY MAGAZINES COULDN'T TURN A PROFIT. . DURING THE PERIOD BETWEEN 1820 AND 1860, WHICH IS ALSO THE BIG PERIOD FOR THE PENNY PRESS, BUT DURING THAT PERIOD, MAGAZINES REALLY FLOURISHED. WHY? BECAUSE FINALLY THEY APPEALED TO ALL OF US, THE MASS AUDIENCE. SO THAT MAGAZINES SORT OF WERE PARALLELING —— I DON'T KNOW IF THAT IS A WORD, PARALLELING. PARALLELING? I DON'T KNOW IF THAT IS A WORD. WORD SIMILAR TO —— SINCE I DON'T KNOW IF PARALLELING IS A WORD —— WERE SIMILAR TO PENNY PRESS NEWSPAPERS. MAGAZINES STARTED LOOKING AT A NEW TARGET, WHICH WAS MIDDLE CLASS WOMEN. MAGAZINES ALSO HAD SENSATIONALIZING OF THE NEWS BUT FOR THE MOST PART, THEY REALLY HAD SOLID WRITING, PEOPLE WHO WERE AMERICA'S BEST
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WRITERS WORKED FOR THE MAGAZINES. BETWEEN 1860 AND 1900, IT SAID THAT THERE WAS A 700% INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF NEW MAGAZINES. » STUDENT: BETWEEN 1860 AND 1880? » STRUCK TOUR: 1900. WHY WAS THERE THIS POPULARITY
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