News Tropes And Moral Panic
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While the press of today might not be reporting on aliens with the same fervour, many of the tropes from those days are still alive and well in modern-day journalism.  Stories about how no one wants to work anymore, or how technology is killing the art of conversation, have been told for over 130 years… and counting.  What are the tropes that keep coming back again and again? And are we really so different from the hysterical, partisan press of yesteryear?  Host: Jesse Brown Credits: Tristan Capacchione (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), Bruce Thorson (Senior Producer), Cherise Seucharan (Reporter), Annette Ejiofor (Managing Editor) Further information: Paul Fairie on Twitter Think Like a Historian, Historica CanadaMaking National News: A History of the Canadian Press, Gene AllenLibrary of Congress: Chronicling America ArchivesSharp Wits and Busy Pens: The role of the Parliamentary Press Gallery over the years, Video Series, Carleton University Additional music by Audio Network Sponsors: Oxio, Article, Better Help, Peloton If you value this podcast, support us! You’ll get premium access to all our shows ad free, including early releases and bonus content. You’ll also get our exclusive newsletter, discounts on merch at our store, tickets to our live and virtual events, and more than anything, you’ll be a part of the solution to Canada’s journalism crisis, you’ll be keeping our work free and accessible to everybody.     You can listen ad-free on Amazon Music—included with Prime. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
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