Articles from August, 2014

An Eye-Witness Account of the Taking of Washington

August 26, 2014

August 26, 1814 “To the editors of the Baltimore Patriot, Friday evening, Aug. 26. as reprinted by the Green Mountain Farmer, September 6, 1814 Gentlemen, Having witnessed the unhappy occurrences at Washington, I will, agreeably to your request, put them …

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In pursuit of depth in today’s climate of journalism

August 14, 2014

The world is full of publishers now. We wear that hat each time we post something on Facebook or Twitter. What makes someone a journalist, though? I start with this list: Verification: You’re obsessed with accuracy, with the pursuit of verifiable information. Originality: Your reporting relies …

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News of the U.S.: August 1814

August 1:  From Fort Stoddert — “We have from time to time received news from Pensacola of the preparations making by the British for an attack upon some part of the southern country.  From the obvious importance of New Orleans …

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