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AS3217 U.S. Media & Public Policy
Semester 2 2000-2001
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Lecture Three
How the Media Shapes Events, Case Study One:
The Spanish-American War 1898


I. Introduction

II. The Bare Bones of History

President William McKinley
USS Maine (sunk Feb. 15, 1898)
New York Journal
San Francisco Examiner
Commodore George Dewey
Admiral Pascual Cervera
Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt
Rough Riders

III. William Randolph Hearst

Citizen Kane

IV. Reporting the War

1. The initial reaction to the destruction of the Maine
Captain Charles Sigsbee
George Bronson Rea
New York World
Frederick Remington
Ernest May
Hugh Thomas

V. Conclusion

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