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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The Distant Past of Video Journalism
From Poynter's This Day in History, some early Edison movies on journalism.
First, war correspondents rushing to file stories at the telegraph office. Reminds me of early slapstick. (1889)
Second, coverage of Roosevelt's Rough Riders embarking for Cuba during Spanish American War (1898)
Third, a Cuban ambush of a Spanish patrol (looks kind of staged- actually most of the battles filmed look like they were staged re-enactments). (1898)