Monthly Archives: March, 2016

Irania Quintero’s Reflection

Working on this project was a valuable experience. At first, it was difficult to find a way to work together, but we were able to set up a system to get it done efficiently. I found that this project was a good way to learn about the press and look at it in more detail than we would have during class. We found it very easy to work with each other once we found our flow. Unlike other projects I have been involved in, this one was on the more enjoyable side not only because it was fun to learn about working on a website, but also because my group members were fun, hard-working, and easy to communicate with. All in all, I want to thank the team for the hard work they put in. This was an invigorating experience.


Kyle Shramek Reflection

I think my favorite part about this project was actually working on a group project that was enjoyable. Almost every other group assignment I’ve ever been in has been one big confusing mess, with people who didn’t want to be involved. I feel like my group members were very like-minded people with the determination and will power it took to get this project done. I learned how to start a new website from scratch and essentially how to pave the way for the journalism career I aspire to one day achieve. This project was fun, and I learned a lot from it. Definitely looking forward to the next one!

Noah Vasquez Reflection

The thing I probably liked the most about this project was the game Vanessa and I made.  Making our era into a game can really help with study skills.  This was the first time I took part in making a website/blog running and I had lots of fun.  To be honest, I really didn’t care about the press during the wars the U.S. had.  But doing this project gave me an insight of what they had to go through to get press material back to the U.S. home-front.  Each war the press had many, many obstacles and they weren’t appreciated at all, but now they have my appreciation.  I feel that doing assignments with others is way better then doing them yourself and doing this project I realized I had the best.

Francisco’s Reflection

Group projects are usually pretty hard to do, but this blog project actually went really smooth. My group members and I worked really hard throughout the process. My group members made it really easy to find all their links for the bibliography, which was extremely helpful in getting it done. We all also worked very efficiently in getting the history portion done. Within one day of starting the history part, we were about done which I thought was great. I also enjoyed this project because of how informative it was. I learned how the press was effected throughout many wars in many eras. Personally, I did more research on the civil war, so that was my favorite part to write about. Also, getting to learn word press was helpful and I believe it’s something I will continue to work with even after our class is over. I feel that by setting up this site I’ve actually learned a lot about a future in online journalism and what it takes to keep a blog running.

Vanessa Mayorga Reflection

The History Game was one of my favorite projects. I have always wanted to learn how to created my own website to blog on. I also could not have been apart of a better team. We all helped and contributed equally with everything and there is no doubt that we were a great team and could count on each other. I created my own personal biography as well as the information on the Korean War. Noah and I contributed to the Game; from creating the actual questions to creating the link and the summary. I learned so much from each war and think this was a great and effective way to research journalism amongst each Era.

Crossword Puzzle

The Crossword Puzzle contains a combination of questions based on all the information from the History Posts. Each war has a distinctive quality that was used as answers in the game. There are 2 questions containing material from each war. The more information that you know on our website the easier the questions will be. Evidently the objective of the game is to get them all correct but if needed there is a Study Guide attached.

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Solving the Online Crossword Puzzle:

~Click a cell on the crossword grid, or click a clue
~Click twice on a cell to toggle between across and down
~The active cell is highlighted in blue
~Start typing in the word
~Hit enter when you are done typing in the word
~The word will turn green or red if you got it right or wrong
~You can use the tab and shift-tab keys to move around the crossword

Answer Key

  1. The most significant aspect of the press and technology during the Vietnam war was that bits and pieces of the war were being televised instead of just written about. People nationwide received a glimpse of the war in action.
  2. Propaganda has affected the press during war by being able to bring in funds for the paper and reporting. Propaganda also played a big role in further spreading word about the importance of war.
  3. When the War on Terror occurred, the Patriotic Act was passed, which prevented anyone and everyone from reporting anything related to anti-war efforts.
  4. CNN was able to execute what many would not have had the courage to do. The reporters working for CNN experienced war first hand by being present at certain war sites.
  5. Although censorship of the press was controlled by the military in Korea and Japan, US reporters did not fear the Korean militia therefore making it difficult for them to completely censor any information.
  6.  Matthew Brady was a reporter who captured the moment and shed light on stories in a unique way. During the civil war, Brady did not directly capture war moments, but he was able to tell of these moments by capturing pictures of soldiers in their activities aside from war.
  7. George Creel’s main goal was to establish propaganda that would gain massive support from US Citizens in order to go through with US involvement in World War I.
  8. The press during the Granada conflict was unique because it was rare for reporters to travel to the small island. Most of the report was received from a few pictures that were able to be taken during this time.

Study Questions

  1. What was the most defining aspect of the press and technology during the Vietnam war?
  2. How has propaganda affected or not affected the press during war times?
  3. How did the War on Terror affect the press?
  4. How did CNN become more involved it its reporting during war?
  5. Why did censorship of the press fail during the Korean war?
  6. Who is Matthew Brady and why is he important to the press?
  7.  What was George Creel’s main goal?
  8. What made the press during The Granada conflict unique?

Works Cited

Andersen, Robin. “Invading Grenada.” Fair. Fair. 1 January 2007. Web. 6 Mar. 2016.

Byrd, Max. “Mathew Brady: Portraits Of A Nation.Wilson Quarterly 37.4 (2013): 124-128.                  Academic Search Premier. Web. 6 Mar. 2016.

Capachi, Casey. “Wolf Blitzer reflects on covering the Gulf War 25 years ago.” CNN Politics.              CNN. 1 March 2016. Web. 6 Mar. 2016

Fazio, Daniel. “Censorship In the Korean War: Press – Military Relations June 1950-                          January 1951.” Australasian Journal of American Studies. 26.2 (2007): 1-19. Web. 6 Mar.             2016.

George Creel.American Government. ABC-CLIO, 2016. Web. 6 Mar. 2016.

MacDonald, J. Fred. “TV News and the Korean War.” n.p. n.d. Web. 6 Mar. 2016.

Rohn, Alan. “Media Role in the Vietnam War.The Vietnam War. n.p, 31 October 2015. Web.            6 Mar. 2016.

Shah, Anup. “Iraq War Media Reporting, Journalism and Propaganda.Global Issues. n.p. 1              Aug. 2007. Web. 6 Mar. 2016

Stone, Geoffrey R. “Abraham Lincoln’s First Amendment.New York University Law Review                78.1 (2003): 1. Academic Search Premier. Web. 6 Mar. 2016.

The Propaganda War.” DPMachenry. Tripod. n.d. Web. 6 Mar. 2016.

The War.PBS. Public Broadcasting Service. n.d. Web. 6 Mar. 2016.

Uncle Sam Wants You! The Propaganda Posters of WWII.” The National WWII Museum. The              National WWII Museum. n.d. Web. 6 Mar. 2016

USA Patriot Act.Fincen. United States Department of Treasury. n.d. Web. 6 Mar. 2016

Vietnam on Television.The Museum of Broadcast Communications. n.p. n.d. Web. 6 Mar.                  2016.

West, Daniel B. “Media Coverage of the Vietnam War.University of Texas. n.p. n.d. Web. 6               Mar. 2016.

Propaganda during the Korean War

Propaganda was very popular during the Korean war. They were created with very poor quality and dropped by aircraft. The leaflets were directed to the enemy while others had words of encouragement towards UN troops. Details and illustrations concerning the leaflets were often times expressing the brutality of the enemies actions. KW

“Many young North Korean men are dying needlessly every day due to ever-increasing hardships. At the same time they are becoming the slaves of the Chinese Communists.”