From writing letters to the editors of newspapers, to making pod casts and posting videos online, the importance of opinion has not only affected the way we think, but the way we act.
The lack of a free press also meant that poems and songs passed around on scraps of paper, along with coffee-house gossip, were important sources of news for many Parisians.Little wonder then that coffee-houses, like other public places in Paris, were stuffed with government spies.
No other Mexico City newspaper covered this story; nor did it appear in the Spanish-language part of . This suggests that newspaper editors thought the story unimportant, that it appeared in the English-language supplement of only as entertaining “filler.” Just because this was a very minor piece of news in 1924, however, does not mean that the article lacks value as a historical source in the present day. Sometimes, placed in their proper context, short newspaper articles can serve as windows opening onto much larger historical vistas. The challenge is in deciding what the proper historical context might be.
There are many scholars who have been studying the situations and evolutionary developments of newspapers and journalisms within China and it is important to see how these situations have developed over course of time....