The Washington Post is a name that is synonymous with information. They went from being a small family paper to a national symbol of media. How they did that was by doing something that broke all of the rules. During the Vietnam war, some political occurrences were happening behind the scenes. Not that that’s anything unusual, but in this particular instance, it was revealed that some of the actions put thousands of American soldiers in jeopardy. When this information was found out, another prominent newspaper ran with the information and because of doing so, an injunction was issued to stop any further action on their part. Here is where The Post stood apart, they took the information and ran with it, risking everything to present the truth to the people. One simple action, one woman willing to risk everything, one newspaper that would change the world. An incredible story that needed to be told, a media organization obsessed with the truth, and how that action changed journalism forever. Powerful and poignant, the presentation is a bit pedantic. Is it better to have just the facts and have it a be lack-luster or is it better to embellish the information to create an entertaining experience. Here, that line is walked… teetering back and forth, never quite finding which side to be on. What side will you choose?
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