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CHATBOTS

AI vs. AI. Two chatbots talking to each other
"What happens when you let two bots have a conversation? We certainly never expected this..."
(YouTube)

 

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SPORT

Teddy Riner 
"(born 7 April 1989 in Pointe-à-PitreGuadeloupe) is a French judoka.
He's 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) and 286 lb (130 kg) and has been given the nickames Teddy Bear[1] and Teddy Winner [2].
At 18 years and 5 months Teddy Riner became the youngest world champion of the history of his sport.
To date, he holds an unmatched record of six world titles obtained in the +100kg, Men's Team and the Open categories [3][4].
He is considered as one of the greatest judoka in activity."

(Wikipedia)

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EVALUATION

SITES ACADEMIQUES PROPOSANT DES EVALUATIONS DU NIVEAU A1
(educreuse23.ac-limoges.fr)

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HOBBIES

11 Surprising Celebrity Hobbies
"Find out which celebrities are into spear fishing, action figure collecting, playing with dolls, fencing, and many more."
1. Leonardo DiCaprio - Action Figure Collector
2. Johnny Depp - Playing With Barbies
3. Tom Hanks - Collecting Typewriters
4. Will Smith - Fencing
5. Ben Stiller - Being A Trekkie
6. Angelina Jolie - Collecting Daggers
7. Rod Stewart - Model Train Enthusiast
8. Quentin Tarantino - Collecting Boardgames Based On TV Shows
9. George Lucas - Feeding Squirrels
10. Lisa Kudrow - Playing Pool
11. Tiger Woods - Spear Fishing

(buzzfeed.com)

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OBESITY



De jeunes Américains obèses à Reedley en Californie le 19 octobre 2009 
(20minutes.fr)

Obesity - Published August 26, 2011
"This four-part Series critically examines what we know about the global obesity pandemic: its drivers, its economic and health burden,
the physiology behind weight control and maintenance, and what science tells us about the kind of actions that are needed to change
our obesogenic environment and reverse the current tsunami of risk factors for chronic diseases in future generations..."

(thelancet.com)

 

Half of U.S. adults will be obese by 2030, report says - August 26
"unless the government makes changing the food environment a policy priority, according to a report released Thursday
on the international obesity crisis in the British medical journal the Lancet."

(washingtonpost.com)

 

The Costs of Obesity and Implications for Policymakers
(choicesmagazine.org)

 

Obesity 'threatens US army recruitment'
"Obesity disqualified more potential recruits for military service than any other medical factor...
"We must act, as we did after World War II, to ensure that our children can one day defend our country, if need be."

(news.smh.com.au)

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SOCIAL MEDIA

UK Debates Social Media Closure in Crises (26th August, 2011)
- a lesson plan
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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McDonald's Story
"Watch the slideshow and play the game."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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VIDEO QUIZ

ESL Video Quiz: Sharon's Stories: Lala: The Pet Penguin
"Meet Lala, the pet penguin which was caught in a fisherman's net and brought home.
Now he is used to living with humans and refuses to leave."
- with an interactive quiz
(eslvideo.com)

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AUDIO-LINGUA

PORTRAIT :

** Paul : If I were... **
par  Paul (Michigan, USA)

- 28 août 2011
Paul's chinese portrait (number and season)
->  http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article1637

** Candice : If I were... **
par  Candice (an English woman living in France)

- 26 août 2011
Candice's chinese portrait.
->  http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article1634


** Bernard : If I were... **
par  Bernard (an Englishman living in France)

- 26 août 2011
Bernard's chinese portrait.
->  http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article1633

SCHOOLDAYS :

** Maryse : a typical schoolday in the US **
par  Maryse (NYC, USA)

- 27 août 2011
Maryse tells us about a typical schoolday in the USA : the different classes and after school activities.
->  http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article1636


** Leslie : my schoolday  **
par  Leslie (Arkansas, USA)

- 27 août 2011
Leslie describes her typical schoolday in the US : time, classes, lunch and the different subjects she studies.
->  http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article1635

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JOB

Amazing short animated film 'The Employment' by Santiago Grasso [HQ]
Read the commentary under the video on YouTube
(YouTube)

 

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NUMBERS 1 - 20

Numbers from 1 to 20 - interactive activities
"Various activities such as crosswords and matching exercises to revise the numbers from one to twenty (with animated pictures and sounds)"

- with AUDIO
(worldofteacherfortin.perso.sfr.fr)

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THE ALPHABET

The alphabet - interactive activities
"Listen to the alphabet and try to identify the letters through various activities like
matching exercises, fill in the blanks and put the letters in the right order (with animated pictures and sounds)"

(worldofteacherfortin.perso.sfr.fr)

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Virginia WOOLF / Katherine MANSFIELD

Enseigner la nouvelle ; Virginia Woolf et Katherine Mansfield
"Dans le cadre de ses formations académiques, la Clé des langues vous propose cette page de ressources
destinée aux enseignants qui souhaitent aborder les nouvelles de Woolf et Mansfield en classe."

TEXTES + FICHIERS AUDIO
(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

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EXTRACT MP3

How To: Extract MP3 From a YouTube Video
(listentoyoutube.com)

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NUMBERS

Numbers - interactive game
L'animation est un peu lourde et peut donc nécessiter quelques secondes de chargement.
(worldofteacherfortin.perso.sfr.fr)

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Brighton Rock
  "is a 2010 British film based on the novel by Graham Greene...
The novel was previously made into a film in 1947 by John Boulting under the same title.
Although the novel and original film are both set in the 1930s, this film has been moved forward to 1964,
during the Mods and Rockers era and takes place in Brighton."

(Wikipedia)

Brighton Rock 
"is a novel by Graham Greene, published in 1938, and later made into films, a 1947 film and a 2011 film.
The novel is a murder thriller set in 1930s Brighton.
The title is a reference to a confectionery traditionally sold at seaside resorts, used as a metaphor for human character."

SEE : Plot summary
(Wikipedia)

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MEMORY

10 Strategies To Help Prevent Alzheimer’s
+ "Here are five things you can do now to help save your child from Alzheimer’s and memory loss later in life"

An Article with Dr. Gary Small
(depressionforums.org)
+ Alzheimer's disease : Infographic
(runthetorch.com)

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STAR WARS / ALPHABET



THE STAR WARS ALPHABET GUESSING GAME
"Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a character from the Star Wars universe here. Can you name them all?"

+ the answers
(gammasquad.uproxx.com)

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NEW SPECIES

Astonish Me - a short film for WWF
"to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF)...
A magical tale of adventure and discovery showcasing some of the extraordinary species recently found around the world."

(YouTube)

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IN MY HOUSE / HAVE GOT

Sylvain Kustyan : In my house
(sylvainkustyanisamusician.blogspot.com)

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RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011

Rugby World Cup 2011 Resources:
Stadium Capacity Maths / Team Strips / Flags Symmetry / Rugby Union Scoring /
Top Points Scorers / RWC Project Ideas / My World Cup Team

- TOPIC, THEMED and CROSS-CURRICULAR RESOURCES  / Rugby resources
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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STREET ART / BANKSY

Street Art : Banksy
Videos + Links

(anglais.over-blog.org)

 

 

80+ Beautiful Street Crimes done by BANKSY
boredpanda.com

 

BANKSY's site
(banksy.co.uk)

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WEATHER

Create a weather forecast
Geography Resources / Weather & Tourism
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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PREFIXES

 Prefixes Sets - Lists and examples
ENGLISH: Word Level: Spelling & Phonics (Part 2) / Prefixes
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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FAIRY TALES

Goosing Mother Goose - The Fairy Tales of Tex Avery
(brightlightsfilm.com)

 

Fairy tales
"Every week we ask you a different question. Hear what people in London say, then join the conversation!"

What's your favourite fairy tale ?
(BBC)

 

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POCKET MONEY

Children's pocket money on the rise for first time in seven years
"Halifax survey shows average British child gets £6.25 per week from parents"
(guardian.co.uk)

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WRITING

Interactive writing !
En salle informatique par deux
"Write your dialogue on your notebook - Saluer le personnage et demander le temps qu’il fait
- saluer et répondre - demander les vêtements qu’il ou…
Pour lire la suite cliquez ici "

(english-pe.over-blog.com)

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GRAMMAR

The Compound Lesson
"Compound words are two smaller words combined together.
For example, the word play and the word ground make a compound word of playground.
There is a great video to watch that can teach you all about compound words and how to spot them.
Check it out in the Compound Words section of the site...
Once you’ve finished watching the video and learning all about compound words,
you can play some great games and practice everything you’ve learned."

(learninggamesforkids.com)

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HURRICANE

Hurricane! - Cartoons
(cagle.com)



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BACK TO SCHOOL

Video - Happy to Go back to school
(sylvainkustyanisamusician.blogspot.com)

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WWF / TOILET PAPER

Toilet paper brand wipes out forests and endangered species
"An investigation released today reveals that Auckland based company Cottonsoft is sourcing its toilet paper
from rainforests in Indonesia, home of the critically-endangered Sumatran tiger.
The evidence is the result of an eight-month investigation by Greenpeace, the Green Party and WWF-New Zealand
into exactly where the toilet paper sold by New Zealand retailers originates from...
The destruction of Indonesia’s rainforests is one of the main threats to the survival of the critically
endangered Sumatran tiger, only 400 of which are estimated to remain in the wild. "

(wwf.panda.org)

 

+ Consumer guide to rainforest friendly toilet paper



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NAVY SEALs

Tears of the Sun 
"is a 2003 American war film, depicting a United States Navy SEAL team rescue mission amidst a civil war in the West African country of Nigeria.
Lt. A.K. Waters (Bruce Willis) commands the team sent to rescue U.S. citizen Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks (Monica Bellucci)
from the civil war en route to her jungle hospital. The film was directed by Antoine Fuqua."
(Wikipedia)

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English for 2012
"Find out about London's preparations for hosting the Olympic and Paralympics Games: the venues;
the journey of the Olympic torch; the impact of the new facilities on life in London and the wider UK..."

+ HISTORY + SPORTS + VIDEO + FUN
(learnenglish.britishcouncil.org)

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CARTOON / YOUTH

Cartoon: A Tale of Two Britains
"This cartoon by Schrank from The Independent on Sunday compares the fortunes of two categories of young people in British society today..."
+ LANGUAGE + INTERPRETATION

(englishblog.com)

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SPORT

Roller derby
"Contemporary roller derby is an American-invented contact sport with roots in sports entertainment.
The game is based on formation roller skating around an oval track by two teams.
Points are scored when the designated scoring player (the "jammer") of a given team laps members of the opposing team;  
hence offense and defense typically occur simultaneously."
It "is an international sport with over 1000 women's leagues in 36 countries, as well as a growing number of male, co-ed, and junior exposition teams."

(Wikipedia)

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EARTHQUAKE

Virginia earthquake felt in Washington and New York - 24 August 2011
"A magnitude-5.8 earthquake has rattled the east coast of the United States.
The quake centred on the state of Virginia but was felt in Washington, where the Pentagon and US Capitol were evacuated, as well as in New York."
+ In pictures: Washington earthquake + a VIDEO

(BBC)

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MLK

Martin Luther King memorial opens in Washington DC
"Master Lei Yixin, a Chinese sculptor, designed a statue standing 30ft (9.1m) tall, situated right between memorials
for Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, along the National Mall in the US capital.
Visitors talked to the BBC about their impressions, and about what it means to have the civil rights leader enshrined in such a prominent display."

(BBC)

King memorial: One expression, many interpretations
A SLIDESHOW + SPECIAL REPORT
(washingtonpost.com)

 

GAMES created by Hervé Fortin :

 

Colors - interactive game
(worldofteacherfortin.perso.sfr.fr)

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The alphabet - interactive game
Click on the letters
to listen to their pronunciations.

(worldofteacherfortin.perso.sfr.fr)

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ART

Going West with Frederic Remington.
"First watch the slideshow, (use the arrow to go from page to page), enjoy Frederic Remington's art, then learn the vocabulary." 

Activities created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)
- with a list of terms used in these activities. (illustrated)

 

Frederic Sackrider Remington (October 4, 1861 – December 26, 1909)
"was an American painterillustratorsculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the Old American West, specifically
concentrating on the last quarter of the 19th century American West and images of cowboysAmerican Indians, and the U. S. Cavalry."

(Wikipedia)

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SURVEY

Back to School
"Answer this survey, then compare with what other pupils have answered." 
Created by Renée M
aufroid. (Ac. Lille)
This survey would be interesting as an ice-breaker.

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THE AMERICAN DREAM

The American Dream Film-Full Length

Thanks to Francis Hen (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

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CRIME

Match the arrestee with their alleged crime. - interactive game
"Just click and drag the crimes into the squares beneath each suspect. Then click the submit arrow."

(thesmokinggun.com)

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CATS

How my cats see me
(laughingsquid.com)

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PLASTIC SURGERY / PETS

Plastic Surgery For Pets Increasing (19th August, 2011)
- a lesson plan

(newsenglishlessons.com)

Cosmetic Surgery For Prettier Pets + SCRIPT
"Like their owners, pets are getting all types of cosmetic surgery - breast reductions, eyelifts, and even fat removal..."

(cbsnews.com)

Surge in plastic surgery for pets
"Nose jobs and facelifts were once the preserve of Hollywood A-listers and ageing celebrities.
However new figures show that Britons are spending millions of pounds a year on plastic surgery for their pets...
 Facelifts are commonly required in breeds with excessively drooping eyelids, skin grafts for wounds, soft palate trimming in short faced breeds."

(telegraph.co.uk)



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SCIENCE-FICTION

District 9
"is a 2009 South African science fiction thriller film directed by Neill Blomkamp...
The story, adapted from Alive in Joburg, a 2005 short film directed by Blomkamp and produced by Sharlto Copley and Simon Hansen,
pivots on the themes of xenophobia and social segregation...
The film was produced for $30 million and shot on location in Chiawelo, Soweto, presenting
fictional interviews, news footage, and video from surveillance cameras in a part-mock documentary style format."
See : Themes
(Wikipedia)

 

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Rick Perry : Five Fast Facts
(washingtonpost.com)

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GANGS

The Interrupters
"
This documentary on Chicago gang violence is the most necessary film of the year...
The "violence interrupters" are a group of ex-convicts and former gang members who've joined CeaseFire,
an organization with a unique approach to quelling youth violence. Rather than lecturing in schools or running drop-in centers,
they get out on the street, find kids in situations of potential danger..."

(slate.com)

 

Watch the TRAILER :

 

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LOGOS

Logo Rainbow
(danmeth.com)

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POLICE

Sending the Police Before There’s a Crime
"The police officers... were directed to the parking structure by a computer program
that had predicted that car burglaries were especially likely there that day.
The program is part of an unusual experiment by the Santa Cruz Police Department in predictive policing
— deploying officers in places where crimes are likely to occur in the future...
Efforts to systematically anticipate when and where crimes will occur are being tried out in several cities. "

(nytimes.com)

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ALPHABETS

The story of how we got our alphabets
"From intricate and beautiful Egyptian hieroglyphs, to wedge-shaped cuneiform imprints from ancient Mesopotamia
- our ancestors developed many ways of recording their thoughts and information...
Dr James Clackson, senior lecturer in Classics at the University of Cambridge, explains
about some of the people and places where writing was born."

(BBC)

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COLOURS

Colours - interactive game
"Crush the bugs and learn the names of the colours!"
(worldofteacherfortin.perso.sfr.fr)

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JOBLESS

Jobless in America - Cartoons

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RIOTS

London riots: young people voice their frustrations
"Condemned as 'feral scum' and the sick of society, young people speak out about the reasons behind the riots."

(guardian.co.uk)

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Perry for President - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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POSTERS

 

 

 

THE 2011 RUGBY WORLD CUP

INTRODUCTION - NEW ZEALAND - THE TEAMS - THE VENUES -
THE MATCH SCHEDULE - THE PLAYER STATISTICS - THE TICKETS -
THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME - THE REAL NEW ZEALAND FESTIVAL -
VIDEOS - THE EDUCATION PROGRAMME - RESOURCES ABOUT RUGBY

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A webquest on the future 2011 rugby world cup
You have to be a registered user in order to download worksheets.
If you are not a registered user, you can register for free here

(eslprintables.com)

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The United States Presidential Election of 2012 

 

Introduction - The candidates - Comparing the candidates - The elections

 

 

Rick PERRY

The Governor of Texas -
Running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2012 -
The Response -
Worksheets -
Cartoons
- Videos

 

 

COLLEGE COSTS

College costs - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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HARRY POTTER

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter - OFFICIAL
"Set to open in Spring 2012, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is a behind-the-scenes walking tour which immerses guests into the world
of film-making. The tour features authentic sets, costumes and props that showcase the British artistry, technology and talent that goes
into producing world famous and successful movies, created at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden. The Studio Tour will initially focus
on the Harry Potter film series which has made the Studios its home for over 10 years."

(YouTube)

 

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POSTERS

contains images which some people may find unsettling

Publicités fracassantes
(fichier-pps.fr)


Bad water kills more children than war.

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INTERNET

In 60 seconds... - an infographic
(go-gulf.com)

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OPPOSITES

Star Trek Book of Opposites 
"With the help of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy, you can teach children the meaning of happy and sad,
open and closed, apart and together, and much more."

(quirkbooks.com)

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Hugo 
"is an upcoming 3D family adventure drama film based on Brian Selznick's novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
It is directed by Martin Scorsese and written by John Logan...
Hugo Cabret is an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station.
When Hugo encounters a broken automaton, an eccentric girl, and the cold, reserved man who runs the toy shop,
he is caught up in a magical, mysterious adventure that could put all of his secrets in jeopardy."
(Wikipedia)

 

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
  "is a historical-fiction book written and illustrated by Brian Selznick ...
The book’s primary inspiration is the true story of turn-of-the-century pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès,
his surviving films, and his collection of mechanical, wind-up figures called automata."

(Wikipedia)

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William Randolph Hearst: Mythical media bogeyman
"William Randolph Hearst lives on 60 years after his death as the mythical bogeyman of American journalism,
the personification of the field's most egregious impulses...
As Hearst envisioned it, the "journalism of action" was to be a sustained force, defined by activism on many fronts
and fuelled by frequent doses of self-promotion and self-congratulation."

(BBC)


"Citizen Kane - played by Orson Welles (centre)
- was loosely based on Hearst"

"Hearst portrayed as a spoilt child about
to break his doll in a 1930 cartoon"

 

William Randolph Hearst (April 29, 1863 – August 14, 1951)
"was an American newspaper magnate and leading newspaper publisher...
Acquiring more newspapers, Hearst created a chain that numbered nearly 30 papers in major American cities at its peak.
He later expanded to magazines, creating the largest newspaper and magazine business in the world."

(Wikipedia)


Hearst Castle with the Neptune Pool 

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