All Blog Posts Tagged 'Journalism' (7)


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John F. Finerty: 'The Fighting Irish Pencil-Pusher'

Chicago Times correspondent John Finerty wiped his brow, drying the sweat from the hot July 7th afternoon, as he looked up to the top of the grassy knoll where scout Frank Grouard was scanning the horizon with his binoculars. They were near the valley of the Little Bighorn in what is…

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Added by Joe Gannon on September 1, 2019 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

O'Reilly: Fenian Rebel, Convict and Poet

This month in January 1868, after a voyage of 89 days, an infamous convict-ship docked for the last time in Freemantle harbor, Western Australia.

On October 12, 1867, after picking up cargo from Sheerness and Plymouth harbors, a fully…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on January 25, 2018 at 8:00am — 7 Comments


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John Russell Young With President Grant in Ireland

Born in Dunamanna, County Tyrone, Ireland. John Russell Young (November 20, 1840 – January 17, 1899) was a journalist, author, diplomat, and the seventh Librarian of the United States Congress, serving from 1897 to 1899.

His parents…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 19, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

'Spotlight' The Movie: When Boston's Wall of Silence Crumpled

The film "Spotlight" was recently released, based on the true story of the Boston Globe’s investigation of the Boston Archdiocese’s willful coverup of child molestation and abuse. The reviews have been, like the movie itself, scattered.

This is, without a doubt, a shattering film. Well made and well acted, it…

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Added by Sarah Nagle on December 21, 2015 at 7:00pm — 16 Comments

Seeking Info on Irish Activist John Boyle O'Reilly in Boston

I'm seeking some background on John Boyle O'Reilly and his life in Boston, particularly his involvement with the Irish community then (including the Catalpa Affair). I have uncovered some wonderful inks between…

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Added by Jarlath MacNamara on October 24, 2015 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Reliving 'Bloody Sunday' Part 1 of 3: "A Worm's Eye View"

Reliving 'Bloody Sunday'

Part 1 of 3: "A Worm's Eye View"

By David Tereshchuk

Called to testify at the new British investigation into…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments


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Timothy H. O'Sullivan Civil War photographer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_H._O%27Sullivan Came across this fellah and thought I would share.

Added by Nollaig 2016 on January 14, 2013 at 11:22am — 1 Comment

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