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«The girl put face to the refugees» (Steve McCurry)
Plastic beauty is very important in the front cover, although the media usually prefers photos that provoke scandals. However, beauty also sells and gives prestige to a mass media. Perhaps the next cover contains the world’s most famous photograph, on a par with Neil Armstrong’s stepping on the moon or the tragic atomic bomb.
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«The most famous tabloid photo of the decade» Time-Life Books (1969: 185): This fabulous century, 1920-1930.
Had you ever seen a woman on the electric chair? Neither do I: not on films, never on the magazines… cos you are used to see men in that tragic situation. So maybe now you are shocked about the image of this front page of 1928. ¿What did this woman do to be in the electric chair?
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«In 1904, female journalist Ida Tarbell exposed the unfair business practices of the Standard Oil Company. As a result of her expose, the government prosecuted the company under anti-trust legislation» (The National Women's History Museum)
In the dawn of the Twentieth Century, John Davison Rockefeller was an oil tycoon who founded in 1870 the Standard Oil of Ohio (now ExxonMobil). Possibly he have been the richest man in History, as he was considered by the study ‘Top 10 Richest Men Of All Time’, which values his fortune in 323.4 billion dollars, while Bill Gates occupied the fourth place with “only” 124.000.000.000 $.