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How to Improve Journalism Education - How to Improve Journalism Education Media tycoons agreed that profound changes are taking place in the News media industry that pose challenges for journalists and the news organizations for which they work. Their advice can be clustered into three broad prescriptions. · Emphasis the basics of journalism craft along with analytical thinking and a strong sense of ethics. · Help the journalists to build a specialized expertise to enhance their coverage and help them to acquire first-hand knowledge of the societies, languages, religions and cultures of the world....   [tags: Media Teaching] 892 words
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The Future of On-line Journalism - The Future of On-line Journalism Interactivity is what most separates on line news from traditional news. Indexicality (using hypertext links) is an important aspect of on-line journalism because it frees up space and time for the reader. People can explore international news and easily access the latest stories before the papers get to print, all at the click of a mouse. Many studies have been done on how people use web services. One of the major characteristics of such use is searching through different hyperlinks....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The History of Television Journalism - Television and journalism have a relatively short history together, yet over the last sixty years, the two have become increasingly intertwined, perhaps even irreversible so. But this merger is between two opposing forces–one, a mass medium that inherently demands entertainment and the other, a profession most people hold responsible for information, for facts, which, for the most part, are inherently boring. So has television been beneficial for the American people. The people that our country’s founding fathers chose to hold responsible for electing those to be responsible for our country’s government....   [tags: Media ]
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Use of Journalism and Fiction In Cold Blood - Use of Journalism and Fiction In Cold Blood        John Hollowell's, critical analysis of Truman Capote's novel In Cold Blood focuses on the way Capote used journalism and fiction to try and create a new form of writing (82-84).   First, Capote involves his reader. "This immediacy, this spellbinding 'you-are-there' effect, comes less from the sensational facts (which are underplayed) than from the 'fictive' techniques Capote employs" (Hollowell 82). Capote takes historical facts and brings in scenes, dialogue, and point of view to help draw the reader in (Hollowell 82)....   [tags: Cold Blood Essays] 784 words
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Organization Effectiveness: Changing Media Landscape Presents Unique Challenge to Newspaper Managers - In the movie Citizen Kane (1941), Orson Welles plays Charles Foster Kane, the owner of a financially struggling newspaper. Kane shows little concern as his newspaper continually loses money: I did lose a million dollars last year. I expect to lose a million dollars this year. I expect to lose a million dollars next year. You know, Mr. Thatcher, at the rate of a million dollars a year, I'll have to close this place in 60 years. (Welles) In the world of Citizen Kane, economic losses do not equate to a loss of newspaper effectiveness; in the modern world, they do....   [tags: Journalism ]
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The Emergence of Photojournalism - ... Brady states, “My greatest aim has been to advance the art of photography and to make it what I think I have, a great and truthful medium of history” (Brady/Morgan). As over seventy-five years have passed since Mr. Brady was first recognized in the photojournalism field, numerous others of notability have also left their mark. “Margaret Bourke-White made history when she became the world’s first female war correspondent. …In addition, she photographed the drought victims of the Dust Bowl, the survivors at Buchenwald concentration camp, and Gandhi a few hours before his assassination....   [tags: journalism]
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The Decline in Journalistic Substance: Does it Matter? - ... It is as though those two pivotal points were the the de-flowering of the American psyche. We are now a nation of cynics. Who can blame us. We allow Presidents to be senile, elections to be high jacked, check-kiters to be considered as Presidential hopefuls and it is all considered par for the course. What is bad journalism in comparison. Why should we care when the world around us seems so crazy. Sometimes retreat into our own little worlds seems the only option for maintaining sanity. Fallows writes that our attention will be drawn away from the hard issues and we’ll focus on the sparkle of entertainment....   [tags: Journalism Essays]
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The Free Journalist - ... Online media, which bloggers dominate, has had a major influence on professional news reporting and continues to attract readers; blogging and other forms of new media seem to appeal to a younger audience. The decline of old media such as newspapers coincides with the expansion of the Internet, referred to as the new media (Marcovitz 45). The Internet has significantly increased the rate knowledge and information are transferred; headlines can be made instantaneously by posting a photo, video, or tweet (Marcovitz 56)....   [tags: Media]
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Dilemma in Photo Journalism - ... Carter was awarded the Pulitzer Prize of Feature Photography in 1994 for the photo. However, the recognition that surrounded the photo was met with equal concern and outrage for the subject. Carter’s photograph received an unprecedented amount of attention and response from readers, most of whom expressed disgust towards the photograph. Many of responses pointed a finger at Carter himself, accusing him of indifference and cruelty. The majority of photojournalists defend the position that their role is a purely observational one....   [tags: Media, Ethics]
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Black Press Day - ... As a literary movement, it laid the groundwork for all later African American literature and had a significant impact on black literature and consciousness worldwide. New Negro movement was another name for it. It introduced the creative works of black Americans. It introduced Jazz. It gave birth too many black writers and entertainers. Many disagreed with those writings and preferred the they have more positive writings so that the rest of American would not have a worst impression of black, then they already have....   [tags: journalism]
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Heroin's Price Drops; Use Soars - Heroin's Price Drops; Use Soars BOSTON—Drug traffickers have figured out ways to import heroin to Boston that is so cheap and pure even 14-year-olds can get their hands on it. “It’s everywhere,” said Peter Curran, a Norwood Police Department detective and a member of the Norfolk County Police Anti-Crime task force. “Every town has it whether they recognize it or not. It has nothing to do with economics.” Since the heroin is so pure, it can be easily snorted; therefore, it is losing the stigma that was once associated with using a needle....   [tags: Journalism Essays] 1460 words
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Female Struggles - Female Struggles Patriarchal cultures are the universal reality of modern society. People who believe in equal rights for women try to expose the pitfalls of patriarchy. A role of the feminists is to fight patriarchy. In Salt Lake City, Utah where there are a number of people who belong to the Church of Latter Day Saints, also known as Mormons, patriarchy also exists. Terry Tempest Williams discusses patriarchy and women’s connection to the land in Refuge. Over time women’s status in society has become better, however in Mormon culture women’s rights have decreased....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Papers] 1585 words
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Translating Transgender: A layman's guide to the least-known minority - Translating Transgender: A layman's guide to the least-known minority Who hasn't been told to "just be yourself and people will like you?" It seems like such a simple notion. But what if being yourself could lead to harassment, rejection, isolation, unemployment, homelessness, physical violence, or even death. Not so simple anymore, is it. Sadly, this situation is one that confronts transgendered people worldwide on a daily basis. Laurie Johnson*, a tall, robust Fall River resident who underwent male-to-female sex reassignment surgery in 1998, says that she can hardly leave her house without being hassled....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Gender Papers] 2893 words
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Celebrities and Gossip - Celebrities and Gossip Have you seen the pictures of Madonna and her baby yet. Have you ever surfed the web and stumbled onto a site about celebrities. Probably so. There are thousands of sites on the web about celebrities; their official web sites, pictorials and biographical information. You can’t even go into a supermarket without being bombarded by tabloids.You can’t listen to the radio in the car. TV shows and whole networks rely on entertainment and celebrities in the news. VH1, MTV and E....   [tags: Media Tabloids Journalism Essays] 1437 words
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Are Illegal Police Quotas Still Affecting American Citizens? - Are Illegal Police Quotas Still Affecting American Citizens. Just this past summer, one of my good friends was driving through Harrisonburg on his way home from work, when he noticed the one thing all drivers dread, flashing blue lights closing in on him fast. While pulling to the side of the road, he realized there was not one, but two police cars behind him. He knew he had only been going five miles per hour over the speed limit, so he was worried as to why two police cars had just pulled him over....   [tags: Police Quotas Journalism Journalistic Papers]
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Interracial Relationships - Interracial Relationships For centuries human beings have been on a quest for love. As time has passed, this search has lead to mixing of races and resulted in interracial relationships, both long-term couples and casual dating. An interracial relationship is defined by the Webster dictionary as intimacies between two people of different races. “I had no idea when I immigrated to the U.S in 1996, I would fall in love with a black girl,” said Dirk Schwartz. Immigration has boosted the number of interracial relationships by increasing the chances of meeting people from different culture and racial backgrounds....   [tags: Dating Culture Marriage papers Journalism] 2008 words
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Coles’ Ideas in The Tradition: Fact and Fiction - Coles’ Ideas in The Tradition: Fact and Fiction “The documentary tradition as a continually developing “record” that is made in so many ways, with different voices and vision, intents and concerns, and with each contributor, finally, needing to meet a personal text” (Coles 218). Coles writes “The Tradition: Fact and Fiction” and describes the process of documenting, and what it is to be a documentarian. He clearly explains through many examples and across disciplines that there is no “fact or fiction” but it is intertwined, all in the eye of the maker....   [tags: Photography Journalism Coles Essays Papers]
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Mainstream Media - ... (Bucy, 2009.) According to Merrill Brown, a senior Vice president at Real Networks, and former editor-in-chief of MSNBC.com, the year 2000 marked the start of the third generation of net news branded by enhanced features that used people technology to bring people closer to the news to inform educate and entertain them. (Brown, 2000, P.26) as cited by (Bucy, 2009.) THREE GENERATIONS OF NET NEWS The first generation of Net news was similar to the old and waning methods of computing characterised by online newspapers with poor interface designs, clumsy connections, unnecessary use of graphic designs, pictures and animations and cloudy or boring content....   [tags: Technology, The Internet, Online News] 1999 words
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Journalism On The Internet - Journalism on the Internet The common forms of media in today's world each have both advantages and disadvantages. The Internet has been around for an almost equal amount of time as most of them, but only recently has it become a popular way of retrieving information. The Internet takes the best of all other medium and combines them into a very unique form. The Internet is the best way to retrieve information. This combination of paper publishing, TV, radio, telephones, and mail is the future of communications....   [tags: Media Journalism Web Cyberspace Essays]
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Journalism backs the Entertainment and Advertising Moment - As part of pop culture’s largest entertainment and advertising movement, magazine journalism and publishing is a profession based on research, writing and reproof that I feel led to pursue because of the desires and talents that god has blessed me with. Journalism is the action of providing citizens with the information they need to stay independent, free, and self-governing. This main focus has remained constant throughout journalism’s long history. Although journalism has been stretched to a new level, as anyone with basic writing skills and technology may call themselves journalist, the definition remains the same that it is the sending out of new information to the people that they might read and make a synopsis for themselves (Kovach 12)....   [tags: advertisements, entertainment, journalism, ]
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Diversity in the Newsroom - Ethics in Journalism: Diversity in newsrooms not a trend in the new millennium My interest in the lack of diversity in newsrooms across the United States began while I was enrolled in an ethics course in the journalism department, this semester. I hadn’t realized until this semester that diversity was integral to good, accurate, and fair reporting, and that it is also widely lacking in newsrooms. While the subject of diversity was only discussed over a few class sessions, it became a noticeably important issue for me, especially as I am an aspiring journalist....   [tags: Journalism Ethics]
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A Comparative Analysis of Armies of the Night and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test in Regards to New Journalism - Taken at face value, Norman Mailer’s Armies of the Night and Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test may seem very similar. They are both centered on a major author of the 1960s and his experiencing of historical events of the time, while set in the style of New Journalism. When examined closer, though, it becomes apparent that these novels represent two very different sides of New Journalism – Armies of the Night an autobiography with personal and political motivations, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test a sociological piece which tries to capture the essence of its subjects rather than the absolute facts....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Photojournalism and the New Visual Storyteller - Photojournalism and the New Visual Storyteller Storytelling has always been a part of culture; from Native American cave paintings, to the first edition of the bible that Gutenberg pulled off his printing press, people have used the technology to their advantage. It allows man new ways to get ideas across. We also live in a visual culture; from the stained glass windows that depict biblical scenes, to the millions of billboards that line highways across America, we have always used pictures to express ideas....   [tags: Photography Technology Journalism Essays] 2441 words
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Popular News Publication and Academic Journal - ... The article looks want to promote new product in the market and hoping that the reader will grab it immediately. This news publication also thick, colourful and most of its pages displays new beauty products. In order to add-on its ‘beauty’ and ‘interesting’, it published in glossy pages so that the illustrations and colourful font will look interested. For example, at the end of that report, it has the brief explanation about stars’ skin care. Besides that, this popular news publication does not include original research but may include stories about research....   [tags: compare, contrast, comparison, journalism]
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Digital Image Alteration and Photojournalist Ethics in China and USA - Digital Image Alteration and Photojournalist Ethics in China and USA Introduction Photography is a process where lights are recorded through chemical means(by film) or by an electronic device such as digital sensor. The resulting photograph represents a optically realistic portrait of a specific event at a specific location and time. This connection to reality allows people place a significant amount of trust on photographs and coined the phrase "the camera does not lie." Thus, photographs are used heavily in news reporting as a proof that a certain event has occurred....   [tags: Photo Journalism Photographs Ethics Essays]
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An Industry on the Brink: Consumers Need to Wake Up and Smell the Genetically Modified Coffee - An Industry on the Brink: Consumers Need to Wake Up and Smell the Genetically Modified Coffee A recent upsurge of opposition to the production of genetically modified crops has farmers all over America asking themselves one question: To modify or not to modify. Genetically modified (GM) crops allow farmers to use fewer pesticides while still achieving the same yields. American farmers have planted GM crops since 1995 and, at least for the first few years, had no problems selling these products to the public....   [tags: Journalism Essays]
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Smoking In Public Places - The Smoking Ban Backlash - Smoking Ban Backlash Walking down Boston’s Boylston Street at the late hours of the evening, the sidewalks are crowded with smokers taking their last hauls before entering the bars for a night of drinking. Due to the smoking ban in all public work areas that has been in effect since May of 2003, restaurant and bar patrons of Boston bear the cold winter season approaching, and reminisce about the old days where it was legal to enjoy a smoke with a cocktail at a bar. In May of 2003, Boston joined 90 other communities that banned smoking in Massachusetts, prohibiting smoking in all public establishments....   [tags: Journalism Essays] 1713 words
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Florida State and the Future of Gay Adoption - Florida State and the Future of Gay Adoption Florida state law currently bans lesbians and gay men from adopting children. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is attempting to get a case before the Supreme Court that could overturn the law. The ban on gay adoption has been in place since 1977, when the state legislature almost unanimously condoned restriction of the rights of its gay citizens. Legislation on the issue was sparked by Anita Bryant's "Save Our Children" campaign, which raged through Florida and even beyond spreading myths about homosexuality and linking homosexuality to pedophilia....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Essays]
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Editorial: Ireland’s Past? - Editorial: Ireland’s past. The popular cliché about the island of Ireland being a place that the flow of time has left beyond is endorsed by a variety of perspectives. Emigration has made such a huge impact on Irish history that the Irish diaspora and its descendants far outnumbered the inhabitants of the Ireland of Ireland itself, and many of those outside Ireland who claim Irish descent remain emotionally attached to a conception of the “old country,” whose image in their minds is strongly associated with the distant experiences of their ancestors....   [tags: Ireland History Journalism Essays]
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SAD in the Winter - SAD in the Winter Could Seasonal Affective Disorder Be Disrupting the Lives of Northeastern Students. Becky Venne, a 31-year-old Northeastern graduate student, says she doesn’t socialize much in the winter. In fact, she claims that she finds it hard to get out of bed and spends most of her day watching T.V., satisfying her cravings for carbohydrates and starchy foods. We’ve all experienced it at some point or another. The weather gets colder, the days become shorter, and no matter how much sleep you had the night before, you still feel tired....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Essays] 1777 words
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The College Rioting Problem - The College Rioting Problem It’s a frigid January night, and the home team just won the big game so hundreds of college students pour out into the streets. The celebration begins with cheers and hugs, but quickly the tone begins to change. The drunken crowd continues to grow, blocking the streets with thousands of students and young adults. Fires are started, women bare their breasts, cars are flipped, and property destroyed as the celebration becomes a destructive riot. This recent phenomenon sweeping college campuses throughout the nation has been titled “celebratory rioting,” when a large-scale celebration turns into a violent mob....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Essays] 1728 words
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The Powerful Effect of Fake News - The Powerful Effect of “Fake News” Introduction From the beginning days of the printing press to the always evolving internet of present day, the media has greatly evolved and changed over the years. No one can possibly overstate the influential power of the new media of television on the rest of the industry. Television continues to influence the media, which recently an era of comedic television shows that specialize in providing “fake news” has captivated. The groundbreaking The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and its spin-off The Colbert Report have successfully attracted the youth demographic and have become the new era’s leading political news source....   [tags: Media Today News TV Essays Papers]
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Politics and the Media - Politics and the Media It is a reasonable expectation that the media will gather the facts and report the news fairly, accurately and responsibly. The American public relies on the media for a great deal of its information. "The role of the press in American politics has become a major source of discussion and controversy in recent years" (Davis, 1). The question raised in this paper is, "Does the media present the news fairly, accurately, and completely?" The short answer is no, the long answer will be examined throughout the following essay....   [tags: Media Politics Political History Essays]
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The Role of Media Bias in American Society - The Role of Media Bias in American Society One of the major problems in the American media today is non-objective reporting which is also known as bias. This has been a trend since the early 1980?s and is very alarming for American citizens who watch the news for truth and honest reporting. Not only has bias been a problem in the broadcast media of ABC, NBC, and CBS, but it has also been a problem in mainstream newspapers such as The New York Times, The Sun, and The Boston Globe. For years, these media outlets have built their reputations on truth and now the trend is to lean left and not tell the whole story....   [tags: Media News Reporting Essays]
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Journalism and the American Renaissance - Journalism and the American Renaissance         The period in American Literature known as the American Renaissance was a time of great change in our country. It was an age of westward expansion and social conflict. Americans were divided on such volatile issues as slavery, reform and sectionalism that ultimately led to the Civil War. Emerging from this cauldron of change came the voice of a new nation - a nation with views and ideals all its own. The social, economic, technological and demographic revolution that was taking place at this time set the stage for a new era of writers....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]
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Ethical Journalism During the Vietnam War - Ethical Journalism During the Vietnam War During the Vietnam War, a rift between government officials and journalists emerged. The American government felt the need, for various reasons, to censor many war developments. In an attempt to act ethically, the press fought the censors, trying their hardest to report the truth to the general public. Despite claims of bias and distortion by several prominent government officials, these journalists acted completely ethically, allowing the general public to obtain a fair, informed opinion....   [tags: Informative Research Paper]
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Stuck: Young Adults Battling Depression - Stuck: Young Adults Battling Depression Another day sleeping awaywith the minutes slowly passing staring at the ceiling wondering how to escape the outside world. “God I’m up,” said Dominik Zakrzewski, 20 of Queens, N.Y. “Sometimes I dreaded lifting my legs out of bed.” He used to prolong getting up and thought of things he could do to stay in solitude. Zakrzewski, who was diagnosed at the age of 18, is one of many young adults who suffer from depression. Various studies over the years have shown that the number of adolescents and young adults who have depression is steadily rising....   [tags: Journalism Essays] 2031 words
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Journals, Reflection, and Learning - Journals, Reflection, and Learning A journal is a crucible for processing the raw material of experience in order to integrate it with existing knowledge and create new meaning. Among the many purposes for journal writing are the following: to break habitual ways of thinking; enhance the development of reflective judgment and metacognition; increase awareness of tacit knowledge; facilitate self-exploration and personal growth; and work out solutions to problems (Andrusyszyn and Davie 1997; Mitchell and Coltrinari 2001; Moon 1999)....   [tags: Journalism Writing Essays]
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Use of Propaganda the U.S. War in Iraq - Use of Propaganda the U.S. War in Iraq The word “propaganda” comes from the Vatican. The phrase “congregatio de propaganda fide” (The congregation for the propagation of the faith) was used to support the catholic faith in response to the Protestant Reformation (Labash, 20 Dec, 2001). Propaganda is everywhere and has been around for a long time. Every newspaper, magazine, news channel, radio station, advertisement, or any other types of mass media contain elements of propaganda. Propaganda is often given a negative connotation due to its history of power and control; as in the Hitler’s regime, but in reality the definition is very simple....   [tags: Journalism Reporting]
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Journalistic Standards in the Matt Drudge Era - Journalistic Standards in the Matt Drudge Era Introduction Public trust is at the heart of journalism. Such trust is built upon the credibility journalistic efforts. In the past, though mistakes have been made by even the most reputable of news providers, credibility was maintained and public trust in the journalist industry was steady. However, with the Internet taking its first infant steps into the reporting world, concern is being vocalized that public trust in journalism will be damaged by mavericks, such as Matt Drudge, who, without any foundation in reporting seek to tell the entire world every little secret he can dig up....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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