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Do the media ‘construct’ social reality, or does it simply report on it? - It is often suggested by scholars that the world and in all its content is ambiguous, there is no universal meaning, nothing can be interpreted the same way. Opinions are constantly clashing and facts somehow constructed, or tempered during the processes of news production. News becomes the fictions of reality; it becomes a way of story telling, made to the taste of the viewer, depending on the society of course. The same stories carry different values depending where when and how the stories are broadcasted, I will be talking about this in this essay....   [tags: Media Interpretation]
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My Career Goal is to Be an OB/GYN - As I sat in the Library reading “ What to Expect When Expecting” , I could see the old lady walk by out of my peripheral and stare at me with disdain. I laugh to myself because she probably thinks I am another pregnant teen in DC with out a cause. However, I am not at all the pregnant teen but the future OB/GYN who reads pregnancy/baby books in her spare time for fun. Weird I know, but that is why I plan to apply to UMW’S biology/premed program. Every since I can remember I have loved babies....   [tags: OB/GYN, career, ] 508 words
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Journalistic Responsibility and the Media - Journalistic Responsibility and the Media “... Public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues. Conscientious journalists from all media and specialties strive to serve the public with thoroughness and honesty. Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist's credibility.” Gary Deen. In Journalism, honesty and truth are the key points....   [tags: Ethics] 1028 words
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The Arguments Surrounding Media Bias - Whether it is through a newspaper, television, magazines or talk radio, people will always communicate through some type of medium. Now, whether or not the mediums are tainted with bias is a question of beliefs. Some people argue that journalism today is rather fair and balanced, while others would vehemently oppose that view by saying that bias is definitely prevalent in news media and other mediums today. In some instances, there lies the belief that the fairness doctrine should be reestablished in order to mend the problem of bias; however, many would strenuously fight that by arguing that such an act would destroy the freedom of the press guaranteed under the first amendment....   [tags: Communication, Fairness Doctrine] 1348 words
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Differences in perception of class through the media - Differences in perception of class through the media Do the media promote a class divided within the society in the United Kingdom. The purpose of this study is to delve into the media’s influence on perception of class. One cannot open a newspaper or tune into the TV without being exposed to stories of class culture stereotypes. From the bankers scandals to the corrupt politicians to the ASBO (anti-social behaviour order) ridden council estates, it would seem apparent that the media have a certain control over public perception of society....   [tags: UK, stereotypes, class research]
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Characteristics of Printed and Electronic Media - INTRODUCTION What is media. Based on Oxford dictionary, media refers to the mass communication. This is mean that media is something that is used for communication. There are two types of media which is printed media and electronic media. Before this, people always look up to the printed media if they want to get the information. However, today people are mostly will choose the electronic media as their tools for getting information. This is due to the fact that we are living in the technology era....   [tags: modern communication systems] 2074 words
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Outliers-The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell - Outliers-The Story of Success is a sociological, and psychological non-fiction book, which discusses success, and the driving reasons behind why some people are significantly more successful than others. Malcolm Gladwell explains this by dividing the book into two parts, opportunity and legacy. Opportunity discusses how select people are fortunate enough to be born between the months of January through March, and also includes the idea that those who are already successful will have more opportunities to improve and become even more successful....   [tags: Outliers Essays]
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The Decline of the Newspaper - In 1760, The Boston News-Letter was the first newspaper to be continuously published in the United States. A 250-year legacy of printed news could not have lasted if it newspapers didn't not have it uses. Aside from the entertainment value, newspapers exist for the main purpose of bringing news of international, national, and local news to the doorsteps of the people. Without such frequent and stable form of communication, it would be difficult for any nation to call itself a free democracy. Today however, it cannot be expected that newsprint will last forever....   [tags: Media]
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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalists: Ernie Pyle - ... Pyle didn’t write his columns about the individual battle strategies that the army used because that is not something that mattered to his audience. His focus often was individual narratives and human-interest stories. When he traveled to forty-eight different states, he wrote about the people he met and the stories they lived. With the subject, his relateability, and his recognition of what the audience both needed to hear and wanted hear he became very connected with the audience. He wrote in a conversational manner, at one point Pyle stated, “‘I’m really a letter writer’” (Tobin 87)....   [tags: World War II coverage] 1588 words
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A Brief History of The Printing Press and Communication - ... Over the years, the digital newspaper industry had grown exponentially and is expanding continuously, it has become a major role in communication and information distribution. In this essay I will examine the difference between digital and printed newspapers, how digital newspapers affect the printed newspaper’s circulation. And ultimately discover the future of hard-copy newspaper. The production of hard-copy newspaper requires expensive equipment, but there is no equipment requirement on the user’s side....   [tags: digital and printing newspaper] 588 words
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media - -Reaction Paper- Investigative Journalism Media funtions as a overseer when it use its power to expose wrong side of administrative associations. This media’s “watchdog” feature show itself with investigative journalism. Investigative Journalism has positive and negative effects above all state and private instituons. We have to look at these different aspects. Investigative journalism’s biggest positive effects is to push people work correctly and honestly who work in different instituons. Nobody wants to fall into a trap who composed by a investigative journalists and its hidden camera....   [tags: essays research papers] 416 words
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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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Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s Criticism of Latin American Culture - Murder is a common theme for most novels. Chronicle of a Death Foretold is no exception. It is no secret that Santiago is going to be killed by the Vicario brothers, since the beginning of the novel embodies one of a headline. The reason why they killed Santiago is because of virginity. In the novel, Santiago allegedly takes Angela Vicario’s virginity. A cult of sorts has formed around the idea of men have to be “muy macho” and girls must remain pure and celibate until marriage, called machismo (Berroa)....   [tags: virginity, journalistic fiction, death foretold]
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American Coverage of Lebanon’s Civil War - American Coverage of Lebanon’s Civil War The afflictions the Lebanese people experienced for over fifteen years caused by a civil war were not a prominent headline in American newspapers until the kidnapping of Associated Press Beirut bureau chief, Terry Anderson. America’s profound ignorance about Lebanon is directly correlated to the failure of the American media to report in depth about the Lebanese conflict. America’s particular ignorance concerning the Lebanese conflict is not acceptable because Lebanon plays a key role in the persistent problems in the Middle East, which directly affect the United States and world peace....   [tags: Free Essays Online] 3141 words
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Benito Mussolini and Fascism - “Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of fascism” (Fascist). Those are the words of Benito Mussolini, an Italian journalist who started a political party of his own. Born in 1883, Mussolini became involved in socialist politics in Switzerland when he moved there in 1902 (BBC). Although he was active with the socialist party, Mussolini started publishing editorials that supported World War I, which he was drafted in himself in 1915 (Mussolini). This led to his expulsion from the socialist party....   [tags: military-minded dictator, italy's law code]
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The Resignation of President Richard Nixon - Legal Brief/Background During the year of 1972, a case submerged that shook the United State Supreme Court, as well as the world. Five intruders were caught breaking and entering into the Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Democratic National Headquarters were responsible for various things, but one key aspect of their job was to raise money and organize campaigns for Democratic candidates, including the presidential candidate, George McGovern. Soon, word came out that those five intruders were tied to the White House; which at the time, occupied by Richard Nixon, who was a part of the Republican Party....   [tags: Political Science]
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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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"Beyond the Front Lines" by Philip Seib - Being a veteran journalist focusing on politics and social issues in the print and television arena, Philip Seib, authored Beyond the Front Lines. He wrote several other books including Headline Diplomacy: How News Coverage Affects Foreign Policy, and The Moral Journalist: Covering the Post-Cold War World. His accolades consist of multiple awards recognizing his newspaper columns and television reporting skills worldwide. Although Seib is a Princeton University and Southern Methodist University graduate, he is now a journalism professor at Marquette University and his curriculum explores international news coverage, media ethics, and new technologies that impact print and television journali...   [tags: book] 721 words
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The Death of Photojournalism - Photojournalism: An Introduction Photojournalism is a form of journalism that creates images in order to tell a news story. Photojournalism is often understood to refer only to still images, but in some cases the term may also refer to video clips such as those used in broadcast journalism. This form of journalism is distinguished from documentary photography, street photography, celebrity photography and other related branches of photography as the photojournalists follow a rigid ethical framework that demands the work be both honest and impartial....   [tags: photography, innovations, images, videos]
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The Indignity of the Church - The Indignity of the Church In the article “The Priest Scandal”, by Carol Cannon expresses her views in the American Journalism Review regarding the scandals within the Catholic Church. She continues to explain how the Catholic Church has been trying to keep the whole issue hidden from society. Carol Cannon makes a point how the media has struggled with pursuing this issue for many years, while America wasn’t ready to hear the truth on such a controversial topic. Carol Cannon is writing to many different groups....   [tags: Essays Papers] 999 words
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Mahatma Gandhi As A Mass Communicator - 1.Introduction In the contemporary media world, where the 'advertorials' probably bear more importance than the 'editorials', I believe it should be interesting to know how the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, contributed to the fields of journalism and mass communication. An effective communicator, Gandhi was fearless and eloquent with his words. He reached out to millions of people and convinced them of his cause. According to Chalapathi Raju, an eminent editor, Gandhi was probably the greatest journalist of all time, and the weeklies he ran and edited were probably the greatest weeklies the world has known....   [tags: Mohandas Gandhi Essays] 1635 words
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Business Code of Ethics - Business Code of Ethics Every organization should have a code of ethics in place as a guide for their business to follow. The code of ethics should address the major components that are important to the particular business needs. The Society of Professional Journalists has a code of ethics that guide journalists toward the proper reporting methods and protocol which is meant to ensure that fact based journalism is the result passed on to the community. The code of ethics consists of four major areas which include seeking the truth, minimizing harm, acting independently and accountability....   [tags: Business Management Strategy Ethics] 1580 words
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Bias in Balanced Media - Bias in Balanced Media In traditional American media, we as viewers have given mass media expectations to meet in order to meet our demands. Specifically when it comes to tv news, newspapers or any other journalistic product, we want certain ideals to be expressed in their works. One of these ideals is the balance of these newsgroups. We expect them to be nonpartisan and neutral, providing equal coverage of either side without having any form of bias towards one end. The other ideal is leading the people towards the path of "enlightenment" ....   [tags: leading the viewer to 'enlightment'] 1723 words
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Public Relations: What Does This Job Entail? - Public relations manages the communication and delivery of communication between an organization or individual and the public and according to some historians dates back to 1800 BC. The primary objective of public relations is to create a deliberate, planned communication strategy designed to enhance the image of a client, be it product, person, destination etc., and generate a positive public image while keeping the interest of the public at the forefront. This would include strategic management of competition and conflict management functions....   [tags: mangement, communication, public] 1062 words
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The Watergate Scandal - June 17, 1972 forever changed both journalism and politics. A simple botched break-in marked the downfall of President Richard Nixon, and the rise to glory of two obscure young Washington Post journalists: Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. While their investigative journalism revealed the truth, their questionable methods and ethics have led to these questions; Do the ends justify the means. Was their behavior ethical and legal. The Watergate Scandal was a major political scandal during the Presidency of Nixon....   [tags: richard nixon, political scandal, corruption]
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Is Print Media Dead? - Print media and journalism in general has a bright future in the upcoming decade. I do believe that it is shifting, and we may have to redefine journalism. Journalism has always defined newspapers, magazines, and the printed word. Broadcast journalists also earn that distinction but to a lesser degree because of the medium they work in. I do think that the printed works of journalists are here to stay for a long time. The area that I see changing is where the words are going to be printed. Words are they going to be on paper or on electronic screens....   [tags: essays research papers] 578 words
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A Look at the Final Chapter of Timothy Glander’s Book, Origins of Mass Communications Research During the American Cold War: Educational Effects and C - The final chapter of Timothy Glander’s book, Origins of Mass Communications Research During the American Cold War: Educational Effects and Contemporary Implications (2000) stands as a disappointing example of academic research becoming hijacked by the author’s personal opinion. Focusing on the hidden nature of propaganda in American life, his concluding chapter presents a very drastic view of the individuals who crafted the academic subject now known as mass communications. I see the need for investigating the status quo, for digging into the motivations behind the images and data churned out in the mass media, and for questioning the trivia facts that become common knowledge....   [tags: war, cold war]
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The Fall of the Newspaper and the Rise of the Internet: A Critical Analysis - ‘The Fall of the Newspaper and the Rise of the Internet: A Critical Analysis’ Introduction/Abstract Recently I have come across a subject area that I feel very passionate about, as a designer rooted heavily in the printed word. I want to find out how it is happening, why, and whether we can halt it – if at all. Should we even try. I believe this is something many people are concerned about, and there is much scope for ideas. I intend to conduct research into the widespread fall of newspaper sales, and how the Internet is causing this, if it is even....   [tags: Research Proposal ]
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Collapse of the Newspaper Industry and Its Replacement By Online News - Question 1 Information Technology has revolutionised the way through which people access information. Chen’s article, “Newspapers fold as readers defect and economy sours” shows this by detailing the collapse of the newspaper industry and its replacement by online news. Prior to the widespread availability of the internet, consumers were forced to rely on newspapers and television to find out the news of the world. These comparatively old medias are offered to the public on a delay due to the process of printing and production....   [tags: Information Technology]
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American Homicides: Not As Deadly, But Better Off - On January 8th, 1992, Time magazine published an article by David Elaine Ellis where, in review of the records of the previous year, they found that in 1991 America had it's “deadliest year yet.” This broke the previous record of per-capita homicides with over 25,000 murders. (Ellis, P.18) Eighteen years later, Time magazine did another article, written by David Drehele, but this time taking the time to cover all crimes, including the homicide rate and to quote them on the subject, “Last year's murder rate may be the lowest since the mid-1960s, according to preliminary statistics released by the Department of Justice.” (Drehele....   [tags: Media]
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Causes and Effects of the Spanish American War - On April 19th, 1898, The United States impulsively waged a war with imperialist Spain that would forever change our country for better and for worse. There are many different factors that led to the war, but in my opinion, one key cause is of much greater importance than the others. As a result of the war, American became known as an imperialistic nation and a world power. How could such a “little” war have such a large impact on American society at the turn of the 20th century. The first reason for the Spanish American War was public opinion....   [tags: war, imperalist spain, ]
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Democracy: The Four Theories (Systems) of Press - One must first understand what a democratic system is, and its importance on journalism. According to Lyman Tower Sargent, the seven types of liberty that compose a democratic ideology are: The right to vote. Freedom of speech. Freedom of the press. Freedom of assembly. Freedom of religion. Freedom of movement. Freedom from arbitrary treatment by the political and legal system. While all of the above liberties are vital to a democratic society, those most important to journalism are freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the freedom to assembly....   [tags: freedom of speech, polical system]
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Climate Change Denial and the Media - "The pace of global warming is accelerating and the scale of the impact is devastating. The time for action is limited - we are approaching a tipping point beyond which the opportunity to reverse the damage of CO2 emissions will disappear." -- Eliot Spitzer "Global warming isn't a prediction. It is happening." -- James Hansen Climate change, specifically in reference to C02 Emissions released by human use of fossil fuels and their consequential effects on the environment, is perhaps one of the most pressing issues we, not just as Americans, but as human beings face in our lifetimes....   [tags: Global Warming Cover-Up, 2015]
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Racial Preferences and Discriminations still Exist - “In today’s Grand Old Party there is only one correct answer to the discussion about racism. And that is: There is no racism in America anymore. Except reverse-racism against whites” once said by Bill Maher a well known comedian and HBO host. Reverse discrimination is the unfair treatment of people of majority groups resulting from privileged policies, as in college or work admissions intended to remedy discrimination towards minorities. It is often said that minority groups like, African Americans and Mexican Americans have a more difficult time having a successful life like getting a degree or a job....   [tags: hispanics, dow jones, reverse discrimination]
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The Media's Role in the Escalation of Palmer Raids and the Red Scare in America - Newspapers are supposed to give us an unbiased factual report of important events, but that isn’t always the case.  Newspapers can make certain events seem more important and more consequential than other events.  This happened during the Palmer Raids of the early 1920’s.  Newspapers made the Palmer Raids more prevalent and Anti-Communist feelings stronger among the American public during the 1920’s. To understand how the media escalated the Red Scare and Palmer Raids it helps to have a brief history of them.  After World War I there was a Red Scare among many Americans.  There are many explanations for this: rampant inflation, a tough job market, strikes, race riots, and the public’s need f...   [tags: American America History]
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Mapping The Violence in Colombia - Mapping The Violence in Colombia The peace researcher Johan Galtung proposes a typology of violence, constructed as direct and indirect, formal-informal and visible-invisible. Regarding it as a triangle, Galtung (1990) states that typology of violence corresponds roughly to the ‘ABC’ levels of the conflict triangle: Attitude, Behaviour and Contradictions. In the first level Direct violence (acts of violence as such) and in second and third level underneath the surface; Structural violence and Cultural violence....   [tags: War, Structural Violence] 2461 words
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Truman Capote's In Cold Blood - Literature, the dictionary defines it being the art of written works that is simultaneously designed to entertain, educate and instruct its audience; writers, using their skill of telling stories, use literature in an attempt to transfer their ideas from paper to the reader; for some, this task means bringing their story to a different place and time that is entirely separate from what the could be perceive as ordinary, on order to serve the writer’s intent. With this, the impossible, becomes the probable, and the worst fear imagined becomes the breathed reality; with no separation between the truth, and fiction....   [tags: In Cold Blood Essays] 1129 words
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The World Wide Web Analysis - Imagine a life without internet, everything would be different, many would not know what to do. It was just 25 years ago that the internet was created and changed the world. In 1989, the World Wide Web was created by Tim-Berners-Lee. Before the internet, information had to be acquired by books, people, or other written works. Now, anything a person would ever need to know is at the tip of their fingers. There are many ways that the World Wide Web has changed the world. It is still not accessible to everyone, but it is rapidly growing....   [tags: tim berners lee, internet, social media]
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Print Media vs Digital Media - MEDIA RESEARCH METHODS Literature Review Research Title: Print Media vs Digital Media: Is one better than the other. T204 Introduction According to dictionary.reference.com, print media can be defined as a medium that disseminates printed matter (Dictionary.com). Print media includes magazines, newspapers, brochures, catalogues etc. Any form of print that reaches a large audience would be referred to as print media. Digital media can be defined as digitized content that can be transmitted over internet or computer networks....   [tags: Media Research Methods, Newspapers, Inernet]
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History the is fake! - WAR IMMINENT: Spain and America to Fight After a recent publication in our sister publication, the New York Journal, a letter from the Spanish Minister de Lome to President McKinley, tensions rose to a point of combustion. Citizens all over the United States have complained about the insulting message contained within the letter from the Minister. This letter ridiculed McKinley, and lead to the eventual resignation of this Spanish Minister de Lome. Another catalyst that added to growing American distaste for the Spanish was the destruction of the battleship, the USS Maine....   [tags: essays research papers] 345 words
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The Philippine News Media - The Philippine news media today is at a state where they seem to be more and more fearless on their commentary and more vigilant in their society. Significant events, like the infamous Maguindanao massacre, where 57 people, including 34 journalists have been slain, and the recently concluded 2010 Philippine elections, where our nation opened another chapter as we inaugurated our 15th President in Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III, the Filipino people has grown immense awareness in the status of our country....   [tags: Media] 942 words
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Women as News Anchors - Women as News Anchors      Women in all careers are striving to gain equality in the work force today, and female television news anchors are definitely part of the fight. The road to television news anchoring is a rocky one, where only a few women survive and many fail. Where progress was once thought to have been made, there aren't many females getting ahead in the world of television news. Today, there is a very slow, if any, gain in the numbers of women who succeed.      There are many questions surrounding the subject of women in television news, and I will attempt to answer relevant ones in this paper....   [tags: Women Feminism Careers Employment Essays] 3568 words
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The American Dream in the Works of John Steinbeck and Hunter S. Thompson - Two writers who come quickly to my mind whenever I hear or see images of American patriotism are John Steinbeck and Hunter S. Thompson. As different as these two men are, their writing is similar in that the American Dream constantly fails their characters. Both seek to define America and the American Dream, however, it remains seemingly elusive, and both writers fail to find it. I choose Steinbeck and Thompson because, to me, their writing styles are the same. They have the same lust for language and powerful writing....   [tags: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas] 1313 words
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The Coexistence of the Media and the Government - The Coexistence of the Media and the Government The American media system is spinning out of control in a hyper-commercialized frenzy. Fewer than ten transnational media conglomerates dominate much of our media; fewer than two dozen account for the overwhelming majority of our newspapers, magazines, films, television, radio, and books. With every aspect of our media culture now fair game for commercial exploitation, we can look forward to the full-scale commercialization of sports, arts, and education, the disappearance of notions of public service from public discourse, and the degeneration of journalism, political coverage, and children's programming under commercial pressure....   [tags: Papers] 704 words
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Why I Want to Be a Doctor - Admissions Essay - Why I Want to Be a Doctor My mother first gave me Cheerios when I was nine months old, challenging me to pick up tiny bite-sized donuts from a high-chair tray in our New York City kitchen. Eating Cheerios can be like microsurgery for nine-month-olds, as they master the hand-eye coordination to connect thumb and index finger to dry Cheerio and then Cheerio to mouth. The Cheerios were part of a set of age-appropriate developmental tasks my mother presented to me, based on the writings of child psychologist Arnold Gesell, who wrote that eating Cheerios refines fine motor skills....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 803 words
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Personal Statement - I started my career in an unorthodox way: delivering science and technology news directly to live audiences from a stage. I was an early member of the experimental Current Science & Technology Center at Boston's Museum of Science, an effort to bring cutting edge science to adult members of the public through extended interactions with science journalists in an informal education setting. I was fortunate enough to work alongside a graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism, a former producer for NOVA, the current executive director of the National Association of Science Writers, and other highly skilled science communicators....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 766 words
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MP3s and the Death of Music - The MP3 is the greatest menace to music today. There’s no doubt about it. It came on the scene in the early 2000s and since then, it has completely changed how the world consumes music. An MP3 provides an easy way to have music as a digital file, an easily produced medium in which music can be shared from peer to peer or over the Internet. Music devices like iPods and Zunes have been created and modified to not only store these MP3s, but to have them available in massive quantities. A volume of music that once filled a bookshelf with vinyl LP’s can now be stored on a smart phone....   [tags: Death Music Industry 2014]
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Potential Impact of Blogs on Communication - The Potential Impact of Blogs on Communication The advent of weblogs as instruments of Web-based conversation shall surely increase the exchange of news-related and academic information; probably not to the extent that books or newspapers have, but certainly in an open and accessible way. Gradually as they gain in popularity, blogs shall transform the field of journalism from one of complacent reporting to a more competitive and less elitist industry. Motivated individuals, with the use of their personal blogs, shall weigh in on important and controversial topics related to politics and social issues....   [tags: Internet Online Communication Essays]
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My Personal Dictionary - my personal dictionary My friends are constantly baffled to learn that I was once a jock (of sorts). They know how much time I give to the arts, look me over in disbelief, and completely deny my former athletic glory with a few chuckles, some pointing and laughing, and some giggling uncontrollably. I am prone to hiding from that sort of people. athlete, ath’lēt, n. [Gr. athlētēs, from athlon, a contest.] One trained in baseball, basketball, gymnastics, swimming, wrestling, and bowling. Through time, I discovered the meaning of sports....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 1000 words
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The Truth in the Media - The Truth in the Media When most individuals pick up a newspaper, or magazine, or any other form of well-noted journalism, they expect that it will be truthful. By that, I mean that the consumer anticipates receiving factual documentations. That ideal has been well expressed, however, since the beginning, journalists have added their more than objective points of views. For journalists, it has become harder and harder to keep their opinions to themselves. The "hotter" the topics, that they cover become, the more they are personally drawn to them....   [tags: Papers] 596 words
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The Watergate Scandal - While the effects of Watergate had far-reaching consequences for journalism, not everything to come out of the scandal came to be positive. As a result of the Watergate scandal many journalists try to find a Watergate like story even where there is none, Monicagate is a perfect example. In addition, many critics of the media argue since Watergate many people have become disenfranchised with Media's constant negativity. Another result of Watergate is the use of the media as a tool for political sabotage....   [tags: Political Science] 1361 words
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Ida Tarbell the Muckraker: Digging up the Dirt - Ida Tarbell the Muckraker: Digging up the Dirt During the late 1800's and early 1900's, change in American society was very evident in the economy. An extraordinary expansion of the industrial economy was taking place, presenting new forms of business organization and bringing trusts and holding companies into the national picture. The turn of the century is known as the "Great Merger Movement:" over two thousand corporations were "swallowed up" by one hundred and fifty giant holding companies.1 This powerful change in industry brought about controversy and was a source of social anxiety....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1872 words
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Willaim Randolph Hearst - William Randolph Hearst, who lived to the age of 88, was born on April 29th, 1863 in San Francisco California, and died on August 14th, 1951 in Beverly Hills California. Hearst studied at Harvard with his mind set on writing, inspired by Joseph Pulitzer. Hearst strived to become a better writer through out his life. After Harvard, Hearst met Marion Davies and eventually moved in with her, living in a very elaborate mansion nicknamed Hearst’s Castle. (http://www.zpub.com/sf/history/willh.html). Hearst and Davies were known for their costume parties and big bashes held at their house, until Davies, who lived through polio, died after the long struggle of cancer....   [tags: essays research papers] 829 words
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Ida B. Wells - Ida B. Wells Ida B. Wells was dedicated to journalism and letting people know what is going on. With her journalism investigation instincts, she uses to identify what excuses the whites use to identify lynch campaign against blacks. In the following essay, I will explain what reasons for this vicious and sustained campaign of violence against African-Americans. Ida B. Wells felt that the white should be considered as rapist more than blacks. One excuse that whites use to justify lynch campaigns were that blacks raped their women or wives, which in some cases were not true....   [tags: Papers] 370 words
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Television and Media - Relationship between Society and the Media - The Relationship between Society and the Media As Americans we take pride in our liberating government. But, it is essential to ask how much we, the general public, know about our democracy. Because of the representative structure of our government, it is in our best interest to remain as knowledgeable as possible about political affairs so that we can play an active role in our democracy by voting for candidates and issues. The media, which includes print, television, and the internet, is our primary link to political events and issues....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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All The President's Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward - The book I chose to read for this assignment was All the President's Men, by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. The book was about the biographical accounts of two Washington Post reporters and of how their investigative journalism played a major role in solving one of the largest political scandals in American history. Me being a history buff was happy that the book was on the list of selective readings that we could choose for this assignment and before even reading a page was most certain that I would enjoy the book....   [tags: President's Men Bernstein Woodward] 1232 words
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Corporate Interests and Their Impact on News Coverage - Corporate Interests and Their Impact on News Coverage Hypothesis There is no denying that news media is big business. The complete coverage of stories and investigative reports are certainly at risk with the rise of media as a business, rather than strictly a service to the public. Over the past few years, there have been a number of cases where television stations or news publications have killed news stories or forced reporters to slant stories due to pressure from advertisers or those in power at the news....   [tags: Media Power Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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The Life and Death of Ernest Hemingway - The Life and Death of Hemingway In novels or other literary works many authors write about things they dream about. Many write about what stories they have heard from fellow companions. None have written about such vivid, yet traumatic experiences as the twentieth century writer, Ernest Hemingway. That is why Hemingway's tend to concur to his real life experiences. To start, consider that he was raised in an extremely strict household. He was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. He had an equitably happy, upper middle class childhood....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 842 words
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The Controversy of the Manipulation of Advertising - The Controversy of the Manipulation of Advertising Is advertising manipulative; can it be controlling, or is it fueling the demand of the American economy. The exhaustive battle of what advertising is and what it’s not is never-ending and both ends of the spectrum can only battle with statistics, words, and opinions on the fact of the matter. Many arguments have arisen since the establishment of the advertising industry and everyone sheds their own light on the subject. In “Beauty and the Beast of Advertising,” Jean Kilbourne argues that the advertising industry portrayal of women is narrow-minded and produces emotional and psychological problems within women in regards with their roles i...   [tags: Papers] 1082 words
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Personal Narrative: Harsh Criticism of my Writing - There are certain moments in my writing process, even more than twenty years later, that I can still imagine hearing that sharply critical voice striking a deep and lasting blow as the journalism assignment replete with bloody red ink landed on my desk. “This is all wrong,” were the words my high school journalism teacher stabbed me with as she passed down the aisle pausing only long enough for me to catch a whiff of her nicotine breath. At the very same moment my stomach muscle knotted, my face burned as if with fever, and those four words echoed out of control over and over again in my ears....   [tags: Narrative Essay Writing English Teacher Student] 1681 words
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The Permanent Campaign - 'The Permanent Campaign'; was written by Norman J. Ornstein and Amy S. Mitchell. This article appeared first in The World & I, in January 1997. Norman Ornstein is regarded as one of our nation's foremost experts on Congress. Mr. Ornstein received a Ph.D.. from the University of Michigan, he writes for the NewYork Times, USA Today, Washington Post, and he has a regular column in Roll Call newspaper called 'Congress Inside Out';. Mr. Ornstein is also an election analyst for CBS and appears frequently on television shows including the Today Show, Nightline and the Mac Neil/Lehre News Hour where he has been a consultant and contributor for fifteen years....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Online News and Print’s Future - Online News and Print’s Future The Internet’s influence on our lives has spread throughout. Researching, shopping, job searching, and more can all be done with a keyboard and a few clicks of a mouse. But this ease of use casts a shadow on the future of printed information. The Web’s instant knowledge has changed our reading and writing habits and has made print media seem old-fashioned. One of the first industries to lead the change was journalism. As the Web expanded in the mid 90’s, online editions of popular newspapers surfaced and opened a new field for seeing and telling the world's events....   [tags: Technology Computers Essays]
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Truman Capote's In Cold Blood - Truman Capote’s non-fiction novel, In Cold Blood, was a breakthrough in literacy in that it was accredited as the first non-fiction novel. There was a lot of controversy when the book was first published because of the incredibility of the work. This could be expected in that time, because people where not familiar with the concept of non-fiction novels yet, but this is where the beauty of this style of writing lies, the recreation of the truth. It would have been impossible for Capote to have documented the occurrence fully, because he only read about the murder after it had happen, after all, this was not what he wanted to do....   [tags: In Cold Blood Essays] 1238 words
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Undergraduate Education in Advertising - Undergraduate Education in Advertising Next spring I will be receiving a bachelor of arts in journalism at the University of Arkansas from the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. My focus in journalism is in advertising and public relations. Most schools separate the advertising and public relations departments and some schools even place them in the business school. My degree in the journalism department has benefited me because my education seems to be more well-rounded than most college degrees....   [tags: Major Advertising College Essays] 2052 words
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emergence of the internet - The Internet and the emergence of the Internet news media are affecting the delivery of media content. Many argue that the traditional media is changing the way they report the news. Internet news sites are also affecting the types of stories that gain the most attention because in this day and age people want news that is entertaining. The delivery of media is changing rapidly because of the Internet and it’s easy access to it. In the world of journalism there has always been traditional rules that are followed before any information is dispersed to the public....   [tags: essays research papers] 1516 words
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The Art of Communication - Communication is the bridge between all people. The very goal of communication is for the speaker to convey his or her intended message to the receiver. How this happens is the art of communication and changes with the creativity of human beings. Within that, bridge lay depths of meaning, significance, emotion, logic, reason, understanding and empathy just to name of few. If the speaker has what they believe to be important information that they want to tell the receiver, they find a method of conveying that information....   [tags: Personal Essays] 2305 words
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The Legalization of Marijuana - The debate over the legalization of marijuana is active in the United States. The problem is, most people aren’t fully educated on the good things that marijuana can bring forth. For thousands of years marijuana was not only legal, it was a common crop. It is only in the past ninety years or so that marijuana has been found to be not only unusable, buy also harmful and extremely illegal in the United States. With all the information I have received and statistics I have discovered, I am a strong advocate for the decriminalization of marijuana in the United States....   [tags: Legal Illegal Marijuana Pot Law]
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Staying Focused - Sunlight shining through a window would wake me up from under my downy blankets. After a breakfast of bird nests (eggs fried in a hole in a slice toast), I would take a stroll down the Mission Creekwalk and look at the clouds and mountains. I would come back home and play guitar for a while and learn some new songs. Max Isenberg, a great friend of mine, and I would shoot a skit to upload onto YouTube. After filming, we’d come back to my house to eat lunch and edit the footage. Once Max had left, I would take a nap and be awoken by another friend, calling me to play basketball at Gomes....   [tags: Study Tips] 953 words
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Mass Media - In recent years traditional media sources have experienced a wave of collateral damage from a revived and vicious new social media stemming from the younger generation. The media are now facing a new type of game where rules don't exist. Since the evolution of social media there has been an unprecedented and historic transition in which news is uncovered and presented to the world. Traditional forms of media such as the newspaper and television are being out played by anonymous and independent "hackers" who are capable of accessing highly confidential documents and uploading them for the world to view....   [tags: Internet, Political Journalists, Government] 995 words
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Citizen Kane - Citizen Kane After watching the movie “Citizen Kane” I realized why this movie was named one of the best films ever. Yellow journalism was in an era from the 1880 to the 1900 and it featured flashy journalism of that time, which made editors write about invented stories. Which went to big headlines on subjects that weren’t true. The two big writers of that time were William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. During the film Kane is depicted as a yellow journalism at different times. One example is when they put out the article “Charles Foster Kane Defeated, Fraud At Polls”....   [tags: essays research papers] 1294 words
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STAR INVESTIGATION - Format: Internet Journalism and the Starr Investigation The Starr Investigation was an important time in journalism, because it forced the traditional media to overhaul their ways of presenting news online in order to meet the needs and demands of Internet users. New technology was used in this case to break the news of the scandal, to voice new allegations, and to release in its entirety Starr’s final report of the investigation. This case provided the first detailed look at the differences in character between the Internet and traditional broadcast and print media....   [tags: essays research papers] 712 words
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News And Newspapers - News and Newspapers News is simply delineated as “a report of a recent event; something one has not heard of before”(Websters, 282). Conceding that it is inelaborate in its definition, news is much more intricate as it succumbs to corporate moneymaking ideologies. The corporate essence of news is prevalent in the form of the newspaper “a paper published periodically for circulating news” that is sold therefore making news a business. In business the saying goes that the customer is always right making news subject to the demands of these consumers....   [tags: essays research papers] 1485 words
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Multiculturalism in America - Multiculturalism in America Ask any American how they feel about multiculturalism you are likely to get one of two responses: either a cringe or a smile. Those that cringe will say something along the line of “Multiculturalism is the wrong way to look at things. It separates us by saying that everyone is different instead of saying that we are the same and unifying us.” Those that smile will talk about how great multiculturalism is because they get to see aspects of all different cultures on television and on the radio and they are free to explore all the different things that various cultures have to offer....   [tags: Multiculturalism in Education]
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Spanish-American War - The cause of the Spanish-American War relates directly to Cuba, and the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine. In 1895, Cuba was extremely governmentally disorganized, and was beginning to rise against Spain. The Cuban’s soon adopted a conception that the more damage that they did to the Cuban mainland, the faster the Spaniards would leave Cuba, and the Americans would help the Cubans to win their independence. The Americans soon came to Cuba, in an attempt to assist the Cubans in their fight for freedom....   [tags: essays research papers] 544 words
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Journalistic History - 11. Yellow Journalism- The cartoon “Hogan’s Alley” depicted a tenement urchin, “The Yellow Kid,” who mocked upper-class customs and wore a yellow gown. When THE JOURNAL matched THE WORLD in color print, the author of the cartoon switched newspapers. The ensuing dispute gave rise to “yellow journalism” (unprincipled journalism) and led to the recruitment of countless newsboys in a bid to increase sales. The biggest yellow journalists were Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst (“Please remain....   [tags: essays research papers] 782 words
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Mass Communication - Mass Communication 1.What is Mass Communication. Mass Communication is the term used to describe the academic study of various means by which individuals and entities can relay information to large segments of the population all at once through mass media. Almost every university that has a journalism program also offer a distinct program - often from the same department - of studies in mass communication, which includes the technical aspects production of newspapers, radio programs, television shows, and films....   [tags: Papers] 1552 words
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Motivating Mortimer - Motivating Mortimer Introduction This report is on a project undertaken to help an older gentleman named Mortimer who is seventy-seven years old. This project is intended to get Mortimer to develop a different behavior than what he has been displaying in recent times. He recalls his life story in the following way. As a young man, Mortimer enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He was stationed in Australia and met his beautiful bride, Rosie. They have six great children, now in their forties and fifties....   [tags: Papers] 1920 words
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Hearst - Hearst INTRODUCTION American journalism and mass media were both profoundly influenced by a very dominating figure. In the last decade of the 19th century up until the end of the first half of the 20th century, William Randolph Hearst was a mega-force to be reckoned with. Hearst was a famous American publisher who built up the nation’s largest chain of newspapers. He was also a political figure and one of the leading figures during the Spanish-American War period. In his newspapers, he introduced a sensational journalistic style of writing and spent millions of dollars to fascinate and captivate readers....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Censorship - Censorship has been a battle that has raged through Journalism in its many forms for years. It has run rampant through High School Journalism for nearly 20, after the Hazelwood court case that gave advisors the right to edit, cut, and censor whatever they think is inflammatory or derogatory. Still even though there is Censorship across the United States there are still some students who fight it, every day. Clovis, New Mexico three students were suspended in April 2004 when they handed out fliers protesting the administrative censoring of their school paper....   [tags: Free Essays] 398 words
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