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Free College Essays - New Journalism and The Right Stuff

- The Right Stuff - New Journalism The Right Stuff is a great example of the writing style called "New Journalism". Author Tom Wolfe is widely known as a ground breaker in this type of writing. New Journalism has its foundation in fact but uses techniques from the world of fiction to present the information in a refreshingly realistic way. One important fictional technique is dialogue. Seldom in "normal" journalism does a reader come across real dialogue. Through dialogue, an author is able to show the characters' personalities....   [tags: The Right Stuff]

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Truman Capote's In Cold Blood as Literary Journalism

- Literary journalism is criticized as being the bad child of "the modern age of media and hype"(Yagoda, "In"). But, looking back through the ages, there are many examples of what is now called literary journalism, or blurring the line between fact and fiction. What has changed " . . . is not the practice of literary journalism but expectations about truth" ("In"). In Postmodern American Fiction, the editors make the point that Truman Capote's " In Cold Blood (1965) illustrates how the postmodern inclination to blur the boundary between standard journalism and fiction could itself create a new layer of narrative tension within the bounds of the tradition novel"(125)....   [tags: In Cold Blood Essays]

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Biography Of Theodore Roosevelt 's The Gilded Age

- During the late 19th century, leading into the 20th century, The Gilded Age was in full swing. The exploitation and graft of the time motivated a group of investigative journalists, entitled muckrakers, to emerge. These muckrakers sensationalized the social, economic, and political corruption in America and brought the issues to the public eye. In looking at a common story threaded through the history of muckraking- poverty- one can see the style of muckraking, and the way it affects society has dramatically changed over time....   [tags: Investigative journalism, Muckraker, Journalism]

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Mix of Journalism and Fiction in Truman Capote's 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: In Cold Blood Essays]

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Sam Shepard Changing Journalism as We Know It

- Sam Shepard Changing Journalism as We Know It In 1954, Sam Sheppard was accused of allegedly killing his wife, Marilyn. During this time, the media went absolutely wild. The way they obtained their stories was completely unlike any way they had gone about getting stories before. They completely invaded Sheppard's privacy to obtain "good" stories for their papers and television newscasts. Also, more stories were written about the case than any other event that had been covered in the past. Even the way stories were written was different than the usual style of writing used for that time period....   [tags: Papers]

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Truman Capote's In Cold Blood as Literary Journalism

- In an article written in 1966 for The New York Times, Eliot Fremont-Smith discusses the squabbles that occurred in the literary world over Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, squabbles that continue today. He wrote of Capote, "The author is now concerned that In Cold Blood be taken as an example of a new literary form, 'the non-fiction novel'"(8). The debate of what constitutes a novel and what constitutes non-fiction. Fremont-Smith argues that the mixing of the two genres is irrelevant: It is too bad, because this fine work raises questions and offers insights that are far more important and, God knows, more interesting than technical debates over the definition of a new or possibly not new li...   [tags: In Cold Blood Essays]

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Mix of Journalism and Fiction in Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

- In his novel, In Cold Blood, Truman Capote attempts to create a new form of writing, a combination of both fiction and journalism. According to Capote he was attempting to create "something on a large scale that would have the credibility of fact, the immediacy of film, the depth and freedom of prose, and the precision of poetry." Whether or not Capote was successful in this so called "new" form of writing has been debated by numerous critics. Some critics argue that Capote was being pretentious when he suggested that he had invented the form of writing which blends the fact/fiction barrier....   [tags: In Cold Blood Essays]

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The Story of Dr. Jennifer Greer

- Dr. Jennifer Greer need not verbally utter any detail regarding the extent of her success in journalism. By simply taking a look around her office in the Journalism Department at the University of Alabama, one can resolve that Dr. Greer’s journalism career has been nothing short of admirable. Adorning the walls of her fourth floor office, various plaques and certificates give undeniable evidence of Dr. Greer’s commendable success. Beginning with her Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and continuing on to her Ph.D....   [tags: Success in Journalism]

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Internet, Interactive Communication And Media

- With the emergence of Internet, interactive communication in Media Corporation should be more dealt with most traditional media outlets. They used to provide the information only produced by well-disciplined, well-educated and efficient hundreds journalists to their audiences one-snidely. It is obviously admitted that audiences, who have different opinion, have a rare chance to counteract opposite opinions to the media companies by sending letters for opinion pages and implying the idea through ombudsman programs....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Journalism genres]

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Broadcast Journalists and The Inverted Pyramid Style of Presenting the News

- In 1965, American broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow stated, “We cannot make good news out of bad practice.” Although this quotation was originally in response to critics who wanted him to ignore racial problems to promote a better public image abroad, it can also be applied to the importance of presenting a quality newscast. In America, news media is considered the forth branch of the United States government. This concept stems from a belief that it is the news media's responsibility to deliver clear and accurate information to the populace in a compelling manner....   [tags: Journalism, Textbooks]

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Media Coverage : The Biggest Problem With Their Coverage

- However, the biggest problem with their coverage doesn’t have to do with their misrepresentation of Ramos or the event but rather with their omissions. It is clear that the media coverage focused on highlighting Ramos’ faults and the “predictability” of the event but not once was Trump and his authority questioned. One would assume that if a journalist was ejected from a news conference for wanting to ask a question, journalists would stand with the journalist. After all, it is a journalist’s job to question authority....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Journalist, Reporter]

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The Media 's Influence On Public Politics

- In theory, political campaigns are the most important culmination of the democratic debate in American politics. In practice, however, the media shrouds society’s ability to engage in a democratic debate with unenlightening campaign coverage. Because of this, it is difficult—if not impossible—to have educated political discourse in which the whole, factual truth is on display. After years of only seeing the drama of presidential campaigns, the American public has become a misinformed people. Media finds its central role in the democratic debate in providing information, analysis, and a diversity of perspectives to the public....   [tags: Journalism, Mass media, Journalist, Reporter]

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I 'm Lying Confessions Of A Media Manipulator By Ryan Holiday

- Trust Me I’m Lying Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday is a book that aims to criticize and highlight the loopholes and the exploitation of the media. Holiday presents his arguments through the analysis of the media system, past stories that have manipulated the media for PR purposes, and his own anecdotal tales on how he charmed bloggers to report according to his desires. If you’re a journalism student who begins to read this book, you may start off with a sceptical lens. After all, Holiday is a self proclaimed manipulator who is promising to reveal all the “deep dark secrets” of the media....   [tags: Journalism, Mass media, Blame, Journalist]

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The Decline in Journalistic Substance: Does it Matter?

- In response to James Fallows’ four premises in his “Learning to Love the (Shallow, Divisive, Unreliable,) New Media,” April 2011. I must say that while I want desperately to argue against his fears, as I am an optimist at heart, I cannot. I have turned this over and over and I have to say that with only a few points of specific contradiction, as a whole I agree. I believe that this is becoming an age of lies and idiocy. I agree that already there is a tendency for media to follow dollars instead of issues....   [tags: Journalism Essays]

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Is It Worth The Risk?

- Is it Worth the Risk. Both Jamal Albarghouti and Eddie Ho just happened to be in the right place at the right time to become citizen journalists, with their cell phones in hand, giving them the opportunity to record a media worthy event while it was taking place. They are not professional reporters, just two young men who knew they were witnessing terrifying events that news media outlets would be interested in seeing from a first person perspective. Accordingly, did their actions endanger others or were they endangered, if so, was it worth the risk that Albarghouti and Ho took to record these events....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Citizen journalism]

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Should Journalists Be Trusted? Discuss

- Q. Should journalists be trusted. Discuss. Most news organizations have their slogans, with many frequently employing the word “trust”, although in the 1990s, “speed” was also conceived as a commercial priority. Even though it is probably impossible for any journalist to reach the absolute truth in their reporting, they are eager to say that information provided on their paper, on wave and on screen is much more likely to be true than their competitors. When a certain event occurs, each news company seems to choose various ways to deliver the stories....   [tags: Journalism, Mass media, Investigative journalism]

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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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The Role Of Mass Media On The Modern Democracy

- edia is one of the tools or channels of communication used to store and convey information or data from one source to the other. In the modern democracy, media play important functions. Mass media is considered essential in the modern democracy. When the media is given freedom of expression by the government. Madison argues that democratic government requires informed and educated society for it to work effectively (166). He further affirms that democracy also imposes problem and require an institutional solution....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Journalist, Democracy]

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The Disaster Of The ' 60 Minutes ' Benghazi Story

- To begin with, the Errors and Scandals are always considered unexpected and surprising, according to viewers. Yet, there has been a lot more scandals occurring that impacts the honesty of journalists.. An example that can be explained further is Erik Wemple’s The disaster of the ’60 Minutes’ Benghazi story. Wemple summarizes the incident of 60 Minutes’ Benghazi, Libya reported by Lara Logan from source, Dylan Davies, using the pen name, “Morgan Jones.” Wemple had found the error after Davies has bent the story to CBS that he told the FBI....   [tags: Journalism, Mass media, News, Journalist]

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Media And The Modern Democracy

- Media Biases Media is one the tools or channels of communication used to store and convey information or data from one source to the other. In the modern democracy, media play important functions. Mass media is considered essential in the modern democracy. When the media is given freedom of expression by the government. Madison argues that democratic government require informed and educated society for it to work effectively (166). He further affirms that democracy also imposes problem and require an institutional solution....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Journalist, Democracy]

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The Disadvantages Of Professional News

- Like citizen journalists, there are both advantages and disadvantages of professional journalists’. The disadvantages of professional news will be presented. For example, if we refer to “Free for All” a book, the author says that “the challenge for newspaper facing a future dominated by the Web has been that it was [insufficient] to transplant content, [associations], and business models from old media to new.” Previously, writers working in newsrooms delivered news coverage, and people in general needed to pay to acquire the paper (King ix)....   [tags: Journalism, Mass media, Journalist, Reporter]

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What Area Of Journalism Or Communication Studies Do You Think You Would Enjoy Learning More About?

-  1. What area of journalism or communication studies do you find particularly interesting and think you would enjoy learning more about. (simple statement) The area of communications that I find particularly interesting is mass media, and it’s role in developing opinions on disenfranchised groups of people and their struggles, especially the first nations. 2. Why do you find this topic interesting and important. (500 words) There are many interesting aspects of this, like what kinds of stories get published where, for example Aboriginal stories are generally much easier to come by in the Globe and Mail than they are in the Calgary Sun, and why stories in those papers would be much more lik...   [tags: First Nations, Aboriginal peoples in Canada]

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Dilemma in Photo Journalism

- In March of 1993, South African photographer, Kevin Carter, snapped a photograph of an extremely malnourished child in Sudan. In this picture, the child's ribs are exposed and she is crouched in the fetal position. The story of the photograph paled in comparison to the demand for information regarding Carters involvement before and after capturing the image. The unique context of Carter's photo raises a number of different points and questions in regards to photojournalism. First, what is the role of the photographer when he or she is capturing these controversial images....   [tags: Media, Ethics]

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Review of the Objective of Norm in American by Michael Schudson

- The objective of norm in American, by Michael Schudson, explores how and why the objective norms developed in American journalism. Objective is one of the most important occupational values of American journalism, it can be identified by following measures: express allegiance, ethnographers’ observations and occupational routines, resist with the challenging behaviour, impersonality and non-partisanship in news content. Differencing from some scholars’ opinions that economic and technological change enhances the ethic of objective, Schudson thinks four conditions encourage the articulation of norms....   [tags: journalism, motivation, cohession, identity]

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Journalism 201

- In the newest November 2013 issue of Allure, Dolce & Gabbana advertised its perfume “The One” on the first four pages of the magazine, by which reaches the aim of re-launching its best selling product and making the fragrance fascinating to its target audience. This print advertisement produced by Dolce & Gabbana achieves great effectiveness by appropriately selecting the place for presenting, by successfully providing attractive and creative advertisement appearance, and by strategically using iconic celebrities to present....   [tags: Effective Advertisement, Magazines]

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George Schuyer

- Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” George Schuyler was a journalist who didn’t fear writing about controversy; he was a man who embraced it. Schuyler was known to give a fresh and sincere view on topics during a time when freedom of speech was most vulnerable. Although many embraced his conservative outlook on topics, his peers often scrutinized him for this very same trait....   [tags: Journalism]

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The Responsibilities Of The Journalists Towards The Public

- Nowadays the world is being bombarded by news at every second and most of the population can access them through newspapers, websites, radio or TV. There are indeed different way and different kind of journalism but it can only be either good or bad. Journalism itself is the act of gathering news and do research in order to inform society about matters concerning various topics. It has changed a lot since its diffusion and innovative ways of making news are constantly being explored, also because of the development of technology and the invention of new methods to share information....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Newspaper]

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The Lies Behind the Smiles

- The Lies Behind the Smiles Human beings are the only specie on Earth that has the ability to question the system they live in. We are normally very curious and we tend to question our surroundings. We are rational creatures that seek information, not only the one directly involved with our lives, but anything that can affect us, in order to know better when taking our decisions. Therefore, it is very important to have an accountable source to be informed from. People usually prefer getting the information from someone who is expert in in the topic, or at least someone who made a good investigation of it....   [tags: information, self-regulation, journalism]

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The Ethics Of The Internet

- are now held to a different standard by their audience. Singer claims the new “ethical buzzword of the internet is ‘transparency.’” (Singer 95) She explains that in an online environment the audience is so much more connected to both the journalist and the news. With the increased power of the web, readers can now access more information to hold journalists accountable for their news coverage. And at the end of the day it is all about earning the audiences trust by following the “fundamental ethical commitment to truth-telling” as Singer puts it....   [tags: Journalism, Mass media, Journalist, Donald Trump]

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All The President 's Men

- All the President’s Men (1976), based on Bernstein and Woodward’s examination of Richard Nixon’s White House, specifically the Watergate scandal, is the quintessential film about investigative journalism. In recent years, investigative journalism was reintroduced to the cinema by Spotlight (2015) and The Zodiac (2007). In comparison, Spotlight is a more comprehensive film about investigative journalism than The Zodiac. Spotlight’s storyline impacts the audience by demanding justice for the victims of the criminal activity portrayed....   [tags: Journalism, Newspaper, Academy Award]

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Media Scandals Of The Media

- When looking into these approval ratings, it is important to note how these numbers differ between political parties. Although independent voters remained steady in their approval rating of thirty-eight percent, the Gallup poll shows that Democrats, who usually have a high level of trust in the media, are losing their trust in the media (McCarthy). The hit that Democrats have taken in their trust is not as high as the hit Republicans have taken. Democrats went from a high of seventy percent approval in 2005 to just fifty-four percent in 2014 (McCarthy)....   [tags: Journalism, Mass media, Media bias, Journalist]

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The Media 's Influence On Media

- The journalist’s role has been altered to one in which they no longer limit what information is available, but instead direct the audience toward vetted information that the journalist considers credible (Bruns, 2003). Failures within journalism are part of the reason for the industry’s loss in influence; as media companies failed to update their products in time to adjust to an Internet and convergence-driven environment on the web (Bruns, 2008). There is no reason that journalists cannot have a sizable role within media ecosystem based on sharing content, yet for this to succeed journalists must show the public the value of their experience and education (Bruns, 2011)....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Journalist, News media]

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What Is Objectivity? Not Picking Sides?

- What is Objectivity. Not picking sides. Remaining impartial. Recent debates have raised these questions when it comes to the news media. We can agree upon the stance that the media sometimes fails to remain objective. But a more serious question is at hand here; is it worth trying to achieve complete neutrality. Many could argue that objectivity is one of the most significant problems is todays media. But, it could be more that it is proving itself pointless and problematic. Many of us can come to the conclusion that every major news outlet caters to one side, left of right....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, News media, Journalist]

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Ethical Considerations and a Code of Conduct

- As with every job, there has to be a set of rules or a code that employees need to follow. Journalism is no different. People all around the world; put their trust in journalist to bring them the news, in the most honest, non-biased, and enjoyable way. Given the importance of the job, it is easy to see why there must be a code of conduct and ethical considerations for the job. As news director at Cub Broadcasting, implementation; of code of conduct and ethical considerations that this station will operate on must be made....   [tags: journalism, news broadcasting]

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The Career of Journalist

- To become a journalist one must be ready for late nights, irregular hours, and heartbreak. Being a journalist isn’t easy. So much can happen in a few seconds, and it’s almost like watching a soap opera. Many people think that being a journalist involves writing a small story and interviewing one or two people, but that’s not the case. Journalists have staggering deadlines to meet and at any time could be thrown into the most dangerous situations. It sounds like a hectic lifestyle, but the fact that they get to travel all over the world and meet so many different people makes it all worth the while....   [tags: Writing Stories, Deadlines, Stress, Interviews]

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Creative Freedom in News and Social Media

- In trying to attract new audiences, news media have begun to transition from reporting to becoming a form of entertainment. With the meteoric rise of social media’s role as a news source, the fight for an increase of diversity in the media, and the ever-growing desire of immediate content, the future of responsible journalism is more important than ever. Ask yourself, why do I think the way I do. Where do my political views originate. How do I prove them. Most likely, it is due to the biased portrayal of issues in the media and the politicization that accompanies what we consume....   [tags: journalism, entertainment, audiences]

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Effects Of The Newspaper Industry On American Society

- The history of printed newspapers in America shows the effects the newspaper industry has had on American society during the development of the country. The distribution of news has presented many significant cultural changes in everyday American life impacts social, economic, education, political, religious and scientific knowledge. The early days in Colonial America were still under the influence of Royal control and the first attempt at publishing an American newspaper was suppressed, as the publisher had not been approved and given royal consent....   [tags: Newspaper, Printing, Journalism]

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The History Of American Newspaper

- The history of American Newspaper illustrates the impact the news has made on the country, and runs parallel with the story of the United States. Newspapers have gone through many changes during the different historic eras of American history. In the early days in Colonial America, most colonist, still under the impression of the British Government, felt that a newspaper needed royal approval to be published. The first attempts at publishing an American newspaper were quickly suppressed, and the royally approved papers were dull and boring....   [tags: Newspaper, Journalism, Mass media]

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Writing Is All Around Us

- Whether it is in the form of a newspaper or to the characters on TV, writing is all around us. Everywhere we go, we read, be it for informational or entertainment purposes. Whether it be writing a script for a TV show with heros and villians to writing a article on a murder case it can be exciting to write because you can take it anywhere. To be a journalist, one must be creative and possess an open mind at all times. Writing can be a long process, especially if the writer experiences writer 's block....   [tags: Journalism, Newspaper, Writing, Writer]

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Free Press And Its Impact On The United States

- Journalism shapes democracy - with newspapers playing a crucial role in. In the 19th century, Britain’s newspapers were a luxury only the wealthy could afford and have access to. The United States thought differently, they believed “a free press, making information as widely available as possible, was regarded as a important pillar of the new democracy- so much so that it was enshrined in the Bill of Rights.” (172) President Jefferson believing a free press did more good than harm, “The attempts to curtail a press freedom in the 1790s and 1800s actually strengthened it, establishing the right to criticize the administration and supporting vigorous and lively political debates.” (172) This...   [tags: Journalism, Newspaper, Mass media]

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The Dichotomy of Photojournalism in the Afghanistan War

- Journalism is considered by many to essential in maintaining a democracy and the trust of the people within it. The public relies on journalism and media, to close the distance between current events and the public to facilitate immediate attention. The use of photojournalism in times of war is depended on, in order to create a type of vicarious experience for the reade;, so they in some way can experience the conflict themselves without physically being there. However, I have come to notice an issue within the way media is proposed....   [tags: journalism, afghanistan, photojournalism]

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The Reality and Misinformation of Tabloids

- Currently, in the realm of printed journalism, American Media—owner of popular tabloids such as the Enquirer, Globe, and National Examiner—“reports [the] total circulation at 5.4 million.” (Grabianowsky) A British tabloid-newspaper industry went on trial on October 20 in 2013 due to the alleged “phone hacking and obstructing of justice” done by two of the industry’s elite editors. (Erlanger, and Castle) The birth of the “tabloid” marked a major milestone in history. Created by Alfred Harmsworth, a British journalist famed for his popular publications, tabloids sprang to a common term as a result of an invitation “to edit [John Pulitzer’s] New York World for the welcoming of the 20th century....   [tags: journalism, social, affairs]

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The Social Functions Of Media

- The mass media have diverse functions in meeting the audiences ' needs of information. In the classical theory of functionalism, the media have several social functions. In 1948, Harold Lasswell revealed three main social functions of media: as a provider of information about events around the community; as explanation provider about the relationships amongst each part within the event; and as a transmission channel of the dominant culture including the common values that exist in the community....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Mainstream]

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Joining Forces: An Examination of User-Generated Content in Two Dutch Newspaper

- Joining forces: an examination of user-generated content in two Dutch newspapers Theoretical Framework The term ‘user-generated content’ or ‘UGC’ refers to content that has been produced by non-professionals – in this case by non-journalists. This content can be of all kinds: text-based, visual or audiovisual, or a combination of those three. The key point is that it is produced by ordinary people, who do not work for the organisation that receives their contributions. That is the definition which needs to be kept in mind throughout this paper....   [tags: framework, journalism, profession]

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What Makes Capote's Work Literary Mastepieces

- The Grass Harp has come to be one of the most read books in America; this is mostly because of the realism that exists in the story. The story begins with Fenwick Collins losing his beloved mother and a few years later his father. For this reason, he is forced to move to his aunt’s place referred to as Dolly and Verena (Capote 34). In the aunt’s house, there also lives Catherine, the house servant who is known to get along with Dolly as compared to Verena. Dolly is famous for her skills in medicine and often goes out into the woods with Catherine as well as with Collin in order to pick random fruits and plans to make her medicine....   [tags: inspiration, realism, journalism]

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Plagiarism, Fabrication, And Collaboration

- When one plagiarizes, it is nearly inevitable to miss. You have some that are easier to spot when stealing written work than others, but it is not hard to catch with today’s technology. As a freshman at the University of Arizona majoring in Journalism, each student was asked to read, thoroughly read, the School of Journalism’s Academic Integrity Handbook. In doing so, I learned the an easier way of looking at plagiarism in itself. Furthermore, I learned exactly what the handbook meant by plagiarism, fabrication, and collaboration, what may happen to someone who had plagiarized, how to keep from plagiarizing another’s work and correctly attributing it, and I learned the importance of integri...   [tags: Plagiarism, Academic dishonesty, Journalism]

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A Brief Narrative of the Case and Trial of John Peter Zenger by Hamilton

- When discussing the media, we must search back to its primal state the News Paper. For it was the News paper and its writers that forged ahead and allowed freedoms for today’s journalism on all fronts, from the Twitter accounts to the daily gazettes all must mark a single event in the evolution of media in respects to politics and all things shaping. Moving on in media history, we began to see a rapid expansion around 1990. With more than 50% of all American homes having cable TV access, newspapers in every city and town with major newspaper centers reaching far more than ever before....   [tags: freedom, journalism, media]

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Why I Am An Important Lesson About My Writing

- In essence, multiple essays have been formulated during the duration of Composition 1. These essays have taught me an important lesson about my writing, failure is acceptable in order to grow. On the other hand, I made a vital discovery last year that I craved to study journalism and advance further in that field after college. From taking journalism classes, to blogging in my spare time, to always getting an A on my papers, I had the assumption there was no room to improve. Ironically, I was mistaken....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Journalism, Essays]

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Business And Technology Editor For The Behrend Beacon

- This semester I had two opportunities to experience what it is like to work in journalism. In January, I became the business & technology editor for The Behrend Beacon. At the same time, I also started an internship at The Corry Journal. Both opportunities taught me many things about working in the newspaper business. I’ve been working at my internship in Corry every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday throughout this semester. My typical work day is from 8:30 a.m. until about 4:00 p.m. At the paper, I have many responsibilities....   [tags: Newspaper, Journalism, Editing, Writing]

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Helen Skelton : From Rags to Riches

- Helen Skelton – From Rags to Riches Born on the 19th July 1983 and growing up in Kirkby Thore in Cumbria, which is only 1 hour from where I live, Helen Skelton is said to be one of Cumbria’s most iconic figures. She attended Kirkby Thore Primary School and then Appleby Grammar School and graduated from Cumbria Institute of Arts in 1999 with a BA in Journalism. Whilst she was studying at the Cumbria Institute of Arts she also worked on the Coronation Street set as an extra. Helen told me ‘It was a great way to see how TV works.’ I believe that this may have been quite boring for Helen as she may have only been on screen for a couple of minutes but it was a great way for her to make her mark...   [tags: journalism, travel, charity]

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A New Dimension For News Reporting: Internet

- ... Moreover, thanks to Wi-fi (Free Wireless), most people can use Internet without any charges. For instance, university students or teachers can connect to school’s wireless internet connection in order to do research or every shopping mall provides their consumers with Wi-fi service. Therefore, especially nowadays, the view of the fact that Internet is not accessible is incorrect. Some people may argue that news which be reported on the Internet is not always reliable. They believe that online news can be a lie or wrong because of a large number of online users....   [tags: online journalism, technology]

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How Media Is An Ethical Means Of Reporting Information

- It is important for news outlets to follow general journalistic principles so that the media can establish an ethical means of reporting information. The news stories preceding and following the Wisconsin primary provide valuable insight on how journalists successfully or unsuccessfully practice these principles. In analyzing articles from the Washington Post and the New York Times, it is clear to see that both can improve in applying journalistic principles. The Washington Post did a better job at being objective and staying transparent in covering the Wisconsin primary, however, neither the Washington Post nor the New York Times were consistently balanced....   [tags: Journalism, Mass media, Newspaper]

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Broadcasting Industry Employment Rate

- According to the United States of America’s Bill of Rights, the First Amendment states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The freedom of press is having the liberty to speak and also having the liberty to be heard. The freedom of press is applicable to all types of printed and broadcast material, including books, newspaper, magazines, pamphlets, films and radio and television....   [tags: unemployment, journalism, law]

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Ethics Is A Way Of Studying Morality

- There are often several cases that pose ethical issues in regards to journalism and publication. In this instance, 18-year-old Andrea Bell’s reputation of being Youth Ambassador of Bathburg is at stake. The photos of her that were sent by Andrea’s former boyfriend, who remains anonymous, causes great risks and would require both moral and ethical considerations before taking any form of action. For an issue such as this, there requires a certain criteria for ethical decision-making. As stated by Frost (2011: p....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Journalism, Privacy]

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My Reading And Writing Skills Improved With Influence From My Mother

- At first, the process of learning and comprehending was difficult. I struggled with connecting letters to make words, connecting words to make sentences, connecting sentences to make paragraphs, and finally connecting paragraphs to make a coherent essay. This process of connecting words and sentences took time, but with determination and motivation I learned how. I could not have made it this far without the advice and assistance from my literacy sponsors. My reading and writing skills improved with influence from my mother, Ms....   [tags: Newspaper, Writing, Reading, Journalism]

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Sports Broadcasters: James Kenneth McManus

- James Kenneth McManus, popularly known as Jim McKay, was born on September 14, 1921 in Philadelphia. When growing up, McKay grew a huge passion for sports, starting with horses. His love for horse racing is what led him to eventually pursue a career in journalism. When he was thirteen McKay moved with his family to Baltimore, where he would grow up and later graduate college at Loyola College, class of 1943. McKay began his career as the editor of the Loyola College school newspaper, The Greyhound....   [tags: journalism, pasion, sports]

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Other Jobs of Television Personalities

- ... Josh holds a Masters degree from the Columbia School of Journalism and a Bachelors of Arts in English literature from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has contributed to the network's coverage of Hurricane Sandy, the Joplin tornado, the Sandy Hook School shooting, the Boston Marathon bombing, the 2013 papal conclave, and the 2012 presidential election of President Obama as well as the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, Tournament of Roses Parade for the last six years....   [tags: actor, sports, journalism]

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The Influence of Eastman Kodak Company on Photography

- ... Eastman Kodak Company Advertisement (Undated) Leica introduced a small format 35mm camera in 1925. This smaller machine revolutionized the way photographers could transport the camera, as they could photograph discretely in all situations. (, n.p.) Leica are considered a premium brand camera, well built and precise ensuring the images they create are quality. Leica, who are still a camera maker, have photographic galleries in Frankfurt, Los Angles, New York, Salzburg and Tokyo, alternating exhibitions of work that the Magnum Photographers captured....   [tags: camaras, digital, journalism]

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How Operah Winfrey Changed America

- Oprah Winfrey has changed the lives of so many people. She used her position as the most influential women in media to inspire, educate, and empower people of all walks of life all over the world. “Everyone of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there standing in the gap to close it for us.” (Winfrey) She did many amazing things throughout her entertainment and media career, including changing the lives of people forever. Oprah Winfrey is a charitable person while still being a major influence in the entertainment industry....   [tags: journalism, philanthropy, influential]

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I Am An Important Lesson

- Multiple essays have been formulated during the duration of Composition 1. These essays have taught me an important lesson about my writing, failure is acceptable in order to grow. On the other hand, I made an important discovery last year that I want to study journalism and advance further in that field after college. From taking journalism classes, to blogging in my spare time, to always getting an A on my papers, I thought I had no room to improve. I was mistaken. Therefore, because of the rigorous essay work each essay brought, I learned more about how to write different pieces and grow from my “failure”....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Journalism, Essays]

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Measuring the Quality of Electronic Journals in University Library: Based on Five Year Impact Factor Data in the Journal Citation Reports

- 2.0 Literature Review Using of high quality electronic journals is a necessity in the academic and scholarly world. This section summarizes the evolution of printed journal up to present electronic journals along with discussions of high quality electronic journals usage and the availability of high impact factor journals. All information collects for this study consists from variety sources which comprise of electronic journals, search engines, online database, and books. Literature reviews are useful for synthesizing what has been done so far, and for identifying what needs to be done....   [tags: Journalism ]

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The Objective of Norm in American by Michael Schudson

- The objective of norm in American, by Michael Schudson, explores how and why the objective norms developed in American journalism. Different with some scholars’ opinion that economic and technology change enhances the ethic of objective, Schudson think four condition encourage the articulation of norms. Two conditions is regard as Durkheimian, which satisfy the need of social cohesion. The other two conditions are Weberian, which is to achieve social control. According to discussing the history of American journalism development, this essay points the emergency of these four conditions in the late 19th and early 20th century....   [tags: review of US journalism, ethical analysis]

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Increasing Technology and Decreasing Media Credibility

- As the power of technology grows, information has become not only easier to spread, but has also become more generally accessible. Anyone who seeks news from any part of the world can easily find it on the internet. Previously, the most common form of information distribution was through newspapers, printed in large quantities and sold for small fees. Now newspapers are having to make their way on to the internet, printing less in favor for online subscriptions to digital copies of their productions....   [tags: Journalism ]

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Sebastiao Salgardo’s Activist Photography

- ... He began work, as an economist for the International Coffee Organization, often travelling to Africa on missions associated with the World Bank and this was when he first started seriously taking photographs. He then chose to abandon a career as an economist and switched to photography in 1973. At first Sebastiao worked as a freelancer and joined the Sygma photographic agency in 1974. During the few months he remained at Sygma he photographed stories in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique. He joined the Gamma photographic agency in 1975 and worked on many stories throughout almost all of Africa, Europe and Latin America....   [tags: celebrity journalism, dishonest picures]

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News Coverage of September 11th, 2001

- The attack that occurred on September 11th, 2001 on the World Trade Center in New York City is an event that lingers in the minds of many Americans and other people throughout the world. Most people can recall exactly where they were and whom they were with when they first heard about the airplanes crashing into the towers. It was a day that changed the way people looked at the world and brought to light the realities that even the wealthiest and most military advanced country was not safe from acts of terrorism....   [tags: Terrorism and Journalism]

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The Free Journalist

- American journalism is a constantly evolving field, and the freedoms granted by the Constitution allow the news media to flourish in a fairly unrestricted environment. As an integral part of the democratic United States, the media is responsible for keeping citizens informed and involved in their government and society. However, the media is not infallible, nor is it omniscient. Since its conception, it has faced detractors both foreign and domestic, and from every feasible political party. Despite its legions of reporters, analysts, and executive producers, the news media is unable to follow every story and capture each moment in detail....   [tags: Media]

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I Am A Student Of Pr, Advertising And Media

- TORIFY, Citizen Journalism Project – Reflective Analysis I am a student of PR, advertising and media. I really enjoyed being a student of Media Events and News Cultures module this year. I have had a good grasp of knowledge in journalism and media as well as how its aspects connect with public relations studies. I have learned about media events, news events, churnalism, digital story telling, citizen journalism, role of photography in journalism and so on. However, the topics that interested me the most were citizen journalism and content curation....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, 2016, 2015]

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What Did You Learn About The Career Path And This Person 's Work That You Found Most Interesting?

- 1. What did you learn about this career path and this person’s work that you found most interesting. Did something surprise you, confirm your assumptions, challenge your preconceived notions, etc. about this type of work. What sounded the least interesting to you about this person’s job. Since I was small, I have always had a secret dream of becoming an anchorwoman to read and report news to the audience. Unfortunately, my dream did not become a reality when I had to choose a career in business....   [tags: Journalism, Newspaper, Internet Explorer, Career]

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The Problems Of New Zealand Journalists Struggle For The Public And Performing Their Role

- News Journalism in Aoteroa New Zealand suffers from the pressure and constraints given to them, in which journalists can not perform there role in society to their wishing limit. Journalists in New Zealand are under stress by sources and commercial demands when it comes to producing a relevant and sought after story to present the public, whilst obtaining their role. This essay will cover the common pressures that New Zealand journalists struggle against to succeed in providing the most factual story’s to the public and performing their role....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Freedom of speech]

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Propaganda and Censorship Unnoticed

- Introduction “I want YOU for U.S. Army” reads the famous World War propaganda poster. Uncle Sam, the famous American national personification and narrator of that famous line, was a form of propaganda used to coerce Americans into joining the army. It is widely known that propaganda and censorship played a huge role in the Great Wars and it is popular belief that it is limited to that time in world history, a clear misconception. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition reveals that propaganda can be used with the aim of helping an institution yet being called a propagandist is seen as more of accusation than of praise....   [tags: Journalism ]

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Fallacies in the Newspaper

- The effective use of rhetoric can spur people into action for worthy causes, bring about positive health changes, and even persuade one to finish a college education. In contrast, like most things in life, what can be used for good can also be used in a negative way to elicit emotions such as outrage, fear, and panic. This type of rhetoric often uses fallacious statements in an appeal to emotion which complicates the matter even more as the emotions are misdirected. Unfortunately, the daily newspapers are filled with numerous examples of fallacious statements....   [tags: Journalism ]

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Sources of Implicature in Videos Uploaded by Ahmad Hasan Alzoubi to Youtube

- 1. Introduction The main function of a language is communication. We use words to express ourselves and words are our tools of conveying meanings. If a person was able to use words in a way that another person understands them, the message will reach and probably the goal of communication might be achieved. The study of meaning is the concern of Pragmatics, the branch of linguistics that studies the use of language in human communications determined by the conditions of society. (Karthik, 2013) There are ways in which words are used to convey the meaning indirectly in which the listener needs to exert more effort to understand what is meant....   [tags: sarcastic 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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Objectivity Is An Obsession That We Must Drop

- Journalism students will hear the words “objectivity” hundreds of times as they study their field. Though it may seem like an easy conversation to have in class, humans are prone to opinion. Anytime a war happens a Journalist is assigned report on that issue. They are sent overseas to report the news to their country about what is going on. Everyone is watching the news, so how do you?, and how much of the news do you deliver. Journalist Vincent Hugeux said, “Objectivity is an obsession that we must drop....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, War correspondent]

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The History Of American Newspapers

- The history of American Newspapers illustrates the impact the news has made on the country, and runs parallel with the story of the United States. Newspapers have gone through many changes during the different historic eras of American history. In the early days in Colonial America, most colonist, still under the impression of the British Government, felt that a newspaper needed royal approval to be published. The first attempts at publishing an American newspaper were quickly suppressed, and the royally approved papers were dull and boring....   [tags: Newspaper, Journalism, Mass media, Broadsheet]

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Digital Literacy : A Direct Proportionality Between Accessibility And Authority

- The shift from print to digital literacy showcases a direct proportionality between accessibility and authority because the increase in accessibility has eventually diminished the authoritative power of publisher’s. We can say that the transition has brought both positive and negatives changes in terms of content reliability, quantity over quality, opportunities to spread out talent, etc. Today, Internet users are all over the platform like Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, Word press blog, Wattpad, etc....   [tags: Newspaper, Journalism, Mass media, Person]

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- In my twenty years and some months existence in this world, I’ve been fortunate enough to live a secured life. I believe food and shelter are two of the most important essentials in life, and I’ve never had to worry about food not being on the table or if I had a place to sleep at night which is why I consider myself to have a secure life. Volunteering at Simpson Housing helped me realize many things in life, and also made me wonder why some people are so fortunate in life while others struggle to survive in this world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Edward R. Murrow: A Revolution in the News Media

- Edward R. Murrow’s profound impact on the field of journalism defines much of what the modern news media industry is today. Edward R. Murrow’s career offers aspiring journalist a detailed set of standards and moral codes in how a journalist should receive and report the news. The development of CBS is largely attributed to Murrow, and derives from his ambitious attitude in utilizing the television and radio to deliver the news. Murrow gained a stellar reputation in the minds of American’s during WWII by placing himself in the heart of the war, and delivering information through radio in his famous This is London broadcasts....   [tags: Field of Journalism, Modern News, Media]

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The Impact Of Media On The Voices Of Challenger Groups

- This essay attempt to provide a critical analysis of the role of media in empowering the voices of challenger groups such as protesters, terrorists, activists etc. and the implications of unchecked interactions with these marginalised groups by media. A one piece write up is adopted to address the argument put forward in order to attain the objective of this paper in a systematic manner. News media is a significant part of the daily activities and experience of the society. The news media disseminate of information to large and heterogeneous audiences....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, News media]

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Should Journalists Put Their Lives On The Line For Cover The ' Big ' Stories Are Genuine Heroes

- This essay will examine whether Journalists who put their lives on the line to cover the ‘big’ stories are genuine heroes. Journalists travel far and wide to cover the big stories that not only interest them, but are placed upon them. Sometimes they will be given duties to report stories in areas which will put them in complete discomfort. Areas where war is looming or even happening, or even locations where violence is common. Here is an example of what 1 journalist went through. ”While she loved her work as a war journalist, she found the job stressful and at times terrifying....   [tags: Hero, Courage, Journalism, Acts of the Apostles]

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