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Influenza in New York City

- Influenza in New York City NEW YORK--The Influenza epidemic arrived in the city last month, and it has remained a constant presence since then. The epidemic, which is now present in most major cities in America, lingers in and around the city, affecting everyone. Dr. Copeland, Health Commissioner Royal, has declared influenza to be a reportable disease. Influenza presents itself in a manner not unlike a cold: runny nose, chills, fever, coughing, sneezing. Influenza is a stronger version of the cold, as it can lead to extreme pain and congestion, and, as we have seen, it can often result in death....   [tags: Journalism Media Studies Influenza Health Essays]

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Female Struggles

- Patriarchal cultures are the universal reality of modern society. People who believe in equal rights for women try to expose the pitfalls of patriarchy. A role of the feminists is to fight patriarchy. In Salt Lake City, Utah where there are a number of people who belong to the Church of Latter Day Saints, also known as Mormons, patriarchy also exists. Terry Tempest Williams discusses patriarchy and women’s connection to the land in Refuge. Over time women’s status in society has become better, however in Mormon culture women’s rights have decreased....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Papers]

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Influenza in New York

- Influenza in New York NEW YORK: October 5.--The influenza virus is a common disease, which has been prevalent in society for many years. This year however we are seeing an influenza epidemic hitting not only the United States but also the entire world. This strain of influenza has been named "Spanish Influenza" and is much more volatile and deadly than the usual strain of influenza. The common influenza strain usually surfaces in the cold months of winter and this strain is no different, however it is unusually deadly....   [tags: Journalism Health Medical Spanish Flu Essays]

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Influenza and its Effects

- Influenza and its Effects The latest outbreak of "Spanish Influenza" continues to have a significant impact on life both in London and throughout Europe. The economic consequences are troubling as more and more workers from textile houses, mines and other areas where people are working in enclosed and confined spaces succumb suddenly to the disease. In some cases the onset can be as little as two hours. Industrial areas like London and the Midland areas of Nottingham, Leicester and Northampton have been especially hard pressed....   [tags: Journalism Media Studies Health Influenza Essays]

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Journalist's Privilege to Keep the Identity of His or Her Sources Secret

- ... Many informants only supply a journalist with information if the journalist can guarantee anonymity, so they would not trust a journalist who constantly reveals his sources. Consequently, individuals will begin to withhold their knowledge, which in turn, will create a “chilling effect”. A “chilling effect” occurs when the free flow of information is restricted and the public have less information available. This type of situation is unfavorable though, because people have the right to know as much as they can....   [tags: media is crucial, judge's decision]

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Journalist And Broadcaster Jeremy Paxman 's Newsnight Interview With Comedian Russell Brand

- Journalist and broadcaster Jeremy Paxman’s Newsnight interview with comedian Russell Brand reveals an insight into Brand’s disaffection with the continuing “paradigm” of politics that “only serves a few people”. Brand takes a stance which relates mostly to the ideology of anarchism. He is ultimately dissatisfied with the government, demonstrating the anarchist belief that all forms of political authority are fundamentally abhorrent and pointless. Brand is interested in what “alternate political systems” could do for humanity, as our current governments are creating “massive economic disparity”, ruining our earth’s natural resources and ignoring the “needs of the people”....   [tags: Government, Democracy, Political philosophy]

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Muhammad, By Driss Chraibi A Distinct Modern North African Novelist And Journalist

- Muhammad is a novel written by Driss Chraibi a distinct modern North African novelist and journalist. The novel is simply not about the Prophet Muhammad, but a novel about a man from Mecca named Muhammad who later became the prophet of the great religion of Islam. In this novel the author did not tent to apply the deification of Muhammad, but rather explained the human part of him, which was indeed as great as a human being could ever be. Also, this novel is not intended to discuss the life of Muhammad from a historical point, but a novel further explains the characters of Mohammad....   [tags: Muhammad, Qur'an, Prophet, Prophets of Islam]

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Influenza and War

- Influenza and War This week, influenza and the war continue to affect Manchester, causing mayhem as well as celebration within the county. Manchester residents, from toddlers to elders, bravely face the influenza epidemic onslaught and stand triumphant with minimal fatality. Unfortunately, the influenza epidemic did impact Manchester's social, economic and military life but without detrimental results.... Influenza, the Illness After careful observation by medical specialists around the country, it is established that the present form of influenza is no different from any other form of influenza in English history....   [tags: Journalism Media Studies Health Medical Essays]

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Interracial Relationships

- Interracial Relationships For centuries human beings have been on a quest for love. As time has passed, this search has lead to mixing of races and resulted in interracial relationships, both long-term couples and casual dating. An interracial relationship is defined by the Webster dictionary as intimacies between two people of different races. “I had no idea when I immigrated to the U.S in 1996, I would fall in love with a black girl,” said Dirk Schwartz. Immigration has boosted the number of interracial relationships by increasing the chances of meeting people from different culture and racial backgrounds....   [tags: Dating Culture Marriage papers Journalism]

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Influenza Outbreak

- Influenza Outbreak Four years ago the good citizens of this city voted to allow city funds to be allocated toward a new civic center located in the heart of Irvine. Four years ago the good citizens of this great city had no idea that a terrible pandemic would threaten their very lives and the lives of their loved ones. When signs of the flu season came around in late October this year, no one would have imaged that a disease, often with symptoms like a common cold, would have by the end of the year killed almost half of those killed in the Great War itself....   [tags: Journalism Media Studies Health Essays]

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The Case For Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation Of The Evidence For Jesus

- Being a Christian and a student of Communications, I felt compelled to reading The Case for Christ. I decided to use this book for this review especially due to the large amount of criticisms and backlash it had received. Lee Strobel is known for being a hard-nosed skeptical journalist and ex-investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune. He also described himself as a "former spiritual skeptic" before his personal mission for the proof of God. Skeptics around the world claim that Jesus either never said He was God or He never exemplified the activities and mindset of God....   [tags: Strobel Case Christ]

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Influenza Fever

- Influenza Fever DUBLIN, Ireland--It seems as though this year is not a good year for people as we have the big war going on and at home, people are stuck with a disease that the doctors do not know how to make it stop spreading. The epidemic has reached a boiling point as everyone is affected by this disease and it does not matter whether the person lives in Dublin, Ireland or Frankfurt, Germany, the disease still spreads. People dreaded to hear that they have been infected by that disease, they do not want to hear "influenza" is the disease that they are suffering from....   [tags: Journalism Media Studies Ireland Health Essays]

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A Brief Biography of Gilbert Keith Chesterton

-     Gilbert Keith Chesterton, more often referred to as just G.K., was born the son, grandson, and great-grandson, of house agents, or men who sold homes for a living. He was born in London, 1874, and was raised in a healthy, Christian home, which led to his clear worldview. He was a very intimidating man, at 6' 4" and weighing 300 pounds. Three aspects are attributed to Chesterton: he was a journalist, an author, and a man of great influence.     At first, Chesterton had aspired to become an artist, so never went to college, but instead attended Slade Art School....   [tags: journalist, author, man of influence]

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Jack London's Impact in the Writing World

- Jack London was an American man of many talents, which included being an author, journalist and a social activist, despite being minimally educated. Nonetheless, he was undoubtedly most recognized for his short stories and novels that fixated on the harsh, cold climates that Mother Nature crafted. London focused on a deeper level of the wild and the literary devices in his work are littered throughout every one of his novels and short stories, including The Call of the Wild, White Fang, as well as “To Build a Fire.” London’s actual name was John Griffith Chaney and he was born on January 12, 1876 in San Francisco, California....   [tags: Author, Journalist, Social Activist]

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The Life of Walt Whitman

- The Life of Walt Whitman “Whitman seems to have had the theatrical flair of a con artist and the selfless dignity of a saint; the sensibility of an artist and the carefree spirit of a hobo; the blustery egotism of a braggart and the demure shyness of a shrinking violet.” (Holt Rine Hart and Winston 362). All these are statements make no sense at all but that was just how Whitman was. He wrote in ways you could never figure him out. He lived a life where he had to help his father support the family by getting a job instead of attending school....   [tags: American poet, journalist and essayist]

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Who Was William Cobbett?

- ... This time, Cobbett settled in Philadelphia. In America, his writing career finally began to take off. Cobbett wrote a number of pamphlets such as Observations on the Emigration of Dr. Joseph Priestley, A Bone to Gnaw for the Democrats, A Kick For a Bite, and A Little Plain English Addressed to the People of the United States (Tremblay). His pamphlets were incredibly popular. They were initially distributed in Philadelphia, but then other big cities such as New York, Birmingham, and London also began printing them....   [tags: English panphleteer, farmer, journalist]

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Biography of Walt Whitman

- Thesis I. Walt Whitman is an American poet, journalist, and essayist whose Versace collection Leaves of Grass is a landmark in the history of American literature. Introduction II. He was born to a family that settled in North America in the first half of the 17th century. Also his family had owned a large tract of land. Therefore his family didn’t have it all they were not poor either. They were an average family. Body Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819 in West Hills Long Island N.Y... In 1823 they moved to Brooklyn....   [tags: poet, journalist, work, literature]

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Katherine Anne Porter’s Life

- Biography Callie Russell Porter, the fourth of five children, was born on May 15, 1890 in Indian Creek, Texas. After her mother, Mary Alice (Jones) Porter, died of tuberculosis or bronchitis when Porter was two years old, her father, Harrison Boone, took her and her siblings to their grandmother's home in Kyle, Texas. Porter was enrolled in public and private schools until the age of 15. One of the schools she attended was called Thomas School, a private Methodist school located in San Antonio, Texas, for one year in 1904 where she had her only formal education after grammar school....   [tags: writer, journalist, history]

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Biography of James Thurber

- Biography of James Thurber On December 8, 1894 Charles L. Thurber and Mary Agnes Fisher Thurber had a child. His name was James Thurber. Thurber would grow up to become a world known humorist writer. Thurber’s father was a civil clerk and his mother had no job but was said to have been an eccentric woman. Thurber once said when he was eighty, “she never stopped performing and she always played pranks on friends and relatives” (Hayes 56: 156). Born in Columbus, Ohio Thurber was limited to focus on expanding his creativity as a child as a childhood injury would prevent him from ever playing sports (Heller 6: 2326-2331)....   [tags: American Cartoonist, Journalist, Playwright]

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Nicholas Carr

- Atlantic journalist Nicholas Carr confesses that he feels something has been “tinkering with his brain.” The internet, he fears, may be messing with our minds. We have lost the ability to focus on a simple task, and memory retention is steadily declining. He is worried about the effect the internet has on the human brain, and where it may take us in the future. In response to this article, Jamais Cascio, also a journalist for the Atlantic, provides his stance on the issue. He argues that this different way of thinking is an adaptation derived from our environment....   [tags: Journalist, Challenges]

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Nicholas Carr

- Atlantic journalist Nicholas Carr confesses that he feels something has been “tinkering with his brain.” The internet, he fears, may be messing with our minds. We have lost the ability to focus on a simple task, and memory retention is steadily declining. He is worried about the effect the internet has on the human brain, and where it may take us in the future. In response to this article, Jamais Cascio, also a journalist for the Atlantic, provides his stance on the issue. He argues that this different way of thinking is an adaptation derived from our environment....   [tags: Journalist, The Future]

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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (2012), is a book written by the award-winning The New York Times contributor and journalist, Charles Duhigg. This book is about all kinds of good and bad habits in people’s lives, even when on the job. I think this book appeals to me, because I experienced all kinds of good and bad habits from childhood to adulthood. I might do what people do in business and do it right. I think this book will add to my general business knowledge because this book may contain business skills, in-depth analysis, and the decisions people make....   [tags: Charles Duhigg, American contributor/journalist]

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A Brief Biography on Stephen Crane

- ... In 1897 he set sail for Cuba to report on Cuban revolutionaries; the boat that he was aboard ended up sinking. His firsthand experience led him to write The Open Boat. In this novel, he used vivid imaginary to explain what happened to a handful of men against the power of the indifferent but destructive sea (“Stephen Crane”). He was unable to get to Cuba so he set out for the Greco-Turkish War. He wanted to be a firsthand writer, to make his writings realistic. While trying to accomplish his goal for writing, Crane ended up getting sick....   [tags: novelist, poet, journalist, realism writer]

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Freedom of Expression is Essential in a Democratic Society

- Freedom of expression involves a number of aspects which are regulated under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. It is thought to be essential in a free and democratic society. Article 10 describes freedom of expression as having the freedom to hold an opinion or express a view without intervention from public authority . However, this right is not an absolute right as there are a number of formalities, restrictions and conditions placed on the right to freedom of expression. A number of legal restrictions have been put into place to protect national security, public safety, for the prevention of disorder, which may lead to crime, protection of public health and morals , p...   [tags: judicial, journalist, article 10]

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Reporters at War: Dying for the Story

- James Miller (18/12/1968 - 02/05/2003) and Namir Noor-Eldeen (01/09/1984 - 12/07/2007) payed the ultimate price, each of them were shot dead while endeavouring to document the events of armed conflict as members of the media. Miller was a successful cameraman and film director with previous experience filming in areas of conflict, he was working on a documentary depicting the lives of various children living in the war-torn region of Rafah, Gaza. He was shot in the neck, dying almost instantly on the last night of filming by an Israeli soldier....   [tags: Journalist Deaths, Controversy]

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Media Coverage of the Presidential Campaign

- An important case study subject that relates to journalism ethics is how today's news broadcasts and papers report the presidential campaign. More specifically, how journalism ethics affects the reports covering the republican debates and primaries. Additionally, the media has taken a high interest in reporting coverage about republican candidate Rick Santorum. Not only are the republican primaries important with the upcoming presidential campaign against President Barrack Obama, but also because the candidates provide interesting news coverage....   [tags: Media]

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Fear and Loathing On the Campaign Trail 821772

- Fear and Loathing On the Campaign Trail 821772 I knew I was in for something different before even opening the book. On the cover of the book was a skull colored by the American flag, with swastikas in its eye sockets. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, as I had no idea who Hunter S. Thompson was. I opened the book and began to read through the author’s preface. Throughout were numerous references to drugs, sex, and politics. I began to get a picture of who HST was and about his style of writing....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Importance of Globalization

- Using 1997 financial crisis and other examples, discuss how globalization is important to the modern business journalism. Introduction As we know, the Internet has a great contribution to globalisation. At the same time, globalisation shows its impact on economy and culture. Held and McGrew rightly defined globalsation is “[…] a widening, deepening and speeding up of worldwide interconnectedness in all aspects of contemporary social life, from the cultural to the criminal, the financial to the spiritual (Held and McGrew 1999 P.2)”....   [tags: Globalization Essays]

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The Exposure of Valerie Plume as a CIA Operative

- On July 6, 2005, a federal judge ordered Judith Miller, journalist for the The New York Times, to jail. Miller was involved in the exposure of Valerie Plume as a CIA operative. In questioning, Miller invoked reporter’s privilege by refusing to disclose the identity of her sources, fueling fire to a heavily debated ethical issue in the field of journalism (Pinguelo, “A Reporter’s Confidential Source…Revealed?”). Successful journalism tells the truth to a public who has the right to know it. Journalists have the responsibility to tell us a story laden with facts and the more important responsibility of revealing the source of their information, right....   [tags: journalistic ethics, Judith Miller]

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Cold Blood by Truman Capote

- In 1965, Truman Capote created the infamous tale known as “In Cold Blood”. The book created the illusion of fantasy while based on reality. Many people were floored at the brilliance Capote demonstrated within the pages. The book took the literary concept of a novel with the literary elements of designed scenes, characters, a story formed with an introduction, rising action, climax and resolution to the real events surrounding the murder of the Clutter family. Those that worked in the field of news and journalism were shown in Capote’s tale with the right use of creative writing, anyone can learn to captivate an audience while reporting the news....   [tags: Fantasy, Reality, Analysis]

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Wikileaks the New Fourth Estate

- Wikileaks, a non-profit organization which implied much on freedom of press and freedom of speech started its activities in 2006, leaking sensitive information to other sources and shared online for public view and responses using internet as a base of operations and moved journalism to a new level. “As Daniel Ellsberg, and then Woodward and Bernstein, remade journalism into a transaction of reporters and sources, now it will be a hacker’s function” (Wolff, 2010). This phenomenon is shifting the face of journalism towards online journalism which made it the new fourth estate, and Julian Assange has laid the first stone in the form of Wikileaks....   [tags: freedom of the press, non-profit organizations]

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My First Year At Nassau Community College

- Being constantly asked “What are you going to be?” is frustrating. I am 18 years old and just started my first year at Nassau Community College. I am trying to decide what field of study I want to go into. Currently I do not have a major, so I am taking numerous liberal arts courses. There are a variety of career paths that I am interested in and I am constantly changing my mind about what I want to do. A part of me wants to travel the world and to see new places, while another part of me wants to go into journalism....   [tags: New York City, Long Island, Stony Brook University]

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Is Todays News What It Should Be?

- Is today’s news a truthful account of the day’s events. Is it a blatant attempt to guide the reader’s reaction to keep interests high. Or do entertainment corporations trying to make a profit overrun today’s news. Should there be certain standards of journalism in news today. To answer these questions, the reader must understand the definition of news. Jack Fuller best defines news as “a report of what a news organization has recently learned about matters of some significance or interest to the specific community that news organization serves.” Journalism in today’s news is not the same as it was over half a century ago....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Corporations Control Over the Media

- News outlets within the United States have always formed an agenda to persuade the people to formulate their decision between the two political party systems. This essay will examine how the Federalist Papers helped shape this nation and give reason as to why this nation needed a strong federal government. Also, comparing the “agenda setting” of our earliest construction of this nation and how the news of today uses “gotcha” journalism to move the public to support the democratic process or even go against the government....   [tags: federalist papers, hamilton, madison]

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Mainstream Media

- Mainstream media such as television, radio, newspapers were the primary source of reliable information before the epoch of the internet. However, the situation has changed. The evolution of modern technology in the world today has led to the continuous increase in the methods of practicing journalism. Social and technological advancements have not only improved the pace and content of this field’s practice, but has extended its genre to online or cybernetic journalism. (Project for Excellence in Journalism, 2007)....   [tags: Technology, The Internet, Online News]

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Edward R. Murrow: A Revolution in the News Media

- The four years following the battle against Senator McCarthy, Murrow developed an enormous amount of contempt for the industry he helped create. Murrow’s superiors grew to fear some of his proposed topics for See It Now due to the usually high level of controversy surrounding most of his stories. CBS also became dictated by its advertisers in order to generate profit, and Murrow’s presence often scared advertisers from buying commercial slots during his programs. “The 1950s were characterized by a growing alienation between Murrow, CBS administrators, and sponsors, who both had come to dislike his independence, his critical broadcasts, and his critical analysis of the broadcasting industry,”...   [tags: corporate and public interests, networks]

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Not for Publication Chris Masters- Expository analysis

- Not For Publication “Journalists are given the privilege of shared access to the first draft of history, and some responsibility to make sense of it.”(NFP) The light that Chris masters sheds on the ethics and responsibility of investigative journalism in relation to the public and on whom the report on is explored in Not for publication. Masters’ expository discourse develops the common ‘essential objective is profit rather that saving the world.” Masters first hand experience and unearthing of the true facets that are todays investigative media, is more sinister than one would expect....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Problems with Ethiopia’s Unofficial Cyber Espionage

- ... The constitution affords them the rights to privacy and their own thoughts. This is not the case for journalist or bloggers who have a dissident view of the regime in Ethiopia. The government arrests journalists for terrorism and an opinion. Journalist report the news, there are some occasional biases. The regime is not looking at biases as much as hoping to silence the opposition. The government is not only breaking the trust of the people but the constitution also. Journalism is not the sole means of terrorism in this country but it is not looking many other places....   [tags: freedom of expression, terrorism, opinion]

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, by Hunter S. Thompson

- In many ways Las Vegas can be an escape from stressful life. A vacation from all the worries and problems those plaques the people of America on a day to day life. Many people come to seek fame and fortune. Though when looking for this American dream comes at an expensive cost. Hunter S. Thompson paid this price the hard way and even then did not achieve the American dream he was searching for. In Thompson’s novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Thompson explains that drugs will change people even turn your best friends against you and those drugs can make you happy, but will not allow you fully achieve happiness that the American dream promises through allusions and symbolism....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Drugs, Happiness]

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Traditional Media vs Blogging: The Quest for Quality

- The advent of digital age has equipped everyone who has access to internet with a powerful tool to make his voice heard via a variety of Web 2.0 platforms, may it be social networking site, blog or video/photo sharing network. Blogging, in particular, has turned the table for news production which used to be a privileged profession for a number of traditional journalists but now has become the playground for numerous yet mushrooming bloggers, also known as citizen journalists. It is also worth noting that with the growing popularity of blogging as an alternative platform for delivering news and commentary, most journalists from conventional media have started to set up blogs either outside o...   [tags: Digital Age, Media Slant]

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How Sensationalism Affects Eve

- How Sensationalism Affects Everyone Involved In today¡¦s society journalism is under close scrutiny and is losing its credibility. Sensationalism effects both those who receive it in addition to those who report it. This essay will review the history of sensationalism in the media, clearly demonstrate how sensationalism effects ours views on journalism, and confront the ethical dilemmas that journalists must face between reporting objectively and reporting what sells. This will be accomplished by investigating various sources, including articles published on the Internet as well as those published in newspapers and magazines....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Is Journalistic Objectivity Beneficial?

- Choosing what news station to watch can be a big deal. Maybe one person identifies with Fox News more and maybe one person identifies with CNN more. Whatever news station one chooses there might be some biases with how news stories are reported. These biases may be harmful to the facts that need to be reported on, or it could just be a part of being human. All people have opinions, and that includes reporters. However, it is a reporter’s job to share the facts and not the opinions. In this paper I will first define what journalistic objectivity, and then address the following questions, Can or should a journalist be objective, under what circumstances can objective journalism be beneficial,...   [tags: turth, correctness, facts]

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Sensationalism in the News

- During these difficult economic times sensationalism has become more prevalent in the media. Stories involving sex scandals and child murders have taken over our T.V and internet screens as well as the front pages of our newspapers. The media bias of sensationalism has been used as a sort of escapism for readers. Although it may seem that sensationalism has just started making waves, it has been around for decades. Sensationalism has been influencing viewers and contributing to media bias since the days of the penny press....   [tags: Media Bias]

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Photojournalism: What is it?

- Truth Be Told Photojournalism is defined by dictionary.com as is a particular form of journalism that creates images in order to tell a news story. A partially unpredictable audience, in the sense that anyone can see it and respond, sees news articles; this opens a window of ethical issues that are involved in reporting images to newspapers and magazines. Awareness of the moral rights and wrongs of journalism helps society to better understand why certain details are censored for the public. A mutual understanding of what stories are ethically reportable is valuable for both the photographers and the publishers....   [tags: Images, Ethics, Story]

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How to Choose a Career

- Many pastors often will have the little children of the church ushered to the front to speak with them briefly. In a playful manner he asks them, what are they going to be when they grow up. It is amazing how the majority of them say with such confidence what they will be someday. And in the congregation sits me, a returning college student who decided to do a three sixty and pursue a different career. One of the major factors in a career is that it will give an individual flexible time with family and friends....   [tags: Career Research ]

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The Changing Role of the Us News Media

- ... (McNamara) “Objective Journalism” is a result of exaggerated and hyperbolic news in the media; the term “Yellow Journalism” is most often used to describe this form of dramatized media. While the intention of producing “Yellow Journalism” was to sell more papers through sensationalized headlines (PBS); In “Objective Journalism”; wire services, Associated Press, and Reuters, sought to provide readers with unbiased news in order to attract more customers. Journalism was introduced as a profession; Journalists formed professional associations and codes of ethics, one example is the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)....   [tags: partisan news sources, free press]

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Media Journal A Critical Analysis of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

- The Daily Show pronounces itself as a fake news program, and it pulls its comedy and satire from current news reports, politicians, media companies, and often, features of the show itself. The show usually begins with an extended monologue from host, Jon Stewart, communicating new headlines and regularly includes discussions with several correspondents, who assume ridiculous or amusingly overstated takes on recent events against Stewart's straightforward character. The concluding segment contains a celebrity interview, with guests varying from authors and political figures to actors and musicians....   [tags: humor, political focus, broadcast]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized Medical Marijuana?

- Marijuana is no new phenomenon. It was not made in a lab somewhere on the other side of the world or is filled with harmful products like cigarettes. Marijuana has been around for over five thousand years. It is a natural plant, which originated in central Asia. Marijuana is nothing new. But the debate over its many uses has intensified over the last twenty years, specifically the last five. California first legalized medical marijuana in 1996. In 1998 a few other states followed suit; and as of today, twenty-three states and the District of Columbia allow medical marijuana....   [tags: Cannabis, Legality of cannabis by country]

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Who is Hunter Stockton Thompson?

- You drive up a long dirt path, up to the house that stands alone like a church, up to the backyard where the electronic screaming of animals roars, up to the man with the bald head, the yellow sunlit aviators, and the gun that never stops firing that rests in his hand, now you are next to Hunter S. Thompson. No one thought the juvenile delinquent from Louisville, Kentucky would become one of the most celebrated American authors of the 21st century. From being idolized by some of the Western hemispheres most beloved actors and Icons such as Bill Murray and Johnny Depp he has made quite a name for himself, but who really is Hunter S....   [tags: Johnny Depp, the battle of aspen]

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Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

- According to the American Heritage Dictionary, the word “Fiction” is described as being “A literary work whose content is produced by the imagination and is not necessarily based on fact” (Fiction). Fiction generally can be categorized into six sub-genres: historical, horror, mystery, romance, westerns, and science fiction. However, Capote’s novel In Cold Blood cannot be easily placed in any of these categories. With the publication of Capote’s groundbreaking work in 1965, many critics argued as to what genre it belonged in; today this conflict is still relevant....   [tags: In Cold Blood Essays]

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The Decline of Print News

- It’s a question that keeps floating around in the public sphere: is print advertising and newspapers dead. The world is becoming more and more fast-paced and although, our want and need for the up-to-date news and breaking stories has not changed, the way in which we consume it has. This background report investigates and explains the downfall of the newspaper and the technological shift to online news. It will also discuss differing opinions of this relevant topic of the future of journalism from a range of reliable primary sources and investigative data....   [tags: newspaper, t.v. internet]

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News Coverage on Climate Change

- To proceed with an analysis on news coverage on climate change, with a specific interest on coverage on the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, the original Fifth Assessment Report for Policymakers was first consulted. An analysis of this report will be conducted in order to establish what aspects of this report were embellished, highlighted, obscured, or simply ignored in this comparative analysis between mainstream and alternative news coverage. A brief summary of this report is therefore useful to conduct further analysis on news discourse and framing of this subject....   [tags: environmental issues caused by man]

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Women in a Man’s World: Why it’s Hard for Women to Get Ahead in Sportscasting

- In February, the third annual Status of Women in the U.S. Media report came out which showed women being vast underrepresented in media making up around 40.3% (only 36.3% for 2013 in newsrooms) of the workforce being women. When they tallied up how many women were staffed at both television and print journalism organizations who were hired as sports journalist, the number falls drastically to a mere 14.6% (Women’s Media Center). These numbers are troubling, because although they are most likely more than there were 20 years ago, the percentage is lower than 15%....   [tags: Robin Roberts, Erin Andrews]

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Journalistic Standards in the Matt Drudge Era

- Journalistic Standards in the Matt Drudge Era Introduction Public trust is at the heart of journalism. Such trust is built upon the credibility journalistic efforts. In the past, though mistakes have been made by even the most reputable of news providers, credibility was maintained and public trust in the journalist industry was steady. However, with the Internet taking its first infant steps into the reporting world, concern is being vocalized that public trust in journalism will be damaged by mavericks, such as Matt Drudge, who, without any foundation in reporting seek to tell the entire world every little secret he can dig up....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Mass Media: The Shaping of America in its Global Image

- Mass Media: The Shaping of America in its Global Image Throughout the years, the mass media has become a rising industry in the United States. It has risen more and more each year within the past decade with advances in technology. With all the good in technology, however, the rising mass media industry has also hurt America. The mass media shapes how the world views the American society negatively through communications, broadcasting, journalism, and the social media. The communications industry has been prevalent in America through all of the nation’s existence from the earliest letters in its colonial times to its smartphones today....   [tags: Culture Communication, Communications]

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Musical Press: Punk 1970s to Present Day

- Examine the development of the music press from the 1970’s to the present day compare and contrast the changes which have come into play with the developments of online magazine format. The music press and journalists are often seen as an important link between artists/bands and consumers. Reviewers and journalists have played an historical role in many upcoming bands lives and are recognized by the music industry as having a key part in the promotion of bands and artists. However, the music press has also been known to play a part in the promotion of popular music with wider political, social and cultural concerns....   [tags: Music History ]

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In Cold Blood: Capote's New Non-Fiction

- Literature; it has compelled us, entertained us, educated us, and drove us to madness. It has served as life instruction, by using the characters as the lesson plan. It is sometimes blunt, sometimes ugly, and in Truman Capote’s case, is so gruesome that we do not dare forget it. Around the time of the novels publication in the late 1960s, a new literary genre had begun to surface: New Journalism. New Journalism sought to combine the elements of news writing and journalism with the elements of fiction writing....   [tags: informative essay]

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Walt Whitman and the Civil War

- Walt Whitman is a famous poet in American history and the founder of free style of writing poem. He was well-known with his work of Leaves of Grass and Drum-Taps. Walt Whitman was inspired to write poems about Civil War and changed his style of writing after experiencing the horrible result of the war. Walt Whitman was born in West Hills, Long Island, on May 31, 1819. He is the second son of eight siblings in the family. In his early life, Whitman received a formal education until age of 11 because he needed to help his father to support the big family....   [tags: american history, poet, drum-taps]

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The Powerful Effect of Fake News

- The Powerful Effect of “Fake News” Introduction From the beginning days of the printing press to the always evolving internet of present day, the media has greatly evolved and changed over the years. No one can possibly overstate the influential power of the new media of television on the rest of the industry. Television continues to influence the media, which recently an era of comedic television shows that specialize in providing “fake news” has captivated. The groundbreaking The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and its spin-off The Colbert Report have successfully attracted the youth demographic and have become the new era’s leading political news source....   [tags: Media Today News TV Essays Papers]

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Third World Democracy and Media

- When I was a kid I wanted to be a cricketer or an astronaut. An unusually high backlift contributed to the demise of my juvenile cricketing career. (I still harbor hopes of being a part-time astronaut). I withdrew to a life of reading. A sense of the wider world gradually imprinted itself upon me. In my adolescence I turned, I now realize, an idealist. Perhaps that explains my trying to start an unmanned Honesty Cafe (I lost my investment ) and actually trying to sell my angsty, somewhat dubious poetry (with surprising success)....   [tags: personal experience, power to inform]

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THE PAPARAZZI VS PROFESSIONAL PHOTO JOURNALISTS

- The paparazzi have been so much looked upon for interfering with people’s lives especially celebrities but, the world still has to know that there are more of the paparazzi than professional journalists. Everyone can choose to be paparazzi with this era of cameras but not everyone can choose to be a professional journalist because it requires a good level of education. The paparazzi have however, dominated the world with their wired ideas of following up people. But it is very important to know what prompts them to do this....   [tags: Journalistic Ethics, Expensive Equipment]

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The Media And Its Impact On Society

- ... Another benefit for having blogs to provide religious information can increase the likelihood of “exposing religious exclusivity”. However, this does come with some negative effects. The article stated, “The researcher concludes that the study adds “evidence that people who are more immersed in friendships at church also exhibit greater religiosity”. People who attend church engaged more with people and feels the spirt of god more than just read an article or blog online. Some individuals may even neglect church just because they feel that the media is able to provide valuable godly information in the comfort of their own home....   [tags: Religion, Faith, Islam, Unitarian Universalism]

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Read Between the Lines: Money Matters

- Well-known for the world famous prize created in his honor, Joseph Pulitzer was a pioneer in the journalism industry. From humble beginnings in 1864 as a dirt-poor Hungarian to becoming one of the most influential and rich men of his time, Pulitzer's life was an inspiring success story. A great business man and a charitable person, he created a legacy that has entirely shaped modern news-reporting. Whether this transformation was beneficial or not is another matter. He developed a form of reporting called “Yellow Journalism”, which focused on shocking headlines and human interest stories, rather than groundbreaking news stories....   [tags: Biography ]

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Personal Statement

- The year is 2038. I am 70 years old, reflecting on a gratifying career in journalism and still eager to learn more. I’m a respected reporter, columnist, advocate, author, lecturer and filmmaker. I’ve built a career telling the untold stories of disenfranchised people from around the world. My research, writing and activism have helped fuel movements for human rights and social justice. I’m also an entrepreneur who has created news outlets that provide the public with unbiased information and writers and reporters with the opportunity to launch or build their careers....   [tags: Admissions Essay]

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Muckrakers: Exposing the Truth

- During the Progressive Era Theodore Roosevelt coined the term “muckraker” to characterize journalists that he believed overdid themselves when researching a story, comparing them to someone stirring up the mud at the bottom of a pond. However, while Roosevelt created the nickname, he also used the muckrakers’ influence to directly appeal to the American people. Journalists who are considered muckrakers do not go too far in the pursuit of their stories because they are using their positions to expose the ills of the government, big business, and society; it is beneficial to the American people....   [tags: Informative, Argumentative]

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The Democracy Superhighway

- The Internet has become one of the major sources of news and entertainment for a large percentage of the population of the United States of America. Communication between citizens and the platform to express opinions and ideas to the masses has never been so readily accessible. If one disagrees with the current administration he or she can post their complaint on a forum or a blog. The common man’s opinion can reach more people than ever before. To some this unchecked freedom of information on the Internet is viewed as a threat to democracy....   [tags: The Internet]

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Free College Admissions Essays: Emerson

- Emerson When I received the criteria for this essay I knew that writing this would be a personal challenge to myself. My motivation and interest in being a journalist is so vast that I knew that I would have trouble squeezing it all into a mere 500 word essay. In addition, I would have to list my experience in journalism. During my high school years I have accumulated so much experience due to the responsibilities bestowed on me, that it would be hard to describe them all. As I entered my sophomore year of high school, our school district had just completed both the new high schools....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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- -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]

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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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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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