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Journalist or Terrorist: Julian Assange

- Journalist or Terrorist Julian Assange an Australian editor, activist, journalist and publisher launched the WikiLeaks website in the year 2006. From that moment, the site spiraled rapidly into the limelight all over the world. It then came to be known as the most powerful whistle-blowing and also the most scandalous “media” in the online world. WikiLeaks profanes and violates the right of privacy, right of accountability and confidentiality among Information and data sharing also it has a negative impact on governments, private sectors or businesses and also individuals, there is also a big question of accountability....   [tags: Australian editor, activist, journalist, wikileaks]

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Analysis of Janet Malcom´s The Journalist and the Murderer

- Self-motivation and determination are two of the main ideals of being journalist. If a journalist does not have the desire to find and report a story, he has no career. A journalist depends on finding the facts, getting to the bottom of the story and reporting to the public, whether it’s positive or negative. Janet Malcom states in the book The Journalist and the Murderer, “Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible.” (Malcolm, 3) Her starting words speak volumes about “the Journalist and the Murderer” and the lessons that can be learned....   [tags: determination, journalist, self-motivation]

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The Life Of A Journalist

- The Life of a Journalist in the 1890’s The life of a journalist in the 1890’s was very challenging. In spring of 1897, journalists were fired from New York newspapers (Campbell, 122). This was due to the assumption that some newspapers believed that the field was filled with “deadwood, not promising talent,” (Campbell, 123). Also, many reporters remained anonymous so that they would not seek to reach personal fame. The readers did not know much about the reporters, because they were not meant to be treated as famous people....   [tags: Newspaper, Journalism, William Randolph Hearst]

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David Halberstam: An American Journalist

- American author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, David Halberstam is most known for his early work on the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, American culture and also for his edgy sports writing. Among the many awards Halberstam received are the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award as well as an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Colby College (Acadamey of Achievement). Halberstam encountered many ethical issues throughout his career but never backed down. His passion for honest journalism is just one of the many reasons he is honored as one of the leading journalist in American history....   [tags: Journalism]

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I Am An Aspiring Journalist

- I am an aspiring journalist, so I am interested in the news every day. I use social media most of the time to see what’s happening around the world. For example, I learned about Prince passing away on social media. After I saw the news on social media, I turned on CNN to see if they were covering Prince’s tragic death. We have to be careful about what we learn on social media because sometimes the reports we see are false; that’s why I turned on CNN to make sure the news of Prince passing away was true....   [tags: Mass media, Sociology, Journalism, News media]

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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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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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Jennifer Parker 's Life Of Becoming A Journalist

- Though new to Front Range Community College, Jennifer Parker’s years of experience prepare her to not only teach English and journalism, but to serve as advisor for The Front Page. Right after high school, Parker’s dream of becoming a journalist surfaced. She attended journalism school, and earned a double major in the afformentioned topic and political science. Her dedication rewarded her with a job as a researcher/producer at the Parliamentary Bureau in Ottawa for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation....   [tags: Journalism, Mass media, Newspaper]

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Good Journalism Versus Bad Journalism

- Methods The research for this paper was obtained from scholarly articles, modern journalistic articles, and statistics. Modern journalistic articles provided works to analyze to find examples of good journalism versus bad journalism. Scholarly articles will provide other opinions on what is contributing to the decline in public trust and opinion of media. Finally, statistics gave context and support for the claims that journalism is declining as well as more specific findings. Analysis Media Bias First, one of the most frequently cited reasons that Americans distrust or dislike the media is bias, the partial or prejudiced reporting of a story (Dugger)....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Journalist]

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What it Takes to be a Journalist

- What would the world be like today had generations before us not kept journals of what life was like then. Since this is how the world basically runs, it would be a lot different today. People today would not know what their ancestor’s lives were like. If we didn’t have journalists in the world today, we would not know the “scoop” on things that are happening in the world. Whether it’s on the TV, in a magazine, newspapers, or even social media websites, these writers and reporter, also referred to as journalists, are on the go 24/7 just waiting for their next assignment to come up....   [tags: career choices]

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Source Disclosure and Journalist's Ethics

- Reporter’s Privilege Journalism has grown and developed over the years along with journalistic ethics. Journalists have a code of ethics or a moral compass. Every story that a reporter produces has either a named or unnamed source. Several states have protective laws designed for reporters who have stories with anonymous sources, but Mississippi is one of the only states in America that does not have a shield law in place. Mississippi should enact a shield law giving reporters the privilege not to disclose anonymous sources....   [tags: freedom of speech, national security ]

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The Future Career As A Political Journalist

- Canadian women have been overlooked throughout the history of our country. Though we have made many contributions to our political landscape and media industry, these achievements are often overshadowed by the accomplishments of our male counterparts. In my future career as a political journalist, I will bring women’s issues to the forefront of our nation’s agenda through multiple avenues. Over the next four years, I will be earning a Bachelor of Communications at Mount Royal University. Majoring in Broadcast Media Studies and minoring in Political Science, I will study the history of media in our country as well as the changing political landscape and the effect of world events upon that...   [tags: Mass media, Broadcasting, Sociology]

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My Career As A Multimedia Journalist

- As I complete my second year in media I began to ponder and plan for my future. I found that I was ready to further my education in order to equip me to further my career as a multimedia journalist in preparation to move into a larger media market and ultimately a professor of mass communications at a university. This preparation will also provide me with the knowledge, skills, and strategies that will allow me to give voice to current issues, simplify public policy, and help bridge the gap between a news station and the community....   [tags: Learning, Better, Skill, Breaking news]

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The Journalist from the Chicagoist

- His look typified that of an indie-rock guitarist. Donned in black jeans and a black button-down shirt, he took the stage with his band mates amidst an approving roar from the crowd. After brushing away the blonde locks of hair over his eyes, he unassumingly went about his business: namely, rocking the small bar-like venue of The Loft with his skilled guitar plucks that gave life to the catchy indie-pop melodies of Gold Motel’s song canon. You would never guess that the talented musician was also a journalist who reviews other artists....   [tags: short story]

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Biography on Journalist Thomas Friedman

- Thomas Friedman is an op-ed journalist that works for The New York Times. He often writes about issues concerning the Middle East but has some focus on America and other foreign countries like China. He is Jewish, well educated, and sixty years old. His experiences as a teenager and the way he was raised influence how he writes and is the reason for his focus on foreign affairs for The New York Times. He has also more recently been focused on a green revolution that needs to happen soon. Thomas Friedman's passion for environmentalism started from his passion of the Middle East because he saw that the world is not on a stable path and a change needs to be made soon....   [tags: styles, writing, topics]

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A Journalist's Audience

- There are many different types of articles: newspaper articles, journal articles, editorial articles, research articles. Each one of these articles target a different audience. The authors takes into account who will be reading their article and how much knowledge he or she has on the topic being discussed. The style of each of these articles depends on the audience. The comprehensibility of a newspaper article will be much greater than a research journal article written by a scientist. The audience has a large impact on the style, structure, word choice, credibility and understanding of different articles....   [tags: Journalism]

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Journalism Errors: Double Check The Spelling of Names and Other Facts

- When Emilie Davis, a newspaper journalism professor at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, picks up her nametag at an event, she often stares down at the more common spelling of her name, “Emily.” She is used to people misspelling her name, so she usually leaves it the way it’s written to not make it a big deal. As Steve Davis, Emilie Davis’s husband, explained his wife’s silent frustration when people misspell her name, he said, “it never hurts to just double check.” Steve Davis, also a newspaper journalism professor, as well as chair of the newspaper department at the Newhouse School, is very familiar with spelling mistakes and factual errors when it c...   [tags: Journalist, Photojournalism]

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The Issues Facing North American Journalism

- The importance of journalism has always been defined by the inherent value of information. To possess information is to possess power, and without it a society can effectively be rendered mute. The essential functions of a journalist, to be both the watchdogs of the elite and the providers of factual and unbiased reporting to the public, have begun to decline in recent decades. Although the news is integral to the fabric of democracy, the current market imperatives of sustaining a profitable business model, the rise of a corporate ethos within journalistic institutions, and the slowly deteriorating standards of what makes a good story have all contributed to the devaluation of fact-based, un...   [tags: Journalism, Mass media, Newspaper, Journalist]

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Cynthia Graber Is A Print And Radio Journalist

- Cynthia Graber is a print and radio journalist for nearly 15 years. Cynthia received her masters of science in science Journalism from Boston University in 2000. Cathy has expanded her knowledge in know how to speak 3 languages Hebrew, Spanish and French including her native tongue English. She has acquired a host of accomplishments stating from “pinnacle of Excellence” award, radio, from the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2004 and the latest Regional Edward Murrow award from the Radio Television Digital News Association, 2015 (for Gastropod)....   [tags: Pollution, Environmentalism, Natural environment]

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The, Fashion, By Stephen Fried, An Investigative Journalist

- Ardent fashion observers tend to be more focused on image, style of living, and who someone is. According to Coco Chanel, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening” (Chanel). The ensemble displayed by someone makes an impression of who a person is. Many human beings dress to impress while others just throw a t-shirt and jeans on. Apparel also portrays what someone 's life is like and who they want to be....   [tags: Fashion, Haute couture, Clothing, Vogue]

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Jon Krakauer: American Writer and Journalist

- Jon Krakauer, American writer and journalist, was born in Corvallis, Oregon in 1954. He is also a mountaineer, his father having exposed him to the craft when he was eight years old, thus igniting his life-long passion. In 1977, a year after he graduated from Hampshire College, Krakauer pioneered a new route to the Devil's Thumb, a treacherous mountain in southeastern Alaska. This endeavor was his first major foray into mountain climbing. In 1996, Krakauer chronicled an adventure at the Stikine icecap, in which he employed a route never before attempted, in one of his novels, Into the Wild....   [tags: biographical analysis]

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Journalism 's Social Responsibility And The Lack Of Public Trust

- Code: 11512 10. In a December 2013 Gallup poll, newspaper reporters and TV reporters ranked slightly above lawyers and slightly below local politicians in terms of the public 's view on honesty and ethical standards. Only 21 percent of those polled said newspaper reporters had very high or high ethical standards, and 20 percent said the same of TV reporters. Write an essay based in mass media theory on why the public lacks trust in journalists and journalism. What’s the Deal With Media?: Journalism’s Social Responsibility and the Lack of Public Trust New communications technologies and scandals of reporters fabricating stories have influenced the public’s perception and trust in the media...   [tags: Journalism, Mass media, Advertising, Journalist]

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Social Media And The Negative Effects It Has On Journalism

- Social Media and the Negative Effects it has on Journalism Since technology is growing rapidly people turn to social media more than ever to get their information. Whether it is from trending stories on Facebook or Twitter hashtags, social media has the power to leak this information right away. Once this information is posted within seconds most of the world has already seen it. This can be quite crazy to wrap your head around, but it has become a major problem for journalists. Two stories that help to explain these issues are The New York Times article “Falling for the Dylann Roof hoax and Sunil Tripathi Boston Marathon bombing accusations....   [tags: Journalism, Mass media, Ethics, Journalist]

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The Journalist, a Rare Breed Indeed

- The Journalist, a Rare Breed Indeed "Hello?" The police dispatcher answers the phone. "Hi there," I say brightly. "My name is Aaron Mesh, and I'm from the News Chief. Could you please transfer me over to Major Thomas. I need to ask her a few questions about the wreck over on Havendale Drive this morning..." This is my job. I'm an intern reporter at the News Chief, a daily newspaper in east Polk County, Florida. I've been on the job for the past 27 months. Once a week, I come into the Chief's newsroom and get to work: conducting interviews, gathering information, writing stories....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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Thomas T. Fortune House: Journalist Born a Slave

- ... This book “outlined the underlying political and economic philosophy that guided his journalistic writings throughout the 1880s” (Carle 1496). Thomas T. Fortune focused a lot on African-Americans having the right to education which would be provided by the national government as well as the labor and law rights African Americans had. “Fortune negotiated the complicated dynamics of what it meant to be a black man in America. Complicating matters further, he undertook this venture with a body covered in white skin that often made him “so white as not to be distinguishable as colored” (Mount 1)....   [tags: African American civil rights activist]

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Education : An American Journalist And Writer Who Spent A Great

- Through our class discussions of education we came across this quote by Joseph Sobran, an American journalist and writer who spent a great amount of his career working for the National Review Magazine, "In 100 years we have gone from teaching Latin and Greek in high school to teaching Remedial English in college." When asked to critically think about the meaning of this quote I concluded that our educational standards have been lowered over the years and that students in America are not as intelligent as they once were in previous years....   [tags: Education, School, High school]

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The Radical Journalist And Jacobin Jean Paul Marat

- One of the most important factors of the political clubs is the way in which they deceived the common people to support them. After Louis XVI was executed the Republicans demonstrated that they were not all about freedom after all. The Radical journalist and Jacobin Jean-Paul Marat did a tremendous job at striking fear into the Girondins and completely defeating the point of a Republic. Marat wrote vicious stories that ironically called for the suppression of freedom of press for the opponents to the government....   [tags: French Revolution, Reign of Terror, Georges Danton]

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American Journalist Thomas Freidman, Our World Is Flat

- My opinion: According to American journalist Thomas Freidman, our world is flat. In other words, Freidman argues that the world has become technologically dominated and with the help of technological advancement (for example, the internet), every country now has a fair chance to compete in the global market. I do agree with Friedman in the aspect that technology has brought the world closer together and created an invisible string tying together international trades and expansion of business globally....   [tags: The World Is Flat, Globalization, World Wide Web]

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African Historian And Journalist, Carter G. Woodson

- Black history did not always have the pleasure of having a month dedicated to it; it used to be restricted to a single week, called “Negro Week,” to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass (Adetoro). African historian and journalist, Carter G. Woodson, began this week in 1926, in an attempt to inform others of the accomplishments as well as the devastations African Americans had experienced (Bambrick). Woodson’s timing was crucial; he initiated this week in a time where blacks and whites were separate and seen as indifferent....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race]

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The Skills of a Great Journalist

- ... Yet, how can we speak for those who will not speak to us. It would be unethical to assume opinions, this is why we use vox pops to gather a range of opinions. It is often said that journalists are one of the least trusted professions. “A typical poll of more than 2000 adults in 2006 found just 19 per cent saying they trusted journalists to tell the truth” (Harcup, 2009, P3). Looking back at Leveson’s quote, he states that we are ‘critical witnesses to the events’. I question how we can be critical witnesses, if our audience do not completely believe what we are saying....   [tags: reports, public, questions, news, interesting]

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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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Susan Page Is An American Journalist And The Current Washington Bureau Chief For Usa Today

- Susan Page is an American journalist and the current Washington Bureau Chief for USA Today. In her online document “Divided we now Stand,” Page makes a convincing argument that the national government today fails at functioning because of its greatly divided views in its political parties. Because of these strong opposing views, no “common ground,” can be found for anyone to agree upon allowing for nothing to get done (Page). Page successfully explains her argument using plenty of statistics, clear cut diction, and finally Page’s point, that the current government is greatly divided, is easily identified with the use of continuous repetition of the statistics and diction she presents....   [tags: Audience theory, Audience, Understanding]

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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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Public Mistrust Of The Professions

- In recent years, films have been increasingly notorious for distorting the image of professionals. It can agreed upon that popular culture has influenced the “public mistrust of the professions.” Professional journalists have been often portrayed as “hard-drinking, foul-mouthed, dim-witted social misfits concerned only with twisting the truth into scandal”. But because of journalism’s role in affirming the privately owned free press “ordained by the Founding Fathers as the engine of participatory self-government”, this idea has often times shielded journalism from criticism....   [tags: Journalist, Journalism, Investigative journalism]

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Sports Journalism

- Sports Journalism “Da na na Da na na”. Every sports fanatic knows what that famous tone means. It means that it is time for Sports Center, one of the most watched television programs in America. There are many expert journalists such as Bob Ryan and Buster Olney that make appearances on the show. They cover sports from different parts of the country. There is much more to sports journalism than what most people believe. For example, the first actual account of sports journalism dates back to 850 B.C.E when Homer recorded what seemed to be the first ever wrestling match (New World Encyclopedia)....   [tags: sports journalist, Golden Age, technology, sports]

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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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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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Nellie Bly the Journalist

- Introduction To read of Nellie Bly, one would come to think the woman a pioneer in journalism; a hero for women's rights; and an American icon. These beliefs would be true if not for the fact that Bly was so much more. She was much more a woman, much more a writer, much more a hero and much more than most could ever be. Bly not only took on a world of injustice and stereotypes, but conquered it and changed the way the field of journalism works today. Elizabeth Cochran, a.k.a. Nellie Bly was the first known female reporter....   [tags: Biography]

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The Future of Journalism

- Thirty years ago, if I told you that the primary means of communicating and disseminating information would be a series of interconnected computer networks you would of thought I was watching Star Trek or reading a science fiction novel. In 2010, the future of mass media is upon us today; the Internet. The Internet is and will only grow in the future as the primary means of delivering news, information and entertainment to the vast majority of Americans. Mass media as we know it today will take new shape and form in the next few years with the convergence and migration of three legacy mediums (Television, Radio, Newspaper) into one that is based on the Internet and will replace these mediums...   [tags: Journalism ]

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Ethics in Journalism: The Past and Now

- From the times of Walter Williams to now, journalism and especially ethics have been changing. Ethics in journalism is very important for journalists in today’s society. Williams was a 20th century journalist that founded the first American journalism school, the School of Journalism at Indiana University (Ibold). He brought a global perspective to journalism at a critical point while American journalism and code of ethics were developing (Ibold). Everything changes with time. So, has ethics in journalism changed from the past to now....   [tags: Journalism]

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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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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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Liberal Bias of Journalism

- Liberal Bias of Journalism "Dear Ann: I have a problem. I have two brothers. One brother is in television, the other was put to death in the electric chair for murder. My mother died from insanity when I was three years old. My sisters are prostitutes, and my father sells narcotics to high school students. Recently I met a girl who was just released from a reformatory where she served time for smothering her illegitimate child to death, and I want to marry her. My problem is—if I marry this girl, should I tell her about my brother who is in television?” (Goldberg 117) Bernard Goldberg’s book, Bias, reveals the truth of journalism, rather than its art....   [tags: Media News Bias Journalist Essays]

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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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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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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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Good Journalism and Citizenship

- The world is a hectic mess today. News is happening all around us, and the only source that acts as a filter between the chaos and ourselves is the media. The media, journalists especially, must hold upon themselves a great responsibility when they are acting as this filtering apparatus between the ordered and unordered. But is that the only thing journalism does: make sense of the news. No, it does much more than that. Good journalism is working, with help from the citizenry, to create an enlightened Republic filled with citizens who will be well informed of the events which intersect their lives....   [tags: Journalism ]

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Communication Careers in Journalism

- In the world of communication, media and varying communication fields are intricately bound together to work collectively and mutually towards the final masterpiece. In the hectic and forever developing field of journalism, communications careers such as writers, advertisers, editors, bloggers, and photographers, constantly intercross and work jointly to convey the full beauty news has to offer. Together, and through the use of numerous media forms, they maintain the equilibrium and standard success the field offers....   [tags: Journalism]

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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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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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History of American Journalism

- Humans, it seems, have an innate need to feel connected on a global level with one another. Our history as a civilization shows the importance that we have placed on sending and retrieving the latest news so that we may be ever informed on the happenings of the world. Beginning at first with the sending of messages of news to each other through conversations to the press explosion that Gutenberg set off with the invention of his printing press, people remained connected. The idea of public in the eyes of journalism has changed, in some aspects, over the course of time in America....   [tags: Journalism]

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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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Brand Journalism And Its Impact On Journalism

- Journalism involves researching, reporting, collecting, writing, editing, and spreading news for the worldwide audiences. But is brand journalism the same as journalism. Absolutely. From what we see everyday, political journalism is journalism, sport journalism is also considered journalism, blogs about local or international issues are journalism, even face book or Twitter posts are also journalism. Brand journalism is a company investing in content and becoming a provider of news. It is more, much more, than a series of press releases and product launches (LEWIS, 2012)....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Advertising]

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Is Journalism a Profession?

- INTRODUCTION "Society demands that the men who minister to its health be in the highest sense of the word professional men − professionally trained, professional in their ethics, professionally responsible. Society demands professional training and professional conduct of the men who minister to its needs in legal matters. The fact that society demands less of the men who minister through news to its knowledge and attitudes is one of the great and dangerous inconsistencies that give shape to the twentieth century (Schramm, 1947, p....   [tags: Journalism Debate]

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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 Piers Morgan

- Piers Morgan, Journalist, Editor, Author, and Television personality, is one of the most known journalists of this century. Also known as “Piers Moron” for his controversial, and outspoken yet influential news reporting. He has made a name for himself in both America and Britain. Starting off as a local reporter, Piers has journeyed through multiple journalistic media outlets, finally landing a spot in the big leagues of television. After taking over the night – time television spot, previously owned by Larry King, Piers currently graces our TV screens with his brutal opinions and raw news coverage....   [tags: Journalist, Talk Show Host]

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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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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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Public Journalism vs. Traditional Journalism

- There are two distinct sides to the debate of journalism, their journalists, and the consumers: traditional journalism and public journalism. In the current digital age there is a greater number of public journalism being practiced. However, journalists and their consumers run into several issues concerning that matter. To express more clearly, there are particular roles and characteristics in which journalism standards are being gauged. The four dimensions of journalism, as mentioned by Don Heider, Maxwell McCombs, and Paula M....   [tags: Public Journalism Essays]

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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 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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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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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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Professional Journalism

- In the article, ‘The Professionalization of Journalism’ John C. Merrill addresses the issue of whether or not journalism should become a professionalized occupation. Merrill notes that although journalism is not presently considered to be a profession, many journalists perceive themselves as being professionals. The Oxford Shorter Dictionary defines ‘profession’ as “Occupation which one professes to be skilled in and to follow. . . .A vocation in which professed knowledge of some branch of learning is used in its application to the affairs of others, or in the practice of an art based upon it.” Merrill outlines several advantages those within a professionalized occupation benefit from inclu...   [tags: Journalism]

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The Media And Its Effects On Society

- The public depends on news media outlets when it comes to presenting information on what goes on in their community and even the world especially when it is about the safety of the community. The news media also depends on the public specifically the viewer because the news can be reporting an on going crime and the viewer may recognize that incident and or person and they call in crime stoppers hotline to help out in that investigation. To all good things there are a plethora of bad things that follow suit....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, News media, Journalist]

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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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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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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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Journalism and Social Media

- Because I am a journalism student, I have talked, researched and discussed with many of my fellow students and faculty members about the topics above. I am choosing to talk about this because I think it is important and they are pertinent issues in the journalism field. I am also very interested in this topic, so I thought it would be fun to take the opportunity you gave us to design our own multi-part question and write about something in journalism that is appealing to me. I recently read an article somewhere, in which BBC journalist Sigrun Rottman said that objectivity in journalism is an illusion and the media should think more of being balanced than being objective....   [tags: Journalism News]

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New Journalism

- Inverted pyramid. Unbiased news gathering. Objectivity in reporting. Professionalism. Routines that would regulate news reports, translating information to readers, regardless of geography. Journalism spent the better part of the 20th century routinizing the news, attempting to shed its seedy past of “yellow journalism” amid the challenges of new technologies, first the radio, followed by the television. Then came the tumultuous 1950s and 1960s. Suddenly, the same tides of changes that were sweeping America's cultural and political landscape were also reshaping journalism....   [tags: Journalism ]

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Citizen Journalism

- Citizen journalism is the concept of average citizens playing an active role in the media. Blogging, social networks and participatory news sites have helped to contribute to the growth of citizen journalism. The idea of reporting instantly from any place at any time has grown to become a key tool in journalism today. A blog is a regular informal entry by an individual commenting on news stories or describing an event. They can range in any topic from fashion to politics. A blogger can remove or add an entry at any time with the use of the internet....   [tags: Journalism ]

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What Are The Risk And Opportunities Of Citizen Journalism?

- What are the risk and opportunities of citizen journalism. Introduction: The political domain is another area where social media is creating both opportunities and risk for society. The only way to access to news are used to be through mainstream media such as television, newspaper and radio in the old days. But that condition has changed by the internet age. The Traditional journalism is facing a tough time because of the 'social media ' became the most used source, mainstream media becoming less important because internet has it all....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Citizen journalism]

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Journalism : The Perfect Career

- Journalism: The Perfect Career People have a difficult time when trying to decide on a career. There are many careers to choose from. As one can see, journalism is the perfect career for anyone with a love of writing. Journalists have a difficult job, but for others journalism could be considered easy. The career of a journalist is very difficult because of the education, training, and skills involved. Though the skill of writing has been around for thousands of centuries, a number of obstacles had to be overcome before the profession of writing evolved....   [tags: Journalism, Newspaper, Mass media, Employment]

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The Self Mutilation Of Journalism

- The Self-Mutilation of Journalism It appears that anyone with a computer and internet access these days can call themselves a journalist. With such an increase in the quantity of content, journalism today is not what it once was. Using the technology that is available today journalists can report news and bring ideas to people across the globe, at an amazingly fast rate. Long gone are the days of newspaper publishers trying to print off papers with stories that happened last night in the early morning hours....   [tags: Journalism, Mass media]

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History Of Journalism And Bob Woodward

- History of Journalism and Bob Woodward Journalism is a discipline of collecting, analyzing, verifying, and presenting news regarding current events, trends, issues and people. The certain individuals who practice journalism are called journalists. Journalism's main goal in reporting events is to state who, what, when, where, why, and how, and to explain the significance of all. There are two main types of journalism which are print journalism and also broadcast journalism. Print journalism can include newspapers, news magazines, newsletters, general interest magazines, and online news pages....   [tags: Journalism]

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