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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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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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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

- ... Her work on the campaign entirely impressed ABC, so, “They gave me a full-time job working for This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” describes Parker. Parker’s journalistic reign in Capitol Hill ended when she had her first child. She recounts, “My family moved to Colorado after I had children. We decided that we wanted to raise them away from the cutthroat environment of Washington D.C.” Colorado’s mountainous landscape and outdoors-based living pulled at Parker’s Canadian heart strings. When a job opened at FRCC, Parker hesitated to apply....   [tags: Journalism, Mass media, Newspaper]

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Good Journalism Versus Bad Journalism

- ... However, when viewing the issue of media bias, a historical comparisons is needed. In the United States, consumers value objective and fair reporting and condemn journalists who do not follow this standard (Bennett, 2015). Because Americans do not see journalists fulfilling this obligation, there is “a palpable sense that we have somehow strayed from a golden era of press objectivity, and a correspondent longing to return to these days” (Bennett, 2015). Yet history does not support this nostalgia: media in the United States in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was overtly partisan, with different sources representing different sides of issues and even sponsorships by political part...   [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 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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Cynthia Graber Is A Print And Radio Journalist

- ... Clark. He was stating that when they began to investigating the effectiveness of non-price incentives to motivate conservation behavior they were looking for behavior to change in the residential electricity sector. The article found “we find that environment and health-based information strategies, which communicate the environmental and public health externalities of electricity production, such as pounds of pollutants, childhood asthma, and cancer, outperform monetary savings information to drive behavioral change in the home” (William C....   [tags: Pollution, Environmentalism, Natural environment]

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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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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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The Radical Journalist And Jacobin Jean Paul Marat

- ... Besides writers there are also great speakers such as Danton and even Robespierre who use very persuasive language to achieve a republic. These leaders must be held accountable for the way that they disrespected their opponents and created a toxic environment in the French Revolution that there can be no second opinions, and helped increase the speed towards which the Revolution descended into terror. The most accountable group for the Terror is undoubtedly the Committee of Public Safety. This committee did a tremendous job at spreading fear and paranoia throughout the remainder of the Revolution and being everything that they swore to defeat....   [tags: French Revolution, Reign of Terror, Georges Danton]

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African Historian And Journalist, Carter G. Woodson

- ... This is why there must be an educational component to ensure that people understand this is one nation in which everyone shares the same history and that it is inclusive, not exclusive. This month is supposed to be joyful and educational; however, it simply limits the time we have to study and celebrate (Chiariello). A month is not enough time to learn history in depth; educators should teach more people and events than what they typically do. The same information is repeatedly brought up. More often than not, teachers only recognize the few African Americans that people already recognize as famous....   [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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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

- ... He mentally traveled through memories and knowledge held within time and history. After that he gradually started to acknowledge the divine spirit and came to accept the voice calling to him. In the whole process, there was no such thing as of a burst, involuntary, or sudden "enlightenment", nor was there any "as-it-should-bes" (such as the lighthearted attitude Muhammad had towards Gabriel and his massages, which happens in many traditional works). Chraibi made everything here in sequence. This is literature rather than a historical work, and definitely not a heroic romance....   [tags: Muhammad, Qur'an, Prophet, Prophets of Islam]

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Public Mistrust Of The Professions

- ... In creating education, he envisioned journalism to become professionalized and to ultimately raise the standards of the field. However some critics were against the push for professionalism and stronger deliverance of objectivity in the field. Their arguments stated that objectivity is only promoting the reproduction of “social reality [that] refuse[s] to examine the basic structure of power and privilege.” Passively presenting information will not help journalists to view the public as humans because as passive information receivers....   [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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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

- ... No media coverage highlighted this problem or even tied Ramos’ incident to other incidents where the press has been restricted. Even though Trump is known to keep journalists in a “press pen” during his rallies. He is also known for preventing reporters from attending his events. The Huffington Post mentioned in an article that “In recent months, the Trump campaign has denied credentials to reporters from BuzzFeed, Fusion, The Des Moines Register, and The Huffington Post”. (Calderone, “Trump Campaign”) The media thought is was more important to focus on and criticize Ramos for being unethical....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Journalist, Reporter]

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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

- ... Other forms of bias include corporate biases which involve selecting stories to please mass media 's corporates and mainstream bias which entails reporting what other media are reporting in order to avoid reporting stories that might offend someone despite them being facts. Journalist mainly concentrates much on covering and printing stories based on opinion rather than facts. This has not gone well with some individuals in the United State. This is because their affairs have been interfered with, causing harm to their day to day activities....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Journalist, Democracy]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 Ethics Of The Internet

- ... Instead media sources used the event to justify their dislike for Jorge Ramos as they continued to attack his character and his career as a journalist. Fox News Media Buzz’s host Howard Kurtz, like many, addressed one of the most thrown around ideas that arose after the incident with Ramos and Trump—the idea that Ramos is an activist and not an actual journalist. In his article titled “Why Jorge Ramos crossed the line in confronting Donald Trump”, Kurtz in the very first line wrote that “If Jorge Ramos looked like an activist disrupting an event the other night, perhaps that is no accident.” (Kurtz) He then went on to explain it further by criticizing Ramos for his choice in topic....   [tags: Journalism, Mass media, Journalist, Donald Trump]

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Media Scandals Of The Media

- ... Another recent breach of ethics that has harmed journalism is the sad case of Brian Williams’ lie. Brian Williams maintained for many years that he was on board a helicopter that was shot down while in Iraq in 2003 (Neuts 3). When the evidence mounted against him by those actually present at the time, he had no other choice but to admit that he lied. Brian Williams was once in the top twenty-five top trusted people in American but quickly fell after the admitting to this lie, all the way down to eight hundred thirty fifth place (Engel)....   [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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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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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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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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The Line Between Journalism And Entertainment

- The line between journalism and entertainment has never been less defined than it is today. Broadcast news is controlled by corporate conglomerates that monopolize all forms of communications in America. These telecommunication empires operate their holdings like a business and the currency of modern media is ratings. When the determining factor of the worth of a news story is how many people are watching it, then journalism becomes a malleable medium that can serve agendas and manipulate public opinion....   [tags: Journalism, Mass media, Freedom of the press]

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Common Indicators For Good Journalism

- Kovach and Rosenstiel (2007) outline several common indicators for good journalism in their book The Elements of Journalism. The first of which is the truth. In order for the public to be able to make a good decision regarding any given topic, the journalist must put forth reliable and accurate facts. The process of “journalistic truth” starts with professional discipline of gathering and verification of facts (Kovach et al., 2007). Then a good journalist will attempt to convey this fair and reliable account of their meaning which would also be subject to future investigating....   [tags: Journalism, Newspaper, Mass media, Bias]

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The Death And Life Of American Journalism

- Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols believes that "Our republic and its press will rise or fall together." (6) In the novel The Death and Life of American Journalism, the author discuss about the news and corruption of the government being overpower. They point out the little change when the media is damage in a way. The government acknowledge the little things that is corrupt and try to fix it. McChesney and Nichols point at the significant of technology and advanced ways to get news. They find that it was the better method to get the messages about daily news out to the people....   [tags: Journalism, Mass media, Newspaper, Press]

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Democratization Of Journalism And Corporate Media

- ... The decentralized nature of citizen journalism means that there is no central authority present to inspect the validity of information being reported. In the article “Syrian Citizen Journalism”, the authors state an instance of false reporting by the citizen journalists with the following quote. “In one case, the BBC used an image purporting to be from an activist documenting the Houla massacre; this turned out to have been a photograph taken by a professional photojournalist in 2003 in Iraq (Silverman 2012)”....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Blog, News media]

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The Rise Of Print Journalism

- In recent discussions of the decline of printed newspapers in the digital era, a controversial issue has been made in regards to the factors that contribute towards the recession. On the one hand, some argue that the increase usage of technologies resulted in the downfall of print journalism. From this perspective, it could be argued that the increase reliance on technologies influence in the depreciation of newspapers. On the other hand, however, others argue that it was the stoppage of advertisement for print publications that causes the downfall....   [tags: Newspaper, Mass media, Journalism, Advertising]

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Online Journalism And Its Contributions

- In the space of a decade, online journalism has become extremely important to people’s lives, which in some cases has lead to the decline in print news altogether. With the rise of citizen journalism, some may think that the quality of digital journalism has also declined. In this essay, using references from both past and present examples, I will be discussing the current state of online journalism and its contributions to a more critical and diverse form of journalism. I will also look into the growth of citizen journalism and the effects that this has on online journalism....   [tags: Social media, Mass media, Journalism, Twitter]

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Citizen Journalism : The Social Importance Is Worth The Risk

- Citizen Journalism: The Social Importance is Worth the Risk The way that people receive news has traditionally been through channels of journalists who report over newscasts or in newspapers. Over the last few decades this has changed drastically. The birth of widespread internet, technology and social media began this revolution of change. Anyone with a smartphone today can instantly capture a story and begin circulating it within a matter of minutes. The occupation of journalism itself carries an inherent risk; whether citizen or professional....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Citizen journalism]

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Journalism backs the Entertainment and Advertising Moment

- As part of pop culture’s largest entertainment and advertising movement, magazine journalism and publishing is a profession based on research, writing and reproof that I feel led to pursue because of the desires and talents that god has blessed me with. Journalism is the action of providing citizens with the information they need to stay independent, free, and self-governing. This main focus has remained constant throughout journalism’s long history. Although journalism has been stretched to a new level, as anyone with basic writing skills and technology may call themselves journalist, the definition remains the same that it is the sending out of new information to the people that they might...   [tags: advertisements, entertainment, journalism, ]

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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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I Took The Roundabout Way Of Journalism

- ... Resigned to my fate, I said yes to first place that offered me a job, which was the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) in the autumn of 2009. My two years at the PBC got me started in journalism. I kept to my job description the first few months and spent workdays recording jingles for radio or miking up reporters for outdoor broadcast. They called me “Nervous Noor” because I sweated a lot during work, mainly at the thought of screwing up. Then, through sheer coincidence, a PBC producer read some of my rants on the internet, thought I could express myself in writing and suggested I use this talent....   [tags: Journalism, Newspaper, Pakistan, Advertising]

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Evolution of Newspapers, Journalism, and Its Censorships in China

- Evolution of Newspapers, Journalism and its Censorships in China As we have read many articles on the past, we have been reading about different censorships that are happening in China. It is very important to understand where China came from and how the country has developed their government, and how the totalitarianism government is and has been playing a role in the case of journalism. There are many scholars who have been studying the situations and evolutionary developments of newspapers and journalisms within China and it is important to see how these situations have developed over course of time....   [tags: government, journalism, ideologies, publications]

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Journalism

- Journalism Today the term journalism is applied to prestigious publications such as The New York Times, and to television news operations such as 60 Minutes and NBC Nightly News. “ First amendment rights and the democratic political environment of the united states have contributed to the uninhibited growth of the news media in public and private communication.”1 the world of journalism has changed dramatically from the colonial days. When newspapers were just channels or devices of commercial and political information....   [tags: Media Journalists Journalism News Essays]

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Reporting The News By George C. Edwards

- ... (p.400). Third, the media decides how to present the news by taking the most controversial or relevant events and compressing them into 30 second sound-bites. (p.402). finally, the authors also explain how the media affects the general public. The authors’ state “The effect of one news story on public opinion may be trivial but the cumulative effect of dozens of news stories may be important. This shows a direct correlation between public opinions and what the media may find “relevant”. (Edwards, Wattenberg, Lineberry, 2015, p....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Journalist, News media]

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Journalism On The Internet

- Journalism on the Internet The common forms of media in today's world each have both advantages and disadvantages. The Internet has been around for an almost equal amount of time as most of them, but only recently has it become a popular way of retrieving information. The Internet takes the best of all other medium and combines them into a very unique form. The Internet is the best way to retrieve information. This combination of paper publishing, TV, radio, telephones, and mail is the future of communications....   [tags: Media Journalism Web Cyberspace Essays]

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The Internet Has Changed The Face Of Newsroom Journalism

- "The Internet has changed the face of newsroom journalism practice." Discuss. Name: Nandita Menon Student ID: 200901452 Institue of Communication of Studies In - sessional Assignment 2014 - 2015 Word Count: "The Internet has changed the face of newsroom journalism practice." Discuss. The Oxford Dictionary defines journalism as "The activity or profession of writing for newspapers or magazines or of broadcasting news on radio or television." If this definition can be taken into account, then we can agree that in its core journalism hasn 't changed....   [tags: Journalism, Mass media, Newspaper, Change]

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Journalism: Inform, Entertain and Brainwash

- Journalism: Inform, Entertain and Brainwash As a journalist, the first thing we learn is what are the major functions of the media. In Chapter Four of Print and Broadcast Journalism: A Critical Examination by Ed Applegate, according to William L. Rivers, Wilbur Schramm, and Clifford G.Christians, authors of Responsibility in Mass Communication, the three major functions of the media are to inform, entertain and persuade. However, current articles in the media, especially magazines, have me questioning whether or not these functions actually do exist....   [tags: Journalism Essays]

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Public Relations And Journalism Go Together Well

- ... In the video, the two journalists mention that journalism and communications (or PR) are taught at universities together now, like the JAMS program. They do not like that this is happening, and they do not believe they should be grouped together, but the article disagrees. It says that journalists acknowledge the fact that their relationship with public relations is mutually beneficial, but they still think they are annoying to deal with because of their persistence. The video mentions, “journalism is more of a calling than PR.” I disagree....   [tags: Public relations, Mass media, Journalism, Spin]

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Two Forms of Journalism

- Two Forms of Journalism Recent events such as the tsunami disaster (where blogs helped in covering the enormous size of the story), the war in Iraq (where blogs help to present both opinions of all parties involved), the Dan Rather's scandal, a CBS Evening News anchor who reported as authentic a series of forged documents about George W. Bush (where blogs were highly instrumental in exposing him) have all contributed to the growing popularity of citizen journalism. So, why is there a recent growth in popularity of citizen journalism....   [tags: Media Journalism compare Contrast]

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Ethical Issues Surrounding The Journalists

- In comparing ethical issues surrounding the journalists in “All The President’s Men” and “Welcome To Sarajevo”, there are several ethical issues that the journalists experienced. Ethics are an important aspect of journalism, since journalists face a multitude of ethical issues within their industry. Therefore, there are ethical guidelines that journalists’ use called “The Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics” [SPJ Code of Ethics]. When analyzing how the journalists in “All The President’s Men” and “Welcome To Sarajevo”, one can refer to the SPJ Code of Ethics to observe the possible ethical issues the journalists experienced....   [tags: Ethics, Business ethics]

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Hunter S. Tompson and Gonzo Journalism

- Hunter S. Tompson and Gonzo Journalism In the late sixties a young journalist and free-lance novelist named Hunter S. Thompson (HST) emerged with a new, crazed and exaggerated brand of reporting. It was sooner or later referred to as “Gonzo”. HST’s own definition of gonzo has varied over the years, but he still maintains that a good gonzo journalist “needs the talent of a master journalist, the eye of an artist/photographer and the heavy balls of an actor” and that gonzo is a “style of reporting based on William Faulkner’s idea that the best fiction is far more true than any kind of journalism”(Carroll, page 192)....   [tags: Gonzo Journalism Argumentative Essays Press Media]

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An Article On Journalism And Journalism

- ... Also noted in the article was that behavior began at a very early age. Key Aspects of Journal Article Tasimi’s and Wynn 's research examined whether individuals would “willingly avoid wrong doers” (Tasimi & Wynn, 2016, p.76) even if it meant personal loss of rewards. These researchers chose to conduct a two-part experiment, one looing at five to eight year olds and one with infants aged around twelve months. The research was to determine how early children developed moral consideration that would overshadow their own selfishness....   [tags: Research, Psychology]

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