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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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The Effects Of Social Media On Public And Political Institutions Of Society

- Introduction Social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter have had an incredible effect on the relation between the public and political institutions of society. But the nature and depth of this relationship between social media and political discourse remains to be explored. The Effects of Social Media (Positive and Negative) Grant, Grant and Moon (2010) analyzed the frequency with which Australian politicians made use of social media. They considered specifically how different social media facilitated interaction between politicians and the public The authors found that social media could help facilitate more communications between the public and their polticians (Grant, Grant & Moon...   [tags: Social media, Mass media, Journalism, Discourse]

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The Reporter & the Screenwriter

- The late Steve Jobs in his 2005 commencement address at Stanford University eloquently traced the imprint of a calligraphy class he had taken at Reed College years before to the creation of today’s worldwide standard in computer typography. Esteemed architect Frank Gehry can trace the imprint of his college job working in a museum to his current success, and moreover can trace the imprint of a different piece of art to each one of the buildings he has created. President Bill Clinton can trace the imprint of witnessing Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “I have a Dream” speech to his decision to devote his life to politics....   [tags: Analysis, Nathanael West, Crapa]

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Things Fall Apart

- Truman Capote was first introduced to the story of the brutal killing of the Clutter family ??one morning in November of 1959, while flicking through The New York Times, I encountered on a deep inside page, this headline: Wealthy Farmer, 3 of Family Slain. (Capote, 3). He decided to write about the crime committed in Kansas, because ?murder was a theme not likely to darken and yellow with time. (Capote, 3). Capote promptly headed for Kansas, where he spent six years researching, solving, and writing about the unforgivable act....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mystery of the Myth

- A myth is a popular term which is commonly misused by people. Many people have tried to explain what a myth is, but due its fictitious nature it is not easy to explain what it is. The aim of this essay is to discuss this term, myth and investigate it in a deeper sense by revealing the complexity of the term and exploring the different meanings of the word. This will be done by distinguishing the different notions of myths, comparing the different uses of myths by Roland’s use of myths to that of Barthes and concluding by explaining how myths relate to religion and ideology....   [tags: Literary Genre]

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Not for Publication Chris Masters- Expository analysis

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

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Australian Business Analysis

- Small businesses make a significant contribution to the Australian economy accounting for almost half of industry employment. (Clark et al., 2011) However The ACCI Small Business survey results show a second decline in small business conditions after the financial crisis in 2008. Hence, this article aims to share the personal experience of young and self-reliant entrepreneur to inspire Australians, especially the youths, who make major contributions to the society to take the bold step in becoming enterprising entrepreneurs....   [tags: economy, industry employment]

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The Importance of Accuracy in Journalism

- The introduction of the internet to modern society has brought about a new age of information relation. Since there is no longer a need to wait until the next print day, news from all over the world is available at a person’s fingertips within hours or even minutes of the event. With this advent of such easily accessible information, new problems for the news media have also arisen. Aside from potentially losing good economic standing because newspapers are no longer being purchased in the quantities they used to be, the credibility of the information itself is also put into question....   [tags: verifying facts, ensuring accuracy]

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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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An Investigation into the Portrayal or Truth Within the Documentary Genre

- As documentary by its very nature introduces itself as factual, concerns exist as to where the boundary between the truth of subject and the fiction produced by its creator emerges. As anything that has been edited has by definition removed certain aspects and enhanced others, there must be at best an innocent naturally occurring bias formed from individual perception, and at worst purposefully manipulated misinformation. Through researching various sources, I intend to discover the difference (if any) between these two methods making factually based programmes, to determine any variables that lie in the ‘grey area’ between the two extremes, and to ascertain the diverse forms of conduct in w...   [tags: Documentary Filmaking]

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Manipulating and Deceiving Viewers with Sound Bites and Images

- Manipulating and Deceiving Viewers with Sound Bites and Images In Duguid and Brown’s article ‘The Social Life of Documents’, the authors make mention of how documents usually tend to raise more debate than suppress it. This is true, as there can be an innumerable amount of possible interpretations for one document alone. However, while there is no ‘right’ interpretation of a document, there has to be a set of standards to abide by to judge all of these competing ideologies. This is where the use of sound bites and images used in news media tend to be a source of debate....   [tags: Journalism ]

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Combining the Techniques of Journalism and Radio

- Of the areas studied this term I chose to combine the techniques of Journalism and Radio. Both have the capability of reaching a wide ranging audience using entertaining yet informative methods. For the purposes of this paper I will examine the differences and convergences between these two media when reporting the current affairs event in the sports world: Crystal Palace Football Club being placed in Administration in January 2010. The club, a founding member of the premier league, was placed into administration by their major creditors Agilo after amassing debts of almost 30 million pounds....   [tags: Journalism ]

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Ethical Considerations and a Code of Conduct

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

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Newsweek and the Guantanamo Koran Abuse Story

- ... 15). Though the story was retracted voluntarily, it came after a great deal of criticism from the American military and other governmental officials demanding that the story be withdrawn. Investigators had reviewed 25,000 documents from the prison and only found one incident involving a copy of the Koran. In this case, it was an Islamic militant detainee who had stuffed the pages of a copy of the Koran into a toilet in order to protest the conditions of the facility; therefore, disproving the Koran Abuse story....   [tags: military, soldiers, informant, truth, terrorist]

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The Incident Between African American Community And Law Enforcement Officers

- On August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, African American civilian Michael Brown was shot and fatally wounded, by caucasian police officer, Darren Wilson (The Associated Press, 2015). The incident immediately began to incite debate over relations between the African American community and law enforcement officers, the militarization of law enforcement, and use of force laws both in Missouri as well as nation wide (The Associated Press, 2015). Peaceful protests were held (Bello & Alcindor, 2015)....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Police, Video hosting]

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National Culture and Its Relation to Media

- Introduction American writer Gertrude Stein uses “There is no there there” in the book Everybody’s Autobiography to describe Oakland. She spent her girlhood in Oakland, but she perceived that Oakland was inauthentic. When she mentioned France, where she lived most of her life, she said: “It is not real but it is really there” (Stein 1970: 2). France is more tangible to her than her nation. What does the nation mean to Stein. What is the essence of nation. Watson posits that “a nation is a community of people, whose members are bound together by a sense of solidarity, a common culture, a national consciousness” (Watson 1997: 1)....   [tags: Media Culture]

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Media Self-Regulation in South Africa

- The Self-Regulatory System in South Africa There is always need for self-regulation. It is key to a democracy, media that controls and evaluates themselves means that there is no censorship from the government. The problem arises in the fact that because they regulate themselves; the councils put in place to regulate the media may be lenient towards the media. And also, because media are first and foremost corporations they are most likely to be self-serving rather than self-deprecating. Another important problem that arises in the debate of media self-regulation is marginalization of the poor....   [tags: Media, Public Discourse, Free Speech]

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Partisan Journalism, A History of Media Bias in the United States, Jim A. Kuypers

- In Partisan Journalism, A History of Media Bias in the United States, Jim A. Kuypers steers his audience on a journey from beginning to the end of American journalistic history, putting emphasis on the militaristic ideas of objectivity and partisanship. Kuypers confirm how the American journalistic tradition cultivated as a partisan root and, with only a short time for the objectivity in between, and then go back to those roots in which are today. Beginning this journey Kuypers starts off telling us about the summary of newspapers throughout the Colonial times, explaining that the papers around that time were honestly maneuvered in a particularly “partisan way”; he continues onto the discuss...   [tags: history, militaristic ideas]

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Critically Analyse of Mail Online by Fiona Macrae and Bupa by Natalie Heaton

- In this written report the aim is to critically analyse two separate articles of the same subject. The purpose is to look at the language, arguments and viewpoints each article has put across and how it’s interpreted to the audience. According to Malthouse and Roffey-Barensten(2013 page 61) to analyse means to break topics into elements and examine each.. The two articles being analysed are from the Mail Online published on the 4th August 2013 by reporter Fiona Macrae for the purpose of this report we will call this article text A....   [tags: language, arguments, view, points]

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The Complex Issue of Whales in Captivity in Blackfish by David Kirby

- David Kirby’s book describes the complex issues of whales in captivity. The death of a SeaWorld trainer brought up many objective reasons of the training practices of this business were not effective at keeping trainers safe in the water. Currently this debate is still being tested in a court of law. OSHA claims that even with the precautions that SeaWorld tries to use, it still cannot guarantee the safety of trainers in the water. This cultural topic has been gaining ground, and recently prompted a movie based off this book titled, Blackfish....   [tags: seaworld, death, shamu]

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Davinci Code by Dan Brown: Code of Truth or Code of Lies?

- The Da Vinci Code, author Dan Brown’s bestseller novel, has something for everyone: a fast-moving murder story, puzzles, riddles, anagrams, and art historical mysteries. However, there is a difficult side to what Dan Brown is creating in his novel. On the surface it offers a rip-roaring story involving intrigue, murder, secrecy and romance. But underneath this lies an exposé of a whole series of multiple conspiracy theories, including the secret identity of the Holy Grail, the true identity of Jesus, the marriage of Jesus and Marry Mathew, the secret society the Priory of Sion, and the corruption at the heart of the Catholic Church....   [tags: art historical mysteries, catholic church]

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Analysis Of The Life And Art Of Ernest Hemingway

- Annotated Bibliography Donaldson, Scott. By Force of Will: The Life and Art of Ernest Hemingway. Lincoln: iUniverse.com Inc., 2001. Print. 19 March 2015. Donaldson’s publication syndicates Ernest Hemingway’s biography with literary criticism, and in doing so, delivers a sense of the foremost themes in Hemingway’s life, and work, by drawing on biographical material, extracts from Hemingway’s letters, and different works published fiction. I will be utilizing this source to further discuss and support Hemingway’s writing styles throughout A Farewell to Arms....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms]

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Salvation on Sand Mountain by Dennis Covington

- Dennis Covington writes about a unique method of worship—snake handling, in his memoir, Salvation on Sand Mountain. He begins as a journalist, looking in on this foreign way of life; however, as time progresses he increasing starts to feel a part of this lifestyle. As a result loses his journalistic approach, resulting in his memoir, detailing his own spiritual journey. Upon the conclusion of his stay in this world, Covington realizes the significance of this journey, and argues in his memoir that we cannot entirely know ourselves until we step outside of our comfort zone and separate ourselves from our norm....   [tags: Religion, Spirituality]

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Head to Head: A World of Computers

- Head to Head: A World of Computers The world has come a long way with its development of technology. Day-by-day the people who are using and relying on technology have dramatically increased. But out of all these new technologies, the computer is probably one of the most important, if not the most. And two operating systems have been competing with each other from the beginning. These two companies are Apple with their Mac and Microsoft with their Windows PC. Although both Apple and Microsoft have created great machines they differ when it comes down to price, design and operating system, and popularity....   [tags: Mac versus MS Windows, operating systems]

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Third World Democracy and Media

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

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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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Book Review of William Prochnau's, Once upon a Distant War

- Beginning in the early 1960's American journalists began taking a hard look at America's involvement in South Vietnam. This inevitably led to a conflict with the American and South Vietnamese governments, some fellow journalists, and their parent news organizations. This was the last hurrah of print journalism, as television began to grow in stature. William Prochnau's, Once Upon A Distant War, carefully details the struggles of these hardy journalists, led by David Halberstram, Malcolm Browne, and Neil Sheehan....   [tags: Book Reviews]

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A Career in Broadcasting

- “Bosh rebound, out to Allen, Allen…BANG!” shouts Jeff Van Gundy, the broadcaster for the Miami Heat. Broadcasting is a profession that requires speech and writing skills to announce live sport games for viewers to listen. When broadcasting a live game, the main goal is to keep the spectators entertained (Ferguson Publishing Company 72). Sports casting is an underrated profession because of how important their role is to the game. Broadcasters not only entertain fans but also add exciting commentary that explains the game and gives details about statistics....   [tags: Broadcasting Career]

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Up Close and Personal the Movie

- Up Close and Personal the Movie The "Movie Up Close and Personal," is a modern-day story about a young reporter, Tally Atwater (Michelle Pfeiffer), who is determined to make a place for herself in the broadcasting field as a news reporter. At a Miami, Florida based station, where she is given her first chance at making it, Atwater meets Warren Justice (Robert Redford), a well known reporter who has irritated some important people in his career. Justice shows Atwater the ropes of becoming a successful news reporter and in the process, they fall in love....   [tags: Papers]

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There Are No Children Here Essays: Style

- Style of There Are No Children Here There Are No Children Here In Kotlowitz's description of the harsh realities of the Chicago projects, three stylistic elements stand out: his precise narration, his bluntness, and his questionable objectivity. These three elements blend to form a unique style that is particularly well-suited for There Are No Children Here. If there is one thing on which critics agree when discussing this book, it is that Kotlowitz is a brilliant narrator. He has a keen eye for the daily particulars of this dangerous neighborhood....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays]

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Criminology And Criminology

- Although divergent in their analysis, approach and recommendations there is an overarching narrative that is shared by some criminological scholars. Put simply, the discipline of criminology broadly, and the work of criminologists, have been unsuccessful in enacting changes to criminal justice policy (Robinson, 2003, 234; Currie, 2007, 175; Mopas & Moore, 2012, 183). When considering the consensus that surrounds the pitfalls of criminology and criminologists, it seems natural to question the usefulness and the legitimacy of turning to this discipline and practice as a means of accomplishing change in criminal justice policy....   [tags: Crime, Police, Criminal justice, Criminology]

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Blogs, Bloggers, and the Ethics of Online Journalism

- New media is taking the world by storm, changing the way that people access information – journalists and citizens alike. It is, however, difficult to concretely define as it is continually evolving. New media encompasses digital-based content that is readily available at any time. Examples include the internet, social media networks, blogs, mobile phones and video games. New media has increasingly been used since the mid-1990s to disseminate information, resulting in a media revolution. As a greater number of individuals have first-hand access to information and audiovisual recording equipment, it is widely believed that the future of journalism will be digital and include many more indepen...   [tags: media, new, information, content]

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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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A Soldier’s War

- Up until World War I “descriptions of war in America are confined primarily to generals’ account . . . leaving much of the war’s confusion and chaos to the imagination” (Smith 11). American writers rarely considered war as a viable literary subject, until Stephen Crane’s civil war novel, The Red Badge of Courage. Despite Crane having never been in a war zone his publication is considered among the first to capture the potential of the battlefield as a literary backdrop. Further developing the war novel genre, Ernest Hemingway adds what Smith describes as a “journalistic style” to a more modern skeptical outlook on war....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Objectivity in Journalism

- Objectivity in Journalism Merriam Webster defines objectivity as expressing or dealing with facts or conditions as perceived without distortion by personal feelings, prejudices, or interpretations. Objectivity, as defined by the school of media ethics, means standing so far from the community that you see all events and all viewpoints as equally distant and important, or unimportant for that matter. It is employed by giving equal weight to all viewpoints--or, if not, giving all an interesting twist, within taste....   [tags: Papers]

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Celebrities and Gossip

- Celebrities and Gossip Have you seen the pictures of Madonna and her baby yet. Have you ever surfed the web and stumbled onto a site about celebrities. Probably so. There are thousands of sites on the web about celebrities; their official web sites, pictorials and biographical information. You can’t even go into a supermarket without being bombarded by tabloids.You can’t listen to the radio in the car. TV shows and whole networks rely on entertainment and celebrities in the news. VH1, MTV and E....   [tags: Media Tabloids Journalism Essays]

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Investigative Journalism Specialization Essay

- ... I met witnesses and protagonists of ecomafia, and pored over trial documents, wiretapping records, and research. Step by step, I understood the underlying mechanisms of the whirlwind of billions that was choking Campania region under a thick layer of concrete. Eventually, by driving and walking in the “Triangle of death” , and many other polluted areas, I saw the words I read in my texts become realized, acquiring shape and smell, or rather, stink. During my Master’s degree I carried out another piece of investigative journalism, entitled “Criminal Communication”....   [tags: Camorra in the US, Ecomafia]

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James Matthews's Azikwelwa

- In January 1957, a bus boycott under the slogan "Azikwelwa" (or "We shall not ride") was initiated by the people of Alexandra Township near Johannesburg to prevent the imposition of increased transportation costs. In the period 1950 - 1980, many such boycotts took place and the whole transport boycott movement is often linked to Apartheid resistance. Some have also identified it as a consumer and a political protest in a period when South African capitalism was entering in a phase of economic recession....   [tags: World Literature]

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Television and Media Essay - Dangers of Censorship

- Dangers of Censorship Imagine yourself as a journalist today who is frozen and wakes up in the United States 100 years from now. The country has changed quite a bit from what you remember. Technology has definitely advanced, language seems to have evolved a bit, and nothing looks the same, except fashion. Due to a recent trend that brought back the 90's you are strangely up on the recent fashion trends. As you roam the streets, you try to gain a bearing on this advanced country so you pick up a newspaper....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Writers of a New Era

- Writers of a New Era The internet has quickly woven itself into the fabric of sociey. Many consider it an indispensable part of their lives, allowing them to keep pace with their hectic schedules. The internet has improved the ease in which people can communicate and find information. Navigating the web has become second nature to regular users. Some find the computer so convenient that they use it to do all of their writing from academic papers to journals. As the computer has aided in the task of writing, the internet has helped many become published writers....   [tags: Internet Technology Computers Papers]

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Ethics And Power In Journalism

- What Roles Do Ethics and Power Play in Journalism. For the most part, journalists have power that can hurt, instead of help citizen autonomy. The ways journalists treat their subjects and sources have generated much concern. The ethics of these two endeavors share much in common, because both use people in various ways to reach each others goals. The well-developed guidelines in research designed to protect research participants' autonomy, to guard against needless deception, and to recognize the special needs of vulnerable research participants have direct application to journalism....   [tags: Ethics]

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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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Democratization Of Journalism And Corporate Media

- Democratization of Journalism and Corporate Media: An analytic comparative essay Due to plummeting price and better accessibility of technologies similar to cell phones and the internet, the access to information and sharing has become cheaper and easier. The decentralized nature of these technologies has helped give rise to citizen journalism where audiences collect, analyze and disseminate news information usually primarily through the internet. Since citizen journalism is decentralized, the media content cannot be regulated....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Blog, News media]

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The Media's Role in Regional and International Relations with Regards to Development, Transition, and Influence

- The Media's Role in Regional and International Relations with Regards to Development, Transition, and Influence I study Journalism, so I felt that I had an opportunity to solidify the media's role in all facets of regional and international relations, with regards to development, transition, and influence (regional as well as global). I first chose examine Daniel Lerner's development continuum, and this as a reference point, to discuss the role mass media plays in global transition and development, in particular how it is suited to aide in the socio-political development as well as the transition from Communism in Eastern Central Europe....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Mahatma Gandhi As A Mass Communicator

- 1.Introduction In the contemporary media world, where the 'advertorials' probably bear more importance than the 'editorials', I believe it should be interesting to know how the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, contributed to the fields of journalism and mass communication. An effective communicator, Gandhi was fearless and eloquent with his words. He reached out to millions of people and convinced them of his cause. According to Chalapathi Raju, an eminent editor, Gandhi was probably the greatest journalist of all time, and the weeklies he ran and edited were probably the greatest weeklies the world has known....   [tags: Mohandas Gandhi Essays]

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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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The Year of the Woman

- The Year of the Woman Reporters portray female and male candidates differently when covering campaigns for political office. In order to counteract the biased coverage in the papers the women of the 1992 Senate race used 30-second advertising spots to assert their key issue stances and strengths. Though this was not the sole purpose of their ads, they were very much geared toward compensating for the lack of fair coverage they were receiving in the news. Ultimately they persevered. Through verbal and nonverbal content, as defined by Lynda Lee Kaid, women designed their ads to portray a high level of competence....   [tags: mh]

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Language Analysis in a Text

- Language Analysis in a Text Text 1 An extract from chapter 18, ‘Population, health and ageing.’ By Anthony Giddens (London Polity Press, 1993, pp. 602 – 605.) This is a purely academic text. Its main aim is to inform and educate its audience. To achieve this he employed features that are typical of academic writing. The sentences are straight to the topic. He also employed sequential development of the theme of the essay, leading his audience through the history of health and illness....   [tags: Papers]

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Traditional Media vs Blogging: The Quest for Quality

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

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Law - Contempt of court

- Contempt is generally defined as an act of disobedience to an order of a court, or an act of disrespect of a court. A client's failure to comply with a restraining order, a visitation order or an injunction in any kind of action may result in a finding of contempt of court, no matter the intention. The court has the power to punish neglection, violation of duty, or any other misconduct. Also a non-payment of a sum of money, ordered by the court to be paid can lead to contempt of court. Another type of contempt is whether the contempt charged is civil or criminal in nature....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ethics Is A Way Of Studying Morality

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

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Advocates for a New Social Order: Dickens, Marx, and the Trade Union in Hard Times

- Advocates for a New Social Order: Dickens, Marx, and the Trade Union in Hard Times For over a century, Charles Dickens has been praised as being the working man's advocate, and the lower classes have played a major role in peopling his vast world of characters. Always, the reader is left with a sense of sympathy and pity for these characters as Dickens' journalistic descriptions of their plight are often dramatic, stirring, and pathetic. Although he renders the living conditions of the poor in such a way that no reader can escape feeling sympathy for such characters, Dickens never once offers a solution to such distress....   [tags: Dickens Society Class Essays]

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The Juxtaposition of the Normal and the Abominable How do the Authors

- The Juxtaposition of the Normal and the Abominable How do the Authors illustrate this description of World War One. Pay Particular attention to the Details they Highlight and the Methods and Language they Used to do so. 'The Juxtaposition of the Normal and the Abominable' How do the Authors illustrate this description of World War One. Pay Particular attention to the Details they Highlight and the Methods and Language they Used to do so. 'In the trenches behind the lines, men and women struggled to hold on or recreate fragments of an ordinary life - a letter from home, a pot of jam, a kiss - to remind them of their own humanity'… Today I saw pictures of Britain's brave soldiers leave...   [tags: English Literature]

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Hypocrisy Lies And Videotape At The L.A. Times

- The L.A. Times is in possession of a videotape of a 2003 event – variously characterized as a “banquet,” as a farewell party, as a tribute, and by the Times itself as a “celebration of Palestinian culture -- a night of music, dancing and a dash of politics” – all in honor of a friend and frequent dinner companion of Barack Obama, Palestinian scholar, Rashid Khalidi, who was leaving Chicago for a job in New York. About this tape only one thing is certain: Its release will not help Barack Obama get elected on Tuesday....   [tags: Los Angeles Times Obama Election]

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The Development of Media in West Germany

- It could be argued that Germany is the "birthplace of European intellectual journalism"¹. However, media in Germany has had to endure frustration and trauma in achieving such high standing in the journalistic world; suffering the "fragmentation of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries"¹, restrictions born of censorship and political control of the "long period of stultifying authoritarianism and relative economic stagnation"¹ of that time. Moreover, the Bismarck period, despite the first government thereof introducing the allegedly "'liberating' [sic]" `Reichspressegesetz' (Imperial Press Law) "was hardly liberal......   [tags: Sociology]

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The Controversy of the Manipulation of Advertising

- The Controversy of the Manipulation of Advertising Is advertising manipulative; can it be controlling, or is it fueling the demand of the American economy. The exhaustive battle of what advertising is and what it’s not is never-ending and both ends of the spectrum can only battle with statistics, words, and opinions on the fact of the matter. Many arguments have arisen since the establishment of the advertising industry and everyone sheds their own light on the subject. In “Beauty and the Beast of Advertising,” Jean Kilbourne argues that the advertising industry portrayal of women is narrow-minded and produces emotional and psychological problems within women in regards with their roles i...   [tags: Papers]

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The Powerful Effect of Fake News

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

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Independent Media and the Internet

- Independent Media and the Internet Independent Media has long existed across the globe. As the voice of dissent it is often repressed by governments and corporations that look the hide the truth. Indy Media began as print newspapers that often faced high production cost and difficult means of expanding beyond local circulation. They did not have the established means and financial backing that major news corporations had. Indy newspapers were often hard to obtain, quite expensive, and unable to cover all major topics due to resources....   [tags: Newspapers Journals News Papers]

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Importance of Blogs and Online Journalism

- New media is taking the world by storm, changing the way that people access information – journalists and citizens alike. It is, however, difficult to concretely define as it is continually evolving (Socha & Eber-Schmid, 2012). New media encompasses digital-based content that is readily available at any time. Examples include the Internet, social media networks, blogs, mobile phones and video games (Wikimedia Foundation Inc., 2013). New media has increasingly been used since the mid-1990s to disseminate information, resulting in a media revolution....   [tags: New Media, Influence, Ethics]

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Journalism in War Stricken Locations

- When war erupts, the world’s media converge on the scene of battle. The bigger the battle, the more consequential the fighting, and the more involved the major power then the more media will attend. “The very nature of war,” according to journalist Kate Adie (2002), “confuses the role of the journalist” (2002). Confronted with the often horrific realities of conflict, any belief that the journalist can remain distant, remote, or unaffected by what is happening “tends to go out the window” in a hurry....   [tags: reporting on the scene of a battle]

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

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

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A Brief Note On Media Law And Ethics

- Austin Oller Media Law and Ethics Term Paper 11/21/2014 Journalist covering Ebola in America The first United States case of Ebola was reported on September 25, 2014, when a man from Liberia sought help at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. That man was Thomas Eric Duncan. Duncan, who eventually died, started the spread of the virus by coming into contact with two health care workers at the hospital. This was the start of what has become the headline for media outlets around America....   [tags: Ethics, Health care, Privacy]

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Juan Williams: Fired for Telling the Truth

- Former NPR personality Juan Williams was fired in October 2010 for a politically incorrect statement he made on the Fox News program The O’Reilly Factor. Williams was discussing with host Bill O’Reilly about his feelings on seeing Muslims on airplanes dressed in their garb. His remarks led to his termination at NPR, and sparked massive debate between some journalists and conservatives about whether or not Williams went too far with his comment. Juan Williams served as NPR’s news analyst for the Talk of the Nation program, which he hosted for ten years....   [tags: Racism Essays]

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The Changing Role of the Us News Media

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

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The Internet and How Society Consumes Media

- Currently our society is in the midst of a media shift. Although there is still a need for traditional media, online media is finding its place in consumers needs. It’s important for professionals in the journalism industry to take note and understand the direction this change is taking. Gaskins and Jerit (2012) contributed their research on this topic and introduce it by sharing, “these findings have important implications for researchers and industry executives who seek to understand the changing nature of the media environment and its effects on the mass public” (p....   [tags: Traditional Media Outlets, Internet]

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The Media And Journalism Ethics

- Media and Journalism Ethics University of the People Author Note This paper is being submitted on March 22, for PHIL 1404: Ethics and Social Responsibility Unit 8 – Applying Ethics to Diverse Societal Issues Journalism ethics are transitioning from a localized or national view to a global and world perspective. Regardless of which normative ethical theory one may choose to apply, (consequentialist, deontological or a virtue) media and journalism ethics is a relevant discussion because of the global significance....   [tags: Ethics, Business ethics, Applied ethics]

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Women’s Sports Struggles for Media Attention

- Few would argue that women’s sports struggles for media attention. In Australia, newspapers deliver a far greater reportage on men’s sports, and when female athletes are reported on, they are often treated in an ignorant way. News stories are usually written in an exaggerated style and focus more on personal matters rather than the actual sporting performance of the female athlete. In this era of equality and open-minded attitudes, how can this be. Tonight, Media Watch reports on this issue as we examine Australian media’s representation of all-rounder, Ellyse Perry....   [tags: ethics, newspapers, reportage]

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To What Extent Does Modern Media Coverage and Censorship of Conflicts Affect How People Interpret Them?

- ... Future Scenarios If the media and the coverage of conflicts were to be completely controlled by the government, this would undoubtedly be the most worrying future scenario. Dysfunctional dictatorships are infamous for employing this form of censorship – Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy – and currently, North Korea. If countries like the US and Russia, that are currently involved in conflicts or have some sort of military tension, were to adopt this measure, the radical change would lead to national and international uproar....   [tags: change in direction, various countries' cases]

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Death of the Newspaper: Where Will Journalism Go From Here?

- The U.S. newspaper industry is in a time of transition. Ad revenue profits and print readership have been steadily declining for years and things are only continuing to get worse. As readers slowly gravitate towards the internet to fulfill their news needs, more and more newspapers are being forced to close their doors. In spite of this, the spirit of journalism cannot be allowed to die. Media expert Clay Shirky (2009, para. 10) writes that, “There is no general model for newspapers to replace the one the internet just broke.” Shirky’s right, there is no general model because it’s no longer about replacing newspapers; it’s about saving journalism and giving journalists a new media in which...   [tags: Journalism ]

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The Death Tax and the Death of Family Farms

- Relief from high inheritance taxes expires at the end of December, 2012. In the article “A Storm of Estate Taxes Threatens Farm Country,” Lynne Finnerty says that the new estate tax exemption will drop to one million dollars and the tax rate will increase to fifty-five percent (Finnerty). Lowering the estate tax exemption while increasing the rate may consequently cause the liquidation of many multigenerational family farms and an ultimate decrease in the world’s food supply. Comprehending the effect of estate taxes on farm families requires a general understanding of farm economics....   [tags: Agriculture]

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The Role Of Media Content Regulation On The Media

- Regulatory bodies Introduction Regulatory Bodies in the media are the organization that control our day to day media from, film, print, TV and gaming. Their main purpose is to make sure the media is safe, relevant and makes that the media meets certain requirements. It is important to have regulation of the media because the majority of our lives consist on it and we rely on it and we want media to be boundaries. Media content regulation in the UK revolves primarily around codes of practice, drawn up by a wide number of bodies which are largely independent with public consultation....   [tags: Newspaper, Journalism, Mass media, United Kingdom]

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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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New Media, Old News, Journalism And Democracy

- ‘New Media, Old News: Journalism and Democracy in the Digital Age’ is a book of essays written by authors James Curran, Des Freedman, Angela Phillips, Nick Couldry, Peter Lee-Wright, Tamara Witschge, Aeron Davis, Joanna Redden, Rodney Benson and Natalie Fenton, who also edited the book. These essays are based on a large scale multi-year investigation into the journalistic practices of news organisations in the present day where the internet has made access to news instantaneous and the competition for speed and accuracy is fiercer than ever....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Newspaper, News media]

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The Great Divergence Of The Korean Peninsula

- Billy Holloway The Great Divergence of The Korean Peninsula While the entire world has undergone drastic changes in the first portion of the 21st century, the Asian continent has likely made the most significant progress. In particular, East Asian nations such as China and South Korea have grown by leaps and bounds, somewhat mirroring the monumental growth experienced by Japan in the wake of World War II. In the advancement of Asia, we are witnessing a new chapter in a complex history that encompasses the rise and fall of empires, significant technological breakthroughs, and follows a similar trajectory, but fundamentally different timeline to that of the European continent....   [tags: South Korea, Korean War, World War II, North Korea]

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The Evolutionary Ladder to New Media

- It started out with the air ways, families sat by the radio sets in their homes waiting for a familiar voice to greet them with the latest news. A few years later, those airways filled with a new signal, one that carried thousands of pieces of data that a television set at home would convert to video. Throughout the innovations in the airwaves, newspapers and print media hung on by a thin line. However, with the introduction of new forms of media powered by the internet, Fathers do not have to wait for the morning newspaper to read the headlines....   [tags: Media ]

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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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Personal Statement

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

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Charles Dickens

- The most famous writer of his time and still renowned today, Charles Dickens is a man that people do not know much about. The only real information that anyone knows about him is that he is an author that has published many famous books and stories, such as The Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carol. What is not known about Dickens is that he was a poor person who lived during the Victorian Era (named after Queen Victoria) and was accountable for some of literature’s model characters. Unlike, many modern-day authors most of Charles Dickens’ work was released in a series of monthly magazines....   [tags: Biography ]

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