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    David Halberstam: An American Journalist

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    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

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    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

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    Rising Above

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    If you have an abusive relationship with your drug and alcohol addicted parents, could you ever rise above it? Could you ever live up to your full potential? Our country has continued to struggle with these problems over the years. Some give up and settle for the sad life they’ve been born into while others are motivated by the desire to be anything like that. Factors that may affect whether or not a person can rise above a difficult family upbringing include your education, drive, choices, and drugs/alcohol

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    What is the Cause of Teen Violence

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    "Teen violence refers to harmful behaviors that can start early and continue into young adulthood" (Teen Violence). As generations continue to pass, the issue of teen violence remains. Why do kids act the way they do? What factors into their violent behavior? Questions like these do not have straight answers; instead, they seek out people's differing opinions. John Leo, Mike Males, Gloria Steinem, Charlie James, Chuck Shelton, Annette Fuentes, and James Garbarino share their opinions about the

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    for ten to twenty years, the Internet as we know it is only six to seven years old; most of the people who use it today had no clue it even existed less than a decade ago. Yet now the Internet has become an integral part of our daily lives. Many Americans cannot imagine life without a personal computer at home, much less at work. The Internet has led some people to become addicted to surfing the World Wide Web; these "Internet junkies" shun their outside lives in favor of sitting in front of a computer

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    possibly uprooted, a reader must then reevaluate his or her own spiritual odyssey. Works Cited Frost, Robert. "Fire and Ice." McQuade 2: 1256. Hemingway, Ernest. "Soldier's Home." McQuade 2: 1159-63. McQuade, Donald, et al. ed. The Harper American Literature. 2nd ed. 2 vols. New York: Harper Collins, 1993. Porter, Katherine Anne. "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall." McQuade 2: 1056-62 Stevens, Wallace. "Sunday Morning." McQuade 2: 1273-76.

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    Media Sport Essay

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    customs and traditions of social and cultural relationships on a worldwide scale. (De Moragas, 1996) Though there is plenty of literature available analyzing both sport and media, yet there is limited literature on the relationship between sports journalists and sports organizations. Only few scholars have shown interest in this part and it is only because they have been sports media themselves. The relationship with the media is vital, essential and fundamental to the political and cultural economy

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    Source Disclosure and Journalist's Ethics

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    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

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

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    "The Sweet Hereafter" by Russell Banks is a fictional novel based on a real life tragedy. The story is about a community coping with the loss of almost all of its children after the towns school bus is involved in an accident in which most of them die. The accident occurs on a treacherous winding highway when the driver loses control of the school bus and it plunges down an embankment into an ice covered sandpit. The novel is unique in the way that it is written because it's story is told 4 different

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