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Mark Twain - Mark Twain Samuel Langhorne Clemen, was a very famous writer throughout his years. His pen name, which he is known by today is Mark Twain. He was known for his briliant and clever i deas in writing his stories. He was born in almost an "invisable" village of Florida on novemer 30, 1835. In 1839 the Clemens family moved to Hannibal, Missouri. Soon after that his dad, John marcial Clemens died in the year 1847. Mark wrote book that are famous to this day. He started writing in his early years around 1864-1866....   [tags: Papers] 329 words
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Nellie Bly - Nellie Bly A reminder to all on your willingness to recruit students for the 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 speaker in Davis 418. The speaker will be Brooke Kroeger, author of the new Nellie Bly biography: "Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist." Background on Brooke Kroeger: She worked for many years for United Press International with postings in Chicago, Brussels, London and Tel Aviv. In Tel Aviv she served as bureau chief from 1981 to 1983 before moving to London to become chief editor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa....   [tags: Papers] 375 words
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Cheating and Plagiarism - Avoiding Plagiarism - Avoiding Plagiarism For a number of years now, I have been concerned about the growing amount of plagiarism on the Internet. As self-publishing on the web becomes increasingly common, the incidences of theft of intellectual property, whether intentional or unintentional have grown astronomically. As a writer , I find this situation intolerable. Intellectual theft is still theft. It harms everyone involved, the original authors, the audience, and the plagiarizer. As members of a spiritual community, we believe that all our actions will be returned up us three fold, physically, emotionally, and spiritually....   [tags: Journalistic Essays] 404 words
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Advertising - Advertising In advertising, the advertiser wants the viewer/reader to buy into his/her product and if that person buys the product, the goal has been accomplished. However, when delivering a news story, one is not judges a success, or not depending whether they gain any kind of personal advances or satisfaction. That being said, the goal of both is to reach the audience and inform them of the information that is being delivered....   [tags: Papers] 414 words
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Depicting the Times in The Jungle - Industry in America during the 1900's was in the "I'm walking, what next?", stages of infancy. Politics, although not so young, was dealing with the bourgeoning growth of industry. Regulation in American industry was veritably nonexistent during this time. Anything went, and everything went, providing they achieved profit. Huge quantities of immigrants arriving daily into the United States provided a bewildered and obedient workforce. If profit meant that we neglected workers or sanitary conditions the dollar spoke louder....   [tags: Free Essays] 428 words
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Samuel Clemens - Samuel Clemens Samuel Clemens, alias Mark Twain, is an American icon whose razor-sharp wit and inimitable genius have entertained countless readers for more than a century. His many publications include such gallant childhood essentials as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, along with many dozens of other works ranging from airy magazine columns to focused, biting anti-imperialist satire. He was born in Hannibal, Missouri in 1835. The Clemens family consisted of two brothers, a sister, and the family-owned slave, Jenny, whose vivid storytelling was a formative influence on the young Sam....   [tags: Papers] 452 words
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The Data Protection Act, 1998 - The Data Protection Act, 1998 The ‘right to privacy’ is a right we all expect. We do not expect personal details such as our age, medical records, personal family details and, political and religious beliefs to be freely available to everybody. With the growth of information and communication technology, large databases are able to hold huge quantities of information and global networks are able to share and distribute this information around the world in seconds. To protect people and their personal information, the Data Protection Act was formed....   [tags: Papers] 459 words
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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] 466 words
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Traditional Medicines: Tomorrows Miracle Drugs - Traditional medicines as they were passed on through generations formed the basis of health care in the earliest civilizations. New medical discoveries evolved from this foundation as the medical field developed throughout the ages. Of particular interest are the highly developed Turkish traditional medicines. Important trade routes from advanced societies such as the Chinese and Islamic nations passed through Turkey, thus introducing their respective medicinal knowledge to this area. In addition, Turkey has a large diversity of endemic plant species which provided them with the necessary natural products used in these "remedies"....   [tags: Journalistic Essays] 467 words
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Truman Capote's In Cold Blood: A Nonfiction Murder Mystery - In Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, the author uses a style of writing combining factual, journalistic writing with the mystery and intrigue normally found in traditional fiction novels to develop a new genre that critics found unique from the modernists of his time. In the beginning of this book, the murders and victims seem unrelated, but as the book moves ahead, the relationship becomes clear. The victims, who are the Clutter family of four, are the typical all-American family. The family is murdered in their own home by two ex-convicts named Dick and Perry....   [tags: In Cold Blood Essays] 474 words
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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] 499 words
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Depression - Depression The complex topic of depression can be looked at from various perspectives. Two such perspectives are the biological view and the psychological view. The main focus of this paper will be from the biological side. The symptoms of mental illness creep over you like a cold damp fog. The number of people at probable risk of depression is climbing, up from 5.2 percent in 1994/95 to 7.1 percent in 2000/01 (Hawaleshka, 38). One particular subject, Sarah Hamid started feeling the symptoms of depression at age 18....   [tags: Exemplification Journalistic Essays]
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I Will Be a Writer - I have always seen myself as an inward person who best expressed his thoughts on paper for all to see. That is why I see writing as my natural career choice; not only is it what I do best, but both my parents' first career were journalism. Reading is my first love, and while reading a book I often find myself lost in a totally different world, one that exists only in the imagination of the author and in my own mind. I know I want to be a writer, and my performance in school contests as well as in the National Council of Teachers of English competition has made me believe I have the talent to be successful....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Autobiographical Essay] 521 words
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Teenage Runaways - Teenage Runaways A news bulletin flashed across the television. Interrupting my favorite program, a news reporter announced, "Missing teenagers." The reporter went on to state that a group of young teenagers had been reported missing for the last twenty-four hours. It was later reported that the teenagers had run away, and they had left a note demanding more independence. The teenagers were from wealthier homes; therefore, the parents of the missing children could not understand the reason their children left home....   [tags: Journalistic Essays] 527 words
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The History of Print Media in France - History of print media in France Print media has by far the longest history among the media still operational in modern-day France. The first weekly periodical, La Gazette, was published in 1631, while the first national daily newspaper, Le Journal de Paris, started in 1777. As was the case right across Europe, readership of French newspapers in the eighteenth and for much of the nineteenth centuries was limited to elite sections of society (Sassoon, 2006: 194–9). Regardless of some short-lived flare-ups in the number of newspaper titles after the 1789 and 1848 Revolutions, it was not until the last quarter of the nineteenth century that the press experienced a period of unprecedented growth...   [tags: newspaper, press, journalists] 530 words
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The Existence of Terrorism Throughout History - The Existence of Terrorism Throughout History   The history of terrorism can’t be traced back to a certain time or date.  However, there has been a great history in the terrorism timeline.  Whether they have been foreign attacks or domestic attacks the United States have been through them all.  A bloody and gruesome history is about to unraveled.  If one were to talk about the first act of terrorism you might have to take Adam and Eve for example.  Seriously if condemning the rest of the human race to a mortal life isn’t consider a terrorism I wouldn’t know what is.  Terrorism was never really documented for a long time because no one knew how to define it.  I guess one could say the destr...   [tags: Journalistic Essays] 531 words
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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] 531 words
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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] 532 words
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Defamation act - Hickson V. Channel 4 It is clear that this case falls within the boundaries of the defamation act. However, there are many reasonable and debatable questions within these boundaries. It is also clear that channel 4 is suitable and fits all the guidelines for the Actual Malice rule. Although channel 4 has made claims that the faulty claims made in their publication of the death of Mrs Hickson’s daughter on December 4, 2002 was simply an honest mistake and regurgitation of the information relayed by the AP....   [tags: essays research papers] 534 words
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American Politicians and the Destruction of the American Dream - What began as my personal exploration of political power, institutions, and organizations has expanded to an exploration of identity politics, especially religion, race, ethnicity, and gender. When I turned eighteen, I registered to vote as a member of the Democratic Party. In my very first election, the Fall 1992 election, imagine my surprise when everyone I voted for won, from Bill Clinton to Dianne Feinstein. The 1990s show why I switched to the Republican Party in 1998. That got old very quickly and I next explored the Libertarian Party....   [tags: Journalistic Essays] 540 words
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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] 543 words
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Identity Theft - Identity Theft Everyone loves shopping online, you save time, not exactly money, but who cares when its holiday time, at least you won’t need to fight for a parking spot in the hectic malls. Growing up in America’s technological day and age, almost everyone has a computer or at least knows how to operate one. People like the easy way out, and it has its benefits. Year by year, things seem to get easier and easier. Therefore, people are getting lazier. Well, I say, goodbye “laziness”, and hello “being aware of where you place those important documents”....   [tags: Journalistic Essays]
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Lead Poisoning - Lead Poisoning Lead has the atomic symbol of Pb (for plumbum, lead in Latin). The atomic number for lead is 82 and the atomic mass is 207.19 AMU. It melts at about 327.502 °C and boils at 1740 °C. Lead is a heavy, ductile, soft, gray solid. It is soluble in nitric acid and insoluble in water. It is found in North, Central and South America, Australia, Africa and Europe (Heiserman 686). "It generally occurs in nature in the form of ores and was recovered in early times as a by-product in the smelting of silver....   [tags: Journalistic Essays] 558 words
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Disease vs. Humans: The Evolutionary Race - Disease vs. Humans: The Evolutionary Race Dramatic changes in living conditions and population structure are usually associated with the changes caused by the Industrial Revolution. Massive migration to cities and the development of urban centers which followed increased the likelihood of disease spread and evolution, and has also increased disease persistence. Diseases use cities (places where hundreds, thousands and millions of people are in very close quarters with each other) as a super highway; cities provide the perfect infrastructure for disease travel....   [tags: Journalistic Essays]
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Our Excessive Dependence on Technology - Our Excessive Dependence on Technology Today, almost every business owns computers. At least 900,000 businesses use the Internet. Some, such as Amazon.com, are run only on the Internet. If the internet were to shut down, a lot of people would be without jobs. We have gradually become more and more dependent on technology. As a result, we have become weaker. In terms of Darwin's "only the strongest survive" the people of twenty years ago were far superior to the people of today because of their non-dependence on computers....   [tags: Journalistic Essays] 576 words
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Truman Capote's In Cold Blood as Literary Journalism - Literary journalism is criticized as being the bad child of "the modern age of media and hype"(Yagoda, "In"). But, looking back through the ages, there are many examples of what is now called literary journalism, or blurring the line between fact and fiction. What has changed " . . . is not the practice of literary journalism but expectations about truth" ("In"). In Postmodern American Fiction, the editors make the point that Truman Capote's " In Cold Blood (1965) illustrates how the postmodern inclination to blur the boundary between standard journalism and fiction could itself create a new layer of narrative tension within the bounds of the tradition novel"(125)....   [tags: In Cold Blood Essays] 579 words
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Loneliness - To be lonely is an easy thing, being alone is another matter entirely. To understand this, first one must understand the difference between loneliness and being alone. To be alone means that your are not in the company of anyone else. You are one. But loneliness can happen anytime, anywhere. You can be lonely in a crowd, lonely with friends, lonely with family. You can even be lonely while with loved ones. For feeling lonely, is in essence a feeling of being alone. As thought you were one and you feel as though you will always be that way....   [tags: Journalistic Essays] 583 words
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The Plague of Cheating and Internet Plagiarism - Internet Essays - The Plague of Internet Plagiarism Not all thieves lurk in dark alleys and parks. Some sit with their faces lit by the glow of their computer monitors, copying, pasting, and printing. It may seem like just another helpful source of information, but the Internet has taken the theft of "intellectual property" to a new level. Part of the problem is that most students don't really know the exact definition of plagiarism or its consequences. Some say that using someone else's ideas without attributing them is a form of theft, but most people don't think of it as a serious crime....   [tags: Journalistic Essays] 587 words
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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] 593 words
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The Danger for Journalists Covering the Violence in Syria - According to Tostevin and Hemming (2012) which states, "Such outrageous use of force against civilian population constitutes a violation of applicable international law and of the commitments of the Syrian Government under United Nations Security Council Resolutions". Russia, which along with China has vetoed two Security Council resolutions calling for tougher action against Damascus, said the "tragic" events in Syria deserve condemnation and called for a U.N. assessment of the violence there (Tostevin and Hemming, 2012, para....   [tags: speech, media, restraint] 609 words
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Assessment of the View that the Shared Culture of Journalists Effect the Selection and Presentation of News - Assessment of the View that the Shared Culture of Journalists Effect the Selection and Presentation of News News is formed through a selective process which is controlled by media professionals such as journalists' correspondents and editors. Agenda setting, a theory created by Stephen Lukes, sees how journalists select news that is projected through the media. Agenda setting also sees bias in the media, which is most commonly dominated in the political broadcasts. The Glasgow university media group agree with the use of agenda setting in the media and use it in their research....   [tags: Papers] 625 words
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Eating Disorders - Women's Magazines and Cinderella - Women's Magazines and Cinderella      In the world today much of the literature aimed at the feminine audience keeps us trapped in the role of "Cinderella." We think of ourselves as the poor, helpless, and uncared for woman who needs to be saved. The covers, the advertisements, and most articles in women's magazines reinforce what it means to be an ideal woman in today's society.   Pick up most any feminine magazine in your grocery store today, and it will define for you what it to be feminine in the year 2000....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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With All the Advancements in Technology, Do We Still Need Journalists? - As time goes on, certain trends and items go out of fashion: jukeboxes in the 50s, platform shoes in the 60s, Pet Rocks in the 70s. In the year 2014, the question is, “Do we still need journalist?” I believe instead of placing a higher value on journalists versus leakers, our society needs to embrace both channels for information by realizing the values both present. So, why do we need journalists in a day and age when anyone with a smartphone is a photographer and anyone with a computer can be a blogger....   [tags: bloggers, smartphone, leakers] 635 words
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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] 653 words
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Socrates - Socrates Socrates was a Greek philosopher and teacher. His teachings, life and death have made him one of the most admired people in history. Although he wrote no books or developed a regular school of thought, his influence inspired others to. Socrates affected the entire course of Western thought. I believe Socrates to be one of the most important philosophers ever. Born in Athens, Socrates (470-399 BCE) was the son of a wealthy sculptor. There he received the regular elementary education in literature, music, and gymnastics....   [tags: Papers] 653 words
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The Martin-Zimmerman Case - On a rainy, dark night in Sanford, FL, little did Trayvon Martin or George Zimmerman know how their altercation and its culmination would affect the news and media in the United States. Large numbers of journalists and public speakers hastily abandoned their ethics and professionalism as they climbed aboard run-away trains and piled onto assorted bandwagons in their rush to jump to conclusions, side with “right fighters’, make information fit their ideas and try a man in the media. The espousal of personal feelings, conceived past wrongs, painting misleading pictures, making assumptions and passing judgment, without knowing the facts, and even altering them to fit an agenda seemed to be the...   [tags: Journalists, Controversy]
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Essay on Freedom and Fate in Moll Flanders - Freedom and Fate in Moll Flanders Are people who believe in freewill simply ignorant of the reasons of their actions. In the context of Defoe's Moll Flanders, this question may result in considerable debate. Was Flanders free or was she predetermined to live a wicked and improper life mired in years of penitence. Did the whorish behavior of Moll's mother predetermine Moll's actions. Certainly there is no question that Flanders was a criminal - she was a whore, a thief, and she practiced incest....   [tags: Moll Flanders Essays] 664 words
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Determinism, Objectivity, and Pessimism in The Open Boat - Determinism, Objectivity, and Pessimism in The Open Boat         In Stephen Crane's short story "The Open Boat", the American literary school of naturalism is used and three of the eight features are most apparent, making this work, in my opinion, a good example of the school of naturalism. These three of the eight features are determinism, objectivity, and pessimism. They show, some more than others, how Stephen Crane viewed the world and the environment around him.         Determinism is of course the most obvious of the three features....   [tags: Open Boat Essays]
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The Coexistence of the Media and the Government - The Coexistence of the Media and the Government The American media system is spinning out of control in a hyper-commercialized frenzy. Fewer than ten transnational media conglomerates dominate much of our media; fewer than two dozen account for the overwhelming majority of our newspapers, magazines, films, television, radio, and books. With every aspect of our media culture now fair game for commercial exploitation, we can look forward to the full-scale commercialization of sports, arts, and education, the disappearance of notions of public service from public discourse, and the degeneration of journalism, political coverage, and children's programming under commercial pressure....   [tags: Papers] 704 words
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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] 707 words
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STAR INVESTIGATION - Format: Internet Journalism and the Starr Investigation The Starr Investigation was an important time in journalism, because it forced the traditional media to overhaul their ways of presenting news online in order to meet the needs and demands of Internet users. New technology was used in this case to break the news of the scandal, to voice new allegations, and to release in its entirety Starr’s final report of the investigation. This case provided the first detailed look at the differences in character between the Internet and traditional broadcast and print media....   [tags: essays research papers] 712 words
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The Pluralist Theory - The Pluralist Theory The pluralist theories on media differentiate greatly from that of the Marxist in it arguments and opinions. Many pluralist sociologists such as Katz and Lazarsfield as well as pluralist authors e.g. Nicholas Jones a correspondent on BBC radio news help argue the pluralist case illustrated by the writings and actions. Pluralism acquires a diverse perspective on the involvements of the media seeing it as offering a wide selection of views of the various groups in society....   [tags: Papers] 713 words
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The United States Government and Information on the Internet - ... The Pew Research Center reports that “broad majorities continue to say that the press acts as a watchdog by preventing political leaders from doing things that should not be done, a view that is as widely held today as at any point over the past three decades”. A past event that demonstrates how the press has persuaded the nation to lose confidence in its leader would be the Watergate scandal. When President Nixon destroyed information, he was nearly forced from office. Also the belief that the press should used as a check on political leaders’ power is shared by nearly everyone....   [tags: freedom of speech, journalists, control] 715 words
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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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Women’s Sports Struggles for Media Attention - ... The headline states that “Ellyse Perry was kicked and punched while playing soccer and told she was too soft to play sport”. Perry is represented as “too soft” and a “glamour” girl, which suggests that she has acquired the status of not being sportswoman but a model. The audience is positioned to unconsciously agree with such proposition even before reading the rest of the article. The opening paragraph further strengthens this view of Perry as “Australia’s most marketable sportswoman”. This convinces the reader to admire Perry because of her appearance instead of her sporting abilities....   [tags: ethics, newspapers, reportage] 731 words
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The Effect of Shared Culture of Journalists on the Selection and Presentation of News - The Effect of Shared Culture of Journalists on the Selection and Presentation of News News is formed through a selective process which is controlled by media professionals such as journalists correspondents and editors. Agenda setting, a theory created by Stephen Lukes, sees how journalistrs select news that is projected through the media. Agenda setting also sees bias in the media, which is most commenly dominated in the political broadcasts. The Glasgowuniversity media group agree with the use of agenda setting in the media and use it in their research....   [tags: Papers] 734 words
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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] 737 words
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Internet Gambling, Online Gambling - Online Gambling   There is a major issue to be dealt with, which is spreading with little regulatory oversight and no effective screens against participation by the young and the vulnerable.  Internet gambling represents one of the fastest growing segments of online activity with more than seven hundred web sites now providing users the opportunity to wager everything from casino games to sporting events.  According to internet research firms, the industry will pull in $1.5 billion in world-wide revenues this year.  That figure is expected to hit at least $6 billion by 2006.  Also, a survey conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project concluded that $4.5 million Americans have...   [tags: Journalistic Essays] 778 words
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Journalistic History - 11. Yellow Journalism- The cartoon “Hogan’s Alley” depicted a tenement urchin, “The Yellow Kid,” who mocked upper-class customs and wore a yellow gown. When THE JOURNAL matched THE WORLD in color print, the author of the cartoon switched newspapers. The ensuing dispute gave rise to “yellow journalism” (unprincipled journalism) and led to the recruitment of countless newsboys in a bid to increase sales. The biggest yellow journalists were Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst (“Please remain....   [tags: essays research papers] 782 words
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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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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] 785 words
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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] 786 words
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