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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] 1122 words
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Not for Publication Chris Masters- Expository analysis - Not For Publication “Journalists are given the privilege of shared access to the first draft of history, and some responsibility to make sense of it.”(NFP) The light that Chris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and responsibility of investigative journalism in relation to the public and on whom the report on is explored in Not for publication.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] 1994 words
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Australian Business Analysis - ... This feature section is intended to be published weekly with stories of different entrepreneurs. It aims to promote and advance entrepreneurial spirit in Western Australia by documenting the factual story of young entrepreneurs, highlighting their entrepreneurial journey, and advices that can give a guide to the aspiring youths. This feature is also suitable to be placed in campus magazine, business magazine that is targeting at the same demographic group. This article uses quotation as subheading to introduce the philosophy of the subject and compel the reader to go further into the story....   [tags: economy, industry employment] 531 words
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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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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] 841 words
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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 - ... Towards the end of Kuypers touches on the topic(s) of the Bush and Obama presidencies , he gathers facts on the development of the progressive and partisan party’s of the mainstream news . While doing so he discovers a brisk substitute for/of news resources, some partisan, and some objective that are demanding the authority of the mainstream press. This book is a mind-opener to the simple counterargument of the “fact” that the political bias in the news presents a disagreement that the American press was in essence partisan from the beginning and now returns seeking revenge back to their original roots....   [tags: history, militaristic ideas] 985 words
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Critically Analyse of Mail Online by Fiona Macrae and Bupa by Natalie Heaton - ... Text A is an online newspaper and aims to draw in the reader by using shock headlines that are intended to grab your attention. It does this by using emotive language for example “British children are eating themselves into an early grave “It backs up its headlines by using equally shocking pictures supposedly of children to to keep the reader interested. It does this by using logical fallacies manipulating an emotional response in place of a valid or compelling argument.(yourlogicalfallacyis.com) According to Cotteral(second edition 2011 page 117) emotive language uses words phrases and examples that intend to provoke an emotional response....   [tags: language, arguments, view, points] 737 words
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The Complex Issue of Whales in Captivity in Blackfish by David Kirby - ... “Death” in white font shows to the logic of death being pure, and the greying of SeaWorld is a statement of SeaWorld’s image fading. Most people assume that color black is associated with death. With respect for Dawn Brancheau and her life, I believe white font was a tribute to her life. She was respected in her field and was adored by all who knew her. A killer whale that she had worked with for a number of years killed her in front of a live audience. The orca whale named Tilikum, or “Shamu” to the audience at SeaWorld, is responsible for the deaths of three humans....   [tags: seaworld, death, shamu]
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Davinci Code by Dan Brown: Code of Truth or Code of Lies? - ... We are plunged into the whole discussion about fact, interpretation and knowledge which is part and parcel of the postmodern, internet-phased society in which we live. There is so much knowledge out there that no one person can even pretend to understand it all – we are in a situation of information overload. As such, the populist mind is plunged into an almost infantile mindset of believing anything which any vaguely official document tells them. As such, the realistic, romantic, hectic world which Dan Brown creates in the novel becomes a plausible re-interpretation of reality, backed by a host of official organisations and presaged by stated facts....   [tags: art historical mysteries, catholic church] 1396 words
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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] 980 words
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Head to Head: A World of Computers - ... Both Mac and PC can be upgraded with higher quality of performance parts but at the same time this increase its price. When talking about Mac and PC, price is not the only thing that varies in them. At the moment that people are deciding to buy a computer the design of it plays a huge factor in there decision. The PC has always had a box like design structure tied down to it. Although they have tried to modify their design it still preserves its square shape figure and most of the time it is related to the manufacture of the PC....   [tags: Mac versus MS Windows, operating systems] 786 words
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Third World Democracy and Media - ... I campaigned for sexual rights in a red light district, before being beaten by pimps. I've petitioned the Indian govt for information about money spent on employment generation and fought it in court over the right to start a street newspaper run by the homeless. I've written about climate change, nuclear submarines and the art of making succulent goat curry(among other things). I helped start an online student magazine, where I loved creating exciting media apps, and an orphanage in the lower Himalayas, where I love to go trekking....   [tags: personal experience, power to inform] 893 words
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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] 466 words
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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] 792 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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Blogs, Bloggers, and the Ethics of Online Journalism - ... It is thought, for example, that journalists will struggle to keep up with the high speeds of new media, confining them to their desks and preventing story development. However, it is important to note that there exists a key difference between blogs and the yellow papers of the 19th century. Although bloggers may be using the same tactics as yellow journalists and, as a result, may be behaving unethically, they cannot get away with falsification to quite the same extent. The immediacy and variety of sources that come with new media enables readers to further investigate the facts behind stories....   [tags: media, new, information, content] 532 words
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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] 2053 words
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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] 653 words
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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] 1437 words
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In Cold Blood by Trump Capote - ... “In Cold Blood” explores numerous social issues; including the detrimental effects of mental illness, the banality of evil and the importance of family however it’s the commentary Capote makes on the so called “American dream” that questions its authenticity, takes centre stage throughout the novel. Based on the horrendous 1959 Clutter family murder, “In Cold Blood” exposes young adults of today to what seems like a whole new world. Capote’s novel features’ stunning imagery and immersive story telling that sends its adolescent audience back to a much a simpler time, an era far before social media, mainstream broadcasting and technology fuelled lives....   [tags: the american dream, luck] 558 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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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] 1933 words
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Biography of Stephen Harold Spender - ... This negative interaction was the cause of the lack of validation Spender received from his mother. As a child, Stephen Spender attended some of the best schools. He went first to Hall School in Hampstead and then at thirteen to Gresham's School, Holt and later Charlotte School in Worthington. Spender was educated in his hometown of London at the University College. Spender also studied at the University of Oxford. Unfortunately, Stephen Spender did not get to complete his degree before leaving the University of Oxford suddenly....   [tags: poems, journalists, writer]
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The Media and Public Figures - ... Although, since the media has the right to broadcast or publish anything they want, they should consider lawsuits where anyone can sue them for defamation meaning they are releasing false statements or unlawful news or invade someone’s privacy. In some cases prior restraint can happen to the news media. Prior restraint is when the government has to take action and restrict the material and review it before it’s released to the public. Although, it may be considered unconstitutional to have prior restraint, they are done for a reason and that usually happens when the government is on the look out for scandalous news articles that may be offensive to the public....   [tags: harm the reputation, journalists, government] 892 words
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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] 831 words
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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] 1450 words
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Source Disclosure and Journalist's Ethics - Reporter’s Privilege Journalism has grown and developed over the years along with journalistic ethics. Journalists have a code of ethics or a moral compass. Every story that a reporter produces has either a named or unnamed source. Several states have protective laws designed for reporters who have stories with anonymous sources, but Mississippi is one of the only states in America that does not have a shield law in place. Mississippi should enact a shield law giving reporters the privilege not to disclose anonymous sources....   [tags: freedom of speech, national security ]
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The 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] 3298 words
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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] 1635 words
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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] 2995 words
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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] 1209 words
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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] 499 words
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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] 3057 words
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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] 1259 words
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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] 1082 words
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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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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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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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Archaeologica Ethics in the World - Introduction We have been spared the recent memory of global wars, such as the First World War, but armed conflict on a national or regional scale and sectarianism continues uninterrupted by the efforts of international politics and undeterred by legal protections. In March 2003 the United States and a Coalition of nations began the Iraq War (Eck and Gerstenblith 2004:469-470). The Coalition avoided targeting cultural sites and moments, to comply with the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, but totally failed to prevent the Iraq National Museum in Baghdad from being looted (Emberling 2008:7)....   [tags: World History, Artifacts, Archaelology]
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Is Journalism a Profession? - INTRODUCTION "Society demands that the men who minister to its health be in the highest sense of the word professional men − professionally trained, professional in their ethics, professionally responsible. Society demands professional training and professional conduct of the men who minister to its needs in legal matters. The fact that society demands less of the men who minister through news to its knowledge and attitudes is one of the great and dangerous inconsistencies that give shape to the twentieth century (Schramm, 1947, p....   [tags: Journalism Debate]
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