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The Insider, directed by Michael Mann and Animal Farm, by George Orwell: Aspects of Powerplay - Power is an abstract phenomenon which has existed throughout the history of humanity. Power and powerplay intertwine to an extent as the nature of power is often dangerous, and incurs vulnerability and corruption. However, Powerplay is the interplay, jostle between two powerful beings. It is through this that the complex manipulation of power and power alliances on both an individual and group level occurs. An archetypal portrayal of the existence of power play within individuals and groups is exhibited in the film, "The Insider" (1999) directed by Michael Mann and the controversial satirical novella, "Animal farm", by George Orwell....   [tags: Interplay: Power, Intimidation, Manipulation] 921 words
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Nellie Bly's Impact as a Muckraker and Feminist Within the Progressive Era - A: Research Question What impact did Nellie Bly have as a muckraker and feminist in the progressive era. In order to determine the impact Nellie Bly had as a muckraker, the publicity she received from the press is going to be examined. In addition, her accomplishments in reforming mental asylums as a journalist and her strides towards feminism are going to be examined. First hand accounts of the conditions in mental asylums at the time, from Nellie Bly and other reformers, are going to be examined....   [tags: mental asylum reformation]
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Understanding The Meaning of Freedom: James Yates, Tadeusz Borowski, and Adolf Hitler - Understanding Freedom Freedom: the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. While a Webster dictionary provides a sound definition to this most coveted of words, it is by no means universal. While one person may define freedom as their accessibility to a clean source of fresh drinking water, another may define freedom as a having a stable wi-fi connection. In the context of the world during the second world war, there were at least three men, James Yates, Tadeusz Borowski, and Adolf Hitler, who each had their own understanding of the word, “freedom-” Yates, that of solidarity, Borowski, that of freedom’s nonexistence, and Hitler, that of racial sup...   [tags: power, superiority, solidarity]
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Poverty and Social Class in Arthur Morrison’s A Child of the Jago - ... Morrison has established the analogy to differentiate the poor from the respectable through press coverage as noted by Walkowitz . 'In the last decades of the nineteenth century, journalistic exposes highlighted this geographic segregation, impressing on Londoners the perception that they lived in a city of contrasts, a class and geographically divided metropolis of hovels and palaces' (Walkowitz, 1992,p.26). Despite the fact that, the publication of press increased from the 1850's (Brown, 1985,pp.3-9) there is uncertainty as to how and why the Victorians reacted to the 'ambiguity of language employed '  (Rowbotham and Stevenson, 2005, p.233)....   [tags: crime, britain, victorian]
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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich and The Stranger - The novels- One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich and The Stranger both focus on the life of the protagonist. The Stranger, Albert Camus’s first novel, is both a brilliantly skilled story and an illustration of his absurdist world view. In The Stranger, the protagonist Meursault is portrayed as a person who is psychologically detached from the world around him. He lacks sentimental emotions which at times are very important for a person. Such as when his mother died, it is natural for a person to grieve or shed tears but Meursault did not show any concern about his mother’s death....   [tags: World Literature, Analysis, Contrasts]
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A Rhetorical Analysis of “The Death of Honesty” by William Damon - ... 14, 16). Throughout his essay, Damon parallels these arguments of logic along with emotion to gain a response from the audience. Damon uses descriptive words to carry the audience from acceptance, to tolerance, and then, outrage in order to convince them of the urgency to espouse to the virtue of honesty in a democratic society. Although he speaks of the need for compassion, diplomacy and protection from “unadulterated truth,” he claims that no one is naive or surprised their politicians are dishonest (par....   [tags: logos, politics, democracy]
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Societal Analysis of Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Garbriel Marquez - ... It is contradictory to biblical teachings. One of the 10 Commandments states “You shall not kill” (Exodus 20-13). Yet the characters in the story, knowing Nasar is the intended victim, believe his death is the appropriate punishment “I knew what they were up to …and I didn’t only agree, I never would have married him if he hadn’t done what a man should do” (Marquez, 62). Only two people, Clothilde Armenta and Yamil Shaium, tried to stop the murder. Clearly the citizens felt restoring honor in the name of God did justify murder despite the teachings of the bible....   [tags: religious belief, honor, innocence] 926 words
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The Novel Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi - ... Both authors recognized a common concern involving the Egyptian society and found women who were exceptional in their desire to make a difference. Both authors incorporated these essential ideas into the story that they shared. Another connection between the novel and article can be seen through the techniques used to convey the author’s message. There are two main techniques that are common between both article and novel. The first technique can be seen in the author’s decision to provide a personal connection....   [tags: women's discrimination and oppression in Egypt]
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The Concept of 'Bad Faith' in the Philosophy of Sartre - ... He also regards consciousness is directed specifically towards an object. It is thus evident that consciousness not only separates humans from others but also the human from itself. It is a person’s lack of identity with itself due to which bad faith becomes possible. This characteristic of human being is termed by Sartre as “the double property” possessed by the human beings (Detmer, 1988). Bad faith is an unwanted phenomenon which Sartre believed was widespread and common among humans. To narrate the concept of bad faith, we can say that it represents an attitude that is shown to divert oneself from the existential catastrophe that we as humans constantly confront....   [tags: French philosophers, existetialism]
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Educator and Human Rights Activist, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois - ... Du Bois even wrote a short story named “The Comet” which portrayed the views of white European Americans and African Americans after a comet brings to the earth a deadly gas where everyone was dead but the two people in the story a man and woman (Rabaka, 2006). This story, while hard to believe because of the scenario does represent what he stood behind all of his years. His story is a real basic psychological theory that so simple to follow and understand. His ideology was that it comes to the choice of the individual to discriminate, hate and be racists because it is a personal choice not a biological one....   [tags: communities, ghana, contribution] 1142 words
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Winning the Lottery Equals Death in Shirley Jackson, The Lottery - ... “….the black box now resting on the stool had been put into use even before Old Man Warner, the oldest man in town, was born.” With his last name, “Warner,” having a literary meaning of warning which warns the villagers not to forget about the tradition because the belief of keeping it would help them on growing good crops and the consequences of “living in caves” living in the life of hunters if they stop carrying the tradition. A ritual murder of a person needs to be carried out by the villagers, taking a life makes them no different to a hunter, cruel and violent....   [tags: tradition, ritual, murder] 788 words
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Have we replaced journalism articles with mindless gossip columnists? - Celebrity gossip is becoming something everyone is staying to know about from such celebrities as Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Ben Cousins, Miley Cyrus etc. These celebrities are being to take over news articles, internet articles and now also in magazine articles. This has pushed journalism articles to the back of the magazines and newspaper articles and has made them less important and has made these articles much smaller which is showing less importance. This can be seen in (____).Have we become so caught up in finding out gossip that we have left the real news article behind....   [tags: Journalism ]
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Founding Father, Inspirational Writer and American Revolutionary: Thomas Paine - Thomas Paine: founding father, inspirational writer, and American revolutionary was described by R. L. Duffus as "He represents in many ways the highest idealism, the deepest faith of the eighteenth century, translated brilliantly into journalistic terms and sustained by character as unselfish as Washington's own." (“Paine, Thomas” n.p.) This statement is fitting to this man who would be a modern day journalist considering that Paine was idealistic in his best-selling pamphlet of the eighteenth century, “Common Sense”....   [tags: notorious historic Americans]
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The Greatest Invention: The Printing Press or the Internet - ... The gaps in years this revolutionary machine took to spread to other countries and areas displays the slow spread of ideas and communication in society at this time. One would infer that a machine that transformed the way society lived and communicated so drastically would have spread much quicker (Cortez). While the invention of the printing press was significant innovation and milestone in communicative history, the extensive time it took to spread to other places is where the Internet invention proves to top the 50 best innovations of all time at number one (Fallows)....   [tags: technology, internet, press, innovation] 1591 words
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Online Community Building: The Case of DC Urban Moms - ... Previous scholarship has also theorized that Internet use – distinct from traditional media – plays an important role in shaping and mobilizing citizen attitudes about democracy (Howard, 2009). Although extensively debated as inherently unethical, anonymity emerged from this culture and exemplifies the principles of free speech in democracy. However, new media development opens up new possibilities and tendencies toward a new level of concentration and commoditization led by the ruling class dominating politics and economy....   [tags: audience research] 2388 words
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David Lida’s First Stop in the New World - In David Lida’s journalistic chronicles of Mexico City, he divulges a wealth of information to the reader through a number of sources and in a variety of ways. Lida paints the picture of Mexico City for the reader using anecdotal evidence, statistical data, and knowledge gathered from his own research of Mexican history and other published works that complement his work. And ultimately, his goal is to let us all in on what the city that he calls home is all about. The way that Lida breaks his work down eases the reader into the world of Mexico City, with all of its nuances and subtexts, little by little....   [tags: Literature Review] 695 words
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A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison - Arthur Morrison’s A Child of the Jago (1896) is intrinsically linked to the social class system and poverty. The novel is set and published during the late Victorian age, a period in which the working class experienced a relentless struggle against the harsh realities of social and working conditions. Moreover, in his paper The Working Class in Britain 1850-1939, John Benson highlights the disparities between the poor and the economy during the era as a result of the Industrial revolution and urbanisation(Benson, 2003,p.30)....   [tags: social class, poverty, victorian age]
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Differences in perception of class through the media - Differences in perception of class through the media Do the media promote a class divided within the society in the United Kingdom. The purpose of this study is to delve into the media’s influence on perception of class. One cannot open a newspaper or tune into the TV without being exposed to stories of class culture stereotypes. From the bankers scandals to the corrupt politicians to the ASBO (anti-social behaviour order) ridden council estates, it would seem apparent that the media have a certain control over public perception of society....   [tags: UK, stereotypes, class research]
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An Analysis of Spivak’s Translation of Mahasweta Devi’s - Mahasweta Devi is a very well known figure in modern contemporary Bengali Literature and also a Ramon Magsaysay Award winner for her tremendous works in the field of literature mainly on tribals and marginalized people. Gayatri Spivak played a great role in making Mahasweta Devi known to the literature world through her translations and her work of subaltern studies on Devi’s texts. Spivak has translated many texts of Mahasweta Devi from Bengali into English. Translation has its own problems and issues and has been discussed at large and these issues and problems are matter of concern for every translator....   [tags: Bangali literature, draupadi, translation]
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Song of the Open Road by Walt Whitman - Classic journalist and poet, Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819 in West Hills, New York. His family financial background was of a meek proportion in comparison to its large size. Whitman’s commitment to the family catapulted him into employment at a very young age depriving him of a formal education in his adolescent years. The absence of a formal education was not a hindrance for the young Whitman; his self-education through reading and exploration of the written word eventually led him to his first teaching post at the very young age of seventeen, an unacceptable happening in todays 21st century....   [tags: Melodic Notes, Poetic Analysis, Literature]
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Yellow Journalism: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy - 1964 was a very turbulent year for America; the people were still mourning the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the war in Vietnam, the cold war, race riots, boycotts, the civil rights movement, thermo-nuclear testing, political divisions, violent imagery was increasing on TV and film, a growing drug culture was becoming apparent, and crime rates were rising rapidly (www.historyorb.com). New York City had over 600 murders in 1964 alone (Lemann), and the residents were awash with fear. Yet during this horrendous time in our history, one reporter wrote an article specifically designed to spark moral outrage from the citizens of New York and the world....   [tags: inaccuracies, civil rights movements, war]
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Primary Analysis on A Child Of The Jago - Arthur Morrison’s A Child of the Jago (1896) is intrinsically linked to the social class system and poverty. The novel is set and published during the late Victorian age, a period in which the working class experienced a relentless struggle against the harsh realities of social and working conditions. Moreover, in his paper The Working Class in Britain 1850-1939, John Benson highlights the disparities between the poor and the economy during the era, s a result of the Industrial revolution and urbanisation(Benson, 2003,p.30)....   [tags: arthur morrison, social classes, victorian england]
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I Want to Get My Ph.D. in Epidemiology - ... Under the guidance of my Professor, I was enrolled in Health Service project where I had to visit several slum areas in Mumbai city and to several remote areas in the Maharashtra state to study the ratio of malnutrition and illiteracy prevailing amongst expectant mothers and children in the city and state respectively. I visited Balwadi/ Anganwadi (An Indian preschool run in slum areas of city and in rural area). In Balwadi I took body measurements of children and calculate their BMI and planned cyclic menu for preschool children as per their nutritional requirements....   [tags: statement of purpose] 1093 words
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The Life of the Famous Author Charles Dickens - ... Dickens was able to leave the blacking factory after his father's release from prison, and he continued his education at the Wellington House Academy. Although he had little formal schooling, Dickens was able to teach himself shorthand and launch a career as a journalist. At the age of sixteen, Dickens got himself a job as a court reporter, and shortly thereafter he joined the staff of A Mirror of Parliament, a newspaper that reported on the decisions of Parliament. During this time Charles continued to read voraciously at the British Library, and he experimented with acting and stage-managing amateur theatricals....   [tags: poverty, writings, work, factory, author] 907 words
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Is WikiLeaks Completely in the Public Interest? - Introduction To assess WikiLeaks “completely” would be a mammoth task, trawling through every release and considering it in relation to public interest would take months. Similarly, by virtue of the gargantuan proportions of the information WikiLeaks handles, we might assume that it cannot all, be in the public interest. Public Interest, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Information and Human Rights Public interest is one of seven common defences to libel and slander as defined by George Lubega of Pinsent Masons....   [tags: Public Interest, Freedom of Speech] 2519 words
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The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China - The “Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution” or the “Cultural Revolution” had been a failed attempt at making China a stronger country. This revolution had destroyed China’s rich history. The period from 1966 to 1969 had been terrifying years in which the Red Guards used violence to purge China of any anti- communist sources. Mao Zedong had led the violence and turmoil in China after his failed attempt at the Great Leap Forward. He relied on China’s youth to change the traditional customs and ideas....   [tags: rich history, government leader, Mao]
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Literary Works and the History They Tell - Conventionally when one thinks of history they think of the facts that are written in textbooks and learned in history class. People recall specific dates, who was involved, why it happened, and exactly what the events were. Usually the only questions that are thought of are the five journalistic questions. People often forget that that same history in textbooks was recorded by one person and may not tell everything that happened in that event. For a person really become knowledgeable on a particular event in history they should explore all possible avenues recorded history about that event....   [tags: literary works, history, novels] 3339 words
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The History of the Ku Klux Klan - ... A surprising fact is how a man like this could lead a group of hate, as he used to be a minister. (“Ku Klux Klan -- Extremism in America”) This second generation of the Klan created almost an “Invisible Empire” by their high point. Their members were scattered across state and federal government, and one could say that they “controlled” the Republican Party. (Blee, Kathleen M. "Women In The 1920S' Ku Klux Klan Movement.") The Klan appeared to be a “Purely Benevolent” club to the public eye hence why their presence was accepted by the community....   [tags: lynching, race, hate] 832 words
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The Impact of Books on Our Lives - ... As teachers, we have to determine the appropriate type. Most teachers use Developmental Bibliotheraphy because it is used to help and address the issues of the students before they even become a serious problem. I have chosen the biographies of the following individuals because I wanted to show case how different time periods, social status and their gender affected them to persevere and succeed even more. I wanted the students to be able to relate their lives to these individuals. 1. Albert Einstein: The Scientist, The Philosopher, The Moralist, The Man (http://www.angelfire.com/ne/cre8vityunltd/einstein.html) Gifted learners who feel different from other children can related to Eins...   [tags: biographies, learners, education]
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The Ethics of “Outing” - The ethics of “outing” Malcolm Forbes was a famous billionaire. While alive he never admitted to being a homosexual. To the press the topic of homosexuality is usually ignored. But after the death of Forbes the question of why that is arose. “Outing” is a term use to explain the process of pushing someone to admit their homosexuality. Conservatives believe that ones sexual orientation should be kept out of the press. And up until last year the press had adhered to this belief. Some now argue that once you have agreed to enter the life of the rich and famous you loss that right to privacy....   [tags: Ethics] 916 words
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Watergate: A Study of Political Corruption - Like many of the President’s that preceded and followed Richard Nixon, his presidency consisted of many highs and lows. Although Nixon’s first term in office played out against the contentious issue of the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the aftermath of the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, his presidential legacy consists of the helm of what is widely regarded as the biggest scandal in American politics, Watergate. Despite the volatility of the times, Nixon was a president who was gifted in his vision when it came to foreign and domestic policy issues and was an individual who most people seemed to believe could lead the country....   [tags: U.S. History]
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How Should America Handle Illegal Immigration? - 200 years ago the very first immigrants arrived on American soil. The United States established itself upon the concept of immigrants but a great debate of how immigration policies will take effect goes on still today. The controversy: how should the United States and Mexico handle legal and illegal immigration. More and more immigrants arrive illegally in search for a better life. In just the last fifteen years, a tremendous increase of illegal immigrants came to the United States. They believe 700,000 per year” (Nadadur 1040)....   [tags: American History, The American Dream] 2976 words
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Deterrence, Rational and Restorative Justice Theories - This paper will illustrate three theories; deterrence theory, rational choice theory, and restorative justice theory. It will outline in detail the policies, and the connections between theory, research, and policy. Deterrence theory can be outlined as “principles of certainty, severity, and celerity of punishment, proportionality, specific and general deterrence” (Burke, 2009). In order for the punishment to be effective it has to be certain, swift, severe. Certainty is more important than the severity in deterring crime....   [tags: Legal Issues, Crime, Punishment] 1896 words
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Life and Legacy of Marie Antoinette - Marie Antoinette Josèphe Jeanne de Habsbourg-Lorraine was born in the mid-eighteenth century as an archduchess and princess, to Maria Teresa, the Austrian Empress, at the very apex of the European hierarchal pyramid. She was an essential part to the oldest royal European house, as it became known that her sole duty in life was to unite the two great powers and long-term enemies of Austria-Hungary and France by marriage. She was brutally overthrown by her own starving people and portrayed to the world as a villain and abuser of power, whereas sympathy for the young queen should be shown....   [tags: biography, european history, royalty] 1249 words
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Donald Trump as a Presidential Candidate - Due to Donald Trump’s lack of political experience, preoccupation with multiple careers, and blatantly self-serving intentions, he should not ever have been considered a reasonable candidate for the presidential election. First of all, Donald Trump is a businessman-not a politician. He received his degree in Economics/Real Estate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Finance. In 2007, Forbes Magazine reported his annual earnings in entertainment alone to be $32 million....   [tags: Trump Should NOT Be President]
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Charles Dickens and his Emotions: Biography - One of the most influencing writers in English literature is Charles Dickens, in full Charles John Huffam Dickens. He was born on February 7, 1812, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England and died on June 9, 1870, Gad’s Hill, near Chatham, Kent. He was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest, the terrific and the most admirable person of the Victoria era. His most accomplished novels – Bleak House, Great Expectation, Little Dorrit, Dombey and Son, Our Mutual Friend, and David Copperfield- are works of surpassing genius, thrumming with energy and imagination....   [tags: biography, writer]
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Attracting and Keeping the Radio Audience - Attracting and keeping the radio audience. Attracting and keeping an audience is an important aspect to any media platform, including radio shows, it guarantees the protection of the show for the long run, fuelled by the quantity of its listeners. 91% of the population tune into radio every week (Rajar, 2013) but radio shows rely on content, presenters and multiplatform services to keep audiences and draw them to their show. To engage and entertain is to attract an audience but in order to keep that audience, up to date content week on week and multiplatform activities when the show is off air are crucial to maintain the audiences interest....   [tags: Media Platform, Quantity of Listeners]
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Magdoff and Foster Were Right on - ... This is true in all countries, US and China alike, "A growth rate in the mid-2 percent range signifies an economy merely treading water. Population growth and technological improvement mean that the United States is capable of increasing its economic output by 2.5 to 3 percent per year indefinitely” (25). Last quarter, China’s growth was estimated at 7.8% however this number includes buildings and cities that aren’t even occupied. The Chinese government’s goal in creating these empty buildings and shopping malls was to give its citizens the opportunity to invest in property since they are not allowed to invest abroad, and the volatility of the stock market proves to be an unreliable ch...   [tags: pollution in China] 1959 words
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The Story of the Yahi Man - ... He was starving with no food or water; he lacked weight and didn’t have any where to go. When hunting did not work in his favor and food had run out, he found himself walking and scavenging for food all alone in the California wilderness. He walked 40 miles away from his campground; when he came upon a creek. He decided he would take a drink and suddenly decided that he could go no farther. His legs were week and could not move. Across the creek was civilization, which Ishi had never come upon before....   [tags: wilderness, museum, native american]
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Cyber Hacking and Types of Hackers - ... There are many different types of hackers or computer criminals out there that could affect the Federal Reserve over the next 100 years. A white hat hacker hacks for a non-threatening reason, probably because they want to test their own security system or to test a security system that they are making. They are basically a moral hacker. The EC-Council, which is also called the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants, are one of many organizations that have developed security classes or moral hacking lessons....   [tags: Federal Reserve Bank, Privacy, Information]
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In Another Country by Ernest Hemingway - ... It was first developed by Ernest Hemingway during his journalistic era to make his articles to the point; however, it was only significantly used when he began writing fiction. Then he then noticed that this new method was beneficial to his style of writing and kept his writing skills sharp. This movement revolutionized his time because it opposed the well known, 19th century style of verbose, which used more words than are needed. It gained its name as a metaphor to an iceberg, where the tip is only visible and massive body is unseen underwater....   [tags: writing style, story analysis] 646 words
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Dark Alliance by Gary Stephen Webb - ... Though he was never imprisoned, the federal government knew about his drug dealings. In 1996, Meneses was arrested by Nicaraguan police on cocaine charges in Managua. In the series, Gary Webb focused mainly on Oscar Danilo Blandon. Blandon imported cocaine and was a federal informant. In federal court, he testified that C.I.A. official and leader of the Contra army against the Nicaragua’s Sandinista government, Colonel Enrique Bermudez, knew the funds came from drug operations. By the end of 1981, $54 million worth of cocaine had been sold....   [tags: three part article series review and analysis] 636 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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Reflections on Research Based Writing - If we understand library users as “readers who write,” we should reflect on when and why they write. Generally, most users in academic libraries engage in writing based on research or “research based writing.” How are we to understand this particular genre that consumes so many users’ time and instructors’ assessment. Consider first what research based writing is not. It is not creative writing, although creative writers will often research some aspect of their subject. It is not journalistic writing, although the journalist makes steady use of sources....   [tags: Writing] 721 words
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Is Ethical Hacking Truly Ethical? - From the macro/micro perspective, the world of the electron, despite its extraordinarily minuscule size, is the foundation of society. Computers have not only brought us electronic shopping, email, and online banking, but now control our cars, how we board a plane, our MP3 players, and almost every other aspect of our lives. With any great advancement in civilization, there are always those souls who seek to capitalize on the misfortune of others by finding some way to exploit a weakness in the newest technology available; the computer industry is no exception....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Watergate and Aggressive Political Journalism - Sunday, May 28, 1972 marked the day in which two extraordinary political events happened. Richard Nixon was nearing the climax of the first-ever summit in Moscow between American and Soviet presidents. Five thousand miles away in Washington, the first of several illegal actions took place at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate hotel complex (Emery, 3). It was this moment that turned two obscure reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post, into Pulitzer Prize winning reporters and the heroes of every aspiring journalist for their expose of the Watergate Scandal....   [tags: Media] 1400 words
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Lawrence Wright’s The Looming Tower - Introduction Throughout the 1990s and into the 21st century, words such as jihad, suicide bomber, and al-Qaeda increasingly permeated the collective consciousness of Americans. These words were associated with fear, with terror, with the threat of death, and with the eastern ‘Other’. September 11, 2001 is a day on which most can recall the shaky words of broadcasters and the billowing plumes of smoke that were emitted from the towers of the World Trade Centre when members of the Islamic fundamentalist group al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial passenger airplanes and crashed them into targeted landmarks in the United States....   [tags: Orientalism, Muslim Women, and Al-Qaeda]
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Gay Families are Still Families - ... I have found several portals to information regarding same-sex marriage, and will be utilizing these as a method to uncover more anecdotal and statistical information that relates to my topic. These sources will allow my point/counterpoint to have a much broader range than if I were to rely on direct field research, as they will allow me to cover a diverse spectrum of cases and demographics. While my base might be broader if I were to include blog posts of personal experience, I feel that these may not hold up to scrutiny from a legal standpoint and might also suffer from unreliable narrators....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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It was about Time(s) - From 1939 until 1945, The New York Times published 1,186 stories pertaining to the atrocities committed against the Jews in Europe. However, only 26 of these made the front page and almost none referred to the Jews as “the primary victims” (Fischel). Since the mid-1940s, many scholars have debated The New York Times’ and other American newspapers’ failure to expose the Holocaust to the American people. Many have come to the conclusion that, although there was a substantial amount of coverage on the Holocaust, The New York Times did not cover it to the full extent and treated the “destruction of the Jews as a second story” (Fischel)....   [tags: U.S. History]
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