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The Free Journalist - American journalism is a constantly evolving field, and the freedoms granted by the Constitution allow the news media to flourish in a fairly unrestricted environment. As an integral part of the democratic United States, the media is responsible for keeping citizens informed and involved in their government and society. However, the media is not infallible, nor is it omniscient. Since its conception, it has faced detractors both foreign and domestic, and from every feasible political party. Despite its legions of reporters, analysts, and executive producers, the news media is unable to follow every story and capture each moment in detail....   [tags: Media]
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The Lies Behind the Smiles - The Lies Behind the Smiles Human beings are the only specie on Earth that has the ability to question the system they live in. We are normally very curious and we tend to question our surroundings. We are rational creatures that seek information, not only the one directly involved with our lives, but anything that can affect us, in order to know better when taking our decisions. Therefore, it is very important to have an accountable source to be informed from. People usually prefer getting the information from someone who is expert in in the topic, or at least someone who made a good investigation of it....   [tags: information, self-regulation, journalism]
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Good Journalism and Citizenship - The world is a hectic mess today. News is happening all around us, and the only source that acts as a filter between the chaos and ourselves is the media. The media, journalists especially, must hold upon themselves a great responsibility when they are acting as this filtering apparatus between the ordered and unordered. But is that the only thing journalism does: make sense of the news. No, it does much more than that. Good journalism is working, with help from the citizenry, to create an enlightened Republic filled with citizens who will be well informed of the events which intersect their lives....   [tags: Journalism ]
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The Importance of Globalization - Using 1997 financial crisis and other examples, discuss how globalization is important to the modern business journalism. Introduction As we know, the Internet has a great contribution to globalisation. At the same time, globalisation shows its impact on economy and culture. Held and McGrew rightly defined globalsation is “[…] a widening, deepening and speeding up of worldwide interconnectedness in all aspects of contemporary social life, from the cultural to the criminal, the financial to the spiritual (Held and McGrew 1999 P.2)”....   [tags: Globalization Essays]
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Objectivity in Journalism - Journalists should express their ideologies and opinions while covering poverty, however, at the same time they should aim to maintain the objectivity and impartiality standards for effective and truthful and accurate reporting. In news reporting, objectivity is seen as one of the chief values for journalists. The objectivity norm guides to separate the facts from opinions and focus on reporting only the factual content, resulting in neutral and detached reports rather than emotional ones (Schudson, 2001)....   [tags: Ideologies, Opinions, Poverty]
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The Watergate Scandal - June 17, 1972 forever changed both journalism and politics. A simple botched break-in marked the downfall of President Richard Nixon, and the rise to glory of two obscure young Washington Post journalists: Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. While their investigative journalism revealed the truth, their questionable methods and ethics have led to these questions; Do the ends justify the means. Was their behavior ethical and legal. The Watergate Scandal was a major political scandal during the Presidency of Nixon....   [tags: richard nixon, political scandal, corruption]
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Liberal Bias in the Media - Today it seems almost impossible to get a straightforward answer on any major topic from the media. All sources of media have a specific audience that they are intending to hear or view the information that they have prepared, therefore they will cut bits and pieces out so that only the message they are trying to get across will be received. So indeed there is a media bias, and yes it more often than not slants towards the liberal view point, as many reporters and journalists have liberal views themselves....   [tags: Liberal Media Bias]
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"Beyond the Front Lines" by Philip Seib - Being a veteran journalist focusing on politics and social issues in the print and television arena, Philip Seib, authored Beyond the Front Lines. He wrote several other books including Headline Diplomacy: How News Coverage Affects Foreign Policy, and The Moral Journalist: Covering the Post-Cold War World. His accolades consist of multiple awards recognizing his newspaper columns and television reporting skills worldwide. Although Seib is a Princeton University and Southern Methodist University graduate, he is now a journalism professor at Marquette University and his curriculum explores international news coverage, media ethics, and new technologies that impact print and television journali...   [tags: book] 721 words
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Journalism Job Research - The job market in the United States has changed a lot since the beginning of the recession in 2008. Young people need to know the job market so they can choose careers wisely. Many of the jobs that used to be popular and secure are now among the jobs that have the most amounts of layoffs, and some jobs are being replaced by new jobs as a result of the existing internet and technology. Lexi Tuck, a classmate in 100/102, wants to be either a journalist or a businesswoman. Based on Lexi’s list of interest and several research sources, entering the field of journalism is a good choice for her....   [tags: Career Research ]
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The Taliban has Implemented Censorship in Afghanistan - Immediately after the overthrow of King Zahir Shah in 1973, Afghanistan began to experience a drastic increase of media restrictions under its next ruling powers. However, when the Taliban gained control in 1996, the Islamic State of Afghanistan began a period of regulation which can be considered the most restricted in the world. Censorship is the act of a government or powerful group filtering information, news, and media to fit approved topics and categories. Under censorship, the people now have to be cautious of what they write, say, or do because if it’s deemed "offensive" or “illegal”, they can be penalized....   [tags: King Zahir, Afghanistan, Middle East, Censorship]
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Media Coverage of Homicides - Media coverage of news events can be disseminated to the general public in any number of different ways and media biases often “reflects certain organizational and/or professional preferences or values” (Bennett 2011, 173). In fact, Lundman (2003) points out “that journalists assess the newsworthiness of homicides occurrences using the relative frequency of particular types of murders and how well specific murder occurrences mesh with stereotypical race and gender typifications (357).” In addition, Johnson (2012) felt that the real job of media was to “create a message that…grabs public attention (62).” In other words, can the media grab the public’s attention and hold it....   [tags: Newsworthy, Race, Zimmerman Case]
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Business Code of Ethics - Business Code of Ethics Every organization should have a code of ethics in place as a guide for their business to follow. The code of ethics should address the major components that are important to the particular business needs. The Society of Professional Journalists has a code of ethics that guide journalists toward the proper reporting methods and protocol which is meant to ensure that fact based journalism is the result passed on to the community. The code of ethics consists of four major areas which include seeking the truth, minimizing harm, acting independently and accountability....   [tags: Business Management Strategy Ethics] 1580 words
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Professional Journalism - In the article, ‘The Professionalization of Journalism’ John C. Merrill addresses the issue of whether or not journalism should become a professionalized occupation. Merrill notes that although journalism is not presently considered to be a profession, many journalists perceive themselves as being professionals. The Oxford Shorter Dictionary defines ‘profession’ as “Occupation which one professes to be skilled in and to follow. . . .A vocation in which professed knowledge of some branch of learning is used in its application to the affairs of others, or in the practice of an art based upon it.” Merrill outlines several advantages those within a professionalized occupation benefit from inclu...   [tags: Journalism] 898 words
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How to Improve Journalism Education - How to Improve Journalism Education Media tycoons agreed that profound changes are taking place in the News media industry that pose challenges for journalists and the news organizations for which they work. Their advice can be clustered into three broad prescriptions. · Emphasis the basics of journalism craft along with analytical thinking and a strong sense of ethics. · Help the journalists to build a specialized expertise to enhance their coverage and help them to acquire first-hand knowledge of the societies, languages, religions and cultures of the world....   [tags: Media Teaching] 892 words
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Muckrakers: Exposing the Truth - During the Progressive Era Theodore Roosevelt coined the term “muckraker” to characterize journalists that he believed overdid themselves when researching a story, comparing them to someone stirring up the mud at the bottom of a pond. However, while Roosevelt created the nickname, he also used the muckrakers’ influence to directly appeal to the American people. Journalists who are considered muckrakers do not go too far in the pursuit of their stories because they are using their positions to expose the ills of the government, big business, and society; it is beneficial to the American people....   [tags: Informative, Argumentative] 825 words
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All the President’s Men - The old proverb “the Pen is mightier than the sword” (Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy) still holds significance in protecting of public rights. Words such as freedom, and liberty engendered the idea for democracy. Such words formed into sentences and paragraphs enlightened the public to take action against tyranny and corruption. Freedom of the press is what ensured the general masses of their public rights. The exemplary case in which the freedom of the press played a role was the endeavors of Woodward and Bernstein to unravel the corrupted politics behind the Watergate Scandal....   [tags: Film, Movie] 1000 words
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The War on Drugs - The War on Drugs To fully understand the significance and the seriousness of a War one must first fully understand the reasons that caused it in the first place. In this specific case the solution begins with several important yet seemingly simple questions…What is marijuana. How is it used. And why is it so coveted and widely distributed in Jamaica as well as the rest of the world?… All these questions help clarify the reasoning behind the war on drugs and further investigation shows how Jamaica ends up being an important country in this puzzle as well....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Liberal Media Bias in the United States - People rely on journalist to report factual news and to make political points in helping the American citizen in making their decision when it comes time to vote. Since American’s do not have time to research every side to all the stories that have been published, they count on the media to portray both sides. However, you cannot believe everything that the media reports. If you were to pay attention to the reports given by journalists, you will find that they report on the stories that they feel they want to get out....   [tags: Liberal Media Bias]
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History of War Coverage - War Coverage Edward R. Murrow, former reporter for CBS once said, “We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we…remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were, for the moment unpopular.” Times are changing when it comes to the media covering wars. There was once a time in our country when journalists were not afraid to report the realities and atrocities, to a reasonable extent, that occurred during wartime....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Manipulation of Mass Media - Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries one of the main motivations of the media in almost every country was to influence politics (“Mass Media”). Journalism is the profession of writing or reporting the facts and information of a certain event. Journalists are trained to be as objective as possible when reporting issues and events. The profession is constantly critiqued by both journalists themselves and others, because many articles have been found to have been tainted with bias (“Journalism”)....   [tags: Media Manipulation]
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The Arguments Surrounding Media Bias - Whether it is through a newspaper, television, magazines or talk radio, people will always communicate through some type of medium. Now, whether or not the mediums are tainted with bias is a question of beliefs. Some people argue that journalism today is rather fair and balanced, while others would vehemently oppose that view by saying that bias is definitely prevalent in news media and other mediums today. In some instances, there lies the belief that the fairness doctrine should be reestablished in order to mend the problem of bias; however, many would strenuously fight that by arguing that such an act would destroy the freedom of the press guaranteed under the first amendment....   [tags: Communication, Fairness Doctrine] 1348 words
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Human Rights Violations in Honduras - Honduras is a country in Central America suffering from various human rights violations. People living in Honduras are being killed by military and police forces, they are not given a proper justice system, and their president does nothing about these problems. Honduras has close to no government. The people living in Honduras are allowed to do anything they want and get away with it, while nothing seems to be getting done to stop this problem. This creates very dangerous living conditions for every person living in Honduras....   [tags: Central America, justice system, violence]
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Edgar Allan Poe's The Man of the Crowd As a Satire of the Penny Press - Poe's "The Man of the Crowd" As a Satire of the Penny Press               In the mid-nineteenth century , the "penny newspaper" could be found on almost every American urban street corner. These penny papers, as they were popularly called, provided the American people for the first time in history with informative articles about local city events, incidents, and, more importantly, inner-city crime. These penny rags revealed an entirely new world to the American citizens; they were informed for the first time of the many heinous crimes and murders that occurred right in the vicinity of their own houses....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe]
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Ethical Journalism During the Vietnam War - Ethical Journalism During the Vietnam War During the Vietnam War, a rift between government officials and journalists emerged. The American government felt the need, for various reasons, to censor many war developments. In an attempt to act ethically, the press fought the censors, trying their hardest to report the truth to the general public. Despite claims of bias and distortion by several prominent government officials, these journalists acted completely ethically, allowing the general public to obtain a fair, informed opinion....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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Objectivity in Journalism - Objectivity in Journalism Public journalism has changed much during its existence. Papers are striving to actively involve readers in the news development. It goes beyond telling the news to embrace a broader mission of improving the quality of public life. The American style of journalism is based on objectivity and separates us from the bias found in most European partisan papers. American journalism is becoming too vigilant in being objective that the dedication to investigating stories tends to be missing in the writing....   [tags: Reporter News Reporting Events Essays Papers]
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The Fall of the Newspaper and the Rise of the Internet: A Critical Analysis - ‘The Fall of the Newspaper and the Rise of the Internet: A Critical Analysis’ Introduction/Abstract Recently I have come across a subject area that I feel very passionate about, as a designer rooted heavily in the printed word. I want to find out how it is happening, why, and whether we can halt it – if at all. Should we even try. I believe this is something many people are concerned about, and there is much scope for ideas. I intend to conduct research into the widespread fall of newspaper sales, and how the Internet is causing this, if it is even....   [tags: Research Proposal ]
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Media vs. Military: The Effects of the Embed Program on Public Interests - There are two major perspectives on what role the media occupies in the current political landscape: Pluralist and Marxist. Those who support the pluralist perspective see the media as performing two essential tasks, “(1) it informs the public and (2) it acts as a watchdog on those in power” (Edkins, and Zehfuss 157). The second perspective on the media, the Marxist perspective, takes the following view, “For Marxists, the ruling class uses the media as a tool of persuasion: they try and convince everyone that the hierarchical structure of society is serving everyone’s interests, not just their own” (Edkins, and Zehfuss 158)....   [tags: Media]
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Trauma of Execution Yields Social Conformity: The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson - In “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, the people of the small community reveal the psychological effects of participating in public executions and how these effects lead to social conformity. The main characters Tessie Hutchinson and Old Man Warner reveal the varying psychological reactions one would have from participating in a public execution. Other townspeople have developed dissociative symptoms that explain their conformity to the lottery. Jackson herself shows psychological symptoms because of the way readers treated her after the 1948 publication of “The Lottery.” The psychological effects of participating in public executions lead people to conform to societal norms to avoid becomin...   [tags: Humanization, Dissociative Symptoms]
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association of kenyan women writers - The Association of Media Women in Kenya, AMWIK, is a national media association whose overall concern is to promote and represent interests of women in the media and women in general, particularly in as far as the media portrays them and in their efforts to participate equally in national development. The association was started in 1983 with the prime desire to promote the interests and advancement of women in the media. The organization is apolitical and is run on a voluntary basis by members who also work in various media houses in the country....   [tags: essays research papers] 750 words
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Communication Careers in Journalism - In the world of communication, media and varying communication fields are intricately bound together to work collectively and mutually towards the final masterpiece. In the hectic and forever developing field of journalism, communications careers such as writers, advertisers, editors, bloggers, and photographers, constantly intercross and work jointly to convey the full beauty news has to offer. Together, and through the use of numerous media forms, they maintain the equilibrium and standard success the field offers....   [tags: Journalism] 648 words
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The Negative Effects of Censorship - Since the foundation of the United States after a harsh split from Britain, almost 200 years later, an issue that could claim the founding grounds for the country is now being challenged by educators, high-ranking officials, and other countries. Though it is being challenged, many libertarians, democrats, and free-speech thinkers hold the claim that censorship violates our so-called unalienable rights, as it has been proven throughout many court cases. Censorship in the United States is detrimental because it has drastically and negatively altered many significant events....   [tags: democracy, freedom of speech, big brother]
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Media's Role in Liberal Democracies - The basic elements in a liberal democracy are regular elections, a parliament exercising control over government within law and individuals freedoms such as free debate, freedom of association and the right to protest (Carter & Stokes, 2002). Regular elections should include competitiveness among parties to keep elections fair and voters should be aware of their interests. Additionally, as Carter and Stokes (2002) state that there should be “a parliament that can exercise control over the government and all this happens within a frame work of the rule of law” (p.10)....   [tags: Elections, Freedom, Government]
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Elements of Journalism - Every day journalists face the stereotype of being ruthless, untrustworthy, and down right wrong. However, what people don't realize is that in the beginning this was not the case and even in today's society journalists are making a solid effort to fight that stereotype that so many bad journalists have left. One of the ways that journalists are trying to fight back is through instituting the nine elements of journalism: journalism's first obligation is to the truth, its first loyalty is to citizens, its essence is a discipline of verification, its practitioners must maintain an independence from those they cover, it must serve as an independent monitor of power, it must provide a forum for...   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1045 words
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The Philippine News Media - The Philippine news media today is at a state where they seem to be more and more fearless on their commentary and more vigilant in their society. Significant events, like the infamous Maguindanao massacre, where 57 people, including 34 journalists have been slain, and the recently concluded 2010 Philippine elections, where our nation opened another chapter as we inaugurated our 15th President in Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III, the Filipino people has grown immense awareness in the status of our country....   [tags: Media] 942 words
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The Standard Oil Company - The Standard Oil Trust of Ohio was and American oil producing, refining, and transporting company. It was founded in 1863 by John D. Rockefeller and lasted until 1911. During 1868, Rockefeller expanded the oil company to become the largest oil refining company in the world. In 1870, the company was renamed Standard Oil Company. After it was renamed, Rockefeller purchased most of the oil companies that were currently in business to make one large company. Rockefeller’s actions created a monopoly....   [tags: History, Ida Tarbell's Role]
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The Failure of Journalism during the Civil War in El Salvador - The Failure of Journalism during the Civil War in El Salvador The Civil War in El Salvador was an event that most individuals misunderstood. A twelve year conflict and a power struggle that claimed to keep communism out of El Salvador killed 75,000 people and the whole story still remains untold. The Civil War in El Salvador was a conflict that roughly started in 1980 and ended with the peace accords in 1992. These dates are rough because there were many conflicts before 1980 and even after the peace accords were signed in 1992 the “death squads [1] ” were still active every now and again....   [tags: Journalism News Reporters] 5135 words
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The Violation of Human Rights in Cuba - The Violation of Human Rights in Cuba One of the largest Human Rights violations occurring in the world today is on the small island of Cuba. The government there is repressing the civil and political rights of all it citizens mainly the right to free speech and free press. Article 53 of the Cuban Constitution provides: “Freedom of speech and press are recognized for citizens consistent with the purposes of socialist society. The material conditions for their exercise are present by the fact that the press, radio, television, movies, and others mass media are state-owned or socially owned, and can in no event be privately owned, which ensures their use exclusively in the service of the w...   [tags: Human Rights Essays] 2771 words
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First Amendment Rights, Privacy and the Paparazzi - First Amendment Rights, Privacy and the Paparazzi The question of paparazzi threatening privacy and First Amendment rights is often to situational to argue in a conventional manner, but certainly there are many facets of the issue which can be addressed in a quite straightforward manner. Celebrities who feel they have the right to privacy in public places often muddy the waters of this issue. Oddly enough, those celebrities who have chosen to speak out against what they feel are violations of their privacy most always begin their campaigns with a large press conference....   [tags: First Amendment Right to Privacy] 666 words
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The First Amendment - The First Amendment "I'll need to see that before it goes to press." Almost every journalism student in America hears these ten inevitable words before the distribution of their school's newspapers. Recently, student journalists have been heavily censored due to the 1988 Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier Supreme Court decision. One of the major consequences of this decision was that since the Supreme Court felt that the First Amendment, stating that, "Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech or of the press," (Amendment I, A6), was no longer sufficient to protect student journalists, the states would have to figure out a solution themselves (Foerstel 217)....   [tags: Papers] 447 words
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Surviving Somalia - Before 1991, Somalia had an unstable government and with that they don’t have proper control of their people, people starve and become aggressive, when the US tried to send aid into the country we have to send armed men because relief workers are being killed for being in Somalia says Foreign Affairs. For well over 20 years Somalia has lived in anarchy. This can no longer go on with tragedy occurring in the nation on a regular basis. Some people would shrug off another country or send a few dollars to the funds to help African nations....   [tags: Bush Administration, Pirate Attacks]
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Sports Journalism - Sports Journalism “Da na na Da na na”. Every sports fanatic knows what that famous tone means. It means that it is time for Sports Center, one of the most watched television programs in America. There are many expert journalists such as Bob Ryan and Buster Olney that make appearances on the show. They cover sports from different parts of the country. There is much more to sports journalism than what most people believe. For example, the first actual account of sports journalism dates back to 850 B.C.E when Homer recorded what seemed to be the first ever wrestling match (New World Encyclopedia)....   [tags: sports journalist, Golden Age, technology, sports]
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Code of Ethics - A common element that different companies have across the board is a code of ethics. Not only do they have these codes of ethics, but they enforce them as best they can. From mass media to public relations, every kind of company has a code of ethics. Mass media has used codes of ethics for nearly 100 years. There have been arguments on if media should have a code of ethics. Michael Dorsher and David Gordon argue in Chapter 5 about these codes of ethics and how they fit in with mass media. Dorsher “argues that codes are too general and too idealistic to be useful in dealing with real-world” (Gordon 167)....   [tags: companies, social pressures]
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Media Censorship Online - ... Lebanon, a republic government run country(Cia.gov World Factbook), is run similar to the United States as the US also has a republic. The government does not have many laws on media and is “one of the most free minded media country in the middle east” (Sterling Joe). The mentality of a journalist changes when it comes to writing about a borderline topic. The effect of previous leaders have caused citizens of Lebanon to think twice of what they want to say. Freedom of speech isn’t as free in Lebanon but they sure do have enough....   [tags: Government, Punishments, Media, Internet]
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Is Print Media Dead? - Print media and journalism in general has a bright future in the upcoming decade. I do believe that it is shifting, and we may have to redefine journalism. Journalism has always defined newspapers, magazines, and the printed word. Broadcast journalists also earn that distinction but to a lesser degree because of the medium they work in. I do think that the printed works of journalists are here to stay for a long time. The area that I see changing is where the words are going to be printed. Words are they going to be on paper or on electronic screens....   [tags: essays research papers] 578 words
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What Are Ethics? - The word “ethics” is connected intrinsically with questions of correct conduct within society. The word “ethics” comes from the Greek “ethos” meaning “character” which indicates a concern for virtuous people, reliable character and proper conduct. The term “morality” is derived from “mores” or custom — the rules of conduct of a group or society. An initial definition of ethics, then, is the analysis, evaluation, and promotion of correct conduct and/or good character, according to the best available standards....   [tags: Ethics in Decision Making] 486 words
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How Much Information Is Too Much Information? - In this “War in Iraq” reporters have been given the opportunity of a lifetime, to be on the front lines of the warfare. Now it seems that these reporters are giving the people too much information in a time when secrecy is incredibly important to winning the battles. In 1991 reporters complained about being denied access to the battlegrounds of Kuwait. Coverage of the Gulf War was thin and the little bit of information that we received came form the government. Today there are hundreds in Iraq who move with the coalition forces and are seeing the fighting first hand....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Uses and Abuses of Censorship - Uses and Abuses of Censorship The uses and abuses of censorship in developed and developing countries have been under discussion for quite a long time. Although societies claim for freedom of thought and expression, which are indispensable to live peacefully, censorship is sometimes necessary, due to the fact tha its abuse may badly influence the behaviour of a society and may also result in anarchism. There are different kinds of censorship. The most common ones are: governmental, press and television censorship....   [tags: social issues] 528 words
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News Is it prime time or all the time? - News Is it prime time or all the time. Media influence has become a social mainstay in contemporary society. Not only do newspapers, radio, television and magazines strive to inform and entertain, but they also hold a significant power over what people believe. Since its inception, the standard of media presence was long a tool of integrity and fairness. Newspersons and entertainers may have embellished here and there in order to put more flavor into a certain piece or program, but for the most part, there was a distinct significance to an inherently honesty portrayal....   [tags: essays research papers] 1178 words
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The Drama of the Clinton Sex Scandal - The Drama of the Clinton Sex Scandal Rare is a person that crosses the path of the White House without some emotion of envy or awe. This building epitomizes world leadership and unprecedented power. This renowned leadership may be the only association made by certain countries, while in the United States many see an other significance: Watergate, Whitewater, Kennedy's brutal and mysterious assassination, and today, Clinton's "zippergate" scandal. When the President of the United States takes oath, he gives up a part of his life....   [tags: Presidency Bill Clinton Monical Lewinsky Essays] 4644 words
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Various Interpretations of the Progressive Era - “What was the Progressive Movement?”[1] Historian Peter G. Filene presents this question in his article, “An Obituary for ‘The Progressive Movement’”, in order to introduce the reality that for decades scholars struggled to propose an answer to this question. They have and still do struggle because there are many ways to consider this question and qualify the Progressive Era: such as its definition, time frame, significant turning points and important people, goals, successes, and failures. Given these ways of explaining the Progressive Era expressing its ideas appears to be a daunting task....   [tags: Progressive Movement, Reform Movement]
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Free College Essays - New Journalism and The Right Stuff - The Right Stuff - New Journalism The Right Stuff is a great example of the writing style called "New Journalism". Author Tom Wolfe is widely known as a ground breaker in this type of writing. New Journalism has its foundation in fact but uses techniques from the world of fiction to present the information in a refreshingly realistic way. One important fictional technique is dialogue. Seldom in "normal" journalism does a reader come across real dialogue. Through dialogue, an author is able to show the characters' personalities....   [tags: The Right Stuff] 438 words
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Religion - In 1999, police officers killed a man who they were chasing for three-consecutive hours. While he was being chased, five California TV helicopters broadcasted the event live, and the entire public, including his family, saw his death. The Church’s teaching reveals whether the live broadcasting of violent acts is ethical or unethical. Throughout the years the media has increased the reporting of real violent acts, but they are not beneficial to the common good due to the negative effects it has on human dignity....   [tags: Catechism, Catholic Church] 1506 words
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How Sensationalism Affects Eve - How Sensationalism Affects Everyone Involved In today¡¦s society journalism is under close scrutiny and is losing its credibility. Sensationalism effects both those who receive it in addition to those who report it. This essay will review the history of sensationalism in the media, clearly demonstrate how sensationalism effects ours views on journalism, and confront the ethical dilemmas that journalists must face between reporting objectively and reporting what sells. This will be accomplished by investigating various sources, including articles published on the Internet as well as those published in newspapers and magazines....   [tags: essays research papers] 1136 words
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journalism - When journalism is chosen as a career, society tends to have a stereotypical image of a group of photographers chasing celebrities. If not, then an image of an anonymous person writing biased comments about current affairs, trying to manipulate the truth. However, their real work earns them every cent they deserve unlike the heartless lawyers who earns millions for defending criminals. The work of journalism, on the hand, consists of interviewing and attending events in all conditions in order to gather news and information for public interest....   [tags: essays research papers] 867 words
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