In a world as diverse as plant Earth, there are many aspects of the media that help define who people are and what they decide to become. Journalism is one of many areas in the huge spectrum of media and communication. Journalism is the timely reporting of events at the local, provincial, national and international levels and it has played a major role in shaping my life as a citizen, student, and a career-seeking individual. On a cold rainy night in the city I tossed and turned in my bed trying to fall asleep. I knew it would be time to get ready for school in a few hours, so decided to force myself to sleep. After ten minutes I realized I was not going to be able to sleep; therefore, I decided to turn the television on. The first station I came across was airing an ad about priceless diamond necklaces and rings that sparked little interest, forcing me to switch channels. Considering I had passed through nearly eighty television stations I opted to watch the History Channel, which was showing a reporter covering issues on poverty in the world. The heart breaking documentary highlighted how over 1 billion people in the world do not have adequate diets, shelter, and clothing. This shocking uncovering stunned me; forcing a tremendous rush of utter sadness throughout my body. Once the televised prompt was over I could hardly believe what I had saw. Outraged, I thought to myself it was immoral that in some parts of the world people waste food and resources, while starving infants and villagers in other nations are in desperate need of them. At that moment I knew something had to be done. Then ironically, I feel asleep. A few hours later I awoke to the horrid sound of my alarm ringing in my ears. Subsequent to getting out of bed, I remembered the media report focusing in on less fortunate individuals in under developed countries and decided I would speak to my journalism instructor about doing an article on it. When I arrived at school, I rushed through the slightly crowd hall of students and into my teachers classroom. Once inside I drastically explained to him what I had witness last night; hoping of getting a chance to really dig deeper in search of evidence relevant to international poverty. My instructor was very surprised that I had taken such an issue to heart and reluctantly gave me time to really research this topic. I quickly filled with excitement and darted to start my research. While researching I came across several interesting factors that lead to grave things that would shape my career. About 25,000 people die every day of hunger or…
Journalism & Media Literacy
Advanced Journalism & Media Literacy
2013-2014 Course Syllabus
Ms. Mary Donnelly
The Bull’s Eye Production Team: weekly meetings to be scheduled.
Extra Help/Office Hours: I’m always available to help you! Kindly give me 24 hours’ notice.
This is a full-year elective course designed to stimulate and challenge you. You will have the opportunity to write and…
The Alternative Journalism of The Daily Show
The Daily Show has emerged as a prominent example of alternative journalism under the leadership of Jon Stewart. Through blending entertainment and news in a way that has illuminated sociopolitical issues as well as fundamental issues with mainstream media, the show has captivated much of America. The recent episode of the show featuring George Stephanopoulos is a prime example of the show’s function as a source of alternative journalism, as it interrogates…
Journalism News Article
The discovery of a new super-earth planet by an international team of astronomers led by Mikko Tuomi, University of Hertfordshire, and Guillem Anglada-Escude, University of Goettingen has sparked a debate between Hertfordshire students on how relevant it is to them as individuals.
Various reasons were put for and against the relevance of this planet to the everyday student, with those arguing for, stating that this discovery firstly gives more of an insight into where we…
Data used only once and then
Information can be re-used. The cost of storage in servers in the
cloud allows you to save a large volume of data and reuse it, even
if the data has been collected for some other purpose.
‘What’ is better than ‘Why’ for Big Data. Often we will not get the
explanations for everything but we will have more certainty about
what we are talking about thanks to the huge volume of data
A single version of the truth
The end of having…
Director: Raja Gosnell
Cast: Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Michael Vartan, and Molly Shannon
Rated: PG-13 (for sex related material and some drug content)
Running Time: 107 minutes
Reel Story: Eight years ago she was a total geek. Now she is back to get it right!
Josie Geller, at the age of 25, she is the youngest Chicago Sun-Times copy editor who has never had a real relationship. Brainy, but plain she is very talented at her job, which…
Media verses Independent Journalism.
In the United States there are numerous sources of news and media. With every source comes a different perspective on the current topic or issue being reported to the people of this country. There are many who believe that some of these news sources are influenced by the government or companies who have hidden agendas or will benefit from a false representation of the story. However, those who believe this and go against mainstream media and news sources are…
norms of digital news media. Digital news media includes online journalism, blogging, digital photojournalism, citizen journalism and social media. It includes questions about how professional journalism should use this ‘new media’ to research and publish stories, as well as how to use text or images provided by citizens.
A revolution in ethics
A media revolution is transforming, fundamentally and irrevocably, the nature of journalism and its ethics. The means to publish is now in the hands of citizens…
Citizens Journalism vs. Media Conglomerates
October 30th, 2013
Journalism is what keeps the records of the daily events to the hour, minute, and second in our society. Not only does it keep us up to date on current events, but it is the pulse on society’s beating heart. In the beginnings of mass communications, people were accustomed to hearing the latest news break from their favorite news anchors on one of their favorite television…
Business and Magazine Journalism (combination of Niche I and II)
1 Growing importance of business journalism, a brief history (2)
2 The structure of financial management in the country starting with the Finance Minister, (5) rest of the bureaucracy, RBI governor, Planning Commission, SEBI, Banking sector
3 The Budget preparation and presentation, factors influencing the annual budget, role of (5) subsidies and foreign exchange reserves
4 Companies, balance sheets, AGMs window dressing…