Category Archives: Jour. 101

Change Happens….

Television in the 50s played an important role in educating the American public and in defending the rights of Americans to disagree.  Based on what Fred Friendly and Ed Murrow did at CBS News, do you think we have any … Continue reading

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Choice and Control…

Based on what we’ve talked about in class today, who have the upper hand in terms of control and choice of the media?  Is it the owners of the media, the advertisers in the media, or the audience of the … Continue reading

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So is this Television News?…

After watching Control Room documentary, do you think Al-Jazeera’s style of reporting the news is the way television news should be?  Do you believe that our news channels have gone soft in covering hard news? And, the bigger question today, … Continue reading

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Magazines: Reflectors or Initiators?

As you reflect on what you’ve seen in the magazine documentary, you will find out that throughout their history magazines played a dual role in society:  They reflected a lot of what goes on and they also initiated a lot … Continue reading

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Digital, Videos, Lies and Journalism…

After watching the movie Shattered Glass, do you think in this digital age of journalism is it easier to cheat, fabricate, make up quotes and folks?  Refer to an example from the movie and tell me how the web helped … Continue reading

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So What Is News?…

We’ve been talking a lot about news and how social media and other platforms deliver news.  So, what is news to you?  How do you define news?  First, give me your own definition and then find someone else’s definition and … Continue reading

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Major Trends in the World of News Media

Change Happens! The media world is changing right in front of our eyes.  From news on social media to news on traditional media, change is only constant. For your discussion this weekend, pick up on area from the major trends … Continue reading

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