Monthly Archives: March 2012

Public figures lack privacy

The scandals range from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Tiger Woods, but, the question remains: how much privacy do public figures deserve? There are ranges of opinions on this issue. Bruce Cain, a director of the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University … Continue reading

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Youtube challenges traditional journalism

The way that people get their news and who delivers it may change forever because of challenges from sites like Youtube and Twitter. The change is the result of the growth of social media and citizen journalism. The simplified definition of … Continue reading

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Social media enhances sports experience

Today, social media has become another popular option used to enhance the sports experience for fans and journalists. In the Internet era, fans are able to find out more information about sports faster than ever before. Social networks give fans … Continue reading

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Fashion journalism demands passion

Fashion journalism is a broad term used to describe all areas of published fashion media. It includes fashion writers, fashion critics and fashion reporters. When working in fashion journalism you are responsible for following and reporting on the latest fashion … Continue reading

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Media ownership influences public opinion

Today, only six corporations own all of the U.S. news media outlets the public consumes. General Electric, The Walt Disney Company, News Corporation, Time Warner, Viacom, and CBS Corporation own the majority of U.S. media. Rupert Murdoch owns News Corporation. … Continue reading

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Journalism demands accuracy in reporting

Accuracy is critical in news stories. Journalists need to provide information that is correct, and not exaggerate the truth. Ethical standards also must be met when reporting a news story. There have been issues with journalists breaching that trust. Journalists need … Continue reading

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Undercover journalists face ethical questions

Journalists need to take caution when going undercover.   When it comes to undercover journalism there is a lot of debate about whether it is ethical.  It is important to know what is and what is not ethical and to see … Continue reading

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