In the past years, technology has developed tremendously. Slowly but surely we incorporated it in our everyday lives. From transportation to communication and even video games, everything is related to it. However, we often forget to look at all the ways it affects us. One big dilemma that arose during this era of technology is the incorporation of machines into the workplace. As technology progresses, more and more machines are used in factories. They greatly ease down the workers’ jobs, which can be helpful, but they also oftentimes replace what used to be jobs for workers.
David Marsh, a former production editor at the Guardian wrote a five years old article titled “Digital Age Rewrites the Role of Journalism”. In it, he talked about the growing debate among journalists on what is the definition of a journalist in this new digital age? Or even, what is the difference between a tweeter (or a teacher who sometimes writes articles for a local newspaper) and a more traditionalist journalist? If both are reporting stories to an audience, does that not make them both journalists?
According to Lizzie Dearden, the author of “Reuters says Journalists should be prepared to treat US under Trump ‘like Iran or Zimbabwe,’” Reuters are getting their press prepared for a “fight” The article was written for Independent News on February 1st, 2017.
Close your eyes and try to imagine the world without computers, smartphones, Wi-Fi. Try to imagine how the news of nine eleven would have spread without computers and instant broadcasting videos. Who is responsible for all this news spread, you may ask? Well today, pretty much any one who owns a mobile. However, that has been happening only for the past decade. Not so long ago, the only ones who were responsible for everyone’s knowledge of tidings were what we call, journalists.
Submitted by SamanthaW on February 3, 2017 - 6:29pm
In this article, Al Tompkins has interviewed with college journalism students. It is mentioned that everyone sees journalism almost in a bad way, meaning it is going down, less and less people are reading the newspaper and using terms like “"layoffs," "cutbacks," "buyouts" and "freelance”” when it comes to journalism. It is stated that the students he spoke to were all into journalism because they want to make a difference. All the students want to work for the radio, TV, online, and prints.
Submitted by 004 Daichan on December 13, 2016 - 12:12am
Have you heard the word, Karoshi? Karoshi means “death from overwork”. The causes are stroke, heart attack and suicide due to stress. According to RT News (2016), a new Japanese government poll has shown that a fifth of the country’s employee face the risk of death from overwork. The research targeted some 10,000 companies and 20,000 workers responded over two months between December 2015 and January 2016. It is said that the Japanese people have their strict work culture and putting in long hours. Hundreds of deaths from overwork are recorded and escalated every year.
Submitted by 003 tigers on December 13, 2016 - 12:10am
Have you ever heard of the word “Black Company”? The origin of this word is Japanese and it refers to a company which doesn’t follow the Labor Standards Law. According to Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the number of workers suffered from Black companies in 2012 was 1,067,210. Some of them got diseases, some mental problems or others lost their lives, so I think that we must do something against them as soon as possible. In this essay, I will explain the reasons why the problems that they have today and the measures against them.
On the excel table above, I compared the unemployment rate in US veterans of different nationalities in six of the largest cities in the country. Before I conducted this research, I never would of put veterans and unemployment in the same category because I found there correlation bipolar. I blatantly assumed that a US veteran would always have some form of occupation or job status until retirement. What’s most surprising is that some of the final results were expected, but there was some demographic evidence that I didn't see coming.