journalism

Journalism? More like Twitter-ism.

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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?

Fake news, what?!

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Fake news, what?!

All Subjects are Subject to Bias

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All Subjects are Subject to Bias

 

Trump, Breitbart, and the rejection of multicultural democracy

 

By Daniel Kreiss

 

Published on January 30th, 2017 on Vox

 

Identity Crisis: Am I a Journalist?

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In a new age defined by technology, social media provides a platform for individuals all over the world to publish pieces of writing. Whether it is a 140 character tweet, or a Facebook post, the identity of a journalist is questioned in the newspaper article, "Digital Age Rewrites the Role of Journalism" written by David Marsh which was published to The Guardian on October 16, 2012.

Community Journalism: Unity of Society (Abstract)

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This essay answers the following question: To what extent does community journalism is an asset to its locality? The topic has been chosen in the view that there is a lack of information about what it is and the importance it has in society. The research done is of academic level using examples of news stories from around the globe. The findings of the research illustrate that community journalism is a tool that promotes the cohesion, freedom of expression, and organization within society.

Local Newspaper is an important Asset that the Communities Do Not Want to Lose

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In recent posts, I have devoted myself to the issue of the gradual disappearance of community journalism, but also, why it is still a crucial feature of society. For instance, I presented the current community journalism situation in the United Kingdom in Some Laws and Policies Deprive Local News Integrity in the United Kingdom where, like numerous parts of world, this unfortunate phenomenon may result in negative consequences. In short, it is clear that the local news industry is endangered, however, it plays a very important social role in communities.

Some Laws and Policies Deprive Local News Integrity in the United Kingdom

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The article Local journalism is under threat - here are some ways we can save it by Judith Townend published June 18th of 2015 presents consequences of local journalism gradual disappearance and some tentative solutions to the issue in the United Kingdom. 

Ethics of Cat Videos, Guacamole, and Twizzlers

EXTRA! EXTRA! The news industry is struggling to make profits.

This is not breaking news, as statistics have shown the print industry’s rapid decline and the expanding number of online news sources over-saturating the market. It is no surprise that making money in this industry is difficult. That is why in recent years, publishers have succumbed to their advertising partners’ new strategy, called native advertising.

The World of Communications and Journalism

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Recently, I’ve expressed an interest in trying to examine more closely the issue of how the news media and journalists communicate ideas and perceptions to the general public. As I’ve written a great deal of news summaries and sought out a great deal of different sources (mostly on the web) during my time in this class, I felt it would be appropriate if I tried to understand, more thoroughly, the underlying rules that go into producing news and how practices within this field impact the information that we, as the viewer or reader, consume.

Journalistic Aspirations: The Myth of Objectivity or the Credibility of Impartiality?

Though I’ve concerned myself mostly with writing about civil rights issues or international matters, it’s become apparent that I had done so with the interest of also trying to understand, more clearly, the issue of fair representation and of objectivity in distributed news media. Of course, this issue seemed primarily non-existent in most of the posts that I’ve put up on NewsActivist, but by writing news summaries and delving more deeply into the world of both news and activism, I felt that it would be interesting to explore the similarities exhibited by both vocational pathways.