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    Faludi accuse our country's media of being corrupt after the attack on September 11th. Both writers state in the beginnings of their works the weakness of the media and United States citizens. This weakness is not described as a weakness that contributed to the attack, but instead a weakness of how we interpreted life in the aftermath. Bonner and Faludi both argue people are too quick to believe anything and everything the media shares publicly. “After the attacks, journalists were swept up in the national feelings of fear and outrage -- and failed to do their job”, this quote is the very first statement made by Bonner in his article (2011 para. 1). He wrote about the journalists’ exaggeration of the event and how it turned…

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    Every picture and journalist has to have a background and why it is so meaningful or special for them to express it. That is what photographers and journalists do they try to capture the moment and try to express what is going on in the world and share what is going on in the moment. So why are journalists such as photographs a controversial to politics? Well there are two sides one Journalism could have a positive effect but it could also have a bad reputation for politics. So the argument is…

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    The baseline survey is where questionnaires will be developed and distributed among 300 journalists, from the above mentioned areas during consultative sessions. Twelve sessions will be held for two days each in the first phase in the above mentioned districts, while one session in the second phase will be held in Islamabad. The sessions will be utilized to sensitize the journalist community vis-à-vis torture in the legal system and further engage them to play their part in eradication of…

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    perceptions are formed by journalists and news reporter’s portrayals of victims and criminals in the news media. They focus on the drama of the crime story rather than the content, resulting in the skewing of reality. Within the context of Canada, a researcher at the Université du Québec à Montréal revealed that 95% of news reporters use the media to disseminate information about crime related issues (Carli, 2008). Canadian news reporters have placed special emphasis on gender-based crimes…

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    ambitious rethinking of how journalists are trained. Concerned about the misinformation among Americans who rely on media as their main source of information, Patterson traces the quickening of news cycles from trends to process to elucidate how they have resulted in the loss of accuracy in reporting. Today’s journalists too often give equal weight to facts and biased opinions - stirring up small controversies and misjudging the context of facts. Many times they decide to substitute infotainment…

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    A second story that is equally deserving of recognition is a story from Bell’s book entitled “I’ll Die with the Words on My Lips.” It is an incredible story about a journalist by the name of Lelenne Gilles. Lelenne begins her story by talking about how as she was a child, she would always be deeply disturbed by the fact that so many kids her age could not afford to go to school. She would always speak up about this and ask teachers in her school why things couldn’t be different. When she got…

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    Dale Maharidge Analysis

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    serious issues, sought to inform citizens enough so that we may make our own decisions; apart from the shining few journalists that practice this principle, it has been all but abandoned. Dale Maharidge is one of those few. In his 2009 interview with the Huffington Post, Maharidge discusses the matters of the…

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    The Post-Truth Era

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    The above quote should be a concern for news consumers because an infringement on the First Amendment can create an intellectual space that is full of meaningless, fake news. Moreover, with the U.S. acting as a second reality, the reader’s ability to understand the full scope of different events that occurs diminishes greatly because at least two supposedly reputable sources declare two different reality. This creates a rift of distrust between the consumer and the media as the consumer is torn…

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    Prfm Sociology

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    This is in the same track with the prediction by Witschge (2012) who observed a blurring of distinction between journalists and the audience as a result of the technological advances. According to Witschge, there would be a time when the newsroom is interfered by the audience in terms of the news material production. Journalists and audience are no longer having provider-customer relationships, but more partnerships. The media in turn will depend on the activity of the audience, they will no…

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    During Josh Awtry’s presentation, being the executive editor of the Asheville Citizen- Times, he discussed how an individual who’s inspired to be a reporter must compose his or her cleverness with certain writing skills. A reporter should be able to write words and construct a piece without many grammatical errors or punctuation errors. He also mentions that they should desire curiosity. A reporter must be willing to find out why something like this occurs and how can I educate the public…

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