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  • Importance Of Emmy Awards

    An Emmy Award recognizes excellence in the television industry. It corresponds to the Grammy Award for music, the Academy Award, or the Oscar for film and the Tony Award for theatre. Winning all four is referred to as the grand slam or “EGOT” coined by actor Philip Michael Thomas who said his acronym originally stood for energy, growth, opportunity and talent. Only 12 people have achieved this. Directly off the Emmy website, The Emmy Awards were conceived in 1948 and its founding fathers struggled to name the awards. Something interesting I found was that the awards were supposed to be named “Immy’s”, but was feminized as “Emmys” to match the statuette. The first award ceremony was in 1949 and the awards were given to Los Angeles area programming. It was broadcasted on a local station, but if you wanted to attend the ceremony tickets were only $5.00. Today, The Emmys are administered by three sister organizations, the Television Academy for primetime, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for daytime, sports, news and documentary and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for international. They also have awards at the college and high school levels. I was actually awarded one of these for a video essay I created my senior year. By having so many parts, The Emmys are really trying to keep the television industry significant by finding excellence on different levels. When we think of the Emmys, we think of the PrimeTime awards. This goes back to…

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  • Why Do Kids Play Competitive Sports?

    chance to fix his/her mistake. (NBC News, 9).Stated in the article by Jeff Pearlman, it says “He made it painfully clear to the others that my brother was the weakest of weak links, that he was useless as a soccer player.” When you play a team sport it usually says that every player is required to play during the game. When a kid that is not good at the sport is thrown into the game with other kids that are better at the sport, and they don’t pass the ball to him/her at all then that could put…

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  • The Mindy Project Analysis

    Originally titled, It’s Messy, The Mindy Project is an original program created by and starring Mindy Kaling, commissioned by NBC due to her success as a writer, actor, and executive producer on their hit show The Office, which was reaching the end of its run. The network ultimately passed on the pilot due to the female-lead heavy programming schedule of that particular season, which included, Whitney, The New Normal, Save Me, and Parks & Recreation (Hibberd). Once released the program was…

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  • Prime Time Essay

    1) “A decision to develop a series for prime time simultaneously a choice about a commercial commodity, an aesthetic endeavor, and a social institution. As a result, those making programming decisions will be variously evaluated according to perceptions of their business judgment, their aesthetic tastes, and the values they impart” (Bielby and Bielby 1994:1290). “in a mass-culture industry with a high level of market concentration such as network television, brokers are more directly…

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  • The Brexit Analysis

    British Parliament in the near future. Another news stories from NBC Nightly News had a news clip about the Brexit called Britain in turmoil after Brexit vote to leave European Union. NBC Nightly News focuses on is the possibility that other countries may begin to partake in similar actions of leaving the E.U. By using live footage of Bert Koenders, Dutch Foreign Minister, and Frank Walter Steimeier, German Foreign Minister, the newscaster analyzes the pressure other countries feel to follow…

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  • News Anchor Brian Williams Analysis

    a need to question the integrity of a certain news reporter Brian Williams, an anchor for the NBC news. Williams came under fire for embellishing his role in a helicopter incident in Iraq, leading to his suspension. Furthermore, the suspension that NBC News handed to Mr. Williams was justifiable. This is because it damaged his credibility and America's perception of the news. First, the suspension of Brian Williams was just because of his credibility. Williams’ falsified news story…

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  • The General Electric Company

    General Electric Company is the world’s global digital industrial company that introduces software-defined machines to create solutions in the industry1. They have been a Fortune 500 company for 21 years2. GE is listed on the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) in the United States, and many others for non-U.S. exchanges3. Over the years they have broadened their technologies and services into eight different industrial operating segments and one financial services operating segment4. Industrial…

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  • Descriptive Essay On Universal Movies

    A Special Place: Universal Studios After an extensive, torturous drive, Ethan finally arrived at his destination. He parked his large, black truck in the massive, congested parking garage and began pacing to get to where he was going. The moving walkways were packed like sardines with other people trying to get to the same place he was going. Once he sees the monument that is decorated like the planet Earth with the exterior spinning the words “Universal Studios” he knows he has made it. He…

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  • Conflict Perspective

    (Reporter), & Curry, A. (Anchor). (2014, June 3). Put Down That Smartphone! Finding Ways to Disconnect. [Television series episode]. NBC Nightly News. 4. How does our cultural variation cause social problems? Please explain and give examples. How does our cultural variation enrich our culture and produce innovation and progress? Please explain and give examples.Thompson, A. (Reporter), & Williams, B. (Anchor). (2012, May 17). Young Minorities Become the Majority. [Television series episode].…

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  • Snap Chat: A Brief Summary

    Late October 2016, a tragic accident causing multiple deaths and injuries made local and national news. When reported by NBC nightly news hosted by Lester Halt, the story seem to make headlines because of the popular application and it’s filter “Snap chat”, and when it was reported by Tampa Bay Times it seemed to make headlines because of the multiple fatalities that happened amongst a community. Television and newspaper have emerged as two types of popular mass media. How can the same story…

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