Tag Archives: Blog Journal

Analyzing a story about the Opening Ceremony

With the 2010 Winter Olympics under way, we are no doubt in the next two weeks going to see many news stories about them.  This morning I read this The New York Times story about yesterday’s Opening Ceremony and fatal … Continue reading

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A Look at ESPN.com vs. Yahoo! Sports

On Thursday night, I visited both ESPN.com and Yahoo! Sports, taking note of similarities and differences, and what works and what doesn’t. Both front pages are very similar and are easy to navigate by visitors.  Both feature a box of … Continue reading

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Questionable Actions in the UK Regarding Freedom of Press

I’m not at all familiar with the laws of England or the rest of the United Kingdom, but this story shows me that the government can be more restrictive with freedom of press. Last week a High Court judge reversed … Continue reading

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Discussion of an Online Sports Journalism Personality

I don’t regularly read Bill Simmons‘ columns, but I do enough to be familiar with his work. This weekend was one of those occasions in which I took the time (and trust me, they take time) to read one of … Continue reading

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Palin and Agenda-Setting

Upon the announcement that Sarah Palin will appear on Fox News, questions have been raised about how she will approach issues. A blog post on Care2 shows the power of media figures to frame issues. For Palin, the issue of … Continue reading

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Discussion of a Celebrity Blog

Despite being referred to as trashy, interesting, controversial, or entertaining, the blog, Perezhilton.com, is an Internet hit. Hilton’s main focus in his posts is the gossip surrounding celebrities, actors, and musicians. Whether it is from the multiple affairs of Tiger … Continue reading

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A New Way To Approach Online News Packages

I’ve never seen an online news story package quite like this one from CNN about a Haitian actor’s story of contacting his family in Haiti.  Sure, there are online print stories accompanied by videos everywhere.  But the way the story … Continue reading

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On rape and journalistic description

Journalists have the role of agenda-setters in our information economy. When we chase down a story, we make a decision about what is important to report about. Additionally, the words we choose speak volumes about our “objective” relationship to the … Continue reading

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“Race Riots Grip Italian Town, and Mafia is suspected”

I saw this article on the nytimes.com, have been browsing current events this evening. Immigrant riots in Southern Italy resulted in more than a thousand African immigrants works being shipped and bussed to immigrant detention centers. The riots began in … Continue reading

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The Americanization of Mental Illnesses by Ethan Watters

Many things from our culture have gone global. We have “McDomination” and “Coca-colonialization” to almost every corner of the Earth, but the article The Americanization of Mental Illnesses by Ethan Watters brings to light that the onslaught of products from … Continue reading

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