Journalism Essays & Term Papers

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Robert Cormier Robert Cormier was born on January 17, 1925, in Leominster, Massachusetts and has lived there for most of his life. He is the second of eight children in his family. When he was in elementary school his seventh-grade teacher read one of his poems and told him that it was very good and he could be a writer. When he was in college one of his teachers liked one of his stories so much that she submitted it to a magazine and that was his first ever published work (Presenting Robe

I knew I was in for something different before even opening the book. On the cover of the book was a skull colored by the American flag, with swastikas in its eye sockets. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, as I had no idea who Hunter S. Thompson was. I opened the book and began to read through the author’s preface. Throughout were numerous references to drugs, sex, and politics. I began to get a picture of who HST was and about his style of writing. HTS revolutionized

YELLOW JOURNALISM Yellow journalism is a moneymaking tactic that started a war and a new brand of reporting. Yellow Journalism has effected a lot of lives over the past one hundred years hat it has been around. It has brought out the worst in many people and it can really expose a person s life. On the other hand it can be of some good, I mean who are we to know that everything that is printed in the newspapers. M

Summary Leads ( Why are they are effective) The summary lead is the most widely used lead. It provides a brief summary of the facts in the article in the first sentence. Summary leads work best in inverted pyramid stories. I think that summary leads are effective because if the reader has an interest in the subject after reading the short summary at the beginning, then they will read the whole article. Sometimes a person will read only far enough to lose interest, but in a summary lead

As an editor of a weekly magazine, there are many responsibilities. Upper management recently came to the editor and told him that sales have dipped dramatically. He was also told, that if things do not turnaround soon, heads will roll. Along comes a story that he knows is ethically wrong, but will sell many magazines. What should be done? Should he print the story, even though it is ethically wrong and save jobs, or should he by-pass the story? Countless stories have been printed in b

American journalism has gone through many changes since its inception. Some of these changes have been good, while some have not been good. One of the changes in American journalism that has not been good is the lack of values. It seems that in recent years, (most recently with the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal) American journalism is more interested in making money rather then presenting a story that is based on just the news and facts. Sensationalism has become a regular way of life and is

Wolfe, Tom b. March 2, 1930, Richmond, Va., U.S. in full THOMAS KENNERLY WOLFE, JR. American novelist, journalist, and social commentator who is a leading critic of contemporary life and a proponent of New Journalism (the application of fiction-writing techniques to journalism). After studying at Washington and Lee University (B.A., 1951) and Yale University (Ph.D., 1957), Wolfe wrote for several newspapers, including the Springfield Union in Massachusetts and The Washington Post

The Protagonist of a novel is the main character. The Protagonist of, The Color of Water, is James Mc Bride, also the author. He tells about his life story and about how he had to deal with a hard lifestyle growing up. He also tells the story from his mother, who also talks in the book. This novel is like a diary because James, in every chapter, writes about a different account in his life, just as one would write in their diary about what happened in a day. James describes his life in

Merriam Webster defines objectivity as expressing or dealing with facts or conditions as perceived without distortion by personal feelings, prejudices, or interpretations. Objectivity, as defined by the school of media ethics, means standing so far from the community that you see all events and all viewpoints as equally distant and important, or unimportant for that matter. It is employed by giving equal weight to all viewpoints--or, if not, giving all an interesting twist, within taste

Is today s news a truthful account of the day s events? Is it a blatant attempt to guide the reader s reaction to keep interests high? Or do entertainment corporations trying to make a profit overrun today s news? Should there be certain standards of journalism in news today? To answer these questions, the reader must understand the definition of news. Jack Fuller best defines news as a report of what a news organization has recently learned about matters of some significance or interest to

Yellow journalism, or yellow press , refers to an unethical, irresponsible brand of journalism given to hoaxes, altered photographs, screaming headlines, scoops , frauds, and endless promotions of the newspapers themselves. This term was first used in the 1890 s to describe the competition between two rival New York City newspapers, the World, and the Journal. In 1883, Joseph Pulitzer purchased the New York-based newspaper, the World. With its vivid, sensational reporting and excellent cru

When I received the criteria for this essay I knew that writing this would be a personal challenge to myself. My motivation and interest in being a journalist is so vast that I knew that I would have trouble squeezing it all into a mere 500 word essay. In addition, I would have to list my experience in journalism. During my high school years I have accumulated so much experience due to the responsibilities bestowed on me, that it would be hard to describe them all. As I entered my so

Bibliography Bibliography Works Cited Associated Press. "Federal appeals court reverses fraud verdict against ABC in Food Lion case." available [online] http://www.gocarolinas.com/news/carolinas/1999/10/20/food_lion.html, February 18, 2000. This article, and this case in general was extremely helpful, containing valueable information regarding a case that strongly supported the arguement that the press should not be regulated. Bowes, Kay. Journalism Ethics Columbus Publica

Spanish-American War The Spanish-American War was different from many other wars because it did not deal with America’s rights; nevertheless it dealt with our issues over expansionism. The war was caused by yellow journalism, sinking of the main, and the de Lome letter in which he discussed his bad faith with America. The Spanish-American War was a “splendid little war” because it demonstrated the enormous influence of yellow journalism, changed the balance in the Fed

1. Briefly describe any professional experience in journalism. My experience in journalism has been multi-faceted throughout my college career. I have worked with photojournalism, marketing, design, and advertising. My experience in the area of photojournalism stemmed in high school while working for the yearbook and newspaper staff. My experience extended to college when I was employed by Northeast Studios to take partypics for Truman State University. I then came to Mizzou and too

In 1954, Sam Sheppard was accused of allegedly killing his wife, Marilyn. During this time, the media went absolutely wild. The way they obtained their stories was completely unlike any way they had gone about getting stories before. They completely invaded Sheppard's privacy to obtain “good” stories for their papers and television newscasts. Also, more stories were written about the case than any other event that had been covered in the past. Even the way stories were writt

Changing audience forces media to change their ways It s no secret. During the past 40 years, the trust that was once invested in the media has slowly declined. In a poll conducted by the Gallup Organization in November 2000, journalists and reporters were given an average to low rating for honesty and ethical standards. Professions ranked lower than newspaper reporters in this poll were insurance salesmen, advertising practitioners and car salesmen. Those who think that the media have becom

This now-famous book is one of those rare creatures - a real-life thriller that's actually interesting for the average person to read. Starting with a simple break-in at the Democratic headquarters in the Watergate Hotel, two reporters from the Washington Post followed the trail of money and corruption back to its source. If you haven't been living under a rock, you know exactly how this story turns out, but watching Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward track down the clues is quite interesting.

How Sensationalism Affects Everyone Involved In today s society journalism is under close scrutiny and is losing its credibility. Sensationalism effects both those who receive it in addition to those who report it. This essay will review the history of sensationalism in the media, clearly demonstrate how sensationalism effects ours views on journalism, and confront the ethical dilemmas that journalists must face between reporting objectively and reporting what sells. This will be accomplis

PBS’s role is to ensure that there is a forum on television for subjects which otherwise may not be available on television. They entertain and educate children, represent the arts and provide music based programming. Also they are responsible for presenting controversial news stories without any biases. In theory they are free from the vices of advertising and greed. The public broadcasting network is set up to serve the public. Unfortunately, the air of objectivity surrounding PB

January 28, 1999 Prof. Warren Metcalf History 1493 Ida B. Wells Ida B. Wells was dedicated to journalism and letting people know what is going on. With her journalism investigation instincts, she uses to identify what excuses the whites use to identify lynch campaign against blacks. In the following essay, I will explain what reasons for this vicious and sustained campaign of violence against African-Americans. Ida B. Wells felt that the white should be considered as rapist more t

A Peoples Problem Both the Mexican War and the Spanish American War were caused by an outcry by the American people. The Mexican War could have been avoided if America s ideals of expansion did not dwarf Mexico s right to their land. Be it through Manifest Destiny as it was in the Mexican War or with the new ideas of imperialism in the Spanish-American war. The thing that had the most influence on the Spanish-American War was the Yellow Press. The first problem came when President James K. P

Get Gonzo: Not Your Cuddly Blue Haired Journalism Gonzo Journalism finds it s roots in New Journalism but takes it to the extreme. And no one else can do it like Hunter S. Thompson can do it (Hart 1). It is hard to deny this cult author the credit that is due him after a work of journalism/ literature/ fantasy like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the heart of the American Dream. It is a savage, twisted tale of two hard core drug abusers, one a journalist and the o

It seems odd to speak of "preventive journalism" and preventive democracy in the same breath when it is a known fact that the media anre more focused on conflict and controversy than peace. War has become defines as news while peace certainly has not. What is good for the world, in other words, is not necessarily good for the news business. News contimually generates hostile feelings in the people that it reaches. International relations have moved out from behind closed doors and onto tel

Career of A Journalist A Day in the Life of a Journalist There are many types of journalists, from the local beat newspaper reporter to the foreign correspondent, from the magazine feature writer to the freelance book reviewer, so it is difficult to pin down the daily routine of the "average" journalist. Journalists interview sources and review records to assemble, collect, and report information and explore the implications of the facts. Journalism informs, educates, chastises: Do

High School graduation is a sense of accomplishment for everyone. Then in sets reality. The graduating class of 1996 is no different. There s Lisa, who has her future mapped out without exception. Bobby is a little confused but realizes where his goals will lead. Finally, undecided and unknowing, Tracy searches for an answer. Though these graduates have completely different academic goals, they have all registered at Elizabethtown Community College. However, they suddenly realize they don

Community CollegeHigh School graduation is a sense of accomplishment for everyone. Then in sets reality. The graduating class of 1996 is no different. There s Lisa, who has her future mapped out without exception. Bobby is a little confused but realizes where his goals will lead. Finally, undecided and unknowing, Tracy searches for an answer. Though these graduates have completely different academic goals, they have all registered at Elizabethtown Community College. However, they suddenly

Student Rights! School today has a tense atmosphere at this point in time due to student’s rights. I have read a lot on student rights; I feel that a lot of student are restricted on school policies. One of the big current issues is about searching personal items and searching school property. “A search does not have to end because the school official found the item sought” (Search for Weapons and Drugs). I agree that the school administrator should be able to continue the sear

Did Boris Yeltsin really resign? The people of Russia were led to believe that on New Years Day, January 1st, President Boris Yeltsin suspiciously and suddenly resigned. Some people claim he was to old and to senile to finish his presidential term, others claim he was too sick, deathly sick, others claim he was just fed up with the horrible condition of the Russian Government. Still, a raising number of conspirators are led to believe that Boris Yeltsin, in no way resigned, but was s

The Ethical delimma of journalist Confidence and Privacy Society must have media law to protect confidentiality of people and organizations, as moral principles would not sometimes rescue them from journalism greed. The example of rape case would powerfully explain how important of media law is, in order to protect the victim. Furthermore, public figures such as Politicians and Film Stars are greatly suffering from the intrusion of privacy. Journalists must now have some strategies to minimi

The phrase yellow journalism is said to have been coined in the late nineteenth century (about 1867) to describe Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst's newspapers. Some say it came from controversies surrounding bitter struggles over Richard Felton Outcault's Yellow Kid. Accounts of the derivation are widespread in various dictionaries, histories, and chronicles of journalism. It also has a connection with the Spanish-American war of 1898. Yellow journalism developed as a dire

In the Charles Dickens novel, A Tale of Two Cities, symbolism in used to portray the themes though out the book. Through his characters and their actions as well as their surrounding he shows the theme of this book which is set around the French Revolution. Revenge and resurrection both are major themes that are projected by the symbolism as the novel unfolds with the events in France and the novels main characters reaction towards it. Charles Dickens was an English born author

Samuel Clemens, alias Mark Twain, is an American icon whose razor-sharp wit and inimitable genius have entertained countless readers for more than a century. His many publications include such gallant childhood essentials as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, along with many dozens of other works ranging from airy magazine columns to focused, biting anti-imperialist satire. He was born in Hannibal, Missouri in 1835. The Clemens family consisted of two brothers, a sister, an

News Is a Verb: Journalism at the End of the Twentieth Century In Pete Hamill s News Is a Verb, Hamill offers an explanation of how newspapers have evolved during the past few decades and how fulfilling it has been to work for a newspaper. He introduces his readers to his passion and love for newspaper as well as encourages and distraught the meanings and duties of print journalism. He started at the New York Post in 1960 and then worked his way to the New York Daily News, and the Ne

All The President s Men, by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward is a written account of twenty-one months of investigative reporting by two Washington Post journalists. The story detailing the reporters activities from the initial incident of the Watergate break-in to the subsequent collapse of the Nixon administration is replete with fundamental lessons for quality journalism and accurate reporting. Diligent research and flexibility, a relentless pursuit of the truth in the face of challenges

“Up Close and Personal” The “Movie Up Close and Personal,” is a modern-day story about a young reporter, Tally Atwater (Michelle Pfeiffer), who is determined to make a place for herself in the broadcasting field as a news reporter. At a Miami, Florida based station, where she is given her first chance at making it, Atwater meets Warren Justice (Robert Redford), a well known reporter who has irritated some important people in his career. Justice shows Atwater the

History of Journalism When you wake up in a bustling city like Toronto or a small rural town like Sarnia, what do you do? You probably pick up the latest copy of the Toronto Star, Globe & Mail or Toronto Sun from your doorsteps or closest newsstand. What do you listen to on the radio on the way to work? You listen to the news. What do you watch at 11:00 o'clock at night? You watch the news. News is everywhere. Some people even call it JOURNALISM! From the days of EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOU

Entertainment and News The difference between news and entertainment is that news is events occurring that have an impact in the lives of the people involves, while entertainment is information people seek for pleasure. News can be politics, tragedy, natural disasters, crime and other current events. Entertainment is celebrity information , human interest pieces, and sensationalism. Tabloid news is entertainment disguised as news. The consequences of confusing tabloid news and entertainment

BIAS IN THE MEDIA Bias in the media is viewed as the unbalanced or otherwise sensationalized reporting of events or ideals, which may reflect the beliefs of those in the media and not the population as a whole. The media can persuade the population to view events, proposals, or agendas in a liberal or conservative manner. It is argued that these media organizations are not covering assignments factually, fairly, or fully, resulting in a bias in their coverage. The power of mass media to pers

PSYCHOANALYTIC CRITICISM 'THE FIRST STONE ' Helen Garners controversial novel The First Stone (1995) tells the story of a sexual harassment case in a Melbourne university, and attempts to analyse the power relations between men and women. By applying psychoanalytic criticism to this novel it clearly becomes an interesting work of investigative journalism that could be classed as valued Australian literature. Psychoanalytic Criticism is defined by Moon (1992, p.97) " as seeing literary texts

Truman Capote, one of America's more colorful literary personalities, was born in New Orleans in 1924 and died in California in 1984. He wrote both fiction and non-fiction -- short stories, novels and novellas, travel writing, profiles, reportage, memoirs, plays and films. His work of fiction that is probably most well-known (although not many people know that Capote wrote it) is the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's. What I am most interested in, however, is his masterpiece, In Cold Blood. Thi

The causes and signs of America’s sudden turn toward international involvement at the end of the nineteenth century were new markets, which were needed because of an increase in population, wealth, and production. The imperialistic tendencies of other nations, particularly Africa and China, caused competition for the United States and motivated them to seek out new territories. The popular yellow journalism of the time, which sought the attention of the public by sending artists and

English Composition 1 Paper#4: Persuasion: Draft 2: Nowadays, people never stand still to think about the quality of the information that they absorb. The consuming of daily news has become a very important factor in our everyday lives so that most of us just accept what we read and don t look for anything else. I have time and again found out that there is more to a lot of stories than we would actually deem possible. It is in a way, as an aspiring journalist, important for me to encourag

Americans have never been truly fond of their press. Through the last decade, however, their disdain for the media establishment has reached new levels. Americans believe that the media have become too arrogant, cynical, scandal-minded, and destructive. Public hostility shows up in opinion polls, through comments on talk shows, in waning support for news organizations in their showdowns with government officials, and in many other ways. The most important sign of public unhappiness may be a qu

Free Mumia Abu-Jamal A political prisoner is both a fellow citizen who received an unfair trial and a powerful symbol for those of us who are convinced this unfairness partly results from their political beliefs-beliefs that highlight the criminal justice system as a structure of unfairness. For example Nelson Mandela a South African political activist and lawyer Nelson was the organizational leader of the African national congress, Mandela was sentenced in 1964 to life in prison for sab

LADY BIRD JOHNSON Claudia Alta Taylor was born in a country mansion near Karnack, Texas, she was given the nickname "Lady Bird" when she was just a child; and by this name she is still known today. Her mother, Minnie Pattillo Taylor, died when Claudia (Lady Bird) was only five, so she was raised by her father, her aunt, and the family servants. From her father, Thomas Jefferson Taylor, she learned numerous things about the business world. She was an excellent student. She earned a bachelor's

Journalism/Media/Television 27 Influential Years of 60 Minutes 27 Years of Influential 60 Minutes Since 1968 America has been better enlightened than previously concerning current events and happenings around the world. A considerable factor for this occurrence is the television program 60 Minutes which debuted on the air in September of 1968. Many other television newsmagazines have been produced since its creation, however none have possessed the longevity nor the influence of 60

The Permanent Campaign was written by Norman J. Ornstein and Amy S. Mitchell. This article appeared first in The World & I, in January 1997. Norman Ornstein is regarded as one of our nation s foremost experts on Congress. Mr. Ornstein received a Ph.D.. from the University of Michigan, he writes for the NewYork Times, USA Today, Washington Post, and he has a regular column in Roll Call newspaper called Congress Inside Out . Mr. Ornstein is also an election analyst for CBS and appears freq

Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Influences Gabriel García Márquez, a Colombian-born writer of astonishing skill, is thought by many to be one of the world's greatest living authors and is responsible for awakening interest in Latin American literature with his style of writing. He is considered one of the pioneers of "Magical Realism," a style of writing that brings together realism and fantasy. Throughout Marquez’s he has had many influences that have helped him become successful aut

World War One. The first great tragedy of humanity. That is of course excluding love and life. Combine all three and you find one of the most masterfully written novels about life, love, and war that could only be written by Ernest Hemingway. Born July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Hemingway started his literary career when he was hired as a reporter for the Kansas City Star. During the war he joined the volunteer American Red Cross as a ambulance driver in 1918. A