SO GOOD…SO FAR

I’m pleased that the CT 399 class was able to take the time out to give us advice on my class. That’s something that I really needed to hear. I’m happy that all the students kept their websites going after the CT class. That is something that I definetely plan to do. One thing that […]

I’m pleased that the CT 399 class was able to take the time out to give us advice on my class. That’s something that I really needed to hear. I’m happy that all the students kept their websites going after the CT class. That is something that I definetely plan to do.

One thing that is mentioned that I feel is very important is taking responsibility of your work that it published on the site. Everything that I have posted are topics I feel strongly about or blog posts that were sent to me that I received PERMISSION to post. As long as I have received permission to post someone else’s work, I am taking responsibility for it.

One thing I haven’t done yet is posting my constructed experiments. I used the green room one time for the ‘Inspirational Person Lesson,’ but I did not add it to my site. It is not that I am not pleased with it. I just want to find the perfect way to add it to my site (page, post, etc).

 

A New Era With Social Media And Personal Branding

Social networking has been and is currently becoming more of an essential and influential factor in our everyday lives. It impacts our both our personal and professional life as we go about our activities on a daily basis. Media on the whole infiltrates almost every aspect of our lives. Today almost everyone uses social media […]

Social networking has been and is currently becoming more of an essential and influential factor in our everyday lives. It impacts our both our personal and professional life as we go about our activities on a daily basis. Media on the whole infiltrates almost every aspect of our lives. Today almost everyone uses social media one way or the other.

 

Electronic gadgets have been obsessed with and have had a great demand globally.               Social Media allows us communicate and share information, it allows information to be recreated and be placed out there for future references, and it is also used as a learning and educating process in the development of young children.

With the use of social media information is therefore shared with millions of people creating a better informed society. Since media is not disposable, newspapers, TV news episodes and other forms of media can be stored and be easily retrieved at any time for individuals’ use. “Values of making connections with people” is one point which is amplified through social media. It can be used to make important ties and connections with people whom you may have a similar interest with and it can be very prominent in professional recommendations from others.

“Building bridges with a blog are ways to communicate”.Blogs can be very useful and valuable when communicating with people whom we’ve known and those now acquainted with.The term social is more as to how we communicate with people. Media on the other hand as the mode that is used to transmit communication.

Therefore social media can be viewed as a mode or mechanism used to convey communication. However, social media also has its setbacks. Personal and private information can cause corruption in a person’s professional and personal life, since many employers use an individual’s social media/blogs information to determine whether someone may or may not be eligible for a job.

The information put out there has varying consequences as of how people monitor your life on social media. I personally found the workshop to be functional to my own use of social media and it was quite educating for me to learn more about how it can be useful and how it can be harmful. Social media has its pros and cons and should be used in the right ways for the right reasons.

 

Digital Journalism- Excerpts from the Columbia Graduate School

As I was reading about Digital Journalism: Excerpts from the Columbia Graduate School: “The Story So Far, What We Know About the Business of Digital Journalism” I figured it was very interesting and educating at the same time. Digital journalism also known as online journalism is a contemporary form of journalism where editorial content is distributed via the Internet as […]

As I was reading about Digital Journalism: Excerpts from the Columbia Graduate School: The Story So Far, What We Know About the Business of Digital Journalism I figured it was very interesting and educating at the same time. Digital journalism also known as online journalism is a contemporary form of journalism where editorial content is distributed via the Internet as opposed to publishing via print or broadcast.

News from Everywhere: Chapter one, which is ‘The Economics of Digital Journalism’, focuses a great deal on how the digital world contributes a great deal to the nation’s economy. Rick Edmonds who studies the financial side of the new business for Poynter’s Website claimed that newspapers’ online revenue grew by more than 30 percent in both 2005 and 2006.

I personally think that the digital transformation of the news industry has grown tremendously over the years. Newsrooms and newspapers have swelled in size over the years, and digital medium has taken a permanent place in the media industry.

With audiences and ad revenue growing even as competitors disappeared, digital journalism is growing constantly. The best part about digital journalism is that there are fewer barriers to entry, lowered distribution costs, and diverse computer networking technologies have led to the widespread practice of digital journalism.

Are Smart Phones The New News Gathering Tools?

After listening to a BBC podcast about producing news reports using mobile phones it gave me a lot of perspectives about how media is taking a whole new approach with just the use of a smart phone. For instance the BBC started issuing IPhones to its journalists for news gathering which seems like an immense […]

After listening to a BBC podcast about producing news reports using mobile phones it gave me a lot of perspectives about how media is taking a whole new approach with just the use of a smart phone. For instance the BBC started issuing IPhones to its journalists for news gathering which seems like an immense step for a news organization such as the BBC to be gathering news through a phone. Smartphones offer a simple and flexible way to record and edit broadcast-quality audio.

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The BBC reported that there are some basic rules to making the most of the apps most smartphones are supplied with – like remembering to divert calls before starting to record and avoiding talking directly into the microphone as this will distort the sound. BBC journalists are recording and editing packages for radio and TV and broadcasting live from location.

BBC’s tutorial was quite standard and clear about how they use an IPhone to do news gathering and they are able to do their editing on it as well.

The recording features on the IPhone allow you to trim your audio and email it as well. It is quite interesting as to how much you can get accomplished with an IPhone, where for instance the BBC journalists are able to do their reporting and gather their news and simply email it to their newsroom. Also the PNG news app that they have makes the whole process quite simple for reporters to do their job and to get a lot done. A smartphone is an amazing news gathering device to have and the best part is that you can fit it in your pocket.

There Are Many Approaches to Journalism.

  Journalism has taken many different approaches, and international reporting is a very essential and crucial aspect of journalism. York College recently had a seminar about international reporting, which makes up a large chunk of the news.  As long as the idea of media goes back, international reporting has been covered by journalists all over […]

 

Journalism has taken many different approaches, and international reporting is a very essential and crucial aspect of journalism. York College recently had a seminar about international reporting, which makes up a large chunk of the news.  As long as the idea of media goes back, international reporting has been covered by journalists all over the place, and about all types of events globally.

International journalism is a great area for journalists to explore. There is so much more going on in the world and beyond your country’s borders. International reporting enables millions of people to know about what is transpiring in other countries and how global activities affect the rest of the world.

As a journalism student and a writer for my school’s newspaper, I strongly believe that more journalism students should be engaging in international journalism. Foreign policy and diplomacy is a subject that affects people all over the world and being able to report internally allows you to interact and meet people from all walks of life.

Journalism and international affairs allows you to enter into a world of an increasingly globalized, technology-focused workforce which is the reality that it all comes down to. Also, I would say taking a few classes in political science is great for a journalism portfolio especially if you are interested in international reporting. Both journalism and politics are designed to give students a strong conceptual understanding of both communication media and international politics.