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Is Facebook hurting political reporting?

The internet is buzzing as Americans wait to see who will win the NY primary. Polls are showing Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as the frontrunners while fans of Bernie Sanders are still hopeful. A steal is unlikely, but possible, depending on who you’re receiving your news from. Every major news outlet is tuned in […]

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The decline of college newspapers

Are on campus newspapers dying? Possibly. Many colleges and universities are moving to an online model and dropping the print version of their news. However, this shift may not be the best move as print newspapers are still a valuable resource for advertisers. The question is are student media organizations able to adjust to the […]

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When there are errors on the cover.

That’s awkward. In 2000 the New York Times issued a correction on something that they had been doing wrong for over 100 years. The issue number n the paper was 500 editions too early. This mistake seems like something the paper can laugh about but other times, mistakes are no laughing matter. Sometimes a small […]

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Andy Cohen

  “If you look at my life before I went into television, the struggle I went through coming out would be surprising to most people, given how comfortable and how out I am being the only late-night gay talk-show host.”   With hard work and determination, Andy Cohen created his own success story that continues […]

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He said, she said

Everyone tells stories. Whether we are telling a friend about what we saw on our morning commute or sharing an old family story that is passed down through the generations we all take part in storytelling. By definition storytelling is “the telling or writing of stories;” and the definition of a story is “a narrative, either […]

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Backpack journalism

With today’s technology, it is now possible to deliver breaking news stories with only using a phone ( and maybe a laptop.) This idea of backpack journalism means that a journalist can go into the field with only a few items, and deliver a news story to their bureau just as if they used expensive […]

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Above the fold

On March 6th 2016,  Former First Lady Nancy Reagan passed away. Here is what was on the cover major newspapers the next day. Monday March 7th, 2016 Looking at top of each front page, called “above the fold” we can see the majority have a picture and a story about the passing of the first […]

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Journalism isn’t dying

(The Gutenberg Parenthesis) – its an idea that everything after Gutenberg and the printing press was an interruption to the ‘original’ form of communication, word-of-mouth. In Megan Garber’s blog post ‘ The Gutenberg Parenthesis: Thomas Pettitt on parallels between the pre-print era and our own Internet age’ she quotes Thomas Pettitt, a professor at the […]

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Isis: the other side of war reporting in the modern age

Reports from the battlefield have come and gone with the changing times. From the runners of ancient Greece to carrier pigeons in World War I, information has been the most valuable asset a military force can acquire. In today’s world, people get war reporting on current engagement s such as those occurring in Syria and Afghanistan from news networks […]

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How technology is changing journalism?

Humans have always been thirsty for news, but the way news is gathered and shared is changing every day. The velocity of journalism is changing in parallel with the evolving technological means that facilitate getting, sharing, and exchanging information. After it used to take years for some news to travel outside of their edge, technology and the internet have […]

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