header image

Archive for September, 2014

Crime Reporting: Best to come first

Posted by: | September 23, 2014 | No Comment |

Crime reporting dates as far back as 1400 B.C. when charges against the mayo of Nuzu in Mesopotamia were recorded in cuneiform script on clay. Fast-forward a few hundred years and we come upon the first recorded murder trial in US history. On January 2, 1800, the body of Gulielma “Elma” Sands was recovered from […]

under: Comm 455
Tags: , , , , ,

Fairfax fall festival extravaganza

Posted by: | September 23, 2014 | No Comment |

News travels by gossip, trading, traveling, feasting, and ceremonies, and the Fairfax Fall Festival includes all of these. That’s right folks, the 38th annual Fall Festival is a’comin on Oct. 11. And admission is free! “What started out as a small market for artisans to display their wares has grown to a festival with more […]

under: Comm 455, Local news
Tags: , , , , ,

New news, old tricks

Posted by: | September 22, 2014 | No Comment |

Coupons win bread for newspapers and consumers. Move over, Groupon. Or should I say, advertisements. The once omnipotent printed ad is second to none other than the savior of the  American economy: the coupon. Anyone who has ever binge watched episodes of TLC’s “Extreme Couponing”, probably noticed an alarming constant (aside from obscene savings and doomsday […]

under: Comm 455, newspapers
Tags: , ,

Yellow Journalism was born in the late nineteenth century out of the competition between publishing moguls Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst. Competition between the two came to a peak when Hearst hired the Cartoonist Richard F. Outcault away from Pulitzer after Outcault’s popular cartoon “Hogan’s Alley” boost Pulitzer’s sales.  Outcault’s most popular character from […]

under: Comm 455
Tags: , , , ,

Ethics are a factor that develop overtime. Ethics change with new technologies, advancements, ideas — and are often subjective to one’s personal opinions. ethics [eth-icks] noun, plural : a system of moral principles Ethics are separate from formal laws. Therefore, to answer the question “what is ethical” is often simply impossible because of the multitude of interpretations. […]

under: Comm 455
Tags: , , , , , ,

In light of the recent missing student at the University of Virginia, Hannah Graham, I found myself wondering if women are safe on college campuses. The feminist in me knows that this argument I’m trying to state might come across as sexist and may be misconstrued, but my opinion on the subject matter shall have to speak for […]

under: Comm 455
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Once upon a time, in the early 1920’s, 40 percent of the radio stations in the United States were operated by non-profit, non-commercial broadcasters. New kids on the block, NBC and CBS decided that this was not good for their profit-model, so they pressured Congress to regulate the airwaves. Congress, ever receptive to corporate interests, […]

under: Comm 455
Tags:

The Impact of Feature Writing What IS feature writing? Feature writing is the researching and writing of a special, in-depth article for a newspaper or magazine. It is considered special because it focuses on one particular, core topic, and is not a regular part of the periodical in which it is published, the way a […]

under: Comm 455
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

http://screenmediadaily.com/mobile-devices-help-consumers-research-travel-and-make-reservations/ Many Americans have started booking their travel reservations on their mobile devices. Rather than using their desktops or laptops, they are using their cell phones, iPads, tablets, etc. Richard Byrne Reilly, of VentureBeat News (VB News), reported: “For the first six months of 2014, over 40 percent of Americans booked travel reservations — flights, hotels, cruises, […]

under: Comm 455
Tags: , , , ,

Cylinder seals were used by the ancient Mesopotamians to press cuneiform writing onto clay tablets and were the precursor to moveable type. They were invented around 3500 BC in the city of Susa, what is now modern day southwest Iran. The cylinders were used as an administrative tool for officiating documents. A person’s seal was […]

under: Comm 455
Tags: ,

SUPERnatural

Posted by: | September 15, 2014 | No Comment |

Supernatural, once a little known television series that catered to a small target audience has since become a huge phenomenon. A story about two brothers who seek to avenge the murder of their mother brings the viewers into a thrilling science fiction adventure. Upon their quest they encounter various creatures, from vampires to shape shifters that […]

under: Comm 455
Tags: , , , ,

Printing pressed

Posted by: | September 15, 2014 | No Comment |

Modern technology antiquates newspapers and handwriting. In the old days of journalism, almost everything was done by hand. Notes, articles, random musings– you name it, they hand wrote it. But with the Grim Reaper wrapping newspapers and print media in its vice-like grip, one can’t help but wonder what will happen to handwriting. Signs point to a slow, yet […]

under: Comm 455
Tags: , ,

« Newer Posts - Older Posts »

Categories