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Archive for February, 2016

This past Sunday, Chris Rock hosted the highly anticipated Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars. With events like these, word of mouth is truly put into action whether it’s in person or via social media. This was greatly shown by the massive amounts of tweets and articles that emerged after Rock’s opening monologue. With the […]

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Inspiration from a true media star

Posted by: | February 29, 2016 | No Comment |

As an undergraduate at George Mason University, nothing is more inspiring than learning from those who have achieved a life of success and fulfilled their career goals from an early age. More importantly, witnessing those we are working in a field that they have always aspired to work in. In all honesty, isn’t that what […]

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Ethics in the ethnic press

Posted by: | February 29, 2016 | No Comment |

Journalism is a very interesting yet dangerous field. Journalists are among the most dedicated people to their profession and they fulfill their responsibilities with complete ambition. Journalists risk their lives daily to leak out information to the public that typical biased news corporations don’t. A prime example of a journalist putting her life on the […]

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Handguns for children

Posted by: | February 29, 2016 | No Comment |

Why would anyone be okay with a child under the age of 14, to use a gun? Last week, the state of Iowa, sent a bill to the senate proposing changes to state laws relating to guns. Currently, the state does not allow children under the age of 14 to use guns, but this new […]

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Media: how we want it

Posted by: | February 28, 2016 | No Comment |

The media shows the public what we want to see. Journalists don’t waste their time writing articles and features about the average person doing an average thing. That isn’t entertaining. The usual, weird, and outlandish is what the public want to hear about. In Mitchell Stephens’ book A History of News there is a whole chapter (chapter 8) devoted […]

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Since its establishment in 1957 George Mason University has accumulated a long list of notable alumni. Among them is Hala Gorani anchor and correspondent for CNN International. Throughout her career she has created a name for herself, and has become one of the most iconic women in the media in the 21st century. Hala Gorani […]

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More issues than Vogue

Posted by: | February 26, 2016 | No Comment |

“Sometimes I would buy Vogue instead of dinner. I felt it fed me more.” –Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City) Arthur Baldwin Turnure, the creator of Vogue, would have been pleased to witness the success that has evolved from his magazine. In 1892, Turnure constructed the influential fashion and lifestyle magazine in hopes of capturing […]

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During the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther became widely known as one of the most powerful and forceful leaders in the 16th century. Within the PBS film, “Martin Luther: The Reluctant Revolutionary,” the plot captures the journey of a man that truly changed the course of history. Throughout this time, the Catholic Church was recognized as […]

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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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Paris: the city of love

Posted by: | February 23, 2016 | 3 Comments |

Bonjour and welcome to the wonderful city of Paris, France. Known worldwide as the city of love, Paris is the desired location for honeymooners and those looking for a bit of romance. From scenic walks along the Seine River to ascending the Eiffel tower, there is certainly a lot to do in this city rich […]

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A good feature story is meant to not just inform, but entertain. Feature stories gravitate towards topics that the public is interested in and further elaborates on the matter in an entertaining way. A way in which feature stories garner attention is by illuminating recent controversies that the public seems to be fascinated by. Last […]

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Trump. The rise of a demagogue

Posted by: | February 23, 2016 | No Comment |

  Donald Trump. By now he is arguably the most popular man in America — next to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, that is. Well what exactly does that say about America? Donald Trump has made his claim to wealth and fame through his various real estate ventures and by way of media. However, this American […]

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