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The decline of college newspapers

Posted by: | April 19, 2016 | No Comment |

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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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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… ok not really, but there are a few new technologies that have emergergered recently that automate news writing and delivery.   1- In China, a new channel is using Microsoft artificial intelligence to all to anchors and deliver weather forecasts. This is interesting because in the future this could remove weather anchors like Al […]

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Backpack journalism

Posted by: | March 29, 2016 | 1 Comment |

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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Notice: this contains content that is NSFW. On St. Patricks’s Day weekend, local ABC affiliate WJLA-TV was reporting on Arlington residents drinking at local pubs. Ironically, right as news anchor Kimberly Suiters asked reporter Jeff Goldberg about residents keeping their clothes on, a flasher walks in frame of the camera. Goldberg barely reacted and continued […]

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Above the fold

Posted by: | March 15, 2016 | No Comment |

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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WDBJ

Posted by: | February 22, 2016 | No Comment |

by Robert Horan   ( mature content advisory)   On August 26, 2015, a former WDBJ anchor shot and killed two co-workers as the they were live on air. Vester Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams, shot reporter Allison Parker and her cameraman Adam Ward as they were conducting a live interview for their morning […]

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Live streaming the news

Posted by: | February 16, 2016 | No Comment |

In recent months I have have been getting alerts on my Facebook feed that look like this: “CNN is LIVE” talking about the Zika virus ” ABC7-WJLA is LIVE” talking about this weekend’s storm ” NBC is LIVE” taking about the Grammys These alerts have been popping up more frequently as various news organizations, shows, […]

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SNL reports on actual news!?!

Posted by: | February 9, 2016 | No Comment |

Since Saturday Night Live is planned days in advance, they typical do not have enough time to report on something that happened a few hours before broadcast. This was the rare exception. The flub made during the Republican debate on ABC happened about 4 hours before Weekend Update aired live. In the 1970’s when SNL […]

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Every night millions of Americans turn to their local news station to watch the evening news. According to Conan O’Brian though it seems all these stations say the same thing. ( video produced by TBS) Of course it is not really true that these news stations are saying the same thing, but rather they are […]

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