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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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CNN: For your entertainment

Posted by: | October 7, 2014 | No Comment |

The Cable News Network, or CNN as it is colloquially known is an American cable and satellite news channel owned by the Turner Broadcasting System. Founded in 1980, the network is known for being the first ever 24-hour news channel. CNN has centers in New York City, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, but primarily broadcasts […]

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Ted Turner & CNN

Posted by: | October 29, 2012 | No Comment |

Launched on June 1, 1980 Ted Turner’s Cable News Network (CNN) continued people’s innate desire for news. CNN was the first 24-hour cable news program. CNN gave us “the sights as well as the sounds of the news became available 24 hours a day,” as Mitchell Stephens notes in his book “A History of the News.” Before […]

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Who doesn’t love to be the first one to know something? I love to be the source of information for any kind of news , but I definitely can’t be a fountain of information alone! I owe my success in my distribution of information to social media and television for their consistent updates of information […]

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Get it right the first time! That is what Jon Stewart of The Daily Show practically meant when he emphasized the huge blunder that CNN and Fox News had committed when they wrongly reported on the Supreme Court ruling of the Affordable Healthcare Act.  Thanks to electronic news these days, it is easy for mistakes like […]

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The new news apps

Posted by: | September 26, 2011 | No Comment |

Tablets are the latest craze around the world in 2011. From the iPad, to the Galaxy Tab and now even Amazon wants a crack at it. Sure these things are cool to play with, but did we really think it would change the face of journalism? Sports Illustrated last year created what I think is […]

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“In your face!” “Oh dude you should have been there she fell flat on her face!” “Have you checked your Facebook yet today?” CNN Money. com annunced Tuesday night the Facebook is getting closer to  winning the “face” trademark, causing some people to fret. Does this mean that every time I say “face” I owe […]

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Have we ever trusted journalist?

Posted by: | November 18, 2010 | No Comment |

Watchdogs. Honest. Gatekeepers. Objective. We have a lot of different words to describe journalist, but some how “trustworthy” never seems to be one of them. It seems the integrity of journalist has been questioned by the public for longer then many of us might realize — since 1648 (at least). In twenty first century journalism […]

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The opinions of opinions

Posted by: | November 17, 2010 | No Comment |

One of the (great?) things that internet journalism has created is the ability for people to “comment” on the news. Have you ever been to a CNN.com article and skimmed through the story just to get to the comments? I have. It can be infuriating and funny at the same time. The “Comment” section has […]

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Saturate in news

Posted by: | November 11, 2010 | No Comment |

I can remember just a mere two years ago — I was taking a class that gave news quizzes, we had to know local and global news. I can remember being told to “read the Richmond Times Dispatch and The Washington Post.” Now only two year later, being told to read the newspaper is like […]

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Short attention spans = fast news

Posted by: | October 13, 2010 | No Comment |

You click on the TV at 5am, 5pm and 10pm to catch your local news broadcast; your laptop is out, books are in your lap, coffee on the table, dinner being cooked, you’re constantly distracted by something and of the hour of news coming out of your TV you catch five minutes. As our attention […]

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Repetition in the news

Posted by: | December 8, 2009 | No Comment |

As Mitchell Stephens points out in chapter 16 of “A History of News,” much of the news offered today is repetitious. This held some truth before the advent of pay television (cable and satellite) and the Internet. Now, with so many media options available to the audience, stories often feed on themselves and the repetition […]

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