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Posts tagged with Robert Horan

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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Backpack journalism

Posted by: | March 29, 2016 | No 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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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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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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