Why Does it all Matter?

May 2, 2016 | Comments Off on Why Does it all Matter?

Imagine years ago, when a family would gather together around a radio for entertainment and news. Later in life, receiving news was reliant on television broadcasts or printed newspapers. Today, however, is very different. We obtain news in many different ways. Sure, you can watch news stations like Fox, CNN, or ABC. You could read […]

Speed vs. Accuracy

May 2, 2016 | Comments Off on Speed vs. Accuracy

With access to news becoming easier and faster, it is now becoming more crucial for broadcast reporters to get information to the public in a timely manner—timely, in this case, meaning as fast as possible. News stations want to be the first to report on a story. This goal could potentially lead to inaccurate reporting, which […]

Magazine’s Affect on Society’s View of Beauty

May 2, 2016 | Comments Off on Magazine’s Affect on Society’s View of Beauty

Look at this image. What words come to mind? Thin. Pretty. Cheekbones. Model. Chic. Anorexic. Unrealistic. Gross. Some people look at this image and different words come to mind, but on thing is certain. Media is flooded with pictures and advertisements like this one. This is an advertisement found in a magazine; this image is […]

The News About Politics

May 2, 2016 | Comments Off on The News About Politics

Politics are a controversial topic in society. My mother always told me, when meeting a new person, never bring up religion or politics. Why? Because people have strong views about each. Well, this year, we are undergoing a presidential race. You know what that means: ads followed by more ads followed by news reports of […]

Subconscious Bias Affecting Reporting

May 2, 2016 | Comments Off on Subconscious Bias Affecting Reporting

The importance of objectivity with controversial topics has been discussed. There is no argument that news media should present factual unbiased opinions. However, a separate issue lies in the realistic nature of that expectation. Is there such thing as unbiased reporting? This post argues that there is no such thing as unbiased reporting, because subconsciously, everyone […]

Are Blogs Credible News Sources?

May 2, 2016 | Comments Off on Are Blogs Credible News Sources?

First of all, in order to prove the relevance of a discussion on blogs as a credible news source, it is important to define what news is and if blogs apply. News is defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as being “new information or a report about something that has happened recently,” “information that is reported in […]