Clay Shirky who wrote Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable (1993) argues that society doesn’t need newspapers society needs journalism to save society. Shirky supports this argument by giving a historical background to the problems newspapers face and how the problems have developed over time and the solutions society has came up with. The blogger concludes that in order for journalism to go farther new models must be created in place of past molds. Shirky directs this blog toward the current and future generations in attempt to motivate new models and methods of journalism.
As you enter the city of Toronto, enclosed by skyscrapers towering over you overflowing with culture, where time passes swiftly as people dash by you; it makes you feel trivial in the metropolitan area. The city of shadows that cast a never ending gloom, only to be broken up by
“Cities are not approached simply as forums for economic and political confrontations but as places rich with meaning and value for those who live, work, and play in and near them” (Borer 2006). People assign characteristics and personality to cities. These traits are assumed to be as permanent and concrete as the physical city (Borer 2010). However, like the characteristics of a person’s identity may change over time, the identity of places is fluid and dynamic (Borer
The newspapers are the key primary source for information about the Oka Crisis. But by no means does this make these sources transparent, rather newspapers are often bias towards the the main social,
In this part Lynch argues that people in urban situations orient themselves by means of mental maps. To un-derstand the role of these mental maps in our urban lives, he conducted a field research of the visual qualities of the cities of Los Angeles, Boston and Jersey in the previous chapter, and deduced that these visual qualities can conveniently be classified into 5 types of elements: Paths, edges, districts and nodes.
Introduction: The word “Urban Sprawl” means more growth than the usual and the excessive nature of it makes it different from the urban growth (S. Habibi, 2011). Urban sprawl is the major issue of the cities all over the world. It is a universal problem faced by both developed and developing
Past the countrysides, cities pop up round and round. These urban areas are displayed with humongous skyscrapers, resonate the air with vehicles booming and people roaming streets as their daily lives. Cities diverge from every form of lifestyle and environment, such as islands, reserves, countrysides and wetlands. Cities emphasize three key features that are essential to the establishment of this aspired habitat. Across the globe, citizens select cities as their homes. Therefore, in this essay these are reasons why cities are the best choice to live in with benefits included.
The two articles that I chose, Freedom of Press for Whom? And Diversity around a democratic core: The universal and the particular in journalism, the main ideas of the articles are to draw attention to how the public follows journalisms as well as politicians. Both of the articles discussed that media and journalism are a form of communication. Thus, they both provide information about news related topics to the public. This way the citizens would have a way to have a voice and participate in debates.
In retrospect, the uprising of new media has flaws and loop holes that have the ability to undermine the authenticity of public freedom. This may be achieved through rhetorical manipulation. Democracy is essential in representing the rights and freedom of individuals. Caudill (2008) discusses a true key in achieving authentic democracy is access to truthful information. Globally it is evident that this is not the case when comparing countries such as Australia to Tunisia, not all governments provide transparency to its publics. Government and supra-state policies vary worldwide and impact individuals differently. When looking at the example of Tunisia, the government’s inability to effectively communicate with its country resulted in ongoing political unrest. It is evident how tools such as social media can reach out and impact countries such as these with democratic
Leonhard Euler Euler made large bounds in modern analytic geometry and trigonometry. He made decisive and formative contributions to geometry, calculus and number theory. Born: 15 April 1707 in Basel, Switzerland Died: 18 Sept 1783 in St Petersburg, Russia Introduction Euler's father wanted his son to follow him into the church and sent him to the University of Basel to prepare for the ministry. However geometry soon became his favourite subject. Euler obtained his father's consent to change to mathematics after Johann Bernoulli had used his persuasion. Johann Bernoulli became his teacher. He joined the St. Petersburg Academy of Science in 1727, two years after it was founded by Catherine I the wife of Peter Even while in Berlin he received part of his salary from Russia and never got on well with Frederick. During his time in Berlin, he wrote over 200 articles, three books on mathematical analysis, and a popular scientific publication Letters to a Princess of Germany (3 vols., 1768-72). In 1766 Euler returned to Russia. He had been arguing with Frederick the Great over academic freedom and Frederick was greatly angered at his departure. Euler lost the sight of his right eye at the age of 31 and
More and more people are moving into cities and the world is swiftly urbanizing. Giving rise to our decisions to locate certain economic activities there, a post-office, a restaurant, a place of employment and so on. New activities generate, even new streets are added, increasing our path
Freedom of the press is considered to be the most important component to a strong, fair, and healthy democracy. This ideal is so valued that it is within the first amendment of the Constitution of the United States’ Bill of Rights. Today still, a free press is often used as a measurement of the freedom and democratic strength of a state, and is considered to be a guardian of the people against democratic erosion or executive aggrandizement. Freedom of the press, however, is not unproblematic. It can seem at many times that state intervention within or restriction of the press, can solve some of the issues of a free press, but neither state control, nor an entirely unconstrained press is perfect for democracy, or protection against the erosion of democracy. While a free press does not guarantee the survival of a democracy, and the degree of freedom may need to be slightly limited, it is without question, that a freer press is more likely to ensure the survival of democracy, than a press that is controlled, or one that is experiences extreme constraints from the government.
Before starting an analysis of the metropolis, it is important to define the term “city”. Growing up I lived in a rural area but I used to take trips to the nearest city which was in Wichita, Ks. It was filled with thousands of people and it always seemed busy. It was full of people who always seemed to be going somewhere. A city, however can be understood in a few different ways, physical, cultural, and mental. George Simmel, a sociologist of the 18th century, was the first person to discover new aspect of what a city could be by stating, “a city is the form of psychic rather than physical life”. He believed that the essence of the city did not lie amongst the abundance of buildings and architectural construction. On the contrary, Simmel stressed Prima Facie. The invisible fact that a city forms human mentality, imagination and thinking. As a result, those who
Different Reseach Domains within Journalism Study By James Xu 21503974 Introduction Journalism is the product of the rise of media industry in more recent years. As journalism and social life is inextricably linked together, it has tremendous impacts on social, political, economic, cultural and many other fields in people’s daily life. Scholars in various
Christians et al. classify “the basic tasks of journalism in a democracy under three main headings: