The article Journalism and the power of emotions, by Bech Sillesen, Chris Ip, and David Uberti, discusses the varying ways in which storytelling has evolved as it travels between mediums, especially in the digital age; through this, the article discusses how the digital world could be potentially limiting both to our thoughts and the degree of empathy that we feel. This article is a review of a project made to examine this concept, and is broken down into three components: what empathy is, how narratives summon empathy, and lastly the effect that technology has on our capability to express it. Empathy is described as “everyday mind reading,” or the ability to which you understand other’s mental and emotional states based on body language and words. Our ability to do this increases as we spend more time with the person, meaning that empathy is dependant on time. The main way we feel empathy is through “experience sharing,” meaning that as you see someone expressing a passionate emotion, your brain produces your own version of the pain/story within yourself to relate. Our brains intertwine due to the social nature of humans, but it’s important to note that it’s similarity that draws out empathy. If we perceive a person as too different or see no way to relate, this bond does not occur, which leads second part of this paper - the nature of storytelling. The next stage of “experience sharing” is “transportation theory.” This is when you become so engaged in a story that you
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We seem to be living in the “generation me”, where the upcoming generation is showing less and less traits of empathy. Often times, empathy and sympathy may get confused, but sympathy is the feeling of caring about feeling sorry for someone’s trouble while on the other hand,empathy is being able to relate to another person issues or problems. Online social media networks may be to blame for the lack of empathy. Through online, we are able to ignore others and their emotional feelings. However the behavior of lack of empathy can also be played out in face-to-face situations.
Brandon Stanton the author of Humans of New York successfully used pathos and ethos to explain his subject’s stories through the multimodal genre in todays social media world. Using pop culture, Humans of New York became a household name for expressing some difficult material happening in todays society. HONY became popular because the use of online sources to spark a conversation about issues in the world, has increased as well as the use of ethos and pathos in a post. Nearly eight to ten Americans are on Facebook (Greenwood), the possibly of people seeing these social issues online is increasing tremendously. The use for technology is rise as well as the human connection through the internet. Being able to connect to across the other side
On the other hand, it triggers the mind to create new ideas, which may lead to formation of abstract or perceptible products. Of course these aims are satisfied merely by the fundamental support of fiction, the imagination. These points may be valid since empathy can solely be carried out by “imagining” the other, secondly in a world which is only consisted of truths and factual thoughts, distraction and amusement would be so hard to reach and thirdly, producing new concepts is impossible without imagining new ideas. Yet, she can not engage her oppositions about the norms and biases of the society with her arguments which lack further
Printed media is extremely important in not only in the US but in Italy and all over the world in today’s culture. The United States of America has twenty-five newspapers and Italy itself has seven different newspapers. The main number of newspapers are locally and/or regionally based. This shows Italy’s strong history. The most well-known national dailies are all Milan based. Corriere della Sera and Rome’s La Repubblica, followed by Turin’s La Stampa and Italy’s business news, Ii Sole 24 Ore. There are a number of weekly papers with a wide circulation and the most influential news magazines, Panorama and L’Espresso. Italy’s sports newspapers and the Catholic weekly, Famiglia Christina also have a very extensive popularity and readership. A statistic shows 80% of Italians actually are said to watch more television for their news verses reading the newspapers for the news. The highest percentage in Europe. Where the United States of America has twenty-five newspapers and Americans watch television for their news more often than reading the newspapers as well. Since 2013 American’s reading the news had dropped from 57% to 20% in 2016. The printed press in Italy has been almost completely independent but few are fearing that the cross media ownership laws could work to have less employees than they currently have. The Italian print newspaper market can be put into four segment. Paid for
In the article,” WIRELESS SENSORS CAN DETECT PEOPLE'S EMOTIONS” by Mary Beth Griggs, discusses how EQ Radio transfers a wireless signal that bounces off your body and back to the device. This measures things like your breathing, heart rate and pulse. As noted in the article, it states,” “Our work shows that wireless signals can capture information about human behavior that is not always visible to the naked eye,” Dina Katabi, the leader of the project said. “We believe that our results could pave the way for future technologies that could help monitor and diagnose conditions like depression and anxiety.” Nevertheless, these wireless signals may potentially help with other conditions in the near future.
David Swensen and Michael Schmidt propose in “News You Can Endow” a plan to help keep print newspapers afloat in the digital age. Swensen is the chief investment officer for Yale University, where he is also a professor of finance. He is the author of “Pioneering Portfolio Management: An Unconventional Approach to Institutional Investment (2000)” and Unconventional Success: A Fundamental Approach to Personal Investment (2005)” Schmidt is a financial analyst for Yale University.
In recent times psychologists have taken studying the connection between empathy and literature It is of some note that “people who read well written fiction may come to understand and sympathise with other people more.” (Knapp, Schwanenflugel, 2015) This is what the mat is for, to collect those subtle feelings sculpted and moulded by the author to be feed to readers, to let us soak at the end of a novel, or story and consider what we’ve read, the journey so far. There is something delicious about reaching the end of Joe Landsdale novel and longing for more, or reading a TS Elliot poem such as The Hippopotamus, or The Whisper of Immortality and mulling over the words, decoding the meaning. That moment of fulfilment and the exhilaration that makes one cry out, “that’s it! I want to make people feel like
In the opinion of journalists, politicians, a jury of her peers, and thousands of people who read the headlines, Aileen Wournos was a monster. Listen to the outcry of the friends and family of the seven victims of Aileen’s predatory hunt along the I-75 highway in Florida. As Nick Broomfield, a director who produced two documentaries about Aileen, said, “The idea of a woman killing men – a man-hating lesbian prostitute who tarnished the reputations of all her victims – brought Aileen Wuornos a special kind of hatred.” Aileen was a murderer, a monster. Monsters do not have rhyme or reason to their actions, pasts that could ground them in humanity, or a place in society. However, others feel differently. A strange blend of victim and serial killer, many scholars are looking at the case of Aileen Wuornos to see if more than just her crimes got her convicted. Aileen was a poor, lesbian prostitute who had been looked down on all her life, and many believe those are the attributes that got Aileen sentenced to death so quickly. Indeed, Aileen’s case was more than just a murder trial, but a statement on how society disapproves of women who do not conform to heteronormative femininity.
The period in American Literature known as the American Renaissance was a time of great change in our country. It was an age of westward expansion and social conflict. Americans were divided on such volatile issues as slavery, reform and sectionalism that ultimately led to the Civil War. Emerging from this cauldron of change came the voice of a new nation - a nation with views and ideals all its own. The social, economic, technological and demographic revolution that was taking place at this time set the stage for a new era of writers. The voice of the nation found a home, first, on the pages of the newspaper. It was there that the hopes, fears and political views of Americans were
As the years go by, storytelling has evolved as the society adapts to the new technologies. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter transformed the way stories are told (and even the length) but before that; when the screen started to move the Filmmaking industry was one the first in taking the images made by books. We “mankind” the natural born storytellers who comes from a history of traditional and cultural strategies to make people shivers under the power of word, shifted. At a point we started to understand the stories as images and as the pop culture kept growing; literature and authors started to absorb the way or technics of films, leaving a thin line that keeps them apart. This research wants to help to understand the behavior of the literature
Storytelling influences the information we receive, process and retain in numerous ways. Walter Fisher (1983) believes that “humans are essentially storytellers” and that narratives allow us to understand the actions of others due to our own lives
Emotions are a fact of life, and when we get caught in a storm of emotion, often all we can say is “It’s hard to explain.”. This is why the world needs storytelling, stories dive into the depths of emotion, and no matter the medium used to tell the story, the audience receives a message away from a well-crafted story, messages that are otherwise buried in thought.
The true definition of empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of one another. This could be feeling bad for someone because their grandmother has died and you have experienced this and know how it feels. It is much easier when you have been in the situation of the person. Authors will sometimes write their book in a way to make the reader feel sadness and empathy for the characters in the story. The quote by Zooey Deschanel does not speak of stories but it does speak of songwriting. When writers write books, they try to tell a story and either teach the reader something or make them feel an emotion. This is what music does, it tells a story, just
True empathy comes when the portrayal of another is the mirror image of oneself. In other words, to become truly empathetic, is to have the ability to connect with the lived experiences and feelings of another. In Stephan Crane’s, “The Open Boat” we move past the general meaning of empathy, feeling with, and to the idea that it needs to be embodied in oneself in order to evolve as a human and achieve an empathetic state. We see this in the character, the correspondent, who undergoes a traumatic event that shapes the path for an epiphany of empathy which then resides inside him as a “human, living thing” (Crane, 1898, 85).
Journalism is gathering, processing, and dissemination of news, and information related to news, to an audience. The word applies to the method of inquiring for news, the literary style which is used to disseminate it, and the activity (professional or not) of journalism.