I think that reporters should just observe news events as they happen, and they should interfere in any way. Reporters should be able to interfere because they have a right called "Freedom of Speech". If someone was talking about them in a good or bad way, I think that person has the right to interfere. If it was a life or death situation, they should definitely interfere. Journalists, along with everyone else, have the right to know what is going on in this world. If reporters did not interfere at all, they might regret that moment for the rest of their lives. If journalists have a say in something, they should be able to say what they want to say. If reporters disagree on something, they have the right to speak about that specific thing.
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Whether media comes in the form of news coverage, Facebook updates, or even a text message, the media has been transporting information globally with just the touch of a button. But what happens when media is stricken with negative news? How do they go about portraying that negative information without putting their viewers into a worldwide panic? Or is that even their job? With the Ferguson crisis that was currently happening at this point in time, the media played an important role, as they were the ones who were informing media watchers and viewers about what was happening. But many were debating whether or not the news stations did and effective job when reporting to the community about Ferguson. With headline such as, “Officer shoots unarmed teen,” and “Police Brutality at its Finest,” the media was one of the first places that people went to look for more information regarding Michael Brown. When the shooting of Michael Brown took place, news stations were one of the first ones to arrive on the scene. And from that very moment, they were there covering every step a protestor took just to make sure that the Ferguson community was kept in the
This is one topic I tend to sometimes question. Although I feel it is very important for the public to know what is going on in our country, sometimes I feel it is better not to know. For example when the press wanted to print the Pentagon Papers it was a threat to our national security. I think also, the press influences people or gives them ideas. When tragedies such as the one in Littleton, Colorado occur, it is not necessary to show live coverage of frantic people running for their lives. I don't think it was right to put that tragedy on national
Douglass holds two roles within the Narrative, he is the narrator as well as the main character. As the narrator, he can be subtle and frank. He is practical in his story telling, relating facts and information to his audience and he had to be as detailed and descriptive as possible so to convince others who would otherwise doubt a black man's word that he was in fact telling the truth.
Not only that, but constantly churning out stories about the incident every hour until it ceases to matter to them anymore. The media do not realize the problems created by the haphazard ways of this kind of reporting. In the 1950’s, media could be said as being the polar opposite of today.
Noah Rothman agrees in his article “Taking Sides in Ferguson” when he writes “when it came to Ferguson the press had not played a neutral dispassionate role in its intensive coverage of the upheaval”. Noah’s point is that when it came to Ferguson the media did not take both sides of the story equally as they should have by interviewing both sides equally and by reporting from a neutral zone. Instead they went more toward the activist group sometimes even in the protests. One news caster even went as far as to offer help to the Michael brown family saying “you know how to get in touch with me”. In the article the news reporters are shown to be unprofessional and
The narrator of Ralph Ellison’s “King of the Bingo Game” is a scared but fighting man. The protagonist of this story is an African American man. He is from Rocky Mont, North Carolina. In the story, his wife Laura is ill and will die if they are not able to take her to a doctor. He is playing a game of bingo in order to try to win the daily jackpot, so he can take Laura to the doctors. He gets bingo and is called up to the front to spin the wheel, but when he goes up to spin the wheel he is not able to let go of the button. He is having a hard time letting go of problems that are occurring in his life. Ralph Ellison’s “King of the Bingo Game” is about an African-American who is trying to cope with many different conflicts in his life throughout one bingo game.
There was a time where media and the government worked alongside each other in a symbiotic relationship, such as with President Franklin D. Roosevelt during his Fireside Chats in the midst of the Great Depression. Their job was to promote FDR and help him keep the American people informed on what he was getting done in Washington. Even if the media the president were on bad terms, prior to Nixon, journalism never really forged a large crusade to take down political leaders as they do now. In the wake of the Watergate scandal, however, that dynamic changed completely. Bob Woodward’s and Carl Berstein’s single-minded pursuit of the real perpetrators of Watergate
Cases involving reporter’s privilege have grown in numbers since the late 1990’s. The most recent case was the case against James Risen that lasted over seven years, ending in 2015. When it was decided that Risen would not have to testify on where he got the information described in his book, “State of War.” The information supposedly came from a former CIA operative and was about a mission that had gone south in Iran.This is said to be part of Obama’s crackdown on federal employees talking to the press. Risen isn’t the only reporter that has had president going after
The press are most notably the biggest spinners in politics, what they report will reach larger audiences and since its the news, will be more prone to believe what is reported. Different news outlets will have different bias, and anything that hurts they're side, they will leave out of their broadcast. Donald Regan, the White House Chief of Staff under President Reagan, suffered a blow due to a remark he had made during a press conference that was ‘on background’ meaning the press could not cite Regan as the source of the quote, but site “Administration Officials” instead. “Are the women of America… prepared to give up all their jewelry?” (Matthews 184)
A renowned American author and poet named Tony Hoagland once said that “the glory of the protagonist is always paid for by a lot of secondary characters.” Having accumulated a great degree of experience throughout his writing career, he correctly summarizes the ideal role of secondary characters in a novel. They are strategically placed pillars of protagonists who add additional depth and complexity to the story and convey essential information not presented by the protagonists. In one of the world’s most celebrated novels, To Kill a Mockingbird, the author Harper Lee tells the story of an adolescent girl that highlights her growth through a series of events that take place in a small American town called Maycomb during the 1960s. The story deals with her journey to the state of maturity and social issues of America during that time. In it, Lee masterfully employs three unique secondary characters in Scout’s friend from the Meridian named Dill, her aunt, Alexandra Hancock, and her mysterious neighbour known as Boo Radley to symbolize different stages of the main character, Scout’s development throughout the novel.
“Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known”(Fitzgerald, 141) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is told by Nick Carraway who moved to West Egg and ends up living next to a millionaire named Gatsby. Gatsby is madly in love with his married cousin, Daisy, and ends up having an affair with her. The secrets from his past arise and come back to haunt him in his future. Humans are naturally biased so of course by having the story narrated in first person it is going to be distorted.
Our daily doses of the latest gossip and news of those around us never seem to have an objective. We are shown various articles from potential presidential candidates to the latest crime on the block, and very few enlightening stories. Each article may seem rather at random and just picked in order of the most intriguing to the less interesting, but it just goes to show how unknowingly we are influenced by the press today. The press has the power to manipulate the way we perceive our surroundings with the legitimate authority to do so. It is only up to our own morals and ethics to really understand who has power over us and to understand the differences between illegitimate and legitimate authority.
Frederick also took a part-time appointment as a demonstrator in physiology at the University of Western Ontario due to his discouragement in his practice in medicine and surgery. On October 31st, 1920, the night preparing him to talk to his medical students, Frederick read an article in a medical journal. After reading it, it gave him the idea for research on isolating an internal secretion of the pancreas, that could very possibly be a cure for diabetes.This was a big deal because other scientist had also been trying to find a cure for diabetes. The next day, he discussed the idea with F.R. Miller, a professor of physiology at Western, who recommended seeking support for his research plan at the University of Toronto. On May 17th, 1921, Frederick
There are multiple reasons why I would not give up my right, the first being civic duty. In America the government is a democracy-it is ruled by the people, for the people. As citizens it is the people's responsibility to vote, because their votes decide how the nation as a whole works. Thus, they have a duty to their country and themselves that must be upheld by voting. While it’s true that the presidential election is not voted on by the people, rather by the electoral college, the citizen’s still have to vote, because a vote is equivalent to a voice and to give up their voice is to be complicit.
It would have been easy to resolve had either one of us wanted to end the squabble. Looking back, it is unbelievable to me that I acted the way I did. Again and again the situation runs through my mind, unveiling new ends to the argument. It was a perfect example of similar scenes playing themselves out all over the world - the most basic level of social conflict we have, the easiest to resolve.