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    the devil.” But just as Dante recognized in concocting his orderly progression of torment that there are shades of wrongness, so too are some fraudulent stories are more deserving of condemnation than others. Below, I will examine five cases of journalistic dishonesty— Janet Cooke’s “Jimmy’s World” in The Washington Post (“The Post”), Jayson Blair’s reporting for The New York Times (“The Times”), Mike Daisey’s feature on This American Life (“TAL”), Sabrina Erdely’s “A Rape on Campus” in Rolling Stone

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    Journalistic Media: Fact or Fiction It is a hot summer evening, and you are sitting on your couch reading the daily newspaper, scanning the stories that tell you what the world is like today. The lines paint a clear picture of what is happening or what has happened. Sorry! but that’s not how things work. Like other types of journalistic media, newspapers do not always tell the truth in a reliable and trustworthy fashion. As with other everyday items, the purpose is there, but it is not always akin

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    The journalistic practices in China, or the People’s Republic of China, are heavily impacted by the on-going turbulence within their political situation and the control exerted by their political leaders. Through extensive research, I have found that the political situation in China can be classified as extremely restrictive, especially concerning journalism and news media as a whole, due to the communist rule currently implemented by president Xi Jinping of the Chinese Communist Party. While it’s

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    facts that need to be reported on, or it could just be a part of being human. All people have opinions, and that includes reporters. However, it is a reporter’s job to share the facts and not the opinions. In this paper I will first define what journalistic objectivity, and then address the following questions, Can or should a journalist be objective, under what circumstances can objective journalism be beneficial, and under what circumstances can objective

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    In 1945, John Hersey visited Japan on a journalistic trip sponsored by Life Magazine and the New Yorker to write about Hiroshima and its people. And, of course, the aftermath of the dropping of the Atomic Bomb. When he returned to the U.S. in 1946, the New Yorker was dedicating an entire magazine to Hersey's accounts in Hiroshima. The issue's publication on August 31, 1946, caused America to be in a near chaotic state. Selling out it's entire stock in just a few hours, the New Yorker was overwhelmed

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    to the audience to the extent of their pocketbooks, so the whole truth is often excluded. A majority of today's media could be synonymous with the themes of In Cold Blood and The Armies of the Night. It is a common feat nowadays to present each journalistic account through the lens of an opinionated perspective, and to do away with the “straight facts,” which I believe are crucial to the role of a

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    In Analyzing Snapchat’s Potential as a Journalistic Tool With just the push of a thumb, the latest news headlines from around the globe can appear before a smartphone screen. Rather than tuning into the local 5 o’clock newscast or picking up the morning paper, people are receiving up to the minute information filtered through various mobile apps 24hours a day. This changing media landscape has led to a larger debate amongst many in the journalism world that dispute whether social media apps will

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    Journalistic Standards in the Matt Drudge Era Introduction Public trust is at the heart of journalism. Such trust is built upon the credibility journalistic efforts. In the past, though mistakes have been made by even the most reputable of news providers, credibility was maintained and public trust in the journalist industry was steady. However, with the Internet taking its first infant steps into the reporting world, concern is being vocalized that public trust in journalism will be damaged

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    ‘Contested Autonomy: Professional and Popular Claims on Journalistic Norms’, a new, somewhat overlooked, voice has emerged to challenge journalistic autonomy: bloggers. For the purpose of this discussion the term blogger denotes those who cover similar topics to mainstream journalists. The volume, prominence, and fluidity of online blogging threatens to fundamentally restructure journalism, placing the sustainability of conventional journalistic practices under intense doubt. The internet is significantly

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    Black Hearts is a journalistic report of terrible leadership and of the events that led to the heinous crime committed by four soldiers of 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 502d Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. These soldiers were living in an environment of dysfunctional leadership, which included irresponsible decisions, disrespect, and leader egotism. This environment led to crumbling unit cohesion and an overall low morale. The leadership failures in these events were all encompassing, from the

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    Phillips believes that journalistic writing has to be based on facts. For the short time that Twain was a news reporter all he did was make up facts, and exaggerate stories To the point where they were no longer true. Phillips is very strict on the quality of information, and where it came from. Phillips would hate Twain's work as a news reporter. In the story “The Simple Commandments of Journalistic Ethics” On page 715 lines 10 through 21 Phillips states “In journalistic usage, you shall be as accurate

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    In his journalistic investigation into the depths of industrial agriculture, Michael Pollan analyzes “what it is we’re eating, where it came from, how it found its way to our table, and what it really cost” in an effort to provide both himself and his readers with an educated answer to the surprisingly complex question of “what should we have for dinner?” (Pollan 411, 1). However, what appears as a noble attempt to develop a fuller understanding of the personal, social, and environmental implications

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    JOURNALISTIC AND COMMERCIAL NEWS VALUES Journalistic and Commercial News Values News Organizations as Patrons of an Institution and Market Actors SIGURD ALLERN Why do some events fill the columns and air time of news media, while others are ignored? Why do some stories make banner headlines whereas others merit no more than a few lines? What factors decide what news professionals consider newsworthy? Such questions are often answered – by journalists and media researchers alike – with references

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    JOURNALISTIC AND COMMERCIAL NEWS VALUES Journalistic and Commercial News Values News Organizations as Patrons of an Institution and Market Actors SIGURD ALLERN Why do some events fill the columns and air time of news media, while others are ignored? Why do some stories make banner headlines whereas others merit no more than a few lines? What factors decide what news professionals consider newsworthy? Such questions are often answered – by journalists and media researchers alike – with references

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    In my opinion, Billionaires’ Tea Party does not meet the journalistic norms of objectivity and separation of reporting from advocacy. The producers of this movie have a clear agenda, which is to expose the Tea Party as an organization full of ill-informed and extremely biased Americans who are hypnotized by some of America’s wealthiest businessmen into believing that liberals in American government are seeking to limit their constitutional rights. The director inserts his own political bias into

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    proposes that the television has impacted the journalistic field in a wider and strong way that other cultural transformations did before within the cultural field. Doing so, says Bourdieu, television and journalistic field have also triggered transformations in other fields upon which journalism has an impact. As it is performed, the journalistic field tends to reinforce the economic (commercial) field instead of the pure one. Following Bourdieu, the journalistic field was settled during the 19th Century

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    characteristic of journalistic narration, including a spiral plot structure, repetition, and the early reveal of the main plot point. These elements also serve to craft a nonlinear narrative and organizational structure through Marquez’s twofold utilization of each device. By basing the two contradictory styles in the same key literary elements, Marquez reveals their complementary nature that together forms the narrative of the novella. In Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Marquez juxtaposes a journalistic narration

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    occurring in an era will affect the publics it served (Pavlik 2000). Technology has always affected journalism since its beginning. The use of telegram and then telephone besides other inventions as part of news processes are examples of previous journalistic adaptation of technologies into its practice. Similar to other earlier forms of technology that have altered journalism in the past, the arrival of the Internet and the technologies it carry has further enhanced contemporary journalism. Media

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    away from journalistic balance and impartiality can be observed through articles like “ “If White People Thought About Race Like People of Color”, “29 Things White People Ruined”, and “35 Questions Black People Have for White People”. Though these titles and content associated with them are by no means negative, it would be difficult to find content like this across other news outlets. It is likewise hard to say that it adheres to traditional journalistic norms of impartiality and journalistic balance

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    Differences Between Literary and Journalistic Narration All stories have a time line of when events happen within a story. In William Faulkner’s short story “A Rose for Emily” he uses literary narration to portray when events happen in his story, while also leaving the reader to infer when other events happen within the story. In Dick Pothier and Thomas J. Gibbons Jr.’s text “A Woman’s Wintery Death Leads to a Long-Dead Friend” they us journalistic narration. Journalistic narration tells exactly what

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