Reflection

The books, videos, podcasts, blogs and in class discussions have opened my eyes to the extensive areas of journalism and how they have changed over the last decade. Digital media was introduced and completely reconstructed the business model used by news organizations. Newspapers are in trouble and social media is on the rise. Advertising and…

Public Relations and Advertising

Public relations is defined as “a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their public” (lecture, Rupprecht). This is an extremely important position in a company and as the world evolves, it has to evolve with it. The digital age has added many new tasks and created new jobs within the…

What’s Next for Journalism?

In America’s history, print was arguably the most impactful and main way in which citizens acquired their news. Radio and television also played a big role when they were invented, but still use newspapers as a central source as evidence for their stories. According to the podcast by Nico Mele, about half of the amount of…

How Far Can Journalists Go?

Diana Sugg is a highly successful journalist who took it upon herself to give a voice to dying children. She wrote “The Most Difficult Journey”, a series in the Baltimore Sun that changed her life. This story included a very in-depth account of a 12-year-old boy with rare, stage 4 cancer. Many difficult questions were…

Journalism Transformations

Journalism has evolved immensely throughout history and transformative inventions are what supported its growth. In about 15,000 B.C. the only method of communication in existence was illustrations on the walls of a cave. Since then, we have obviously made huge amounts of progress. The sequence of events began with the invention of the printing press,…

Online Relationships

Developing relationships and connections with others on the internet is a new phenomenon. With the invention of Facebook and many other communication focused tools, our society is capable of being connected with people at all times; there are benefits and drawbacks brought up due to this. Some of the benefits include: being able to build…

Missing Out and Catching Up

FOMO, an acronym used so commonly these days. The “fear of missing out” has escalated to higher levels in our lives due to the increased use of media and technology. The ability to document my location and every event I am attending is a blessing and a curse. I enjoy sharing my whereabouts with my friends…