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Above is a related video I found on YouTube discussing the future of journalism. I feel the speaker, Kurt Andersen, makes some valuable points on this topic.
Today’s media is composed of so many different ways of getting people to hear, see, click on, read and explore a journalist’s message. With the new world of apps and the movement to online and mobile news, one could speculate where journalism is headed from here.
I honestly do not know where journalism could move onto next. The online news atmosphere still seems too fresh to possibly know where journalism will be in the future.
Unfortunately, the world of print media may become extinct as journalism continues to migrate towards the World Wide Web and beyond. Personally, print media such as newspapers and magazines are my favorite way of consuming news. It feels more real holding it in my finger tips and seems more believable.
My issue with online, mobile and any other trendy forms of receiving news is that journalists are depreciating their integrity by focusing more on posting the news quickly and forgetting to check the facts.
As I see it right now, if journalism continues in its current path, stories will become less and less reliable. If print media becomes as extinct as dinosaurs, I think it will be hard to determine what is factual in online news.
Reading the news will be like playing one huge game of “telephone.” A news station will post an article online possibly not checking all the details because they want to be the first to post the information. Then, a different news station will post a story on the same topic with slightly different facts from the first story. After a few people right their own version of the story in their blogs and several Retweets, readers will not know whom to believe.
In order for journalism to maintain a noble and honest part of society, journalists must vow to only publish the facts, keeping opinions aside.
I wish the best for the future of journalism. I hope that journalists, myself included, will continue to have ethical and factual stories published. I do not want the honesty aspect of journalism to be trampled by the Internet.
The polls close and the nation is aware that Obama has won re-election in the 2012 presidential election.
Whether you consider this good or bad news, every news publication throughout the country is covering the election results. With online news being so popular, news websites all try to put their own spin on their coverage of the election.
In my opinion, Fox News has the best web page layout for their coverage of the election. The graphic at the top of the page shows a headshot of Obama and of Romney and the total number of electoral votes each candidate received.
What’s nice about this site is that it automatically refreshes every minute. So, as people across the country were still casting their votes, the data stayed current on the Fox News site.
All of the graphics on this page also use plenty of color, red for Romney and blue for Obama. An eye-catching aspect of the web page is the interactive U.S. map. As you hover your mouse over each state, a text box will pop up with the percentages of people who have voted for Obama or Romney. There’s also a detailed list showing the data with green check marks next to the candidate who won each state.
Similar to Fox News’ election coverage is Politico’s election web page. It also has an interactive map of the U.S. but is not as intriguing as Fox News’ map.
The features that I especially like from Politico’s web page are that it shows the results for the running candidates from each political party and there is a button that allows you to Tweet the results.
Overall, Politico’s election coverage displays the same information as on Fox News’ web page but in a less organized manner.
Different from both of the previously mentioned sites, USA Today’s 2012 election coverage is presented by almost all pictures.
There is a small banner at the top of the page that shows the live election results. Otherwise, a huge picture of Obama that links you to a story is the main graphic shown. At the bottom of the page, there is a photo gallery of Obama, his family and Joe Biden.
Everyone everywhere was discussing the game of tug-of-war between Obama and Romney the night of Tuesday, November 6. In order to stand out, online news sites had to carefully choose captivating layouts and appealing graphics to get Internet users to tune into their website.
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“Apple unveils $329 iPad mini”
Picture from Google.com and intomobile.com.
Starting Nov. 2, Apple will be selling the iPad mini in stores everywhere. The 16-gigabyte mini will cost $329, the 32-gigabyte will cost $429 and the 64-gigabyte will cost $529.
The iPad and iPad 2 range anywhere from $400 to $600. So, is the iPad mini, a smaller version of the iPad, worth about the same cost? Personally, I would prefer to own an iPad mini over an iPad but I feel that the iPad mini should cost less. Apple’s iPad mini is a tablet similar to the Kindle Fire by Amazon, yet the Kindle, Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD range from only $70 to $200.
Since the iPad is larger and has a bigger screen than the iPad mini, I believe that they should be priced differently with the iPad being more expensive. If Apple truly wants to compete in the tablet-sphere, they should lower their prices for the iPad minis to compete with prices of Kindles.
Either way, I am sure Apple will profit greatly from the iPad minis. I am just not sure if people will find a smaller version of the iPad, the iPad mini, worth the same price as an iPad.
As of yesterday, Justin my college boyfriend and I have been together for one year. It’s amazing to think how long we have been a couple. Now I know a year is not that long. Then again, consider how many people my age have already been married then divorced and we’re doing pretty well.
“The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.”
I could not agree more with this quote. Justin and I rarely fight and if we do, they are healthy fights that strenghten our relationship. Still, several discussions have ended with me grabbing his hand and telling him “I’m still right.” We laugh it off and the day goes on.
More than overjoyed to have such a healthy, lasting bond with Justin, I am often asked for love advice from my friends or younger cousins. My closest friends are either in questionable relationships that they know will not last or they are single.
In the past, I have been in controlling, unhealthy and even dangerous relationships. So, my peers trust my advice on the positive and negative aspects of a relationship since I have the experience to support it.
Personally, I have not ever set specific standards describing my “dream” relationship. I know too many young adults-especially women-who set such high standards that even Prince Charming himself would not satisfy their needs. I feel that creating these dating guidelines causes people to see through such narrow views that when they do meet a decent future-mate, all they see are their flaws.
Currently, it seems people at all ages are participating in the usage of drugs, prescription and illegal. In my previous post, I outline why I feel drugs can be considered good. On the other hand, I feel more inclined to describe how or why drugs are bad.
First of all, I do not feel it is right for children (under 18 years old) to be misusing prescription medicines or using other illegal drugs. I am sure it can hurt their growth and cause other minor or major health issues. If children begin using such drugs so young, they will most likely not grow up to be what they had aspired or go down the wrong path.
Young or not, health issues can become a problem when taking or misusing prescription drugs, or using illegal drugs. Prescription drugs are generally safer than other drugs, but not if the taker misuses them.
Health issues aside, though, I believe a bigger problem occurs when people have friends who are on illegal drugs. If one person does not do drugs while the people they hang out with do, this can create drama. People who use drugs do not realize how this can negatively affect the people who surround them.
While high on marijuana, this friend will most definitely not remember what he/she talks about with other friends or anything that happens during his/her high. Everyone around the high person thinks that he/she is as conscientious as the next person, but really he/she is off in his/her own world and will not know what anyone is talking about when he/she comes off of his/her high.
Situations like these can cause disasters. People’s feelings are hurt when they think there is an inside joke between them and the person who was high, but the person who was on drugs does not remember it. A girlfriend or boyfriend of someone who uses illegal substances often will feel distanced from the person who is on drugs. Because they do not do drugs, the significant other will not be “on the same page” as their drug-using boy/girlfriend and this will probably result in a break up.
I do not necessarily feel it is wrong to use prescription or illegal drugs. The problem is that the people who use the drugs do not comprehend how it affects others around them. Loved ones are hurt because of stupid addictions. If you are going to use any sort of drug, know your limits and be ready to face consequences.