Archive for November, 2015

Teen Shot in Chicago

November 30th, 2015 | Category: About Me

Chi Town

This is a story about Laquan McDonald, the teen who was shot and killed in Chicago by a police officer. The most risky thing that a newsroom in Chicago can do is air the shooting of this teen. On this website and on television this footage was shown, but is it the right thing to do. Apparently they thought it was the right thing to do, this article also goes on to talk about how the newsroom showed some of the footage from the video. The article also went on to say that the newsroom warned the viewers before they showed the video, but is that enough?

I don’t think it is ethical to show this video repeated on TV, especially where the murder took place. It’s very sad that things like this are still happening after some many other cases of police officers killing unarmed people, you would think that this would stop happening. Newsrooms should be able to show things like this on TV, but on their website that is different; putting the video on the website makes more sense. Newsrooms do things like this to get more ratings, but I don’t think that’s the case with this news station. They should be more sensitive to their viewers and the victim’s family.

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AMP’s For Google

November 24th, 2015 | Category: About Me


The story for this week is about Google improving their speed for mobile sites speed. A lot of websites are very slow on a mobile phone especially when the phone has no wifi. This article talked about the new program to speed up mobile sites called “Accelerate Mobile Pages”. AMP is a proposed web standard that imposes constraints on the bulkier elements of Web design to ensure that pages load quickly. The article also went on to say how the AMP has become very useful since it was unviled on October 7th, but the bad part is some people might not agree with this new program. developers may say that the proposed standard makes the Web less open, but that remains to be seen.

I think this article is pretty interesting because I was wondering when someone was going to come up with a program like this that would help the mobile sites. I think that this is a great idea for Google to do something like and I think it would benefit others and it would benefit google for coming up with something like the AMP. I think the mobile phones really needed this one, I really hope that other websites decide to use this program.

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Rally for Journalist

November 18th, 2015 | Category: About Me


While looking through feedly I found a story that was very interesting. This is a story about a group of journalist in Philadelphia who rallied to help laid off workers get hired. The story goes on to tell how this story came about; workers were laid off, the Philadelphia Media Network laid off a lot of their workers.

Layoffs really suck, but this story shows you that journalist does have to stick together when it comes to certain situations. Being a journalist is full of competition, and it is very difficult trying to get where you want to in your career. For these journalist to rally to help other journalist get a job is pretty cool to me, it shows that although this is a competition; some journalist actually care about rather their coworkers have a job.

This was a nice story because you don’t really hear about things like this happen anywhere else, I feel like this is good for the journalism industry and it makes for a great story. I wish that something like this would happen more often, but everyone isn’t built like these journalists were.

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The Good old days of Journalism

November 09th, 2015 | Category: About Me


I found a story in feedly that was very interesting; it’s about journalism being cool. Jim Romenesko wrote an article how fun it was being a journalist; this is a nice article to read. He talks about all the things you could do back than when you were a journalist, I don’t really know if he is saying that journalism just isn’t fun anymore or what.

I think some of the things that he was saying in this article were small things like he got to smoke in the buildings and how he was around a bunch of smart people. I feel like you are around a bunch of smart people in today society, there’s not much that has changed with being a journalist; there is only one thing that has changed.

I would say that one thing that has changed about Journalism, and that one thing is it is a little bit difficult to get the job that you actually want in journalism. I want to be a sports analysis, and while there may be a lot of jobs as a journalist there aren’t enough.

While this article isn’t as flashy it definitely makes me want to know how it was back then as a journalist . This article is a good one; the article gave us a nice in depth look at what it was like to be a journalist in the “old days”.


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November 09th, 2015 | Category: About Me

Abandoning Digital Publishing

November 03rd, 2015 | Category: About Me


While going through the feedly website, I Found a story that definitely relates to last week’s lesson. The article is about rather or not the newspaper should abandon digital, the article is kind of leaning toward abandoning it.

The article makes a lot of valid points as to why the newspaper should abandon digital, but the one that stands out the most is, the newspaper just is good with digital publishing. Although I can see why the newspaper hasn’t abandon digital.

Digital has taken over and it would be difficult for the newspapers to just focus on print Journalism, because a lot of people are more into digital now. The reason why I say that this article can be related to last week’s lesson because of the discussion we had about Paywalls.  We looked at print journalism and online journalism, the reason why a lot of online websites are successful is because of paywalls, but its also because of the number of users for that website.

If you ask a lot of the staff that are working for a Newspaper company, they will probably tell you that the newspaper business isn’t as well right now, the main reason why is because of Digital publishing. I don’t think that Newspapers should abandon Digital, because that is probably all we are going to have in the future.

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