Oct 20

A buck is A Victim

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I found this story on feedly, and it really hit home with me. John Henson of the Milwaukee Bucks allegedly was a victim of racial profiling in Wisconsin, which is no surprise to me. A jewelry store in Whitefish Bay wouldn’t allow the Bucks player to come inside because they thought that he was coming in to rob them.

Now, I understand that this store has been robbed before, but it wasn’t robbed by a black person . Henson believed that the jewelry store locked the doors because there were four black men coming into the store, and they may have thought they were about to get robbed.

Rather you think that the jewelry store was justified or not for locking their doors ,and calling the cops, this gives them a bad look. Even after the cops arrived and explained to the employees that this is a Milwaukee Bucks player and he presented no threat to them; the employees still wanted the cop to stay.

Henson said in a statement that he “wouldn’t wish this on anyone. This store needs to be called out.” I believe they do need to be called out  along with some of the stores in downtown Milwaukee, because I have been a victim of the same thing.

I love downtown Milwaukee , I go down there to do a little shopping every now and then. One day I had my little niece with me, just by chance I was wearing all black that day. A store called the police on me, what really got me upset was my intentions wasn’t to steal anything from this store, and they went by what I was wearing. Another thing is I had my two year old niece with me; I just  feel like a lot of people ,not just black people shouldn’t have to go through things like this, but I guess this is how society is now.


Oct 12

Story Ideas For The Newsrooms

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This is a very interesting story that I found on feedly, this article is about three different newsrooms in New Jersey. I just find it interesting that the newsroom would cares about the opinion of the readers, and they’re looking for story ideas from the readers.

Honestly, I don’t know how this could work against these three newsrooms, because if you are getting ideas from the readers; than all of your stories should appeal to the audience. On the other hand I feel like you shouldn’t depend on the readers for every story, which is the only thing that can work against.

I think it is a good idea to get story ideas from the reader; this is a world where websites want more fan participation. These three Newsrooms leaving their story ideas up to the readers isn’t bad at all too me it’s just another case of fan participation to me.

So my question is, should more newsrooms do what these three newsrooms are doing? I think they should, because I feel it would draw more viewers. I’m pretty sure that the newsrooms know a good story idea and a bad story idea, I don’t think that this would hurt the newsrooms in anyway.

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Oct 9

The Media VS Athletes

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kevin-durant-8      stephen-a-smith


While going through feedly I found an article/video about the argument between Stephen A Smith and Kevin Durant. I’m pretty sure you’ve heard the story about Kevin Durant calling Stephen A Smith a liar after Mr. Smith reported that the Los Angeles Lakers would be the number one destination if he were to leave the team he is currently with, but what made headlines was Stephen A Smith response to Kevin Durant.

A lot of websites are saying that he threaten Durant when he said “You don’t want to make an Enemy out of me.” I feel like Stephen A Smith did the right thing standing up for himself, but the delivery came across as a bit arrogant. Now don’t get me wrong, Stephen A Smith has been working in the media for a long time; I would agree with Stephen A Smith when it comes to the relationship with Kevin Durant and the media.

Kevin Durant told the media that “you don’t know S***.” This is something that really upsets me about the world today, there’s a sense of sensitive. Anytime the media reports something based off of a source doesn’t mean that it’s always true, but just because a player says it doesn’t always make it true either. What I am trying to say is they were both wrong, Mr. Smith was wrong for his rant on First Take, and Kevin Durant was wrong for the way he treats the media.

I don’t think athletes really understand how valuable the media can be; yes it is true that the media can be a pain at times, but they are there to report the News. The media isn’t there to ruin lives, and I feel that these athletes need to understand that.


Oct 3

Website Design

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Based off of the information that I have read in the articles and some of the websites that I have seen, my blog could look a little better than what it looks like now. I love the theme of my website such as the designs of the pages; I feel I need to add more content in order to make my blog look better.

I wanted to do something to make my blog a lot more interesting, so I added more about me. I added videos of some of my favorite things and what I’m a fan of, I feel like showing more personality on my blog would draw in more audience.

The next thing that I changed in my blog is putting images on the articles that didn’t have images. I feel like having images on your website could make people want to view your blog, but also I know I have to be careful with putting too many images on one pages. NewsU teaches us that putting too many images on one page can make the reader dislike your blog, so you have to be careful about how many images you put on your blog.

I also tried to add music to my, but the NewsU course stopped me from doing. I don’t want to do anything to stop my audience from viewing my blog; I think the people would find it annoying that its music always playing in the back while they are trying to view my page.

The last thing that I changed was the title of my blog; I wanted the title to fit the theme of my blog. These are just minor changes that I feel can help my page; NewsU taught me that I need to have a plan when designing a website. I feel like this is true, which is why I’m going to work to make my blog a lot better throughout the semester.

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Sep 23

Are Journalist Safe

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One thing that we should all ask ourselves no matter if we are working a live shots ;Are Journalist safe? While searching through feedly I found a story about rather Journalist are safe during live shots,http://www.advancingthestory.com/2015/08/28/how-safe-are-live-shots/  Recently two reporters were killed while making a live, i feel like we need to start questioning rather or not journalism is safe when you are reporting.

I think as a journalist you should have some kind of protection so that things like this could be prevented. Journalist are out to do their jobs and shouldn’t have to worry about their surroundings all the time.

It’s sad that these journalist got killed while working. its time to protect the journalist that are working and doing something that they love to do. right now i don’t think that journalist are safe during live shots, and this is one of many incidents that proves it.


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Sep 16

Donald Trump is Mike Ditka

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rt_donald_trump_mm_150616_16x9_992         mikeD

While going through my feedly I came across a lot of articles, but now was as important as “Trump’s dumbest idea yet.” http://www.poynter.org/news/mediawire/371980/trumps-dumbest-idea-yet/. Making the Comparison to Mike Ditka and Donald Trump was genesis on the writers’ part in this article.

There were a lot of direct quotes from Donald Trump toward Mike Ditka Including Trump going on and on about how he would love to have Mike Ditka Involved in his campaign; because he knows how to win.

I feel like this is a great article comparing the two, Trump is hard-nosed and pretty much says whatever is on his mind. I believe that’s why a lot of people aren’t too sure about voting for Donald Trump in this election.

The Journalist are saying that it is dumb to compare the two, but if you look back at how Mike Ditka was as a coach and how Donald Trump is in this campaign its very accurate to me. One thing that the writer pointed out that I would agree is that Donald Trump says and does converse things; the writer mentions Trump’s rant about immigrations.

This article is relevant because Donald Trump is a well-known candidate that tends to make headlines for all the wrong reasons. Although he’s a little unhinged based off of some of his comments and quotes that he makes, it makes for good headlines.

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Sep 10

Three Favorite Blogs

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Bucks    aaron1


Bleacher Report: http://feedly.com/i/subscription/feed/http://bleacherreport.com/articles/feed

This blog is probably most known for being the primary source for recent up to date news about sports outside of ESPN. One of the greatest strengths of this website is being up to date with their news, the information is very accurate. Strength is it appeals to the big sports fans, a lot of sports fans look to Bleacher Report before looking on ESPN for recent news. When Bleacher Report was created it was looked at as just another blog, but it played to the one of its biggest strength; Appealing to the big sports fans helped gain this blog a lot of success. The Audience has grown because there are a lot of sports fans; one thing that separates this blog from any other blog is it updates news for every sport.


WrestleZone: http://feedly.com/i/subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/Wrestlezonecom

If you love wrestling than you know a lot about this website, this blog covers all the major wrestling company, but more importantly the WWE. We live in a generation where wrestling fans want to know everything that happens behind the scenes, One of the greatest strengths of this blog is they inform the fans of what is going to happen on a wrestling show before the show comes on TV. They have played to this strength for many years that the wrestling fans depend on this website to give them the behind the scene news. The audience has grown a lot for this blog based off how the website reports the news of every wrestling or major wrestling companies, but sadly Wrestling isn’t as popular as it was in the 80’s and late 90’s .


BrewHoop: http://feedly.com/i/spotlight/Brewhoop

If you’re from Wisconsin and you’re a Milwaukee Bucks fan than this is the blog for you. Brew Hoop is a blog that is dedicated to the Milwaukee Bucks recent news or a list of the Bucks upcoming schedule this year. One of the greatest strength of this blog is it updates the Milwaukee Bucks latest rumors or news, another strength is it predicts what the Milwaukee bucks season is going to be like. Most of the articles tell how the team can get better, they play to their strength because the Bucks are an upcoming team; and they know fans are going to want to see how the team is becoming so successful. The more successful the Milwaukee Bucks become the more the audience is going to grow, and we are starting to see that every day.


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