He’s Just Donald Trump…

Donald Trump has mentioned several times in the past about running for President of the United States of America. This year he put that plan into action and it taking his campaign very seriously. Many people are questioning how serious this whole situation really is. For a celebrity figure, like Trump, there is no doubt that he knows how the media works and intends to use that to his advantage.

This whole situation is so important because of how the presidential race is currently going. Trump is hogging most of the media coverage, leaving other candidates little time to impress or even be noticed by the people. He gets so much coverage not only because of his unbelievable story but also how he satisfies the public’s thirst for celebrity, novelty and clarity all in one. Trump is the front-runner due to his constant media presence. This just shows how much power the media has on a large scale, like the presidential race.

As a journalist I find this so interesting to know how much power we have and how important it is when choosing stories. This story is such a great reminder of how journalists must cover fairly. A great example of somebody left out of the spotlight is Scott Walker, who dropped out of the race earlier this week. I wonder if those two are related. Questions like this are asked by other journalists about Trump’s case. Should they challenge some of his bold statements? How is Trump going to deport millions of undocumented immigrants?

I agree completely that the media can persuade viewers opinions’ in one way, not by the journalist speaking out for one side but by selection of coverage.  I think that Donald Trump has a great talent of being able to draw in the media and keep them interested. He loves being in the spotlight and handles it well. That is why is a front-runner and most likely will be for a while yet. Even though Trump will most likely not be president I think his impact will continue to be noticed.

Women Based Media

Broadly, a new media site focused on women, went on their first journey to Kenya in July. The crew visited several all female villages. These bold women make a living by selling jewelry to passing by tourists and have made enough money to build a school. Following this first documentary have been other stories about women in power or the struggle for women in many different societies.

Sites such as Broadly are extremely important not only for women to read and discover but for men as well. Ever since the 1930s there have been magazines geared at empowering young women about change. As the chief and editor Tracie Egan Morrissey points out, “the goal is to consistently cover woman’s issues that are ignored by general interest media.” Without this site these issues would never be discussed and the world may never know how women are treated in other parts of the world.

This is very interesting to me, since I am a women. I really enjoyed reading the articles and watching the videos about life for women in separate societies. I would love to go visit one of the villages in Kenya and speak with these women and of course buy some of their ornate jewelry. But more importantly it is so interesting that entire media site is devoting all of their material to women.

I could not be happier that they have made this decision. I have taken a women’s studies course and have always considered myself as a feminist. This is a dream come true for people like me. Out of the stories I read and  documentaries I watched I was so enlightened by their stories. I can just about guarantee that I would not have found coverage about these women on a main stream site.


Here is the link to the website. It is updated regularly and well worth your time!



Feedly Blogs

One of the blogs that I found the most interesting was the “How to of the Day”. This blog gives an example everyday of how to do something interesting or that you never thought you could do. Then after you read through the step by step instructions there are always of few warnings they make you aware of and also some tips on how to best succeed in your do it yourself project. The greatest strength of this particular one has to do with how up to date it is. Also they just started posting a few days ago so this is relatively new to feedly. I am not sure this is a strength but hopefully they will continue in the right direction. As long as it continues to be updated s it was in the first few days then I am sure that will play to their strength of timeliness. Some of these projects are on a large scale and friends or communities can come together to complete them. These new ideas will keep the audience coming back for more projects to try. Here is the link, check it out!

Another one of my favorite blogs has to be the one titled “eat.sleep.wear.”. I love the topic of fashion but what I like about this blog is that it is one woman who models all the clothes herself and then talks about why she put those fabrics, colors and accessories together. I think the greatest strength of this blog is that it is the same model in each picture and she was able to style herself. When she comments at the end about why she put that particular outfit together and what the occasion was it gives the reader a very personable answer. There is even on epost where she shares her experience of cutting 8 inches off of her hair and donating it. All of these steps make it seem as though we are friends with the blogger which is going to build a great relationship and keep readers coming back for more. For sure check this one out, it is my favorite!

The most helpful blog is a travel blog known as “Stuck in Custums”. These pictures are from all of over the world which is so neat. But the strength of this blog has to be the photos, they are simply amazing. But what makes this blog so useful is the tips they give about how they made that picture look the way it does. Most every post has a little lesson to be learned, anything from framing to zooming is covered. This creates a sense of community not only for those that love traveling but for those interested in anything to do with photography. I cannot wait to see where the photos will be from or what lessons I will learn next on this blog.

About Me

Hello Everyone!!
I am Broadcast Journalism Major and hope to one day become a reporter for a major network.
My loves include watching or playing any sport.My family and I are big Michigan State fans and we enjoy watching their games together.
My passion is dance. I love learning, teaching, and even choreographing in many styles.
I also very much enjoy traveling. Whether it is across Wisconsin or across the World I love exploring new places,seeing new things, and meeting new people.
Keep up with my blog to hear about the topics listed above but also some others.