Ms. Kemba Smith is a mother, wife, domestic abuse survivor, former incarcerated prisoner, author, a motivator speaker and an advocate. In her book, Poster Child, The Story Kemba Smith Story, she shares her story of how making poor choices blinded by love and devotion can have long-term consequences.
This famous news anchor married Burzis Kanga, ex tennis coach of the University of New Orleans. But the couple got separated after two
somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good ( Oprah Winfrey). oprah carreer in media started in the mid 1970 's when she became the first African American women to cost host Nashville 's WLAC-TV. shortly after Oprah moved to Baltimore where she became the co host for the local talk show "PEOPLE ARE TALKING". Winfrey is well known for her talk show "The Oprah Winfrey Show" which was the highest-rated program of its kind. winfrey is now the CEO of Harpo Productions and the CEO CCO of the Oprah Winfrey Network Oprah Winfrey is a women of many accomplishments.
Tamron Hall was born September 16, 1970 in Lulling, Texas. She is the daughter of Mary Newton and stepfather Clarence Newton. Her stepfather was in the military. During her early childhood, she loved acting and doing things that got her the place she has in life now. Her stepfather is who inspired her to be journalist. Her parents divorced when she was just 8 years old.
Norma Jeane Mortenson or more widely known as Marilyn Monroe was a prestigious superstar that came to the spotlight in the 1950’s. Marilyn Monroe didn’t have a childhood she liked to look back on. Her mother wasn’t able to care for her so she went back and forth from an orphanage to her aunt's house. She had quoted that she would pretend to be happy to be happy. So how did this lonely child become one of the substantial superstars in the 1950’s? Was it because of her marriage or good looks? How did the public perceive this newcomer, and what did she do for a living.
Society expect to be constantly entertained; they have become so concerned with things such as who the latest star is dating, scandals, or dumb people doing rather idiotic things. Much of society have been consumed in their personal instant gratification and what makes them “happy”. When on an off chance that news does show things that are serious and impactful(not necessarily positive things that is happening in the world) people have become so numb that the best they could do is feel sympathetic and at worst continue on with their day. The other part of the problem is that those behind what is being published and shown on the news media have been absorbed in their avarice nature, whatever allows them to make as much profit they do. “Writing thousands of hours of coverage from what could have been summarized in a couple of minutes every few weeks, a new rhetorical strategy was developed, or-let’s be generous-evolved”(6), Saunders describes the new formula formed by mass news firms that would yield the most profit. In a culture that increased in greed and a world of instant gratification media has and will continue to become skewed and not beneficial for the whole of
Barbara Walters’ career brings words such as “legendary”, “pioneering”, and “inspirational” to mind. She was more than just any other pretty person that was on a TV screen. “Walters was born September 25, 1929, and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts”(world book). From an early age, she had been surrounded by celebrities, many people say this attributed to her relaxed manner while she interviewed people. Her father, Louis Edward Walters, had opened a string of nightclubs called the Latin Quarter. “Walter’s spent a lot of time there, it was common for famous people to come in and out for a good time” (Lemann 1). “She became the first woman co-anchor of a network evening news program and earned roughly an unprecedented twelve million dollar salary.
Oprah Gail Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in the city of Kosciusko, Mississippi in the United States. Winfrey came from a lower class family, being raised by just her mother in the city of Milwaukee, where she grew up throughout her childhood ( britannica ). A few months after Oprah Gail Winfrey was born, her mother abandoned her to be about to travel, her grandmother, Hatti Mae Le raised her as her own daughter after her mother’s absences. Throughout her childhood, she lived in a terrible environment, but thanks to her grandmother she was able to become the women she is today, she taught her how to read and write. As a little girl she loved playing with her farm animals and gave them little cute nicknames, according to the reading Oprah
When was it ever a smart idea to broadcast bad situations like it was entertainment? People see horrific situations and the media constantly replays it like it’s supposed to be praised. School shootings shouldn’t be heard of at all and it makes it hard to ignore bad situations when people are jumping to hear about the next bad event. Media coverage of school shootings should not be overly broadcasted because it can cause more problems in the end.
In the time between the 1890s and 1920s, America experienced a massive amount of growth. People in poverty-stricken, overcrowded cities suffered greatly. In big cities, politicians kept power using several political machines. Companies created monopolies and controlled the nation’s economy. Many Americans were concerned about this, and believed that great change was needed in society to protect everyday people. As a result, these people, generally journalists, were called “reformers”. This reformative era was known as the Progressive Movement. However, through all the changes that were shaping America, one major group that was left untouched were the African Americans. African Americans suffered through many issues involving continual racism and segregation. To fight back against the racial immorality and crimes of lynching, lack of decent healthcare health care, education and housing and deprival of the political process, African-American women reformist, Ida B Wells proceeded to fight for equal rights for African Americans in the United States. Wells had an overarching effect on the progressive era as a whole by writing articles bringing lynching to light, protecting the rights of
Jennifer was born on July 24, 1970 in the Bronx, New York. Jennifer Lopez had a father, David Lopez, a mother, Guadalupe Rodriguez, a sister, Lynda Lopez, and another sister, Leslie Lopez. Although she loved music, she was also interested in the film industry. When Jennifer was five she began taking singing and dancing lessons.
When thinking of the media you think they are reporting the appropriate and accurate information not based on any personal opinions and feelings. Also one would not think the media would be reporting based on one side of politics or the other. The media is extremely biased when it comes to politics and news. While some of the media is conservative-biased I believe the mass media is liberal-biased. Majority of media outlets are liberal companies, media personnel and journalists will identify themselves as democrats and liberals more so than republicans or conservatives and lastly the left side (liberals) of the mass media is persuasive on what information to report.
Patsy Cline, born as Virginia Patterson Hensley, was an amazing woman with great talents. She was born in Winchester, Virginia on September 8th, 1932. Patsy started playing the piano when she was 8 but didn 't start singing till she was in her teens. When she was 15 her parents divorced and her dad started drinking heavily. Her father was no longer around for her anymore but her mother was. When she was a teen she helped her mom earn money by working in a local drug store. She ended up dropping out of school. Wally Fowler came to her town and she made it backstage. She impressed Wally and he gave her a chance to audition for Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. They turned her down, unfortunately.
Blumler and Katz’s ‘Uses and Gratification theory’ (1974) suggests that media users play an active role in choosing and using the media. This theory shifted the focus from what media do to the people to what people do with the media, thus it’s an audience centric theory.
It has come to our attention that media is changing since its origin. In mid last century newspaper and magazine were the principle source of mass communications. Later the radio provided another source to achieve the majority. Individuals frequently tuned in to get records of what is happening in the world, getting to know the current trends. Newspapers were still sought after and still utilized frequently. After that TV turned into a fundamental source of assets for the mass communications. The TV was a mix of the radio and the newspaper and individuals were interested in it. In 1962, the dispatch of a satellite offered access to overall news.