Today was just like any other day at Seaport High School in Seaport, Alabama. The first four periods went by so slow and when fifth period rolled around I was ready to act up with Theo and Allie in AP Stat. We are always getting in trouble in that class. We are pretty sure that our teacher Mrs. Redman hates us, but oh well isn’t senior year of high school meant for getting in trouble and having fun in class. We are all passing with A pluses so I am pretty sure we have room for cutting up in class.
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.
Say you are walking down main street on a warm, sunny day with your best friend or perhaps someone close to you ,and all of a sudden this special person collapses. If this person is very dear to you, you would definitely try and save them; especially if this person may be about to lose their life. You would not walk away or stare at your boyfriend or girlfriend if they all of a sudden stopped breathing or hurt themselves severely. So why do we do this to other people? Why is it legal for a bystander to watch as someone’s life slowly slips away when this bystander could possibly save the person in need? Although you indeed could be a complete and total stranger to the person hurt, that person is someone’s life; that person has people who love them so very much and that person has a life left to live.
As I traveled through each grade of the Croton-Harmon High School, my personal and academic goals helped to me to really flourish. These goals may have varied from year to year because a freshman is a little different from a senior, but they basically had all the same concept: I wanted to strive in school to be the best all-around student I could be, constantly stay focused and immerse myself in the Croton community. By setting my expectations and goals very high, I could flourish academically and really work to my full potential.
Has something bad ever happened to you in life and someone else told your story? Did they miss any important details or change a few facts to make it seem more interesting? When the media gets a hold of a topic that could potentially be a big deal to our nation they jump into action and conclusions. Most often they are quick to make conclusions to make their story seem more complete than competing stations.
I’ll never forget how I felt the first time I walked into Prairie Ridge High School. I was surrounded by approximately sixteen hundred other students and I knew exactly none of them. I had never been that alone before and when I walked through the cafeteria doors, I felt the first seed of doubt that maybe I should have stayed in Union, with my mom. At that moment, I wanted to turn around and run out of Prairie Ridge, hop in the car, and drive the four hundred miles back to my friends, my teammates, and the majority of my family. Instead, I took a deep breath and sat down.
1226 Piedmont School Rd resided directly across the street from an enormous, private K-12 academia of the same name; the house serving as the poster child of the neighborhood’s median income to all who commuted to and from the institution. In front, the driveway curved in a half-circle, at just the perfect angle to make mom’s new E-class look pristine facing the road. Supplementing the view on either side, two Japanese Maples my father planted for my brother and I as a birthday present: one named after him, and the other after me. In the spring the leaves sprouted out from the branches with five tips, like hands reaching for the sun; in the fall they turned bright red, like a bouquet of roses before perishing. Against the backdrop of the brick
The films The Nine Lives of Marion Barry and Anita, contribute to history in allowing us to go back in the past to see how we as a society chose how to handle scandals, which creates certain expectation and set boundaries during the era in which they occurred. With this information, we can then redefine the differences between events in the past and compare them today. For example, Barry was elected into office countless times after countless drug scandals surfaced about his coke addition, yet Anita Hill’s reputation was destroyed after she accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. Many would consider this to be great injustice, resulting in confusion. As a result, the media plays such an important role in helping us understand and in showing how some scandals are very specific to time, place, and culture which is why people react differently to them.
As of late the feud between the media and President Trump has escalated, this has caused the general population to be forced to decide who is the instigator, Trump or the media? I believe that while the media does retaliate, this childish back and forth was fueled by Trump and someone in his position should not focus on a petty feud such as this. I believe that as president he must show a strong image and refrain from continuing to ridicule the media. Because of Trump’s constant twitter rants about the media and the overall popularity of the issue many articles have been written on both the pro-Trump and anti-Trump side. These articles use different rhetorical devices to convey their point and get the reader to agree with them.
Journalists role within the coverage of media has changed drastically between Timothy Crouse’s Boys on the Bus, to the 1980’s when this show was produced. The forever evolving technologies of the media may make it hard to stay competitive in the news market. Do you think that the medias technology that was used plateaued around the Vietnam War until the early 2000’s?
Compassion fatigue experienced by doctors and nurse, the term is used to describe their emotionless and apathy to the patients. However, today, compassion fatigue appears everywhere, not only happens with healthy professionals but also with all the caregivers, and even to us and to any person. Compassion fatigue becomes more common in media. In fact, compassion fatigue has been called a form of burnout to describe ‘journalists’ secondary trauma in being routinely exposed to atrocities. Again, journalism analysts indicate that media has caused widespread compassion fatigue to the public by saturating news and information. This research presents an understanding of compassion fatigue in different circumstances and possible consequences of it in media.
When it comes to the exposure of news stories and headlines addressing important situations in real life scenarios, the media, newspapers, and other social platforms are given a very wide range of freedom. Newspapers have the power to say what they want, how they want it as long at it is truthful and effective in everyday life. However with that certain power comes responsibility and the idea news should ideally be legal and ethical, and should stray away from misuse of liability and slander. This thought leads to the question of: Does this story have legal points and information? And in addition: Can this story be viewed as a truthful and ethical piece?
An apology is only a compile of words, it’s the actions that define the sincerity. It has often been told that an apology is necessary once a sin has been committed but an apology is only the following consequences from a caught failure. It is forced upon punishment and it is a scheme made to cover up the lack of guilt or regret. Apologies are also seen as forgiveness however it only satisfies society’s regulations. Apologies ‘fix’ the order in humanity but the broken can not always be repaired, especially when the transgressor is lying through a mask. If an apology is only satisfying society's needs then an apology is not necessary to begin with.
“But we do not live in a perfect world. We live in a world where gossip passes for news, and sensationalism passes for journalism” (Bernhardt, Naked Justice). This quote shows that not because the media publishes something does it mean that it is important or relevant to current events since the media manipulates and publishes what it wants for selfish purposes. The media is also a business, and like any business, its goal is to make profits, and sometimes it uses questionable tactics to do it, for instance, publishing inappropriate content, intentionally omitting facts, and including insignificant and irrelevant information. There are situations in which the media publishes obscene, harmful, vulgar, and offensive
The ethical dilemma is freedom of speech vs. truth-telling. Freedom of speech and expression is important in the media because it strongly ensures that there is democracy. Freedom of speech gives any media practitioner the right to freely express what he or she thinks about a certain topic or a certain person. In expression of one’s opinion, he or she does not find the urge to protect the reputation of the company or person or product they are talking about. While any media practitioner is expressing his views and opinions, he or she may be violating the reputation of the subject they are talking about. Therefore, as a media practitioner is expression his opinion about a person or a product