November 09, 2005

Eye Spy...Blogs!!

While browsing the newswriting blogs, I came upcome Beth's blog about using journalistic ideals and skills in everyday life. I've discovered in everyday life that the "reporter" in me comes out. Everytime I encounter any news, I listen for unfair statistics, propaganda, and other common news mistakes. I've become a news conesuor.

I, first of all, never realized how much news is integrated into everyday lives. Secondly, I also never realized how much I (and the general public) take the news for granted. As much as I did not care for "It Aint't Neccessarily So," I did learn a lot of valuable information. I learned that consumers need to be aware of the information being projected in our minds; we shouldn't just take news as the gospel, but take responsibility for the info absorbed. I also discovered that journalists also need to field some responsibility. It is their job to supply our culture with the best and most accurate information possible.

Posted by KatherineLambert at November 9, 2005 08:50 PM

I'm glad that you noticed it too Katie. Sparking one anothers ideas is always a good thing! I think another good note to include (which I didn't get to mention in my blog) is the differences between observation and over-analyzing. Just as too much of a good thing isn't healthy, we (as observers and individuals) need to find balance.

Posted by: Bethany at November 10, 2005 10:40 PM
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