2018
09.26

Details Matter

The blog from Dr. Jerz was full of quality information student journalists should take in because the following were very key journalistic formatting tips. As a student journalist and online-editor of Seton Hill’s student newspaper, I have grown to understand the importance of letting the facts and quotes write the article for you. If you do not have any quotes then it seems the reporter is the one with the opinion. Also, news story need to be fact-driven with some minor detail. Within a news article the reporter should include facts but they should keep them down to a minimum to keep the reader informed and also engaged. Reporters do not write to give their opinions but opinions of the people. With this being said about facts, details, and quotes, reporters must also just state the quote or fact straight up in the article in a way that is grammatically correct. There should be no summarizing of quotes. From my experiences this is just what I got from the blog and also the student paper.

Source: Details Matter

2018
09.26

NM: The Present (4 of 4)

In NM: The Present (4 of 4) the book brought up some great points that need addressed within the media today. Objectivity. The idea of being fair or neutral to all parties involved within a news story. This includes the witnesses, viewers,  and reporters. The failure to achieve fairness is something that really does surround the media. The video below is a perfect example of how the news is not fair. A weatherman pretends the wind is blowing him over when clearly in the background there are two people who appear to be walking just fine. Being objective in any kind of journalism helps the reporter’s credibility and also the information the readers/viewers get from these journalist.

For example check this out.

Source: NM: The Present (4 of 4)

2018
09.26

NM: The Present (3 of 4)

In NM: The Present (3 of 4) I notice this passage, “Half of those using social media surveyed by the Pew Research Center in 2014 said they had shared news stories, photos, or videos at one time or another.” (98)

Reading this passage here was very important as a student journalist. People share news stories all the time on social media. These same people and even myself must always check to see if there is any authenticity within the stories they are sharing. It only takes one person to spread false information and this is how fake news gets around.

Source: NM: The Present (3 of 4)

2018
09.24

RWaL 5 (3 of 3)

I found the paper by Melanie Smith to be a well written paper. Smith backed up her claims with evidence. Although I would have liked to see her include some arguments against her claims. Rather than just stating a fact and providing evidence I think arguments would have made her claims all the more convincing. The paper seems to focus more on the marriages at the time rather than the individual men or women. She does use facts to support this but again arguments to back the claims about marriages around this time period would have made for a better paper.

Source: RWaL 5 (3 of 3)

2018
09.24

RWaL 5 (2 of 3)

In The Yellow Wallpaper, there seems to be a main theme of freedom. The narrator seems describes how the wallpaper as “the worst wallpaper” she has seen in her life. The narrator goes on to watch and see a women trapped behind bars. For me the wallpaper was a symbol of freedom which reflected her own entrapment. She saw her own issues within the wallpaper which deal around her family.

In The Story of an Hour, I saw a similarity with symbolism as in The Yellow Wallpaper. This story also had symbolism which revolved around freedom. Mrs. Mallard may seem happy when she found out her husband had died. I got the sense she felt free. For example, she looks out the open window. The window is a symbol for her new life but when she turns away this new life is taken away eventually when she finds out her husband is not dead.

Source: RWaL 5 (2 of 3)

2018
09.24

RWaL 5 (1 of 3)

In RWal 5 (1 of 3) I noticed this passage, “Readers have to carefully examine what insights the text provides about a character, but sometimes readers have to consider what’s left out.” (Gardner and Diaz 77)

When reading any piece of literature it is true that the reader must analyze the text to get what they can about the character(s). Sometimes readers do not consider what is not said about the character. The author may leave out details so it is up to the reader to consider these factors. Often times, authors will portray characters through another character’s dialogue. When the author does not do this, that is when we have to see what is left about the character. In a higher level college course such as this one, close-reading should already be something we practice through all of the readings. Therefore, we must analyze through reading strategies to get what the author left out.

Source: RWaL 5 (1 of 3)

2018
09.19

In the past I have read a number of different academic articles. Although I have to say I don’t think I have read one that is as complex as “Signal to Noise”. Usually when I read academic articles it can be quite easy at times to understand the content through close reading of the sentences. This one however I had to look up certain words as they were not all that familiar to me. I found myself almost getting distracted at times and I had to read several sentences over.

Source: Galey, “Signal to Noise”

2018
09.19

Point of View

My take on the whole thing with the meme is you have to be transparent. Okay, yes the original idea of this was intended for comedic relief, but you have to look at both sides of the situation here. From my own experience as a journalists, no one is right or wrong in this situation, you have to present both sides or iterations of the meme and let the people decide who is right or who is wrong. The main point I’m trying to get is everyone has opinions and mine doesn’t matter due to journalist ethics, I just present the facts.

Source: Point of View

2018
09.19

NM: The Present (1 of 4)

In NM: The Present (1 of 4) I noticed this passage, “Digital technology has made immediacy–being first with new or breaking news on social media, news sites and search engines–even more important factor in the competition for news audiences.” (Anderson and Downie and Schudson 65)

This particular section of the book I found to be the most interesting. I do agree that technology has made the news less accurate. With the technology today we have the power to get news and information out on the web as quickly as possible, being the the first to do so is what drives the online competition with the media. At times, it seems they click-bait a lot to be the first ones and often mislead people with false headlines or stories.

Source: NM: The Present (1 of 4)

2018
09.17

In Hutcheon, “From Shrew to Subject” I noticed this passage, “We should not think of Katherine’s subjugation as that of an exemplary female but instead as that of an exemplary student.” (Hutcheon 333)

The article brings up good points as Hutcheon points to the main idea of education and that students should are expected to learn how to be powerful speakers. With that being said, in this genre the men and women were equal in the education sense. Though it appears as males to be the dominant figures, Katherine being the exemplary student, she learns to speak as Petruchio does. This then makes Katherine a powerful speaker amongst the dominant men. The article hints at the fact that the student Katherine is not defeated but has learned to speak that of Petruchio along his side.

The main idea and theme was not how men could manipulate women but how women could become the students to stand with the men. This theme holds some truth as Petruchio does win over Katherine but she has just learned to stand her own ground with their relationship.

Source: Hutcheon, “From Shrew to Subject”