Friday, May 23, 2014

Discussion

Reverse Racism and Gun Control. In this video Raymmar Tirado very boldly voices his opinion on two touchy subjects, "reverse racism" and gun control.

The video caught my attention and I kind of admire him for uploading it not because I agree with it or think he is right but simply because he knew a lot of people would think he's a horrible person for saying these things and he was still willing to put himself out there and voice his opinion when most people would be too scared of what people would think of them. At the same time, some of the things he says bother me because I feel like when Raymmar gets on a rant he gets carried away and starts saying very bold statements without really thinking about the details or other angles of the story, but that's what gets people going. There are many different discussions that can come out of this as well... Are only white people racist? Should guns be banned? Does Raymmar Tirado make risky blogs/videos because that's what he truly believes and he wants to share that with people, or does he just want to be "that guy" to say things nobody else will to get people thinking and talking about the extremes of certain topics whether it's in a positive or negative way? Regardless of his intentions I think he is definitely great at standing out and making people think.


Friday, May 16, 2014

Satire

sat·ire
ˈsaˌtīr/
noun
  1. the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
    synonyms:mockeryridiculederisionscorncaricatureMore

Satire seems to be one of those things that people either love or hate. I think a lot of people don't like it because they focus on the idea of it "mocking" or "joking around" about important news. Personally, I believe that satire is a good thing in most cases. It gives a new, more interesting, way of presenting news that draws in a larger audience and makes them become interested in what is going on in the world simply by the way it is presented to them. The Pew Research Study shows this perfectly. The media's whole goal is to report and inform the public of important events occurring in the world so if satire increases the amount of people paying attention, and how knowledgeable they are about what is reported than why not use it?

Satire can also be used in different ways, such as using it to get a bold point across in a casual way. While Jon Stewart was on Crossfire he did exactly this. Stewart tore apart the hosts of the show without them hardly being able to notice it at first, and eventually was able to completely shut down their show by technically just "joking around"  with them but he got his point across in a very powerful and effective way. Satire really makes people think and gives them a way to make others think the things they would never just straight up say in a serious way.

Regardless of what people think about satire and how it's used, it will always be around. Whether it will it will become more popular and commonly used, or only used by a select few news sources is unknown. In my opinion satire should be used more often as long as the news stays "true" and doesn't become a way of manipulating people to think one way or another.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

News

The point of news is to have a structured way of informing the public of the events currently happening on either a local or worldwide scale. In today's world there are many options of how people can get their news. Whether they prefer TV, Internet, Newspaper or are Republican or Democrat. You now have the the option of hearing about the same events, exactly how you want.

Personally, I think having so many news options is both good and bad. It's good because I think it is more entertaining which causes more people to pay attention to what is going on the world. There also may be reasons why it is not so good. For example, when there are news sources that have conservative and liberal opinions slightly worked into every subject they report I think it makes people think that is what their opinion should be on the topic and eliminates people from knowing how they actually feel about it. Where as if there was only one news source that simply said the facts, then everyone could truly have their own opinions without influence from the reporters they heard about it from.

Regardless of the minor details and small ways people think news could improve. It is extremely important. Without news the public would not be informed of the things going on in the world or it would cause rumors off the wazoo, with little to no factual information.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Design


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Design is major part of everything you see or read. It controls where your eyes are drawn and how appealing an article is to you regardless of what it's about.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Future

The newspapers right now are and always have been a great source of getting information, but with newer technologies and how easy and fast it is to look something up online newspapers are becoming a timely and old fashion way of discovering the news. I think the hardest part about creating a new form of news is coming up with something that is new and will be popular, but at the same time inexpensive and efficient to put out. The challenging part and I think the only thing that news agencies will struggle with is finding the perfect middle between the two. It will truly show who can be successful at journalism under any conditions or change. I'm basing my ideas of what I believe will happen in the future off of what has already happened and is continuing to happen in the world of journalism.

This link explains how journalism is changing, and how journalists must adapt to that.


In my opinion, The Daily Buckets pretty much shows what news companies are going to have to do in order to be competitive and successful in the future of journalism.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

What is journalism, anyway?

In my opinion, it is Journalism almost anytime information of an event or person is shared with others if it is, in fact true and researched with evidence and specific details to back it up. When somebody simply uses a social networking site to share information they have discovered about any given situation it is usually not real journalism but I also believe that people can use social networking for actual journalism too and just because they tweet about something doesn't necessarily mean its just gossip or a rumor.

Digital devices and the internet are such a big part of the world we live in today. All though it is in fact, hurting the paper and Televised news companies I don't think that means it is necessarily harming journalism. To me, it can go either way. For example, any person can tweet something that they hear about and assume its true when its not so then all of the people they share that information with would be believing it too causing rumors to spread rapidly. It can be looked at from a different angle though. Somebody could see a brief tweet about something they had no idea was going on, and that could catch their attention and draw them to a form of real true journalism to find out the whole story. Due to the fact that there is nothing we can do about the takeover of technology we are seeing today I think the best think journalists can do is just look at the positive aspect of it and do whatever they can to adapt to this new form of sharing news.This link really shows the statistics of how the public gets the news.

TV news and newspaper are still the most popular ways people get their news overall but social media and the internet is not far behind and continues to become more popular as 46% of people get their news from online at least three times a week. Therefor I would not consider digital devices to be a huge problem in the world of journalism at this point, but I don't think it will be long before they truly takeover. Who knows, by the time that happens it might be the common thing for journalists to use social networking and it won't be considered a problem. Described in this link it shows that some already see the positive in using this new form of journalism.