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21 Nov 2008
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The Velvet Underground and Nico: Anti-modern rock and roll

Essay - 7 pages - Journalism

That banana, it's the single image appearing on the cover of The Velvet Underground and Nico, one of the most influential albums of all time, accompanied only by the teasing phrase “peel slowly and see” at the top and artist Andy Warhol's name at the bottom. On the...

21 Nov 2008
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Re-Africanization and the popularity of the Brazilian Samba

Essay - 6 pages - Journalism

To the rest of the world, Brazil looks like a kaleidoscope of races, foreign in its demographics to virtually every other culture on the planet. From the density of the Amazon rainforest to the all-inclusive street parties of Carnival in Rio, the Federative Republic of Brazil, ostensibly the...

21 Nov 2008
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Media portrayal of Midwesterner's

Essay - 7 pages - Journalism

Media influences the way people think and behave. What media says about anyone/thing becomes the norm. It influences simple things such as what people talk about on their lunch breaks to more complex belief systems. Media frames depict people from geographic areas in stereotypical ways; this...

21 Nov 2008
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Modern mass media consolidation and the erosion of information

Essay - 5 pages - Journalism

Ever since there has been a way to convey information—spoken language, perhaps even body language?—there has been the immediate by-product of misinformation. It is a reasonable assumption to say that nothing presented as information of any sort can ever be fully...

21 Nov 2008
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The credible reality of fake news

Essay - 4 pages - Journalism

Everybody remembers the moment they first saw footage of the burning Twin Towers toppling down on September 11th, 2001. Everybody remembers the panic that ensued, the news tickers running constantly on all the major television stations giving updates on nothing in particular, the...

07 Nov 2008
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Collegiate publication censorship: Will Hazelwood infiltrate campus life?

Essay - 6 pages - Journalism

In the United States of America, over 295,516,700 citizens enjoy a considerable amount of freedom. A vast assortment of backgrounds, races, and occupations are compiled to make up the population of America. Although this diversity is combined to make a powerful country, it also...

07 Nov 2008
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The creative impact of jazz music

Essay - 12 pages - Journalism

Music frequently requires more than one performer to be created. Perhaps two or more musicians are required, each playing a “part” - without the presence of all the musicians, the song would be incomplete. Perhaps one musician will accompany a singer, each performing distinct but...

06 Nov 2008
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Three mile island accident

Essay - 5 pages - Journalism

Three Mile Island Crisis started at four a.m. on March 28th, 1979. There was a clog in one of the pipes and the men working there had to clear it out, which was a regular occurrence. They shot air into the pipe in order to unclog it, which worked and then they went about their usual business at...

04 Nov 2008
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Market driven Journalism

Essay - 5 pages - Journalism

The effects of market driven journalism on the fourth estate are questionable at best and disastrous at worst. In market driven journalism, “viewers and readers are transformed into customers, news into products, and circulation or signal areas into markets” (McManus, 1). A prime...

13 Oct 2008
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Hiding in the stacks: How U.S media transmit U.S Government lies

Essay - 4 pages - Journalism

The American Government has a wide array of resources available with which they can disseminate information regarding their activities, both at home and abroad. These resources include but are not limited to press secretaries, communications chiefs, and leaked documents that are released to the...

30 Sep 2008
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"Text Messaging and Instant Messaging : Aid or hindrance?"

Essay - 7 pages - Journalism

As is the case when many technologies emerge, the debates that spring forth tend to fall to one side or the other. Moral, ethical, social, and religious concerns arise. However, there is one type of concern that I find not only interesting, but in a way disturbing. That is, the fear of the...

10 Sep 2008
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Anthropological and historical perspectives on the death of Captain Cook

Essay - 7 pages - Journalism

Scientific and philosophical thought have been preoccupied with the problem of an objective, empirical reality whose nature is discoverable and quantifiable at least since Descartes. This theoretical trend continued and culminated in the discoveries and ideas of Isaac Newton. The...

09 Sep 2008
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The Broadcasting Board of Governors

Essay - 5 pages - Journalism

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) which became independent of the United States Information Agency in 1999 when that department was dissolved, is charged with responsibility for US-backed, non-military international broadcasting. Such endeavors long pre-exist the BBG, and have been an...

04 Aug 2008
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Cost - effectiveness in health care

Essay - 5 pages - Journalism

Applying cost-effectiveness to heath care is “a clear necessity for responsible nonprofit management.” (Schmaedick, 1993, p. 3) Cost-effectiveness analysis is an equally necessary tool for a responsible physician who has no choice but to allocate limited resources.Today's...

30 Jul 2008
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Modern media and the future of advertising

Essay - 5 pages - Journalism

“In the world of advertising, there's no such thing as a lie; there's only the expedient exaggeration (Lehman, 1959).” This famous line, uttered by Cary Grant in the Hitchcock classic North by Northwest, represents a common creed among practitioners within the field of advertising....

22 Jul 2008
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Discipline in high schools

Essay - 4 pages - Journalism

There was a time when the United States was considered as a country with the smartest young minds in the world. Education in the United States provided either by private or public schools were envied and being used by other countries as models for their own educational systems. There was a time...

17 Jul 2008
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Backgrounder: reality television

Essay - 5 pages - Journalism

Reality programs have been part of television since the beginning and have grown steadily among viewers over the years to make itself one of the most viewed types of shows on the air today. With the huge success of reality shows like American Idol, Survivor, The Real World, The Bachelor and...

17 Jul 2008
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Journalism - What is news?

Essay - 4 pages - Journalism

According to author Daniel Boorstin, “Hard news is supposed to be the solid report of significant matters… Soft news reports popular interests (From News Gathering to News Making: A Flood of Pseudo-Events, 89).” America has a skewed view of what news is. Part of...

16 Jul 2008
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Unjustified censorship

Essay - 4 pages - Journalism

Phil Kerby, a previous editor of the Los Angeles Times, once said that “censorship is the strongest drive in human nature; sex is a weak second” (American Library Association 3). According to him, people are taking censorship to far. It appears that they are beginning to enjoy...

14 Jul 2008
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Amelia Mary Earhart (1897-1937): Soaring through stereotype

Essay - 6 pages - Journalism

Amelia Earhart is one of the most significant figures in changing outlooks towards women in the early twentieth century. Her accomplishments were paramount in the opening of doors for the potential of women. Born on the 24th of July in 1897, Earhart entered a prominent family in...

13 Jul 2008
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Latinos and media

Essay - 4 pages - Journalism

Latino-oriented media is a term that is becoming increasingly important to our constantly evolving nation and is one that must be correctly understood and utilized to succeed in the landscape of future business. The growing Latino population in America is slowly becoming an area of concentration...

10 Jul 2008
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An ethics case study: Trial by fire

Essay - 4 pages - Journalism

In March of 1988, a young man named Joey Philion suffered burns over 90 percent of his body. The U.S. and Canadian media reported that Joey, fifteen at the time, had run back into his fire engulfed home to save the life of his younger brother. The story showed Joey as a hero and soon money and...

10 Jul 2008
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An ethics case study: A photo that had to be used

Case study - 4 pages - Journalism

On September 14, 1989 a man entered a printing company named Standard Gravure and killed nine people, including himself. The shooting spree in Louisville, Kentucky was covered by the Louisville Courier-Journal who decided to include in the front page story, a photo of one of the deceased victims....

10 Jul 2008
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Asian American representation in American media: A study

Essay - 6 pages - Journalism

Asian American portrayals in American media have been historically stereotypical with damaging images and characters in the areas of advertising, film, and television. Various studies and groups have been conducted and formed to highlight and monitor the representations of Asian Americans in...

10 Jul 2008
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Latinos and media graduate assessment

Essay - 4 pages - Journalism

The portrayal of Latinos in general market media has been historically stereotypical and at times nonexistent, but groups and individuals have made important strides in promoting diversity and equality at a time that is possibly more important than ever. Latino representation in media has...

30 Jun 2008
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Job outlook for technical communicators

Essay - 5 pages - Journalism

Technical writing is essential to our daily lives, there are a variety of career options for technical communicators. The key to survival is to have an education, know where to look for a job, and be prepared with an up-to-date resume and confident interviewing skills. Job Outlook...

19 Jun 2008
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Romanticism Versus Enlightenment and Materialism

Essay - 3 pages - Journalism

In the intellectual world, there are many different theories to explain and ideas to shape our role on this planet. The question over the existence of God is too large to tackle, but the fact that we have individuality and free will is indisputable. How are we to understand man's role on Earth?...

16 Jun 2008
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The Impact that Photography has had on raising Public Awareness of the AIDS Epidemic in Africa

Essay - 4 pages - Journalism

Introduction Artwork is created for a number of reasons. For instance, artwork may reflect the artist's inner conflict as he or she strives towards evolution. At the same time artwork can serve as the artist's interpretation of larger society and culture. In most instances, the viewer, examining...

11 Jun 2008
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Comparison of Testimonies on Latin American Guerrilla Experiences

Essay - 3 pages - Journalism

There is no better way to learn about historical experiences of others than to hear about them through the actors' own words. In Latin America, there is a continuing history of political upheaval. In many countries, ordinary citizens are repressed by the elite government, and there exists an...

09 Jun 2008
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Playboy Magazine vs. Maxim Magazine

Essay - 5 pages - Journalism

A heated competition exists between Playboy and Maxim magazines, two internationally-known magazines aimed at the male pop-culture target audience. Playboy, a well established publication, has risen to the status of sex icon in the fifty years since it was created by Playboy Enterprises Inc....