The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, has celebrated the film industry for decades. This year, 2016, marks the 88th year of the awards, and the show was nothing short of entertaining. But aside from the glamour of it all, many of the winners and performers chose to use this show as an opportunity to address sensitive and important… Continue reading And The Oscar Goes To…
Video “Couple more steps, don’t worry about him.” (referring to the photographer); “You need to back up if you’re with the media.” None of them are looking at him. They’re putting up their hands, mocking him, laughing at him “You don’t have a right to take our photo.”; “If you would like to take photos you… Continue reading Biases in Media
Today, we’re talking about the press releases that we read. Most crimes happen to regular people who are average citizens. There’s nothing in their lives that puts them in the position that they end up in. The lady in the fetus story was simply responding to a craigslist ad. There’s a major ripple effect in… Continue reading Thursday, February 25, 2016
Press Release: http://www.dps.state.ia.us/commis/pib/Releases/2016/02-22-2016_DCI_IowaDCIInvestigatingPageCoInmateDeath.html This release discussed a situation of a woman, Jessica Lee (25 years old), who was arrested and jailed on November 19, 2015 at the Page County Jail. On December 1, 2015, she was found unresponsive in her cell, and was transported to the University of Nebraska Medical Center and was pronounced dead. The… Continue reading Press Release versus Media Story
Today we went around the table and explained what the stories we each read were about. We also priced them. Then, we went around and said which stories we would buy. Our budgets were $30. For homework, we have to go to the Criminology Department of Criminal Injustice website, choose a press release, and see how… Continue reading Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Until the early 1900’s, women had little say in just about anything. It took the work of women activists such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Alice Stone Blackwell, Rosa Parks, and many others in order to get to where we are in the United States today. The idea of feminism is not a new… Continue reading What is Feminism?
This personal account was very enjoyable and fun to read. I especially liked how she included a lot of information, but it didn’t make it overwhelming; it added to the piece. The overall feeling of the piece was positive. She talked about a couple difficult/negative aspects of her life, but kept it positive throughout, which… Continue reading Editor’s Feedback