Archive | November, 2012

Media reform

17 Nov

If there was one thing that I would want to change in the media it would be how news media show sides different sides of doing the news. You can watch both Fox News http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/16/petraeus-to-testify-knew-libya-was-terrorism-from-start-source-says/or MSNBC http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/16/15224380-jill-kelley-emails-petraeus-allen-asked-me-to-help-silence-bubba-the-love-sponge?lite  and find that each other cable news network has a different style of news reporting.  Compare to what CNN does is just straight down reporting. We are entertain to what Fox and MSNBC does on cable that we enjoy hearing anchors show which side they prefer or show some emotion. The one big reason why both networks keep doing this style in the business of broadcast journalism is that they make a lot of money and when its a business that has a lot of people coming in, tuning in and watching than money will come in and play a huge role.

I think that we can do without which side of who is for and against in news. Whatever happen to original reporting and getting the truth in the stories? It concerns me as a person who is going into journalism that we have to show a side of which political view we are for or against, the left or right side of things. I want cable news networks to not have a side to show and to just do their job as a journalists to tell stories as it is originally told. In the past America looked up to Walter Cronkite for news and original reporting now a days we have so many news outlets that we are getting one story told in a different side.

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The Election

3 Nov

With only less than five days til election day this isn’t new to me as this will be my second time voting for the President of the United States. The media has been informed on the election this year than the previous election as it was two different candidates but now there is only one guy trying to get into the white house and the president trying to regain his seat back. I don’t believe that the media has any influence on the election. The media is trying to do what they do and that is to cover the political election and help us understand.

But I do know that there has been a lot of media buzz with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie before he was an Obama hater and now after Hurricane Sandy hit his state and the rest of the Northeast it’s a whole different side as they what looks to be good friends. And it had the republican saying what the what? http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/10/why-exactly-is-chris-christie-subverting-mitt-romney/264338/.

And even this past week had a famous television character from the most successful television show go out and made a a video of that he was going to endorse Mitt Romney. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-the-simpsons-mr-burns-endorses-mitt-romney-20121101,0,1753251.story. IS that a good idea? Have a cartoon character talking about who they think we should vote for?

I don’t look from the media to help me to vote for. I look to the media to understand who is who and what they are for and against. When I watch NBC News and MSNBC, I want to know a bit more about the person they are running in the election. Even in this election I don’t think that the media knows who will win this election.