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Robert Cormier Robert Cormier was born on January 17, 1925, in Leominster, Massachusetts and has lived there for most of his life. He is the second of eight children in his family. When he was in elementary school his seventh-grade teacher read one of his poems and told him that it was very good and he could be a writer. When he was in college one of his teachers liked one of his stories so much that she submitted it to a magazine and that was his first ever published work (Presenting Robe

I knew I was in for something different before even opening the book. On the cover of the book was a skull colored by the American flag, with swastikas in its eye sockets. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, as I had no idea who Hunter S. Thompson was. I opened the book and began to read through the author’s preface. Throughout were numerous references to drugs, sex, and politics. I began to get a picture of who HST was and about his style of writing. HTS revolutionized

YELLOW JOURNALISM Yellow journalism is a moneymaking tactic that started a war and a new brand of reporting. Yellow Journalism has effected a lot of lives over the past one hundred years hat it has been around. It has brought out the worst in many people and it can really expose a person s life. On the other hand it can be of some good, I mean who are we to know that everything that is printed in the newspapers. M

Summary Leads ( Why are they are effective) The summary lead is the most widely used lead. It provides a brief summary of the facts in the article in the first sentence. Summary leads work best in inverted pyramid stories. I think that summary leads are effective because if the reader has an interest in the subject after reading the short summary at the beginning, then they will read the whole article. Sometimes a person will read only far enough to lose interest, but in a summary lead

As an editor of a weekly magazine, there are many responsibilities. Upper management recently came to the editor and told him that sales have dipped dramatically. He was also told, that if things do not turnaround soon, heads will roll. Along comes a story that he knows is ethically wrong, but will sell many magazines. What should be done? Should he print the story, even though it is ethically wrong and save jobs, or should he by-pass the story? Countless stories have been printed in b

American journalism has gone through many changes since its inception. Some of these changes have been good, while some have not been good. One of the changes in American journalism that has not been good is the lack of values. It seems that in recent years, (most recently with the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal) American journalism is more interested in making money rather then presenting a story that is based on just the news and facts. Sensationalism has become a regular way of life and is

Wolfe, Tom b. March 2, 1930, Richmond, Va., U.S. in full THOMAS KENNERLY WOLFE, JR. American novelist, journalist, and social commentator who is a leading critic of contemporary life and a proponent of New Journalism (the application of fiction-writing techniques to journalism). After studying at Washington and Lee University (B.A., 1951) and Yale University (Ph.D., 1957), Wolfe wrote for several newspapers, including the Springfield Union in Massachusetts and The Washington Post

The Protagonist of a novel is the main character. The Protagonist of, The Color of Water, is James Mc Bride, also the author. He tells about his life story and about how he had to deal with a hard lifestyle growing up. He also tells the story from his mother, who also talks in the book. This novel is like a diary because James, in every chapter, writes about a different account in his life, just as one would write in their diary about what happened in a day. James describes his life in

Merriam Webster defines objectivity as expressing or dealing with facts or conditions as perceived without distortion by personal feelings, prejudices, or interpretations. Objectivity, as defined by the school of media ethics, means standing so far from the community that you see all events and all viewpoints as equally distant and important, or unimportant for that matter. It is employed by giving equal weight to all viewpoints--or, if not, giving all an interesting twist, within taste

Is today s news a truthful account of the day s events? Is it a blatant attempt to guide the reader s reaction to keep interests high? Or do entertainment corporations trying to make a profit overrun today s news? Should there be certain standards of journalism in news today? To answer these questions, the reader must understand the definition of news. Jack Fuller best defines news as a report of what a news organization has recently learned about matters of some significance or interest to