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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

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

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

Yellow journalism, or yellow press , refers to an unethical, irresponsible brand of journalism given to hoaxes, altered photographs, screaming headlines, scoops , frauds, and endless promotions of the newspapers themselves. This term was first used in the 1890 s to describe the competition between two rival New York City newspapers, the World, and the Journal. In 1883, Joseph Pulitzer purchased the New York-based newspaper, the World. With its vivid, sensational reporting and excellent cru

When I received the criteria for this essay I knew that writing this would be a personal challenge to myself. My motivation and interest in being a journalist is so vast that I knew that I would have trouble squeezing it all into a mere 500 word essay. In addition, I would have to list my experience in journalism. During my high school years I have accumulated so much experience due to the responsibilities bestowed on me, that it would be hard to describe them all. As I entered my so

Spanish-American War The Spanish-American War was different from many other wars because it did not deal with America’s rights; nevertheless it dealt with our issues over expansionism. The war was caused by yellow journalism, sinking of the main, and the de Lome letter in which he discussed his bad faith with America. The Spanish-American War was a “splendid little war” because it demonstrated the enormous influence of yellow journalism, changed the balance in the Fed