Monthly Archives: April 2011

Foreign News…Are You Interested?

When it comes to knowledge of foreign news, I consider myself a bit abnormal. I can honestly say that I know more about foreign news then I do about local news. I know it sounds weird, but it’s true. I … Continue reading

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Political Knowledge

  It’s really not that easy to figure out exactly what people know regarding politics in theUnited Statesand around the world. If I were to take a wild guess though, I would say that people don’t know as much as … Continue reading

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Current events interview

Trashy celebrity gossip has graced the cover of magazines, the Internet and other media outlets. Media scholar John Hartley has written that news is “the sense-making practice of modernity” and, as such, “the most important textual system in the world” … Continue reading

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Magazines Vs. Newspapers

I often think about what makes a magazine so much more appealing than a newspaper. What is it about a magazine headline that captures a reader’s interest? And what is it about newspapers that turn people away? One reason may … Continue reading

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Celebrity reality shows: Why do we care?

Over the past several years, celebrity reality shows have increased on television due to their popularity. Now, it seems like any celebrity can have their personal and public lives followed around with cameras for weeks to document every detail of … Continue reading

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Not Interested…

Last weekend I sat down with two of my friends to discuss how often they read newspapers or the news in general. The responses I got were really not all that surprising, and at this point, I would guess that … Continue reading

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Political mockery within the media

The way current events are portrayed on entertainment television can shape public opinion in many different ways. Television shows like Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and South Park have shown reenactments , skits or have relayed … Continue reading

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