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This is a video clip that is showing the force of which guards are using to keep the blind lawyer named Chen Guangcheng under house arrest and alone. But as the New York Times says he escaped and fled to the U.S. Embassy. This is for the best for Mr. Chen but for the Chinese government, not as much. The Chinese government has banned all things on Mr.Chen online. The social media that should be free is not so in China. Social media in China is not free, just like their other rights, Chinese people do not get the same... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2012 at Global Media News
"In France on Sunday, the flan was decidedly in the oven, while the tomato was surprisingly green. By the same token — according to Twitter, at any rate — the temperature in Budapest hovered near 25 degrees" this is the opening line for the New York Times article "For Results, Twitter Gets Out Early Word, in Code" by Scott Sayare. This is about Twitter being used to get around the laws that the French government has to stop the Media In France Media sites will be fined if they post the results of an election before 8p.m. The reason for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at Global Media News
As many people know the Huffington Post or Huffpost for short, is an online newspaper and blog and does not take from traditional printed pages. At its start in May of 2005 by Arianna Huffington she could only hope for a member of her news team to win the Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting, but just that happened this past Monday. Mr. David Wood won the Pulitzer Prize for his 10- part series called "Beyond the Battfield." Which follows the lives of soldiers who have been wounded in war when they get home. This prize is a big deal for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2012 at Global Media News
For the number one spot in morning shows the “Today’s” show holds the spot but for how long? “Good Morning America” is a close second, sometimes coming in first according to TVNEWSER. The fact is that these Morning Shows are at a “war” with each other. So what does this mean? That for the future what you watch will have a major impact on what these Morning Shows will do to keep you watching. The age of TV media is all about the viewer and what the viewer likes in real time. This is seen in this race to be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at Global Media News
Stone Philips who was a journalist for “Dateline NBC” was the first to look into the studies being done at Virginia Tech study about head impacts on football players according to The New York Times. Mr. Phillips decided that it was an important study that needed to be shared. He shared this on his website Mr. Philips paid for the movie to be made with his own movie, never expecting it to go onto the news he believed that his website was suited fine for it. Ironically the video which is just about 14 minutes is being used on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at Global Media News
Jenna Talackova was disqualified from competing in the Miss Universe Pageant for Canada because she was not born a female. Although the rules do state that you must be a naturally born female Talackova wants to sue according to the Huffentoning Post. Looking at Talackova you would never guess that she was a man. Here's a picture: Jenna Talackova has always been very open with her being transgender and has been reported saying "she is a woman wiht a history", the history being the change from male to female. This history is what has caused her to be kicked out... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2012 at Global Media News
The life of a journalist in today society is one of danger. To be a journalist you need courage especially if you are reporting in areas of war. To the deaths of reporters are happening at an alarming rate. Only two months in to 2012 and already 10 reporters have been killed according to the committee to Protect Journalist on press freedom online. This is due to the danger faced by many journalists of today. Many countries outside the U.S. have polices against journalists and attack them for uncovering the injustices faced by people trying to liberate themselves from a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at Global Media News
Anthony Shadid last article in the New York Times before he died was Islamists’ Ideas on Democracy and Faith Face Test in Tunisia. According to the New York Times he died on his way back to Turkey when he collapsed and died of an asthma attack with Times photographer Tyler Hicks, who then carried his body into Turkey. Jill Abramson has said that “Anthony died as he lived — determined to bear witness to the transformation sweeping the Middle East and to testify to the suffering of people caught between government oppression and opposition forces,” After finding out about his... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at Global Media News
Scandals in the media are nothing new, but what people don’t realized are the scandals in photo journalism. Recently Bryan Patrice got fired from his job at the Sacramento Bee for editing his photos according to Steve Myers from the Poynter. This is nothing new in the photo journalism world though because another iconic war photo from Robert Capa has been now declared a fake by researchers. The New York Times reporter Lary Rohter has said that “After nearly three-quarters of a century Robert Capa’s “Falling Soldier” picture from the Spanish Civil War remains one of the most famous images... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at Global Media News
The Sacramento Bee has recently had to fire their photographer Bryan Patrick for editing his photos and calling them originals. This is an issue because he is a photographer for the news and his place of work has a strict policy about this to all of their employees. The issue is that Mr.Patrick has won awards for his photos and many of his photos have been placed in news papers. After finding out that some of his work was due to him editing the photos, some of his awards have been taken away and his others works are called into... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2012 at Global Media News
The article from the New York Times about the bills; SOPA and PIPA, or Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect Intellectual Property Act. The Sopa act is from the House and the Pipa is from the Senate. Both these bills are going to directly affect the media in multiply ways. First the media from online can be limited to the public, as shown with the protest from Google,Wikipedia and other online search engines. "On Jan. 18, opponents mounted a Web-wide protest that included a 24-hour shutdown of the English-language Wikipedia. The step marked a political coming of age for a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2012 at Global Media News
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