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Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Global Media News
This new advancement in police uniforms could turn a cop into a reporter. The death of Mike Brown, August 9th 2014, has cause an eruption in citizen journalism. Shortly after Browns passing people published stories of the unarmed black teen being murdered by a police officer. Posts were conducted on twitter, instagram, and Facebook. This brought national attention to this specific case that questioned the actions of the police officer, Darren Wilson. Concerns of this case reached the Obama administration. Obama pitched for a 75 million dollar plan that would provide each cop with a camera to document his or... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Global Media News
Now you can be part of the protest. When the St. Louis County Grand Jury finally released there indictment, it was covered by every major news channel. CNN, Fox, ABC, etc., you name a channel, they showed. All the channels showed images from a distance perspective or birds eye view. Occasionally a reporter would interview a citizen who was around the area, but never did the reporter walk the front lines of the protest in Missouri. When one reporter did, Sara Sidner from CNN, and she was forced to retreat further away from citizens. The real action was shown on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Global Media News
Which one do you prefer? There is much controversy over what smart Phone is the best. Truth be told they are all good at different things. One might recall the first IPhone and say that it was good to play games on, or the first blackberry and say it was good for business. But as time has progressed all of these phones have adopted many of these same attributes. Which phones today are the best for journalists? IPhone 6 plus- The IPhone 6 Plus is the best and most recent technology released from Apple. This phone is 5.5 inches long... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Global Media News
What this could mean for drone journalists. Drones are of the latest technology that journalists are using to gather resources for reports. They have been used to catch glimpses of rally’s from a birds eye view, explore places that have never been seen before, and provide a new media to report through. Drone journalism is the most contemporary and popular form. If the FAA (Federal avitation administration ) places a ban on the usage of drones, could it be detrimental to the evolution of journalism? Acourding to laws, FAA Modernization Act, The FAA is not allowed to place bans on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Global Media News
YouTube has more to offer than just sneezing pandas! Over the past year, the traffic to YouTube’s News and Politics category has grown 650 %. Many users on the web are finding how YouTube is a great source for news. There are two primary types of news categorized on the site: current material in the media, citizen journalism. YouTube can give you access to any major media channel. If a viewer wants to see something that they saw on CNN, ABC, or even the Ellen Show they would immediately look for the republished footage on YouTube. Because of this ,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Global Media News
Enjoy your sigh of relief! This was one joke that people didn’t find so funny. A report made by claimed that until now, Facebook was a free social media platform but starting November 1st, Mark Zuckerberg, Co-founder and CEO, planned to charge Facebook users a fee of 2.99 per month. The article quoted Zuckerberg a California press conference stating, “we thought long and hard about this decision, but at the end of the day, we had no choice but to add this monthly fee. If we don’t do something about our rising costs now, Facebook could face an unrecoverable... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Global Media News
If you are a journalist , your social media account must have good content and be visually appealing. Here's some important apps to keep your account stylish. 1. Aviary Aviary is one of the best photo editing apps on the market. This app has a 4 1/2 star rating and is an essential tool for improving photos. It offers tools that can show the focal point of a photo, sharpen an image, and make it look more professional. Journalist agree that photo editing apps are important, and this is a great tool. 2. TimerCam Timercam is an app that allows... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Global Media News
If you thought Twitter was the only social media site to report from, you’re wrong. VINE PROMO! Vine is “a short form video sharing service” owned by twitter. This platform gives journalist the ability to put a visual to the story they are covering. Vine can add fluff to your promo by making a story more appealing to a reader with a visual, or Vine can be the additive of crucial images that show the importance of a story. So what are the top reasons to use Vine? Show breaking news as it happens. Omar Villafranca took a Vine outside... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Global Media News
Is The Photo Map on Instagram Bad for User Privacy? Instagram’s recent updates have allowed users to show geotags on each post. A geotag is the coordinates of where you are when you post a picture onto your instagram profile. The photo will show up on the feature called “photo map”. Some users might find this new update enjoyable, because if you’re in Fiji or Cancun you can secretly brag to all of your friends who aren’t on vacation. But, everyone can now see where you are and your location isn’t private. Sources claim that location services on your smart... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Global Media News
How often does a teacher have to tell a student to put away a cell-phone in the middle of class? The teacher's response would probably be “too many times”. Now apps on the iOS software let students remain on their iPhone while in class. Virtual lessons are keeping students more engaged and teacher’s lessons more effective. Maybe the way to keep student s from texting and surfing the web in class, is to have lessons via iPhone apps. One successful app is Nearpod. Nearpod is an all-inclusive learning app experience. This app provides slide show templates, quizzes, tests, “draw its’,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Global Media News
Live 24/7 subtitling was the greatest advancement made for deaf people in recent times. Television subtitles, scrolling texts, and live sign language performers have all helped make the disability easier to deal with. Google Glass is coming out with a new technological advance that can literally let the text scroll across your glass lens. William Mager tried out the glasses in the beginning of August. He remarked how light the glasses were on his face but how difficult they were to position. Once the lens was in perfect focus, he sat in a meeting room where people were engaging in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Global Media News
Uber, “Everyone’s Private Driver”. The slogan represents the car service company all too well. Once you have a smart phone, you then have the ability to hail a Cadillac Escalade and then be escorted around a city as if you were Barrack Obama. Not only can anyone use Uber, but anyone with a license can drive for Uber as well. Uber is combining smart phone technology and taxis to change transportation. Private car services and taxis are now losing business to the new company. Claims are being made that Uber drivers don’t have as many restrictions or have to obtain... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Global Media News
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