Official blog of Clark's Blogging for Journalists class, Mass Communication department
Blogging is not a career! Or is it? When most of society pictures journalism, they envision a pen, a little notepad, and a voice recorder jammed into the subject’s face. Sure, some of that vision is true but present day journalists do much more, particularly in the digital world. How do journalists feel when they are told that they will be incorporating more than pen and paper into their daily tasks? They will be blogging!
Vlogging or video logging as it’s commonly known as, has become extremely popular. The medium has evolved from sitting in your living room talking to a computer screen to an extremely creative communication style. Vlogging, unlike blogging enables the audience to pick up on nonverbal cues, which leads to a more personable feeling. Is vlogging becoming more popular than blogging due to its personal connection you can make with an audience?
Vlogging or video logging as it’s commonly known as, has become extremely popular. The medium has evolved from sitting in your living room talking to a computer screen to an extremely creative communication style. Vlogging unlike blogging, enables the audience to pick up on nonverbal cues, which leads to a more personable feeling. Is vlogging becoming more popular than blogging due to its personal connection you can make with an audience?
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Blogging earned worldwide attention over a decade ago. It burst onto the scene and through the wall of fads and now, is here to stay. So what does this mean for journalists? Specifically, sports journalists. How can a sports journalist make a name for himself and earn credibility when there are thousands of sports blogs saying whatever they damn well please?
Urban trends have become very apparent to society such as fashion, music, and lifestyle. Even though the urban community has been around for many years, why is it been so popular in the past recent years? Unlike the usual popular trends you see on TV, urban trends and lifestyle are most recognize by the bloggers that introduces them.
Urban trends have become apparent to society such as fashion, music, and lifestyle. Even though the urban community has been around for many years, why has urban trends been so popular in the past recent years? Unlike the usual popular trends you see on TV, urban trends and lifestyle are most recognizable by the bloggers who introduces them.
The evolution of mass media from print, to broadcast, and to what now is social media and blogging created different branches of the source of news. Everything is changing, and so is journalism. Blogging and journalism goes hand in hand in delivering news. And this change brings blogging to a challenge on how reliable and credible it is for news.
People have a vast number of options to get their stories and opinions out. With the rising advances in social media sites, blogs, tweets, chat rooms, and web pages a trained or untrained journalist can reach a large number of readers. Defamation laws protect public or private individuals on the web from libel written post or videos involving slander spoken defamation. The Supreme Court protects First Amendment rights for online publishing much like that of print.
Blogging, Tweeting, posting, direct messaging, re-tweeting and sub-tweeting, hashtagging and mentioning. All of these words and phrases have gained renowned significance over the last decade, and with the rise of social networking, they will only become more and more prominent in our everyday language. And with this social media enthused trend, that lends a voice to those who might otherwise remain unheard, comes something a bit heavier: Cyber-bullying.
I do not think the founding fathers knew why they had when they wrote The First Amendment. Over the decades it has been tested and tried. With the ever-changing World Wide Web, more people are finding ways to speak their minds. However, just because you have the right to say something, should you? In addition, when you say something, does that give someone the right to tell you to cease and desist? As the internet evolves, more people are becoming bloggers and saying what they feel. Blogging has brought a new medium to The First Amendment.
In Public Relations you learn about relations of all sorts i.e. employee relations, community relations, public relations…etc. One important part of public relations, which is now starting to emerge abruptly, is blogging in the pr world. It is a trait that is an important part of pr today; because the Internet is trending and most people are getting their information via web these days.
Depression can be a silent killer. Many with the affliction tend to say nothing, not wanting to be stigmatized as "mentally ill". Blogs and the internet in general have given those who choose not to converse publicly about their depression a new avenue to research and speak about the sadness that clouds their lives.
At the ripe young age of eleven, I got my first blog. I was actually one of the last of my friends to join Xanga, the blogging website that was all the rage back in 2002. Eleven is a pretty young age to fully understand the power that blogging carried, and like most of my friends, I was far from ready to hold myself to a professional standard. Between commenting obsessively on my crush's blog and posting about how horribly I felt my friends were treating me, I can pretty much guarantee that my generation never stood a chance. Now, we're the exact same people that are making our way into the professional world, and the lack of professionalism we displayed as preteens and teens on our blogs has somehow made it's way into just about every other aspect of our lives.
In a world of "there's no such thing as bad PR," it is hard to explain that a company can produce bad publicity. Companies often use blogs to connect with their consumers, but these blogs are not always what they seem. Many are said to be written, and even signed, by the CEO, president, or owner. Most, however, are actually penned by communication employees. While common practice, ethical questions must be addressed.
Whenever the average person hears the term blogging, a few things come to mind. Social networking, lifestyles, and sometimes an online forum, however a self-esteem booster is not a term you may hear most often. Blogging has many benefits like staying connected with friends, gaining new ideas; the most recent benefit is Blogging for therapy. Blogging seems to have therapeutic benefits for teens and adults suffering from social anxiety. Blogging had a strong positive effect on troubled individual’s well-being, more so than simply expressing their social anxieties and concerns in a private written diary. Opening an online blog to public commentary intensified the therapeutic effect.
Journalists suffer from a lack of transparency. Readers are untrusting of the media, seeing them as cold and distant. Blogging allows a journalist to speak more freely and connect with their audience. Following blogs from local journalists, this paper will show the advantages of blogging in terms of transparency for journalists and how it affects their readers.
Is it that the populus believe journalist are cold and distant thus being mistrusted by the readers or may it be that the readers believe that there are no real journalist anymore rather mere puppets of the advertisors and contributors including the Government? With reports of the Administration whom claimed they would be "transparent" has denied true journalistic integrity by threatening the employers of the "Journalist" who dare ask ANY common sense questions of the the administration. I agree with you that blogging gives a measure of freedom for the blogger, because behind the appearence of an obscure avatar and clever pseudonyms the writer's has a Modicom of lattitude only obtainable afforded by the anonymity of blogging free of the constrains of financial retribution. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
With online communication continuously advancing, society is more interactive than ever. Relationships, entertainment, financial transactions are just few examples of how the world has been shifted to the cyber platform. Advertisers' main goal is to reach consumers. In today's world this means advertisers have to build their brands by reaching out to their audience via blogging, social networks, videos and other online media.