Journalism Tag

LaRue Gilleland was a respected journalist and academic who helped in transforming a small journalism program into what is now established as Northeastern’s School of Journalism. He is credited with helping to create the Northeastern University’s graduate program in journalism. He died at the age of 89.  A program developed into a full-fledged journalism school under his tenure as director from 1981 to 1992, strengthened by...

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Writing a catchy headline has always been considered a skill, it should attract as many readers as possible. It is considered as a golden rule in journalism. However, in this age of digital progress, clickbait has acquired the synonym of online journalism. The word is used pejoratively to describe headlines that are often misleading. It refers to sensationalised news that tempts to click on the...

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As the fourth pillar of the modern democratic state, it is the responsibility of the media to maintain an unbiased and unrelenting pursuit of the truth. In a democratic capitalist state, the interests of corporates often govern state policies. Lobby groups ensure that the three pillars and those who constitute them are not working in the interest of the general population. Instead, organisations like the...

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journalist

Media plays a vital role in an informed society and has the power to build and destroy public opinions. It can be spoken of as a “Mirror” of a particular society or country. If media is considered as a book of the current affairs, the journalist is the author of these books. Journalists, being a huge part of media, have the capacity to control and...

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Anonymous sources

Being an anonymous source is a great option for people to come forward and report something as it does not pose the threat of the news circling back to them and hence ensuring their safety in most of the cases. However, on the other hand, it poses a problem for the journalists as the credibility of the news cannot be justified since no one knows...

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Sea

It was in the month of November, through a closed-circuit TV news program, that Stephen Burgard’s journalism career started. He was at the sea, aboard the USS Little Rock, with his high school newspaper and the college radio show. He is now the director of School of Journalism of the Northeastern University.   He was 22 when he joined the crew as an enlisted man. The ship’s...

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climate change and its effects on people

The change in climate around the world is not only affecting the ecosystem and the environment but it has adverse effects on humans as well. Ysabelle Kempe is on a journey to chronicle the effects of climate change on people across the United States. The journalism student at Northeastern University has taken up a long journey to cover various places and topics across  the States....

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