To Catch a Predator

In this show, Chris Hansen pretends to be underage children on the internet to catch predators that are grown men that are seeking sexual relations with children. In the show, he publicly exposes them. This gets in to two issues: the right thing and privacy. The weird question to ask is if predators who are […]


Gil Scott-Heron sings that “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” The film suggests that might not be the case, as do recent revolutions in the Middle East. Comment on how you think the media can strengthen or weaken a revolutionary message or cause. The thing that first came to my mind was CNN and their […]

Ethical News Values

For news, there is a basic book of guidelines they follow that ensures they have written a well-rounded news story, but most have never read it. They probably skimmed a couple pages to get the gist of it. Among these guidelines are a list of words or qualities that define the news. We’ve heard them […]

In Response to Abbi’s “America The Beautiful” Commercial

When looking at other blogs, Abbi wrote in her blog —> about the “America The Beautiful” Coca-Cola commercial. For anyone who doesn’t remember, here it is.  A DAY WITH ABBS I didn’t understand this commercial when I first saw it. It aired during the Super Bowl this year and apparently got a lot of hype. […]

Extra Gum Origami Commercial

In Advertising, we mostly see ads that make us feel a certain way. Captain Morgan commercials, along with many other alcohol ones, make us feel daring and adventurous. Clothing ads make us want to look sexy and fun. Food ads usually make us hungry or laugh. It takes a lot of thought in designing a […]

The Story

  Shot by Richard Drew   Shot by Pulitzer-Prize winner, Stanley Forman These two photos are stomach-turning images of people falling to their deaths in two scenarios in the United States. The Falling Man was a man falling to his death from the World Trade Center on the September 11 terrorist attacks. The second image […]