Friday, April 3, 2009

1) What's the article about? Summarize it.
This article is about a newspaper in Colorado, that has won four pulzer prizes, and has been around for over a century going out of bussiness. Where they had been sitting on suspence for three months prior. There was over 200 people that lost their job from the Rocky Mountain News during this crisis in our economy.

2) How does the story connect to our journalism class and journalism as a profession in general?
I think it really makes some journalism students think about what they'll do after high school. Jobs are just not secure these days and we need to know this. Many people in this room I know would strive working for a big time newspaper. Even if not going into the feild of journalism it makes you realize how important it is to find a reliable job, and even then you can't be too sure.

3) What questions does the story leave you with after reading it? List at least two.
What will these people do when they no longer work for this newspaper?

Isn't there anyother ways they could stay in bussiness?

And how could such an amazing paper go under when they have won so many awards?

Monday, March 9, 2009

Fallen Soldiers, Coming Home in Public
This article is about the ban on taking pictures of fallen soldiers coffins being uplifted. People are concerned however, thinking of the families that the media would get in the way and ultimately make it more of a difficult reuniting. When the photo ban was origionally set into place, they didn't do it for the families they did it because of the look it gave the war. To me it sounds like they really didn't want people to really know what they effects of war was.

The material and information is interesting to me, I am surpised by a lot of it. The article is kind of hard to follow though, they get off subject in my eyes, they start talking about other stuff that doesn't directly relate to the coffin ban photos. I also think the article doesn't need to be as long as it is, there was, in my eyes, unnecessary fluff and filler. I do however believe we should be able to take pictures, it helps put the war in perspective. I know that without them I don't really realize the toll it takes on our country.

It fits with our journalism class because it's something that is facing a lot of controversy in our society right now. I think we all need to stay ontop of this stuff or we shouldn't call ourselves journalists.

I'm not really left with any questions.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The article is about a man in his early 60's that was homeless, and passed away. He spent his days helping others with their lives and problems at a New York Starbucks.

I didn't find the article very informative, personally I think it could've been better, however, I am the deffinition of an amateur journalist, so my views are probably going to be much different from others. I think it could've given off stronger feelings and would be better. I also think more information could've been given, because I was left very confused, but interested in finding out more.

What do they mean by where he held court?

How was he able to get money for breakfast?

Did others know he was homeless? Was it a known fact?

How long had he been going there?