“Yea, she tore him up too”
don’t think deserve what I lost
I run empty inside
I run empty until I’ve got nothing inside
A journalist has an incredible responsibility. How awesome is it to be in a field where you will have the honor of sharing information that could infact shape people’s day-to-day lives? A great majority of a community relies on public servants to protect and inform them – and the media should do just that!
I believe all journalism/communication students must first acknowledge that ALL credible reporting they will ever perform themselves or obtain is nothing but creative/non-fiction writing. (Or that’s what the goal is at least, right?) And there is nothing wrong with that.
When all necessary or abtainable elements are obtained, the journalistic process starts with writing and everything written comes from someone who will creatively design a product that will hopefully not only be simple but as accurate and true to a subject matter as possible.
What I took away from the readings: journalistic ethical responsibility can be more awesome for a single person to handle, but a journalist must adapt to whatever terrifying circumstances come before them – then do the job.
Maybe it would be wise to treat every story with as much care and caution as the other? I’m talking about treating coverage of a local homicide the same exact way you would treat an annual cancer benefit. I’d think that getting into the habit writing according to a set of personal and concrete ethics every single time would greatly benefit a journalist when they do happen to cover a tragic event.
Now, creatively communicating the two stories above would probably be different, but the construction would be filtered through the same ethical standards.
*Is it important for a journalist or a communicator to be concerned about ethics?
A journalist should not share information according to how they are feeling that day, following a code of ethics (to be objective, clear, complete and accurate) is crucial in every story.
* How does “truth” fit in to this picture?
As passive as this answer is, it is the only one I can think to give:
If a journalist does their job – a human can only hope that they are as close to accurate as possible. “Truth” is a very big word and “truth” comes from within the individuals involved. (A undeniable “truth” cannot be told by an observer) I’m not comfortable with telling anyone that would view the bits of information I received as the almighty “Truth.” I do not think that reporting works on truths, but on facts.
FACT: VETERAN CONVICTED OF MURDERING A CHILD - he’s been to trial and a judge has infact convicted this man of comminting the crime and this man will go to jail etc….
TRUTH: …you were not there…and if you were there, you have a perspective and how you interpret a situation can be YOUR individual indefinite truth, but it will not be an indefinite truth for everyone.
(but when interviewing using the would “truth” or “true” when asking a question can be a great asset… Ex: “is this true”?)
Hopefully, this makes sense to someone.
* Are ethics and truth similar?
Ethics: a guide line / a moral code built within and followed by the observing individual.
Truth: something that cannot be completely explained – no matter what! Good luck trying! This is my personal belief: Truth is speculative.
* Who is protected by these codes of ethics you read for this assignment?
I believe a strong code of ethics for a person in communicating information protects all of those involed in the story telling - right down to the viewer.
* If you were given the task of adding a point to your professional association’s code of ethics, what point would you want to append?
I think aggressive, intuitive, flexible and cooperative efforts on the part of a journalist will most often lead to a successful report someone can be proud to be a part of. This might not be the answer you were looking for… But these qualities accompanied with an association’s assumingly typical ethical code should be enough for a good journalist to do their job.
I know now that I’ll always be a sweet memory. And that’s the way you want to remember me… So, that means I was good and I did my job. I maid you happy for a period of time-and I meant every second of it.
our roots planted and everything spring that flower will bloom.
I guess can be your transition. I’m at least thankful that was a part of your transition process.
I move slow and steady… but I feel like a waterfall
I move slow and steady… past the ones that I used to know
And I’m never ready… because I know
The tide won’t let me show what I want to show
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I became entranced in the idea that the most important reality in my life was not my experiences, but what I am experiencing. My personal value was solely based on past social losses and a gain, to think differently was something completely new to me. Wallace described people running off of a default setting, a state of mind that places oneself in the middle of a revolving world with faceless and worthless people. This state of mind is a lie and it’s used to ignore personal flaws in order to simply be better than everything and everyone. I could escape my default setting.
1. I like to pretend to organize events. I like using black ball point pens and folding paper in half and then drawing blueprints. And I like listing everything possible that someone could be in charge of.
2. I like it when I make people laugh. I like when I say something and I don’t mean to be funny and they laugh and a second later I realize that it was pretty clever.
3. I like doing things for people and seeing them happy. I enjoy the doing part over the giving part. I do it because it makes me feel good.
4. I like doing the news and running around and finding things that I think are cool. I like being in the moment where I’m talking to someone and they look into my eyes and I can tell they are re-evaluating me.
5. When I’m in a good mood, I like listening to music that motivates me or “pumps me up.” And when I’m sad I like discovering I’m not alone because the artist is singing to me and they felt a lot like I do.
6. I like talking to my nephew and saying ridiculous things to him. If you look at his face, you’ll see him take in everything very seriously. It’s the cutest thing in my life.
maybe we weren’t as special as I thought.
Advice from a holocaust survivor “I promise you, be yourself and you can go up. Take breaks here and there”
The most fun I have is when I get an hour off from school and I get to listen to music, think about planning fake shows and draw. That hour is mine.
I’m the weird guy now.
I feel like the “try-hard”
Other people are worried about relationships. And I’m trying to build a relationship with myself. It makes no sense. I justify who I am now through that, I guess.
I get vibes and they have no basis.
I’m always going to be here with you, old friend. You’re my other half and when you feel bad I feel bad. Same when you’re happy. I’d rather just assume you’re happy; but I don’t know if I can see that happening right now.
Today I felt lucky to be able to edit a story.
I did it pretty quick and I knew it was okay. Small victory of the day.
Thank you, god.
For everything that you’ve given me. My family, friends, and all of my beautiful memories with wonderful people and places.
Thank you for the bad memories.
Thank you for letting me love someone once. I’m not going to settle for anything less than that love.
Thank you for my spirit, heart, body, and mind.
I pray I can make someone or a lot of people happy one day.
I’m not in any sort of terrible position in life. Actually, I’m technically where I want/have wanted to be for now.
yea, It would be nice to “stumble upon” someone who calls me out on my bullshit fronts. Or tell me that they get me. checks in with me.
maybe i’ll have to stay single for 10 years and marry a retired slut who’s looking to settle down. in the nicest way possible
now, I’ve got big extra layer of something around me and it’s okay because I’m protected and at least I’m focusing on small goals that make me feel like I’m good at something
I don’t want to be a quick fix to a long term problem for anyone. or vice versa. I appreciate people too much to fuck up with them. they wont know me forever but maybe most can say that I was kind to them. and gave them a nickname, and I joked with them about things they like instead of being self obsessed or talking about fucking stupid network programs with outsourced jokes. random people are really my programs and just being able to interact with them is more than I could ever ask for ever.
and when i feel awkward now i want to show that. or when im embarrassed I want to show that.
about said approach, its pretty lonely. And I’m loyal to a non-existent figure. I’m not right for feeling this way. false idol worship is not what I thought I needed to be doing this year. but that’s the power of sitting on an uncomfortable mat
Im not writing this down to be overly emotional
its more to be more honest with me. write it all out more approach.
i hope that tomorrow i can wake up and get out of bed and not compromise with myself into sleeping in 20 extra minutes. as I do almost every day
i also need to remind myself that I’m not crazy for caring about my thought process. im like everyone else
“Everything happens for a reason.”
I’ve been really pulling for you. #monday
I don’t know if I’m able to fall in love again. It worries me!
I talked with my science teacher(who I thought was an asshole) for a little over an hour today about random things. It was really cool. Impressions I have are often proved wrong by just talking.
A reporter from Tampa, Florida has offered to take me under his “wing” — he said a lot of nice things about what I’m currently doing.
The tape he sent me:
I’m actually enjoying school.
suck it up kid
Life is meaningless if you don’t give your life a meaning.
I just want to help people.
Lunch break =
I’ll stay in time and watch you pass by
I’ll draw this line
and hope you’ll take my side
you shouldn’t have to fight alone
its nobody’s battle but your own
Everyday is a new experience and brand new things happen.
I’m okay now, one day I might be great. Who knows.
yea, I am just on my own.
For the past few weeks I feel like I’ve been getting more motivated and free each day.
Why did this not happen earlier.
I post things on here for some reason and I wonder what the hell I was thinking!
This thing that breaks my heart each time you die..
forever indebted to an idea*
That feeling is so satisfying and horrible at the same time.
It’s weird growing up because you think things are going to feel different when your older; but all you feel like is yourself.
Beauty and terror.
Just keep going,
No feeling is final.” —Rainer Maria Rilke (via heynorth)
I like watching girls do their hair and makeup because they look so serious.
“my family loves country music.” “may family loves rock.” “my family loves anal.”
Night moo moo, don’t loose your milk.
There’s nothing more to it. Just get through it.
Everything I say, I say to me first.