Fake News and misinformation is an issue that has resulted in declined trust in Journalism and media outlets, one which The Guardian is exempt from. Deception and deceit has long plagued human society, but only recently has it come to define journalistic practices and trust in the media. The term came to prominence with Trump’s… Continue reading The Guardian Restoring Faith in an Era of ‘Fake News’
Go back 50, even 20 years, and couples getting married in their early 20's was not an uncommon sight. Families were started young and these couples often faced greater hardship and adversity simply due to their youth, as opposed to an older couple who got married during a much more secure and stable time in… Continue reading What’s Hidden-Young Marriage
Life is a Ride In: ‘It was a hot Sunday…stinking hot…’ Out: ‘…I think it’s brought us closer together as a family.” Duration: 2:03 Intro: Life in the country is no smooth ride, with danger and devastation around every turn. A young family, dedicated to living and working the land and with a deep and… Continue reading Journalism 102-Assessment Task 1
In a world where Journalists hold an overall 31% trust rating in the public minds, how is the scoop on a ground-breaking story supposed to be obtained without resorting to undercover investigations and misrepresentation? The age-long debate, and one that raises an important question when discussing the news-gathering techniques of Journalists; Is it ethical for… Continue reading Journalists forced to tip-toe the line between Honesty and Deception.
I’ll admit, going to the movies is a favorite pastime of mine. And I wouldn’t even need to go for a particular movie. I’d watch just about anything, from rom-coms to action to adventure. Literally anything except horror films (seriously, they make me loopy and paranoid as hell!) The movies I watch at the cinema… Continue reading Film Industry Competition
I count my blessings that I’m not an international student, and I don’t mean that in a negative way. It’s no secret that the experiences of an international student vs. those of a local student are vastly different. As a local student, I have no language barriers, I am familiar with the educational system, whilst… Continue reading An International Dilemma? Or a Local One?
Many who know me will agree that I am an old soul. I hanker for the days where the only way to communicate with others was by use of a telephone or better yet, hand written letters. Where information was accessible in large voluminous books called dictionary’s and encyclopedia’s and news was directly given through… Continue reading Are we a Global Village?
My reflection on 'Where I'm from.'
Online persona's and masks. We all have them. But are they true reflections of who we really are?
Operating systems; IOS vs. Android. Which is better? Well, it really boils down to personal preference.