Due Date: Friday, May 15
Word Count: At least 400
Links: At least 2
Blogs that do not meet minimum expectations will not be given points.
You've spent the last 10 days being exposed to news that comes from sources you don't typically consult. You've hopefully learned something or evolved in your way of thinking about news in general.
Journal for the 10 days:
So far all the the days I have googled Kare11 it's been the same layout and most content is easy to find. Tabs at the top, main story at the top left along with links and the small less important stories are in the middle and down the page, weather and ads are down the right side of the page.
They have headlines you can choose for the grid or list, and those are usually all the same topics but the order just changes to what is the most relevant
The bottom this website has the ‘about us”, “contact us”, and “help” etc.
Then again they have the first 8 tabs at the bottom as the same ones they had at the top.
Im starting to notice that all the stories on the top show on what has happen last. and the feature stories are the most popular.
Why does news matter?
News channels and newspapers are businesses, which are struggling just the same as all businesses are right now. Their survival depends on selling advertising, and they can charge more for advertising if they can prove that a lot of people will see it. So absolutely everything depends on viewer/circulation. Therefore they will print or broadcast whatever they think will attract more readers or viewers.
Why is news so depressing?
It isn't that the disasters are the only things that happen. Perhaps journalists are drawn to reporting bad news because sudden disaster is more compelling than slow improvements. Or it could be that news gatherers believe that cynical reports of corrupt politicians or unfortunate events make for simpler stories. But another strong possibility is that we, the readers or viewers, have trained journalists to focus on these things. Many people often say that they would prefer good news but a part of me doesn't think this is true.
Why are there so many places to get news, why not narrow it down to five?
Not all people read the same kinds of things and many of these viewers don't have the same views and or beliefs or opinions. You need news for republican, democrats, gay straight people etc. People are only going to come back if you keep supplying them with news that apply to them.
How does news make you feel?
Most of the time news is depressing to watch, because it's all negative things that have happened or that could be potentially happening then the weather.
Why do we get so interested in things that are none of our business?
People who are unable to mind their own business are most likely internally miserable. They seek to find faults within others just to make themselves feel better. Offering insight to a friend whose present situation seems distressed can be helpful at times but there is only so much advice you can give without pushing the limits. Even if you don’t agree with what someone else is doing sometimes, you need to take a backseat and let them make their own mistakes.