These examples surely help the reader to understand the issues and by using this rather practical approach McCracken succeed in making the book interesting and useful for everyone who might be interested in the world around us. The writing style is not too sophisticated and the book, including his personal CCO candidates and a tool kit for the rising CCO, is well structured. However, the foreword is slightly disturbing because McCracken claims that the lesson of past failures is that ‘The American corporation needs a new professional. It needs a Chief Culture Officer’, so it feels like he tries to sell the book as something groundbreaking and as he just invented a new occupational destination. That is not really the case because (1) the abbreviation CCO (Chief Communication Officer) already exists and (2) other companies such as Google claimed at least 3-4 years before this book was
Rod Serling Mini-Course Paper 10/10/09 Influence Still Present The complete impact of Rod Serling’s work and how influential his legacy has been on the industry and the world will never be fully understood. His collection of scripts took on issues of the day while entertaining the masses. During the transformation of live broadcasting to the “Golden Age of Television” his presence resulted in solid framework for modern television to build from (Webb). His ability to take the audience from a specific issue in a typical situation and pull them away to the realization of a bigger and more complex picture was impeccable and the underlying philosophies of his work showed of a man who was not afraid to attempt to break stigmas present in Hollywood. Two images, the refrigerator and the television would probably dominate a glance at modern civilization.
In the writings of Paul Ceruzzi’s, A History of Modern Computing, he begins by mentioning the technological fix, and gives a brief history on the foundation of the internet as we know it today. Ceruzzi said that, “it is that those who proposed it (the internet) did not think far enough to anticipate the side effects.” (Ceruzzi, 203) The internet is amorphous and constantly changing over an ever expanding scope and range of wired and wireless communications devices, giving humans the freedom to express themselves electronically to others in ways that no one could have predicted. Although the freedom to communicate freely is a great advancement in technology, this freedom can also
E-mail can also be dangerous since it can easily be forged, or destroyed. In a nutshell, Leonard’s article can be boiled down to his final sentence, “E-mail doesn’t just collapse distance, it demolishes all boundaries. And that can be depending on the moment either a blessing or a curse.”(p. 233) I faintly recall the first e-mail I received, but I do recall creating a personal e-mail address for a high school computer class. The transition from using typewriters to using computers was revolutionary, but then learning about the innovative form of communication through e-mail was astounding. It was quite exciting sending messages to a primary school friend living in England and receiving a reply message in a matter of minutes.
The Fourth Estate is “unquestionably the most grave, noticeable and formidable phenomenon of our times”(Reeve, 1855:470). Throughout time, the definition of the Fourth Estate has changed and evolved. Now, in contemporary society, the biggest media firms have become more than just local storytellers, but now enormous transnational enterprises; entertainment is now a dominant part of news, not just information. John Thadeus Delane argues that the purpose of the Fourth Estate is “the duty of the press is to speak, of the statesman to be silent, we a bound to tell the truth as we find it without fear of consequences…and to consign them to judgements of the world”(Delane, 1852) However, it can be argued that today’s media fails to fulfill this role in speaking the truth and having public interest at heart. There are many theories concerning the validity of the Fourth Estate as an ideal.
Media sources are ubiquitous. Daily, we are exposed to television, radio, internet, magazines, newspapers, etc. It is easy for someone to feel pressured or influenced by the rumors or facts that the media provides. Since the younger generations are experts with technology and are exposed to the media the most, they are the most vulnerable to the media’s influences. Slowly but surely, the daily lives of an average American Teen has changed since the previous century.
The Importance of Critical Evaluation in News Media: “With Boston Locked Down, Small Business Steps Up” It is always important to think critically about everything that you learn via news media. In most cases news is created unfairly due to a lack of research, dishonesty, exaggeration and biases. In light of the recent tragedies in Boston I chose to use this article in order to highlight the importance of using critical evaluations of news stories. Many printed sources go through an editorial review process which means that either one person or several people agree that the information is credible before allowing it to be published. I think that Bloomsburg Businessweek did a fair job reporting this news story accurately, with some sufficient depth and breadth.
He noticed the Net was having a much stronger influence over him than his PC ever had (324). Carr does not say if it is positive or negative that the Net was having such a strong influence on him. Like it or not, the Web has made such an impact on society that Carr concludes, “What’s clear though, is that for society as a whole the Net has become, in just twenty years since the software programmer Tim Berners- Lee wrote the code for the World Wide Web, the communication and information medium of choice… by choice or necessity, we’ve embraced the Net’s uniquely rapid-fire mode of collecting and dispensing information” (318). It does not matter if one uses the Web as a want or need, the Web has become the communication and information medium of choice. Carr discusses the disadvantages and advantages, but feels ambivalent and does not feel strongly for or against the Web.
In this essay we will discuss if information media has social responsibility, the role information and news media plays in the shaping of political opinions, the way news reporting changed with the advent of the Internet and converging media, and how electronic media and their convergence transformed journalism and news consumption. Information media, or news media does have a very profound effect on today’s society and this is why it is an absolute must that today’s news media has social responsibility. Millions of Americans rely the news media every day to inform them on what is going on around the world. So it is very important that the news media not only report the news without bias but also report the news in a manner that does not depict one person or a group of people to be the “bad guys”. It is imperative that Americans form their own opinions and not the media for them.
To understand why this issue has become as important as it is today, increasing the internet community’s arrogance, we have to realize that the right to privacy and free speech that is promised to us through the amendments plays an important role in this decision making. In the digital age the owners and content creators of media platforms have a lot of control and influence on modern speech and how we as a society communicate. At first the idea seems like it would enhance the first amendment since it encourages equal access of content to the users, however, what most people tend to disregard is the fact that it also violates it by potentially having the internet providers transmit content to their consumers against their