“What I’ve learned”

Throughout this course I have learned a lot about mass media, but one of the biggest things that I learned was how huge it is, it involves almost everything.  Being that mass communications is everywhere it is very important that you (the writer) knows how to write correctly to get your message out.  What I learned the most about mass communications is the importance of being accurate, of being brief in your writings, and lastly being clear in your writings.  They all effect the quality of writing and could be the difference between being a success and a being a failure.

Local Basketball Death

Todd White, a fifteen year old basketball player died this morning during a morning practice at Central High School.  He collapsed during a practice game and according to trainer Mike Way he did not have any known illnesses.

White was pronounced dead at Central Valley Memorial Hospital after ever efforts to revive him failed, and later today an autopsy will be performed by the county cororner to determine the cause of death.

“Roger Goodell, A video Press Conference”

I frequent the web every day, not only because of school but because I am starting to find different news more interesting than the traditional television shows.  One thing that I have gotten into lately is news release’s or press confrences.  I have found that unlike a general press release you can see the emotion and sencerity of the person in which the news is coming from.  The unfortunate thing about a press conference is that the news may not be cleary stated as it would be in a press release because of many different factors, such as dialect or education.  Never the less, I do find press conferences much more appealing because the information given is coming from the horse’s mouth so to speak.

“It was fun”

Well, I will tell you that I have had some difficulties!  My first problem was choosing something to write about, there is litterally too much to choose from.  Secondly, I have gotten halfway through the assignment a handful of times without success. I always seem to run into a roadblock, in one way or another.  Lastly, I am finding it difficult to become clear, and to the point while trying to fill the requiements of the assignment.

As for the assignment I wrote about the bounty scandal in the NFL.  I know that it’s not really all that important in the grand scheme of things but I do enjoy it and I thought it would be a great thing to write about since it effects not only these players but college, high school and youth leagues.

Saying that, I will give it the “college try” and finish the assignment sometime tonight… Hopefully I write something that is worth the time of reading it!

“Apologies, short and sweet”

The press release that I have chosen is something from the not so distant past.  I am a huge NFL nut, and the team that I support is the Denver Bronco organization.  To get to the point, the organization suffered a loss in January of 2012 and released these statements.  Now the statements  aren’t very long but they do get a powerful message across to the audience that it is intended for.

January 14, 2012

STATEMENTS FROM THE BRONCOS ON THE DEATH OF EDGAR KAISER

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. The Denver Broncos released the following statements on the death of former owner Edgar Kaiser:
OWNER AND CEO PAT BOWLEN
“On behalf of the Denver Broncos, I extend our sincere condolences to the family of Edgar Kaiser. I have enormous appreciation for the opportunity Edgar gave me to become owner of this great franchise in 1984. Our deepest sympathies go out to Edgar’s family during this difficult time.”
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS JOHN ELWAY
“It is with great sadness that I learned of Mr. Kaiser’s untimely death. He was responsible for executing the trade that made me a Bronco, and I am forever grateful for everything he did for me. My thoughts are with the entire Kaiser family and his friends as they mourn their loss.”

 

“Internet Media”

Unfortunately I can’t give you a link or a real description of an artifact that I use in my life because it is from work, where emails have become increasingly secured.  Saying that, at my work I get daily emails about upcoming events, job postings, cooporate ongoings and finally new products.  I have found that the new product launches are very well written but they are a little self serving, as if they are promoting the product to us, although they are very informative about what the product is for, and gives every spec available.  I do get why they aren’t really well written, because in most cases the p.r. is written by an engineer or someone else that doesn’t really have the best writing aptitude.

 

As for forms of media I use in my daily life, I think I use everything I can.  I write on sporting blogs daily, I read sporting blogs daily, I also read the local and national newspapers daily.  To be honest with you I read more online than I ever read in a newspaper.  One other thing I do is shop online quite a bit, from school to baby stuff, most of my shopping is done on Amazon.

 

I could not go without the internet.  It has gotten so bad that when my phone goes out of commission for a day, I feel like a smoker without a smoke… It’s sad but I really do go through withdrawals.

“difficulties”

Well, I will tell you that I have had some difficulties!  My first problem was choosing something to write about, there is litterally too much to choose from.  Secondly, I have gotten halfway through the assignment a handful of times without success. I always seem to run into a roadblock, in one way or another.  Lastly, I am finding it difficult to become clear, and to the point while trying to fill the requiements of the assignment.

Saying that, I will give it the “college try” and finish the assignment sometime tonight… Hopefully I write something that is worth the time of reading it!