“CitizenFour”

Following the documentary “Citizenfour” it follows a guy named Edward Snowden who formerly worked with the government intelligence agency with the intention to fight terrorism. But in the process, he leaked top secret information that the government isn’t too happy about. In doing so, he thought ahead and camped out in Hong Kong and planned out each of his moves carefully so he doesn’t bring attention to himself and the people he associated with. Alongside Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Andrew Swartz should be known in the journalism world because they broke out of the government structure and believed in the human murals. They exposed the behind the scenes as to what actually occurs and brought  up the question , is it wrong to be 100% truthful or is it right to keep information that could possibly hurt your creditably?

Following the documentary “Citizenfour” it followed a guy named Edward Snowden who formerly worked with the government intelligence agency. His intention was to fight terrorism. In doing so, he thought ahead and camped out in Hong Kong and planned out each of his moves carefully so he didn’t bring attention to himself and the people he associated himself with. But in the process, he leaked top-secret information that the government isn’t too happy about. Laura Poitras, an American documentary film director/producer receives an encrypted e-mail from a stranger who called himself, “Citizen Four”. He then agrees to provide her inside information about illegal wiretapping practices of the US National Security Agency (NSA) and other intelligence agencies. In attendance with investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill, The Guardian intelligence reporter, she travels to Hong Kong with her camera for the first meeting with the stranger, who reveals himself as Edward Snowden.

Alongside Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Andrew Swartz should be known in the journalism world because they broke out of the government structure and believed in the human murals. They exposed the behind the scenes as to what actually occurs and brought  up the question , is it wrong to be 100% truthful or is it right to keep information that could possibly hurt your creditably?

The key issues at hand is basically what isn’t the government telling us? Are we being told everything? Are we just a pond to the government and they control the entire game of chess? All these questions and no answers. Names like Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning (Bradley Manning and Aaron Swartz are important in the journalism world because they provide a voice for those who question media reporting. They also took action upon themselves to figure out why thigs are the way they are. That’s the true definition of journalism to me.

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Favorite Passion

An activity that I have a strong passion for is sports broadcasting. Sports broadcasting is someone who provides coverage of sporting events using a variety of different media outlets, such as radio, television, and the Internet. The actual job of a sports broadcaster can vary. Some will specialize in one particular sport such as doing commentary, while others will do the research, production, or the presentation of many different sporting events and competitions. Broadcasters work as analysts or play-by-play announcers for sports networks or specific teams such as ESPN or the New York Knicks. Their duties may include presenting news, calling games and interviewing guests. Broadcasters are primarily employed at the collegiate and professional levels. While opportunities for work are available in television and radio, its been recorded that entry-level opportunities are more likely to be available through small, local stations.

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A career in broadcasting is certainly stressful including tight schedules and deadlines, similar to jobs of journalism although this career is categorized as journalism. Sports broadcasters usually work in studios I front of cameras. But there are occasions where they work outdoors covering significant sports events such as the World Series, NBA Finals, and also arguably the greatest sports platform in the world, the Olympics. A career in broadcasting is relatively simple. First off, many sports broadcasters earn a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting, communications or a field that correlates to it. This 4-year process in order to achieve a bachelors degree allows students to gain the knowledge and skills essential of the occupation, such as effective communication and the knowledge with how production is produced.

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Such classes for a bachelor’s degree in communications include audio production, mass media, broadcast journalism, and media writing. Secondly, an internship is definitely helpful for someone who is interested in this field. On the job preparation is obligated for a career in sports broadcasting. Many potential candidates gain this training through internships with television or radio broadcasting stations. While working at this internships, its important to network with people in the industry or the job to gain advantages that many people wont be aware about. That’s how many broadcasters gain positions in million or billion dollar companies such as ESPN or FOX Sports. Lastly as you progress and gain time within the industry under your belt, there are opportunities you can achieve such as hosting your television or radio shows. Ambitious broadcasting potentials begin their careers in non-broadcasting positions as equipment operators or production assistants.

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Once they have proven a capacity for sports announcing, they climb the ladder and work their way up to on-air sports broadcasting positions and eventually move on to higher-paying positions at larger stations. The reason why I have a passion for this is because quite honestly you’re getting paid for speaking about sports that you have a great knowledge about. It’s important to understand that it’s more complex than just sitting in front of the camera talking about opinions and facts. It’s an institutional structure that you must follow. Such as news beats, the way you report the news, and most importantly objectivity.