Megan and Sydney
The 2017 Caulfield Lecture by Trif Alatzas provided insight in his discussion about the future of journalism. Thanks to the changes in technology, journalism is in the process of undergoing a change that will help small organizations such as his, the Baltimore Sun Media Group, compete with its much bigger counter parts. Journalism has a large influence over each and every one of us whether we know it or not, consisting of television, internet, social media, etc. Since the industry is currently changing its print production to more digital methods, journalists have had to take action in conforming to these advancements. The Baltimore Sun Media Group covers all types of stories such as sports, local issues, local events, and so on. These stories reach thousands of readers and touch the lives of so many due to the instantaneous ability access these publications on the internet. The immediacy of the new industry is allowing so many to embrace the journalist world in different ways than before, and we consume media more than we ever have today. This lecture was a great learning experience and opened our eyes to how the future of journalism can have such an impact on society, big and small.
Trif Alatzas was this year’s Caulfield Lecture speaker. Trif is a graduate of the Loyola Class of 1988. He talked about his times at Loyola and how he met his wife in his years here, in his talk to students about the changing future of journalism “Big and Small”. Trif is a long time worker of The Baltimore Sun Media Group and now Publisher and Editor-in-Chief for the group. The Baltimore Sun is delivers media to over 1 million households and now has news available at the touch of a smartphone. To Trif this is the evolution of news media, not boring old newspaper. Trif talked a lot about what the Baltimore Sun Media Group is doing to keep up the changing landscape of news media that can fully be attributed to advances and widespread uses of technology. He even showed us a video that was produced by the Sun to show all of the things that they are involved in to keep up with the changing times. In his lecture Trif said that the evolution of news organizations “has let smaller news outlets compete with bigger ones”. The Baltimore Sun is not a nationally read paper but it is very important to its viewers, Baltimoreans and people all around Maryland, because the group strives for trustworthy news and as Trif puts it “tells it how it is”. It was interesting to learn about the evolution of news organizations and how locally read newspapers are just as important as nationally read papers.
Today I had gone to the McGuire Hall Lecture which talked about “The Future of Journalism Big and Small”. The lecture was held speaker Trif Alazas who is the publisher and editor in chief of The Baltimore Sun Media Group. He is an award winning editor and has been for the last 27 years and it was very informative on what he had to say. He was also part of the Loyola graduating class of 1988 and had started his internships while he was a student here at Loyola. After talking about what inspired him to become a news publisher and editor, he than began to talk about how media around us changes and what companies have to do to be successful in that change. He said that although we think that news is only newly changing, news companies have always been adapting to the new technology that springs up constantly. Whether it be the radio, television, or mobile phones, news companies and companies in general must adapt to these new forms of technology if they want to stay in the business. Mr. Alazas also began to talk about that although physical newspapers are dying, the news is far from it. Millions upon millions of news articles (especially from the Baltimore Sun) are read from countless people’s mobile devices and computers. It was interesting hearing about how news companies have been constantly evolving and that the Baltimore Sun adapts very quickly to this change. Throughout his presentations, slides of photographers photos were shown showing how engaging TV journalism can be and that you can meet a variety of different people. It was a very engaging and great learning experience.
We attended Loorie Moore’s lecture in order to learn more about her and her field of work. As a renowned author and educator, we were especially interested to gain insight on her intelligence and experience. Her introduction was nothing short of exceptional, sighting her countless accomplishments and providing us with a general idea of who Moore is. Understanding just how powerful her writing was to other people in the world of academia showed her stature, as she was described to be hyperconscious – aware of language in a way that most were not. However, it was not until Moore took the stand that I could understand just how dynamic and impressive her way with words could be transferred onto those who read or listened to her. She told us how she was teaching comedic narrative this semester in an attempt to decipher why a book is, in fact, funny. Though they did not come to many definitive conclusions, the class did concur that comedy is about incongruity. This, she told us, was captured perfectly in marriage, a funny event in itself. After this, she read us a riveting story that apprehended the essence of her message, describing a wedding she attended with her daughter. Her compelling, yet comical, vocabulary and calming voice made it an easy listen. We were happy to be able to hear her short story and appreciate her narratives.
I chose to do my My Story Project on my mission trip to Alabama. Being that this was such a poignant event in my life thus far, I thought it perfectly encompassed “My Story.” Spending ten days in a depressed community was life-changing event on its own, but having them take all electronics forced us to truly be where we were. I was able to assist the children of Wetumpka, Alabama through reading, crafts, and religious scripture, while having fun and playing games, as well. I grew closer with my peers and strengthened my faith during this time, as well, and was able to reflect on what is important in my life. This is My Story because it greatly impacted my life and showed me just how fortunate I am.
I did My Story project on a day in the life before a game of the womens lacrosse team. Not a lot of people know what goes on pre and after games that we play at school and might find it interesting to see what we do. The life of athletes at Loyola are a lot different then people who do not play sports, and we have many places/things that we do that people may not know about in our every day lives. We do many specific things before our home games such as eat potbelly’s together, do each others hair, talk about film, and even just get excited. I wanted to do My Story on this because it is a very big part of my college experience.
Holly, Megan, Sydney
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This is a general overview of the advertising and marketing communication industry and general information. It tells us possible job positions within the industry and a general overview of those as well.
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This pdf article explains the structure of the profession.
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- This book focuses on newspaper journalism and its relevance to the technological world we live in today.
2. This article describes in detail what web journalism is, and how the new medium is important in journalism’s changing field.
3. This article gives a large amount of background article about newspaper journalism and its function, earning, and responsibilities of the job.
4. This source talks about the deep rooted past of newspaper journalism and how it has grown into what it is today in modern times. In talks about it’s battle with modern forms of media like web journalism and how newspaper journalism has taken a dip in popularity in recent years.
5. This source talks about the advantages that online journalism has over that of traditional newspaper journalism. It also discusses how on line journalism has affected our daily modern lives.
6. This website discusses indepth how the intrnet has changed journalism and how journalism has evolved over the recent years.
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Production Assistant: Helps with camera department, handles lunch runs, and whatever else is needed.
Video Producer: In charge of making the movie/film, raise funding, read and research and asses ideas and finished scripts, build and develop a network of contacts
Screenwriter: writer of the film. They create the dialogue, Characters and story line of the movie script.
Cameraman: Control and Operate the video camera. They have to be able to shoot angles, frame angles and be able to work alongside with the director, actors and actresses.
Cast Producer: Organizing the casting of actors and actresses for all roles in the film. Arranges and conducts interviews and auditions with the artists as well as negotiating fees and contracts for the actors who get the part. They work with the director and producer to understand the requirements.
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Job description of broadcast engineer, newscast director, teleprompter operator, field producer, and others.
Career requirements, salaries, and job descriptions for news anchors, reporters, station managers, and production assistants.
Job description and requirements for cameraman.
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News reporter requirements, responsibilities, and skills.
TV broadcast journalism general information. Broadcast journalist description, qualifications, and responsibilities.
Getting Into Broadcast Journalism: A Guide to Careers in Radio and Television by Gregory Jackson
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Description of jobs in broadcast journalism.