Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

Archive for November 2013

Time to Mourn

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Though photography can be visually compelling and make you feel things that sometimes would not be felt without a picture attached, I believe in one having their privacy. Photo Journalism is suppose touch in a way that words are not able to, and as a News Ed major I love what images are able to add to a story. I realize that in news pictures will be taken to show the reading audience what the story is saying, but when it comes to pictures like the one that showed the woman mourning we have a responsibility. I believe that the photographer that took the picture should have asked permission to take the picture. The photographer, I do not believe, was wrong in anyway in taking the picture but because we are a profession that constantly has to connect with people I think we should be more aware of people. We are the keepers of truth, we are suppose to deliver the truest forms of information to the public that we possibly can. But!! we need to be a little more sensitive to others, I think that in this profession it is easy to get lost and just be focused on getting the best story or the best picture without really thinking about others. Though the picture was really heart felt and a picture that I think was good for the story, dealing with the situation the photographer should have asked for such an intimate, private picture. Again it was a great picture to be taken, but a little respect in doing so would have been great and may have opened doors for a followup on that particular woman. I really think that we need to start thinking more as Journalist and being a little more caring and responsible.

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November 26, 2013 at 11:27 pm

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Hashtag- by Tonya McGee

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Justin Timerlake and Jimmy Fallon perform a skit making fun of hashtags. They collectively show how people can overuse hashtags in social media and how annoying or “stupid” it can be.

I laughed all through this video and agree completely with the point they made. People need to be careful on social media in general- but definitely with the use of their #annoying #ridiculous #hashtags. #howstupiddoilook

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November 26, 2013 at 2:51 am

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Southern Eagles Basketball Game

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Southern Mississippi Basketball Game.

 

Men of Southern Mississippi Eagles out played the William Carey Crusaders on Sunday. They outplayed the Crusaders off the Court. Once the Eagles went ahead they never look back. It was awesome game. Score was 99-54. Go Eagles. William Richardson

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November 25, 2013 at 11:50 pm

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Twerking Fail

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After watching the video and seeing all the news outlets talk about it so much I did for a second believe it to be true. This story spread like wildfire and everyone believed that a simple dance can be so dangerous for a woman. I honestly can’t trust what I see when it come to some videos because videos can be altered and staged but you wouldn’t know unless you ask or investigate. In my opinion this video has me questioning what is real and what is fake when it comes to most videos. Anyone can pull off another video like this but the question is will any media outlet investigate first before trying to be the first to tell the story
Matikia Wilson

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November 25, 2013 at 9:05 pm

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Miranda Adams (MCJ 300) response: Science of Persuasion

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Is there a science to advertising? Speaking with authority and using propaganda to persuade people proves very effective. Other tricks, like leaving a gift (a mint, fortune cookie, etc.) for customers, is a subtle, yet very productive way to gain tips at restaurants.

This video shows a lot of little-known facts about the way people influence us without us even knowing! What do I think of it? I think it’s helpful to know now, but it kind of makes me unsettled to think that a small, nice gesture from someone may actually be a ploy to get something from me.

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November 25, 2013 at 12:10 am

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We can do better than this

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Film god Ken Burns has a really cool project that he recently put together to memorialize the Gettysburg Address on its 150th anniversary. “Learn the Address” features recitations of the speech from various public figures, from former President Bill Clinton to country pop star Taylor Swift. As we know from history class, the famous speech was President Lincoln’s eloquent explanation of why the Civil War was more than just a struggle for the unity of the country–that it was a battle for the dignity of all the country’s inhabitants.

But the video compilations are decidedly low-tech. At first I liked the simplistic approach. But the more I watch the videos I can’t help but thinking how cool it would be to overlay multiple voices at the same time. With more complicated editing, the compilations could show the wide array of participants without violating the time constraints of the short address.

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November 24, 2013 at 9:57 pm

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Twerking Fail – (Demetric Kelly ~ Multimedia Storytelling)

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As a common user of YouTube and other forms of social networking sites, this video was definitely one of the most intense of them. What was thought to be breaking news and a horrific event of what appears to be a young girl “twerking” and eventually falls into a glass table. After seeing how quick this video went viral and even began taking spots on local and national news broadcast, my sense of reality really was questioned. I’m all for funny videos, however, when the video is intentionally designed by Jimmy Kimmel to trick the minds of its viewers really bothered me.

We all see videos go viral but how often do news outlets broadcast those videos in an attempt to inform viewers on the dangers of perfuming such actions. News and media outlets are there because we as viewers trust their expertise. Now that people are going the extra mile to trick viewers into believing their recordings and other things are true, we’re now faced to decide for ourselves what is true and what is not. In my opinion, the reality of what is real and what is fake has definitely caused me to raise an eyebrow and do more research regarding a story. 

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November 24, 2013 at 5:25 am

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