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Ethics in the Multimedia World

In today’s expanding world of multimedia, questions continue about whether traditional journalistic values will survive. More than 40 percent of U.S. news consumers obtain their news from the Internet — from newspaper Websites, broadcasting Websites, or new startup community-news Websites. The question lies within the credibility of the news. Can news consumers trust what they …

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Jack Martin’s Words of Wisdom

Jack Martin, Global Chairman and CEO of Hill + Knowlton Strategies, delivered an insightful speech, “Democratization of Data: From Research to Insights to Effective Communication” at the University of Maryland’s annual Grunig lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Background Martin grew up in rural southern Texas, about two hours from the Mexican border. He lived in a …

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Formal Balance versus Informal Balance

Beginning layout editors and designers refer to the basic principles of design to help create their products. Balance, contrast, proportion and unity are the standard design principles, the basic structures and the overall layout of design. Balance is an especially tricky principle to achieve and the experiences of early designers have helped pave the way …

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Day in the Life of a Copy Editor

The responsibilities of a copy editor are inevitably expanding to meet the demands of today’s tech-saavy era. While copy editors originally focused their efforts on editing, slotting and proofing, today, they are now expected to edit, design, write stories, and build and populate Web pages. According to “Creative Editing,” Cherish Matthews, copy editor of The …

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News Organizations Reconsider Print Products The High-Speed World of Multimedia Journalism leads to the plummet of ink-on-paper publications In a digital era of non-stop news, newspaper publications and network news programs have plunged. More than 280 daily newspapers folded in the past 60 years, bringing the total of remaining newspapers to 1,422 in 2007. And …

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