Concept Review – Week 5

Hey guys.
We have the same teams to review as last week. Here are links for all of them!

Check out the Concept Definitions and let me know what you think.


2 thoughts on “Concept Review – Week 5

  1. rochellem5 says:

    Why the Hindenburg news story in 1937 was a milestone in journalism history–
    This story was such a milestone in journalism because it was the very first time a catastrophic news event was caught on film at the time it was happening. An eyewitness news account of an event this big reaching a mass audience as it was going on had never happened before. This newscast could honestly show the full emotion of the situation. There was no planning for the reporter, he just had to report what he saw as he was seeing it. (Critical Thinking in Communication 199). (Team Awesome) has a great explanation for this concept.

    How broadcast news changed journalism–
    Broadcast news changed journalism in a fundamental way. Many new mediums were introduced for the purpose of getting the same information. TV and radio (and many years later, the Internet) are the most commonly used mediums for communication introduced. It revolutionized the way people get their news. People are more easily able to visually see what is being reported, and become more engaged in the reporting itself. With the introduction of the internet, a whole new demographic has become more engaged than before; Teens and young adults seem to find a lot of their information from social media nowadays. (Ninja Turtles) gives a great explanation to this concept in pretty good detail.

    Edward R. Murrow’s influence on investigative journalism, the Red Scare and documentaries–
    Edward R. Murrow was one of, if not the most popular broadcaster/journalist during the WWII era. In regards to The Red Scare, Murrow utilized his broadcast “See it Now” to publically criticize Joseph McCarthy, with the use of his investigative journalism skills, he integrated excerpts of McCarthy’s own words to “embarrass” him. This is arguably one of the most influential forces leading to McCarthy’s downfall.(Midwest Magnificent) seems to have a good understanding of this concept.

    “Definition: A documentary is a movie or television show/series pertaining to something related to social problems or historical subjects.” (Midwest Magnificent) Has a good definition and a pretty good example.

  2. heathnicholson says:

    Why the Hindenburg news story in 1937 was a milestone in journalism history-

    Team Awesome and The Ninja Turtles both had very good concepts, but I picked Team Awesome. Ninja Turtles provided a lot of background, but I think Team Awesome did a better job of explaining that the emotion of the event was able to be felt by the viewers.

    How broadcast news changed journalism-

    Team Awesome has a very good definition of how broadcast news impacted journalism, but they didn’t mention the internet as a means of broadcasting. Therefore, I agree with Rochelle again that Ninja Turtles offered the best version of this concept.

    Edward R. Murrow’s influence on investigative journalism, the Red Scare and documentaries-

    “Edward R. Murrow made a documentary called “The Case Against Milo Radulovich A0589829″. This was about a man who was discharged from the air force because his father and sister had read “radical papers”. At the time, Joseph McCarthy was become very powerful politically and was convincing people that communists were working for the US government. He used investigative journalism and filmed McCarthy conducting his senatorial hearings, showing how he used false evidence. This documentary not only reinstated Milo Radulovich to the air force, but his speech including the sentence, “We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.” became famous and changed people’s views about McCarthy. Now, shows like 60 minutes are inspired by Murrow’s documentaries” (Ninja Turtles).

    I think this definition is great. It also provides some examples of what Murrow was able to actually change things by reporting the truth.


    “Documentaries focus upon realities that exist in the world. They dissect the topic, whether it is informational, historical or social and make it public to the masses. Documentaries can be fun to watch and are supposed to represent the truth and not just a fiction story” (Team Awesome).

    Team Awesome brings up the broad nature of documentaries, such as there multiple purposes. I like the definitions and examples provided.

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