Former mayor of New York City Mike Bloomberg announced his candidacy on November 24, 2019. He is a democrat and most of his agenda focuses on reforming health coverages, LGBTQ equality, economic justice for black america, climate change, infrastructure and immgration. Bloomberg as well as five other candidates takes the stage tonight at The 9th US Democratic debate. What’s shocking is the fact that this is his first time participating in the debate. The New York Times says Michael Bloomberg’s candidacy has been riding a jet stream lately. Bloomberg has poured hundreds of millions of his own dollars funding his aggressive advertising campaign. This can be the cause of him being second runner up in the polls.
CUNY York College student Chuck Onye 21, who is a junior and public health major resides in Jamaica Queens, New York. He feels as though Mike Bloomberg will be a good president because of the good job he has done while being the Mayor of New York City. He states “He was mayor during the reconstruction era. After 911 the economy went down… Bloomberg did a lot of rebuilding. That is not an easy task especially for a state as big as New York. So yeah, Bloomberg was able to do that and run for two terms. He did a decent job.” Photo by Emiree Campbell
Onye says “There is no perfect candidate that will be able to touch on all issues concerned by the voters … I feel like Bloomberg can provide jobs and make a stable economy. Which is very important.” Photo by Emiree Campbell
When asked do you believe Michael Bloomberg has bought his way into the debate Onye says “Bloomberg is independent. He was the leading democrat. He had a lot of funding from the democratic party.” Photo by Emiree Campbell
When asked do you believe Michael Bloomberg can win the primary election. Onye response was “ The system is rigged. The majority of congress is republican and white. I don’t mean to sound like a profit. I feel like Trump is going to win again.” Photo by Emiree Campbell
The New York Times Snow Fall article was very interesting.I loved the opening background. It left me in awe honestly. It’s really neat that you are able to visually see the snowfall whirling in the wind and the high tops of the mountains. That is a great way of grasping the reader’s attention as well as introducing the main idea of the story. Which is The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek. I loved the video usage. You can actually see the people in the story come to life through their live interviews. It adds emotion. We as the audience start to feel as though we know the person.
The Wall Street Journal’s Kowloon, Hong Kong article was absolutely amazing. I loved the opening background. You are welcomed to a series of black and white photos. When you begin exploring the article you are introduced to the first page. Which is covered with interactive cartoon characters in an overcrowded apartment building. I found it so cool that you were able to click on the cartoon characters and watch a real person come to life. We were given short descriptions of their life and the details of their activities and living conditions. We saw their duration period, their address, their family size, the rent, household size, and monthly income. On the second page, we are introduced to the demographics of the city. There are details and several maps present that show you what’s going on in the city as well as pictures and videos of influential people. Which is mind-blowing. On the third page is the imagination excerpt you see that Kowloon Walled city-inspired several forms of entertainment. Lastly, the article ends with a credit page. Visit Article Here: http://projects.wsj.com/kwc/#chapter=intro
Change is inevitable, Journalism like we used to know it is no more. News is evolving. Who would have ever thought that news would escape the simple black and white print and turn digital in a matter of decades. Journalism is fighting a never ending battle against fake news and social media.This knowledge is not surprising. However, what is shocking is the fact that the quality and standards of news has changed and may possibly be more widely accepted more than it’s ever been before. Is it even safe to call it news anymore? A word that seems more appropriate would be propaganda. I think it is safe to say that journalism has lost its value. Before I would have never believed that the relevance of journalism is at stake.
The article I favored the most is Jill Lepore’s New Yorker article on journalism and the web. She talks of most news firms going out of business or being stagnant in growth for a period of time. She mentions the great lengths some firms would take such as cutting news coverage or shrinking the paper’s size. Which still was not enough to save the business. She states that the quality of news, the way it’s written, reported, covered, and edited has changed. She suggests that this reason can be the cause of fake news. Jill Abramson, a former executive states “There are not that many places left that do quality news well or even aim to do it at all,”
This is my favorite article because it explains In great detail of what journalism used to be up until what it is today. She provides us with several examples as to why news firms and journalism are suffering. She even includes facts on the actions taken by other firms in efforts to save their organization. It was very informative and interesting. This is very unfortunate however. I find it very hard to believe in a world that does not value truth and justice. Journalism is extremely important. It is something that ought to be valued. So the mere fact that journalism isn’t thriving is depressing.
The articles depicted Journalism on the web as being crucial to journalism as a whole. It suggests that there isn’t much money involved In online journalism. Which is weird and goes against my understanding of journalism on the web entirely. I believe that online journalism is a smart and easy investment. How can it not be, the web is easily obtainable. You would think that trading newspapers for the web would be great for business.Our world has gone digital so it’s odd that online journalism isn’t getting the attention it deserves. However, journalism’s main competitors are Facebook and Google. Which isn’t shocking at all with Facebook being one of the biggest social media platforms and Google one of the biggest technology companies and internet related services. Although Journalism has multiple organizations and firms which should be used as an advantage. But the problem at hand remains the same there aren’t enough readers. Can we save journalism?
I aspire to travel the world and take in all its beauty. The world is a beautiful place. I want to take in the culture and norms of others. It is such an experience I’ve been told. Above are images of Egypt, Rome, Greece, and Bora Bora!!
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