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Driven forth before the wind

Let’s talk about boats. I know a story of this guy named Jared. Jared had a brother named Mahonri (muh-hawn-rye). Mahonri, Jared, and their families traveled across the ocean in boat-capsules (that could be submerged in water without leaking–tight like … Continue reading

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Walk by Faith, Run Expecting Miracles

Once upon a time, I went to a youth conference with my church group (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). We were going to reenact a pioneer trek, but we would be allowed some modern amenities including toothbrushes/toothpaste, sunscreen, … Continue reading

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All Roads Lead to . . . Woodward?

All roads lead to Rome, and all journalistic trends lead to Watergate . . . or from Watergate. Russ Smith was recently asked how celebrity journalism became such a rampant journalistic disease, and he responded, “Watergate . . . changed this … Continue reading

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Infotainment: Journalism Debased

I’ve been thinking about this phenomenon where newscasters turn into pet dogs looking to their masters, the viewers, for cues on what to do in order to get a treat, or a viewer’s attention. The public, constantly surrounded by things … Continue reading

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The Difficulty of Religion in Journalism

Why reporting on religion is one of the hardest topics to journal-ize about, I believe, is because religion transcends national boundaries, and people know their own religion (most of the time). So if a reporter says something wrong or a … Continue reading

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The Self-Checking Public Forum

In high school, I debated in an event called Public Forum (PF). This event was the best for the lay-judges to attend because the style of debate was intended to be presentable to a public audience in a comprehensible way. … Continue reading

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Breaking the Silence

The most frightening part of this presentation was the spiral of silence theory in connection to the opening activity (with the Rolo/Cadbury egg bowling). Even though everyone recognized the activity was unfair, no one spoke against it because each person … Continue reading

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