Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Annotated Working Draft and Hot Spots in Broadcast Journalism

1. Communication and Persuasion in Broadcast Journalism
-This post was a basic telling of how I became interested in Broadcast Journalism. I admire the fluidity and intelligence of people who can speak well, and I mentioned a professor that helped fuel my desire to become a Broadcast Journalist. It's the perfect profession for someone who strives to be informed constantly and looks to progress in professional communication

2. Storytelling in Broadcast Journalism
-This post explains in an "inception" sort of way how story telling is done within Broadcast Journalism. It also shows the importance of good communication within a working environment. A major point made in this post is that leaders in working environments need to relay important messages in a compelling way, especially because their coworkers are professional communicators.

3. Broadcast Journalism Within the History of Civilization
-Communication is a life-long endeavor, and has transformed and progressed immensely over the years. Broadcast journalism was born when the television became a popular medium for people throughout the world. Today, broadcast journalism has become a heavily relied upon way to receive news locally, nationally and worldwide.

4. Institutional Authority and Broadcast Journalism
-I used the example of a girl named Kenra who debated applying for a job that required educational skills she hadn't obtained yet. This post explained the necessary skills gained through communication courses to succeed at Broadcast journalism. With the right training, great understanding of specific laws pertaining to journalism and a fearless attitude, you can be a great Broadcast Journalist.

Hot Spots:

Hot Spot #1 (field): I think one of the biggest struggles in the News Media field is keeping your work completely objective. It's difficult to keep your own opinions and ideas out of the descriptive points and views you have as a journalist. Fortunately, a code of ethics established by the Society of Professional Journalists helps keep all those in the news media field in line; Whether or not the journalist decides to follow it rely's wholly upon them.

Hot Spot #2 (personal): An overlapping hotspot for me personally is coming up with my own personal code of ethics being an LDS woman in the workplace. Even though there are general ethics asked to be followed by all people in the newsroom, it doesn't mean that everyone is an angel. Arguments occur, people talk behind others backs, scandalous things happen and so on. These sorts of issues aren't something you really think about when Broadcast Journalism is mentioned. I've had to establish my own code of ethics to stay true to my religion and standards in the workplace also.


  1. I think that your first hotspot is honestly more "hot" in your field than the second, but I personally have more interest in seeing you explore hotspot #2. I think it would be fascinating to see what you find.

  2. A personal code of ethics would be a very interesting thing for you to explore more in your paper. Have you ever actually written up one, or is it more guidelines you have in mind that influence decisions? Perhaps you can try to find other famous broadcast journalists' codes of ethics (if they are available online) and compare/contrast them to your own.

    1. Hey Michael! thanks for your feedback- and yes I do! I haven't been able to put them into a lot of action quite yet, but I plan to live by them. your comments are super helpful! thank you!

  3. I like the second one, I think it sounds very interesting. The first one is good, but I feel like with the first one there's just not a lot that you can do as far as changing how the authority runs things. The second is very much you and has been emphasized so much lately by religious authorities worldwide.

  4. In terms of communication, I think your first hotspot really shows how journalists have to take the extra step to stay unbiased. I think you should focus on how communication is much more rigorous in journalism.