WK12 captions

  1.  Andy Willner  Returns to the Passaic River yesterday after many years of it being polluted
  2. Three children play in front of construction site where controversy about weather to build an elementary school or condos
  3. Redskins Laveranues Coles (left) loses interception to Giants corner back Will Allen in third quarter
  4. Rookie center fielder Jeff Duncan struck out three times at yesterdays Shea stadium game allowing the Montreal Expos to win 4-2
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WK11 critique

Story one:  Passenger kicked off plane in Chicago for allegedly poking snoring man next to her.

Website url: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/passenger-kicked-plane-chicago-poking-snoring-man-article-1.2188893

This story is actually really amusing. Its written to entertain the audience. The man in the story was stabbed on ta flight by the women next to him for snoring. I thought it was well written and to the point and they author was able to get a quote from the man being stabbed, he was very optimistic about the whole thing. This story isn’t political nor is it very relevant but it does amuse, which is most likely the reason it was written.

Story Two:  Visual voices: artists combine the verbal with the visual

Website url: http://democratherald.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/visual/visual-voices-artists-combine-the-verbal-with-the-visual/article_f6dda8c6-1d6d-5a37-b9ca-844839154e06.html

This article was most likely written to inform the public about the art exhibit. It was also a to the point story but as well as that they were able to get quotes from the artists. The article is relevant to people in Oregon, it was written in simple but not overly-easy words.

 

Wk10 shattered glass

activity 3

  1. I agree with Kelly’s decision to stop the comma debate, as a leader he needs to protect those who work for him, even if it means risking his own job.
  2. I agree with Lane’s decision to not agree with it yet. He cautioned the competing newspaper but he was also wanting to be honest so he told the editor he wouldn’t comment on it, cause he may not have believed Steven but he also had no proof otherwise.
  3. I disagree with this decision, if someone does something once they’ll most likely do it again. It turned out that this was not his first time doing so as well and he was eventually fired.

Part 2

  1. An editor should try his best to defend his writers but just as he should defend them the writers should not do something purposefully bad. As long as a writer follows the rules and trys their best then the editor should be pleased with their efforts. I think Kelly should have known about Steven lying the moment he saw the fake website for jukemicronics

Activity 4

Part two

  1. I learned just how hard and how many people work to get even a single piece published. A lot of people work really hard and if even one false story is published it reflects on all of them and the whole magazine/newspaper is hurt.

1.  Article name: Salem man convicted of murder in ’13 Silverton shooting

  • What is the specific topic of the production? What overall purpose does it seem to have? Was it well written/shot? Why?
    This article was written to inform people about the man’s trial and outcome.
  • What issues and topics for further discussion does the production raise?
    The man was convicted of murdering 13 people in Silverton.
  • What are your own reactions and thoughts regarding the work?
    It states in the article that the mans family cried outside during his trial, this makes me sympathetic of them but I have no pity for the murderer himself.
  • Are there any errors/mistakes? If there are issues comment on them.
    There could stand to be some more content then just a brief summary
  • What production did you use? Website address?
    I used the Statesman journal:  http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/crime/2015/04/02/salem-man-found-guilty-murder-killing-silverton-man/70864884/

    2. Article name: 3 ways to free space on your smartphone or tablet

    • What is the specific topic of the production? What overall purpose does it seem to have? Was it well written/shot? Why?
    • What issues and topics for further discussion does the production raise?
    • What are your own reactions and thoughts regarding the work?
    • Are there any errors/mistakes? If there are issues comment on them.
    • What production did you use? Website address?

WK9 trustworthy

Teenagers    

 between 4-9 out of 10. This is because I am a teenager and there are some teenagers you cant trust, but there are also my friends who I can trust with almost everything.

 

Teacher    

between 5-7 out of 10. Teachers are people you can be pleasantly open with, but they are required by law to report anything drastic that they hear.

Financial Adviser

0 out of 10. I do not have a financial adviser because I am 14, therefore I do not need to trust them at all.


Child under 10    

2 out of 10. Those jerks can’t keep their mouth shut.

 

Journalist    

   3 out of ten. They are trying to get the secrets out of you so that they can get a story.

 

 Factory worker

1-9 out of 10. I do not know any factory workers but I assume their trustworthiness ranges on the person.


Parent 

5-7 or 8 out of 10. Parents you can trust but they will judge you even if they say they won’t so don’t tell them anything to bad.

 

Doctor 

0-10 out of 10. If its medical you better tell them, if not its up to you

Plumber


Grandparent  

 

 

Real Estate Agent

 

 

Poet

WK9 hack haven

Highlight the passages you find especially riveting. Why?

 

  1. “Big Bad Bionic Boy”–used a computer at his high school library to hack into Jukt. He used a school computer to do so
  2. “Computer Insider, a newsletter for hackers, estimates that about 900 recreational hackers were hired in the last four years by companies they once targeted” Thats a large number, meaning its becoming more common.
  3. “According to Nevada officials, the boy racked up more than $32,000 in credit before he was caught–but the store wouldn’t press charges. It let him keep the money, then threw in a $1,500 shopping spree–all in exchange for showing them how to improve their security.” The  main reason that the law force has trouble stopping stuff like this is because stores or companies won’t press charges.
  4. Little wonder, then, that 21 states are now considering versions of something called the Uniform Computer Security Act, which would effectively criminalize immunity deals between hackers and companies–while imposing stiff penalties on the corporations who make such deals. It only states that they are considering it, it does not say that the law has been passed

 

What verification questions would you ask? What seems unbelievable or just too good to be true?

  1. Has the Uniform Computer Security Act been passed?
  2. How did they do it?
  3. Are the companies now succeeding?
  4. How many companies have hired hackers now?

Highlight every fact in need of checking.

  •  Ian had just signed a contract for $81,000 in scholarship money
  • the boy racked up more than $32,000 in credit before he was caught–but the store wouldn’t press charges. It let him keep the money, then threw in a $1,500 shopping spree–all in exchange for showing them how to improve their security.
  • breaking into its databases. In March, Restil–whose nom de plume is “Big Bad Bionic Boy”–used a computer at his high school library to hack into Jukt. Once he got past the company’s online security system, he posted every employee’s salary on the company’s website alongside more than a dozen pictures of naked women, each with the caption: “the big bad bionic boy has been here baby.” After weeks of trying futilely to figure out how Ian cracked the security program, Jukt’s engineers gave up. That’s when the company came to Ian’s Bethesda, Maryland, home–to hire him.

 

Journalistic plagiarism / academic plagiarism. Is there a difference?

Yes, one is for profit while the other is for knowledge