Suitcase for Germany

Elizabeth Anderson
May 13, 2015

Suitcase for Germany

1 backpack (carry-on)
1 purse
1 large checked suitcase
1 rucksack
1 light travel bag for computer/souvenirs

• Passport
• Work Visa
• Prescription papers
• Immune records
• Credit card
• Debit card
• Extra cash
• (an extra copy of all personal info will be left with my mother)

• Mac laptop
• Mac charger
• Portable GPS for navigation
• Power Converter
• Electrical adaptor
• Canon camera and equipment
• Extra camera batteries
• Battery charger
• Laptop and laptop cord
• IPhone and charger
• Recorder
• Batteries for recorder
• Head phones
• Wrist watch

Non-electronic equipment:
• 10 white reporter flip notebooks
• 10 pens
• Address book with professional and personal contacts
• Pocket knife (checked bag)
• Pepper spray (checked bag)
• Quart size zip-lock bags (carry-on)

Foul weather gear:
• Compactable umbrella
• Compactable rain-poncho
• Raincoat
• Formal pea coat
• Casual black jacket
• Fleece jacket
• Sweatshirt
• Hat

• 2 dresses
• 5 blouses
• 5 t-shirts
• 2 pair jeans
• 2 pair shorts
• 2 pair dress pants (1 black 1 gray)
• 5 long sleeve shirts
• 2 strap tank tops
• Sleep wear
• Belts
• Undergarments
• Socks

• Rain boots
• Black flats
• Beige flats
• Tennis shoes
• 1 pair dress
• 2 pair boots

• Toothpaste
• Tooth brush
• 3 wash cloths
• Hair brush
• Hair ties
• Bobby pins
• Makeup
• Makeup remover
• Lotion
• Q-tips

First-aid essentials:
• Bandages
• Antibacterial ointment
• Duct tape
• Tweezers
• Needle/thread, kit
• Safety pins
• Compression bandage
• Nail clippers and file
• Bug repellant
• Sunscreen
• Small travel mirror
• Feminine hygiene products

• Medications
• Multi-vitamins
• Vitamin B, D, C
• Antibiotics
• Water purification tablets
• Probiotics

• Money belt
• Extra cash to buy things at drug store
• Sunglasses
• Water bottle
• Sleeping bag liner
• Pillow liner
• Tissues
• Hand sanitizer

First Person Bio

Elizabeth Anderson
May 13, 2015

I am a reporter, advertising executive, freelance journalist, and an aspiring novelist. My professional has primarily been in the publication industry. I am passionate about the efforts behind journalism, building strong local connections, and recognize the impact that follows exceptional writing, reporting and advertising. I enjoy working within the community, reporting on local issues and representing the people within it.

My work history has positioned me to thrive in several departments of the media. I have proven the capacity to thrive under pressure and work well under deadline. The knowledge gained from my college career remains contingent on my inspirational mentors. I enjoy reporting information for a larger audience and feel my previous reporting experience would be beneficial for a fast paced media organization.

Currently, I graduated from the Professional Program of the School of Journalism at the University of Montana. I’ve been published in The Montana Kaimin Newspaper, The Valley Journal Newspaper, The Colorado Springs Independent Newspaper and the Salishian Newspaper.

Prose entries from pre-WWII, drawing parallels to present-day

Book Review:

Goodbye to Berlin. By Christopher Isherwood. New Directions publishing, 2012; 206 pages, $10.

By Elizabeth Anderson
He described Berlin as a skeleton city, just slightly bigger than other dots on the map. Christopher Isherwood said he was a lens of a camera, in which someday the film, in accordance with his memories, would have to be developed and refined. The context of his stories provides an unfocused and somewhat naive view on the events that transpired during his stay in Germany. He implied that someday these would need editing, as he was simply a “convenient ventriloquist’s dummy, nothing more.” (p.vvvi

This book is divided into six sections; the first begins with A Berlin Diary, set in Weimar Germany in the autumn of 1930. The author moved into a small room in a women’s home where he worked as an English tutor. The focus of his second diary is an Englishwoman, Sally Bowles, an extrovert whose dream was to become a star. Bowles performed as a singer and dancer at the Kit Kat nightclub, and had many admirers. Though he found her behavior outlandish, they became close friends. Her lighthearted and seductive personality turned the city into a whimsical experience for him.

Part three takes place On Ruegen Island and recounts his vacation to the Baltic Sea in the summer of 1931. He describes his relationship with Englishman Peter Wilkinson and German teenager Otto Nowak, both of whom resided in the same boarding house. In journal four, The Nowaks, he highlights Herr and Frau Nowak, and the flat he resided in with Otto in a Berlin slum. As Jews, Frau Natalia Landauer’s family in The Landauers was fearful because of what was happening in Germany. Her cousin Bernhard went missing, an illustration of the unfolding brutality of the Nazi Regime that foreshadowed events that would soon transpire on a much larger scale. He concludes with A Berlin Diary, detailing the winters of 1932-1933.

Isherwood wrote these stories on the wake of destruction. Little was known about the brink of chaos Germany was about to face in the hands of a dictator. It wasn’t yet clear how bad it was, not even foreshadowing events to transpire, as they would be worse. He wrote brief descriptions of the broken bodies, shoved into dark places for those in opposition of the regime. Handfuls of people would silently slip away into the night, and never return.

The narrative entries are telling about the brutality by the Nazis, which had begun taking place in the city. Based in a time of inflation and communism when he arrived in 1929, he witnessed a system on the brink of collapse and perils to come.

“The gramophone played. I lay back on the cushions, listening to a Jewish surgeon who argued that France cannot understand Germany because the French have experienced nothing comparable to the neurotic post-War life of the German people…Over there, in the city, the votes were being counted. I thought of Natalia: she had escaped – none too soon, perhaps. However often the decision may be delayed, all these people are ultimately doomed. This evening is the dress rehearsal of a disaster. It is like the last night of an epoch.” (p.132)

Isherwood wrote with passive aggression, and almost bitterly to his audience. Though his act was to cover the fine line on being homosexual. He portrayed himself as a non-Communist, a non-heterosexual, a non-Jew, and non-German to remain ambivalent in a place when being suspected as any of those mentioned were quietly eliminated by Nazis. Nobody wanted to be a target, but now the silence of so many, like himself, proved to be more psychological trauma in a time of political turmoil.

His collection of stories and situations revealed what it was like in the time pre-chaos, and are still true and relevant today. The picture Isherwood painted of Berlin is still accurate 80 years later. Reunification. West Germany is still in a grey area for social acceptance, and politically and economically weak compared to the east. Lively music and travel took the suspicions away. Locations he mentioned, like Kit-Kat Club, introduced the seedy nature of delusion. Isherwood’s stories introduced readers to the club, which still operates in Berlin. Though a musical and film were inspired from his work, the club’s dirty reputation never really improved.

Isherwood described his diaries as a loose sequence of memories, which he had originally planned on making into a large, descriptive novel to be called The Lost. He explains in the Author’s Note that writing in the first person throughout the stories does not necessarily point to the extent of his own involvement in the stories. His statement implies that the reader should not assume that each character or sequence is autobiographical, but it may merely be a collection of prose fiction. The stories provide some insight about the author, who couldn’t openly write about being homosexual in the 1930s.

Isherwood, from Cheshire, England, attended Cambridge for a year before studying medicine at the University of London. He left his studies there to pursue new experiences in Berlin and wanted to be a writer. When segmented and placed in chronological order, these facts lend his stories to his real life. He paints his sexuality in an evasive light, but openly wrote about how he frequented gay bars and the entertainment places such as he Kit Kat Club. What happened in the shadows, when the curtains opened at the club made a mockery of what was truly happening.

Food trucks in Missoula

Owner of the Walking Moustache, located in the heart of downtown Missoula says the restaurant is suffering because of the Noodle Wagon that parks across the street.

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Anderson                                                                                                             Owner of the Walking Moustache, located in the heart of downtown Missoula says the restaurant is suffering because of the Noodle Wagon that parks across the street.

As a collaborative team effort, my group of three other members and I, spent the last couple weeks gathering material for our final project. It was great working with a team of people, and I feel we accomplished pulling a relevant story together that has impact on community members. We were able to provide visual and audio components, as well as build a special website. We reported about food trucks becoming popular in Missoula, and how laws aren’t being broken even when they park right in front of another restaurant.
Legal aspects for itinerant and mobile vendor licensing differ within and outside of city limits, as well as whether the truck is on public or private property. Our particular case involves the restaurant, the Walking Moustache, located downtown on the corner of West Main Street and Ryman Street. The owner, Mike Goulah called city permit and licensing to complain when he recognized the Noodle Wagon that parked across the street was taking business away from him.
I called the courthouse and had a lengthy interview with Kristi Craw, permit and licensee coordinator for the City of Missoula’s development services. She had spoken with Goulah personally, when he first called, and again when he came into their office. After running his complaint, Craw had to tell the restaurant owner that the owner of the Wagon, Kahya Moua, had followed city ordinances in obtaining her permit. Craw emailed me the entire city ordinance, a 78 page document, with three pages dedicated to vendor licensing. The requirements list must be met by each applicant to comply within city limit standards, which includes licensing, permits, parking, compliance with safety and health regulation, vending facilities, location of vending on street operations and their grievance procedure.
Any mobile vendor has to fill out an application to legally operate. The application requires the applicant’s name, business, address, as well as a written release for a contract at the bottom. It has the pricing, zoning, and specific inspection requirements to be completed before operation, and includes contact information for every department that has to sign off for health and safety purposes. The pricing provided enough information for our group to make a graph to represent the data. While no laws are being broken, Goulah thought the situation was unethical, and he wouldn’t park in front of someone else’s door like that.
Craw predicts there will be more of these food trucks, as they are a seemingly hot commodity, and that parking downtown is limited as it is. These situations may become increasingly problematic because of the limited space available. When food trucks park in private lots, like the Wagon, there’s no law being broken even though they are very close to the Walking Moustache. As a group, we were able to get good photos of the Wagon and the restaurant, during daytime and nighttime hours. We also provided a video of the restaurant during daytime hours. It became obvious in our observation that the restaurant is indeed, suffering. To promote themselves, they provide 24-hour service and early morning specials for customers, but the customers are very limited.
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Ethics from a founding father

PHOTO CREDIT: The Declaration effectively ensured justice for America and its people, and the importance of a rightly governed society.

The Declaration effectively ensured justice for America and its people, and the importance of a rightly governed society.

The Declaration of Independence offered more than a revolutionary movement, in that became one of the most inspirational pieces in history.
It also inspired the minds of many in the rhetoric offered by it.
Thomas Jefferson incorporated an emblematic way to announce the freedoms of a nation and to its people.
The Declaration of Independence invited the nation to a Jeffersonian way of thinking, that which included rhetorical effectiveness for justice and rights of America’s people.
Jefferson’s idea was to inform, entertain, speculate, and argue the rights for America’s freedom, and presented with no question really left unanswered at the time.
Of course, time revolutionized modern legalities and rights, but many ideals and core principles, values, and integrity behind the idea remain the same.
The Declaration served then, as a causal analysis to the colonies’ people by securing these as due process for separation from Britain.
The legality behind Jefferson’s way of thinking in the eighteenth century proved to be a significant element of success, largely because he emanated thoughtfulness, control, and wisdom, tied in with a perfect balance of ideas.
This alone had symbolic value that matched the ideals of a separated nation.
Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, and Livingston’s collaborated masterpiece was brought together through cause and effect.
“One understands things best when one understood their causes,” author Lee Jacobus wrote. “Jefferson’s audience knew the details and was led by the twenty-seven paragraphs to observe how numerous the causes were. Any one alone was enough cause for revolution.”
In the document’s entirety, the people throughout the colonies were valued, as well as enlightened with information they desired based on prior events and rhetorical effectiveness.
The people were affected by a Jeffersonian way of analyzing their endued rights, and only then speculated them as a priority based on the reading of the Declaration.
Although he omitted obvious violations brought about by the King of Great Britain, such as the military forces and the involvement with slaves, the people knew of these without having them said in the Declaration.
The colonies had all endured a vast amount of patience in account for every reason listed in the Declaration, and Jefferson enumerated it in his illustration of the cause and effect document that made history.
An effective emphasis of ethos and logos embellished the Declaration in the revolutionary movement.
Jefferson’s ethics, attitude, and character all contributed to the overall credibility for the United States. He emphasized the importance of incorporating all people’s voice into his own writing, which used a repetition of his famous anaphora technique.
This involved uniting the people as a whole, either using “We” or “For” in his facts submitted to the “Candid World,” which elaborated the central idea of the nation.
Writing this way gained him credibility and trustworthiness.
In our day to day lives, I think it’s fair to say most people are guided by certain principles, morals, or personal values.
As these can only be formulated by time, and perhaps experience, a person’s upbringing or past of considerable ideals they found of importance. The logic, or logos, of the document also precisely followed due to causation of previous events, which all the colonies undeniably sensed.
The Declaration states: “We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America…in the name and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these United Colonies are, and of right, out to be, free and independent states.”
His supporting claims and the emphasis of the equal people reinforce the goal of America, with a claim easily identifiable.
The Declaration effectively ensured justice for America and its people, and the importance of a rightly governed society.
The causal analysis invited the nation to a Jeffersonian way of thinking, not only in the eighteenth century, but even today.
Regardless of where our own code of conduct is derived from, it ends up following us in every decision we make. Integrity, attitude, caring, excellence and courage play into personal code of conduct and personal demeanor. What might be the most considerable aspect however, is what we decide to to with it, as well as what history has taught us.
This document has lasted with the nation for every reason a nation, and person, should be considered free. There were no implications in the document’s reasoning to ever let diminish in a democratic way of life, and for this reason we all still hold on to its truths and values.
This is likely to impact a persons career and their business decisions in general, as most industries have a code of ethical conduct and the key principles ring true for the majority.
The Society of Professional Journalists lists the code of ethics as: to seek the truth and report it, minimize harm, act independently, and to be held accountable for your word.
Amidst the sensitivity to ethos and logos, Jefferson projected a careful and reasonable speculation that decided the future of our nation.
In his last letter to the National Intelligencer, he reaffirmed the faith he had in the principles he wrote about for the nation so long ago to editor, Roger Weightman.
Inalienable rights may come with freedom of press, but are governed by the writer, and the editor, and the organization as a whole. Social media is largely wielded by freelance journalists who can now package a story at their own accord.
Our own personal code of ethics should emulate core principles outlined by Jefferson.
Perhaps some of these were derived from Jefferson’s very idea of a divine providence, with his strong pledge for honor that included rhetorical effectiveness in the rights of America’s people.

This one’s for Abby

The day she was adopted, you could see the fear in her eyes. This dog was not accustomed to loving care or consolation, but rather, independence.

Anyone could tell though, she had this incredibly sweet, timid demeanor and a certain longing for affection. All this I sensed as I watched her keep a certain distance between herself and others.

The black and brindle, medium sized dog was at the large adoption center in Aurora Colorado, recently carted in from Mississippi as a stray.

She sat lazily against the gated area she was confined in, uninterested in other dogs or anything else. I touched her nose and she looked up at me.

I can’t exactly explain what connection we made that day, but she had this look of thankfulness and I a feeling of utter concern and love for this dog.

After about an hour of walking through the maze of puppies, barkers, people, fences, and children crying to their parents and begging to care for their newfound creature until the end of time, I made my way back to…her.

The adoption coordinators let me take her out of the fence kennel area, and she gracefully walked by my side on a leash. I wasn’t shocked that she stayed by my side.

She didn’t bark. She didn’t hesitate. She followed me around this way while other dogs made their protest toward her.

We got to an empty caged area about 30 feet wide, and I let her off the leash. She searched around the perimeter with her big black nose, and lazily made her way over to me a couple times.

Her life had seemed this way. Dismal interest. Searching.

I sat there a good 10 minutes but knew the whole time I would take her home. This was my dog, and I already had her name.

When we got back to the area she’d been kept, a cluster of dogs surrounded us, and chaos ensued. Various people were talking and it got to be too much, so I picked Abby up, a 30 pound dog I hardly knew, and held her like a toddler.

The people around us just stared. One woman started laughing in disbelief—perhaps because of the size of the dog, perhaps because it was apparent this dog was not yet mine—or was she?

Abby let me hold her like that a while, and then I set her down. She gazed up at me almost in disbelief herself. She trusted me.

I noticed she had flea bites, a rash on her arm, and spots of hair missing from certain areas on her body. The staff informed me of the unsanitary condition she was found in Mississippi. Humidity and uncleanliness did not bode well for her while rummaging for food where she could find it.

As we made our way to the front to sign the papers, my little Abby was by my side. Her glossy brown eyes found mine when I sat down at the table, and she sat waiting patiently, not budging an inch as I signed every line and promised to properly care for her.

Some of the volunteers commented on her demeanor with me, and said they had watched me pick her up and her not resisting my touch. They were in disbelief in the connection we had made, though I knew she had a long way to go as far as trust.

It’s been nearly two years since her adoption, and she turned three on September 15.

Right after the adoption the vet helped cleanse her skin, and overall we’ve been through some interesting medical situations regarding her health.

Abby has flourished in her personality, and grown in so many ways. When before she would remain complacent around other dogs, now she runs at the chance to greet one. She shows love to anyone who comes around her, and is not timid or afraid. She is grateful for the opportunity.

This story is to say that Abby provokes a thankfulness for life every day.

It’s been such an inspiration to watch her flourish and to have developed more than I ever imagined.

It was my dream to provide her a loving home, and in doing that, she has shown me unconditional love and an unending sense of gratitude.

Needless to say, Abby is a true inspiration to me every time I look at her. She is so genuine, grateful, caring, full of grace, has a punchy personality, and she gives thanks wherever she goes, to whomever she meets.

Engstrom to determine brick renovation

Royce Engstrom, president of the University of Montana, will make the final determination for the historical brick pathways on campus.

On November 6, a recommendation was made to the president by University officials, staff and students after roughly 250 votes were polled on what to do with the renovation of the brick panels.

Back in October, the University of Montana held an open vote between the campus and community, to replace the walkway with concrete or stick with original brick laid back in the ‘60s. Areas that still have original brick include the Ryman Mall, the two large strips dividing the oval, and the brick circle in the middle of the oval.

The three solutions for renovating the brick included a variation of bricks already in place, a concrete stamp to look like the old bricks, or cement, according Hugh Jesse, director of office of facilities management.

Michael Reid, vice president of finance said that option three won by a small margin, to lay the bricks horizontally with the wide part of each brick facing up. The Campus Committee and Office of Facilities Management voted to use option two, a combination of old and new bricks laid vertically. And among the polled votes, 14 said they didn’t care which option was chosen.

Regardless, the bricks will be laid closer together to meet accessibility standards, according to Kevin Krebsbach, associate director of facilities services.

The American’s with Disabilities Act requires universities to provide accessible walkways, and in 1996 UM underwent a title-two self evaluation. The university received federal funding to replace portions of the sidewalk that did not meet compliance standards.

Given the three options, Bernadine Gantert, coordinator for disability services, said that laying the bricks on their long side or stamping the concrete would provide the best surface in terms of accessibility.

“Using them as a walkway isn’t necessarily the best use of them at this time,” Gantert said. “The main path of travel is what makes it accessible, and also the shortest distance.”

The conditions of the bricks have come to a forefront, according to Gantert, and should be methodically replaced to meet ADA standards.

Now that a recommendation has been made, Engstrom will make the determination and work with UM Facilities Management to begin a construction plan.

Funding for the renovation has not yet been determined.

“It might take more than one summer to complete construction for budgetary reasons,” Jesse said. “It will be completed as quickly as funding [can] be identified.”

Goodnight—and good luck

Several movies have been about journalism over the years, and various types have dramatically impacted the world of mass media.
The freedom of press and speech in this nation has enabled writers and producers to shape the opinions of viewers in countless nations.
The astounding film, Good Night and Good Luck, portrayed journalism in a new light by treading dangerous waters for civil liberties in the televised 30 minute nightly See It Now.
The journalists behind the show were portrayed as dedicated citizens who pushed their limits for constitutional rights, and sought similar rights for those broadcasted on breaking news.
This included the interrogation of Joseph McCarthy, who became known for making public accusations of communists infiltrating the U.S. Government.
One of the few to stand up against McCarthy was journalist Edward R. Murrow, who was made famous by his broadcast television triumph in the 1950’s, alongside his associate and producer, Fred Friendly.
The film portrayed an investigative side to journalism, and introduced viewers to a man that continually associated a democratic society involving the importance of the freedom of speech in America.
In this 1950’s documentary, written and directed by George Clooney, journalism is portrayed as a fearless form of truthful broadcast. The considerable sophisticated structure of networking, advertising agencies, and sponsors are the only things in this film not shaken or altered by the televised brutality.
The journalists within the movie refused to be terrorized by their own government, and continued to press on with breaking news coverage and rejecting to walk in fear of each other.
Despite many people’s fear in society, one man, Ed Murrow, dared to speak legitimacy in broadcast journalism and became a legend that is still considered as good as his myth.
Bernard Beck thought the movie ended with a moral about how precious our free institutions are and how hard we must work to protect them, according to Multicultural Perspectives.
“This movie [is] as a safe drama of heroism, retailing conventional sentiments about the courage and righteousness of the press, a morality tale [including] the virtues of freedom and democracy,” Beck said.
Journalism in this film took on the meaning behind civil liberties and relied on nothing but the truth and risky stories, sometimes without merit or permission from even William Paley.
Good Night and Good Luck portrayed Edward R. Murrow’s as a highly regarded journalist-advocate for CBS, who offered outstanding responsibility and courage to uphold American civil liberties. He served as the main anchor for the show, and reported with distinction and strength, evidence of decadence, and respectively relayed news to the American people with the real truths behind journalism.
Walter Goodman described Murrow in a documentary produced by Susan Steinberg, as “perhaps the most esteemed American journalist since Benjamin Franklin, as a social and political force. His dismay over the quality of commercial television has [therefore], lost none of its relevance,” Goodman said.
Murrow threw stones at giants, and was willingly responsible for telling others what was happening to radio and television. Not only this, but he was confident saying it in public, or on the air.
Murrow recognized the society’s attempt at escapism and insulation from the realities of the world, where people remain comfortable and complacent.
“Broadcast in the main is being used to distract, delude, amuse and insulate us,” Murrow said in the film.
His portrayal of people who watch the news, finance and witness it see a totally different picture than what is really happening, what he tries to expose.
According to Terry Teachout in Journalism, Hollywood-Style, “Murrow’s actions are presented not as imprudent or inappropriate but as an act of high political courage, even nobility,” Teachout said. “At the time, however, he was sharply criticized by liberals and conservatives alike for having attacked McCarthy under the guise of reporting on him…Murrow himself was well aware of what he had done and, by all accounts, full of misgivings about it.”
Murrow’s portrayal in real life and the film is seen as one of the greatest journalists in our history to live out his prodigy.
Co-Producer of See it Now was Fred Friendly, represented as a close colleague to Ed Murrow in the movie. Prior to the shows production, they worked together to gather news stories from the front of WW2.
This is where they both received primary recognition in journalism, when they put together a radio show called “I Can Hear It Now.”
Throughout the film, Friendly was depicted as one of the only supporters to Ed Murrow’s risky ideas, and helped emphasize them with the help of implementing film as a narrative feature.
The movie explained the common unvoiced understanding they had as a business team. Together, they would collaborate to come up with radical stories and discuss the legality behind them with the journalism team.
Friendly never denied to produce Murrow’s ideas, and on occasion reminded Murrow that he would be the one cross-examined if a broadcast was seen as pure satire.
This never bothered them, almost as if they knew someday soon it would end at the rate they continued at.
To the end, they supported extreme ideas and broadcast them live for people to hear the truth as that imperative decade was unfolding. That is what journalism stood for, with hard cold facts to back stories up, and clips to emphasize the value.
Joseph McCarthy was a contender to the views from journalists from See It Now, and remained in constant opposition to anyone without similar communist views. In a CBS broadcast aimed directly at McCarthy’s actions,
Murrow brilliantly relayed a working thesis to the audience for the evening. He began, “If this fight against communism has made a fight between America’s two great political parties, the American people know that one of these parties will be destroyed, and the Republic Party cannot endure very long as a one party system.”
Murrow announced that the rights guaranteed in the constitution have been stepped over by Mr. McCarthy, which eventually led to his interrogation.
McCarthy’s accusation on Ed Murrow finger pointed him to involvement in a communist party, which sounded harsh but he had zero proof. Murrow retaliated to McCarthy with a purely honest public embarrassment, stating that anyone who criticized or opposed McCarthy’s methods in general would simply be subjected as a communist.
Murrow bluntly added that there would be an awful lot of them in the country if this actually was the case, which I completely agreed with.
William S. Paley was president of CBS for over 50 years, and after became chairman on the CBS board. Although at times he was supportive of the company’s direction, in the film, Richard Campbell says that “Paley is portrayed as unsupportive of CBS newsman Edward Murrow, who took on Wisconsin Senator and communist witch hunter Joseph McCarthy.”
The film showed scenes of Murrow and Paley arguing in his large office, and him encouraging Ed to let the McCarthy attack go. Paley represents the stability of the company, not by making the news, only by reporting the news.
He symbolized the journalist’s paycheck, and demanded he would have known of the occurrences before they leaked all over the press.
Despite Murrow’s persistence to continue revealing the truth, Paley had the impression that if McCarthy was as bad as Murrow said he was, he would be reported by other means, not CBS News.
Murrow debated that he knew McCarthy was wrong the majority of the time and wanted to take him down, both understanding it would take the program down. As a result, Paley informed Murrow that corporate would not interfere with the editorial, and that editorial should not jeopardize the hundreds of employees at the Columbia Broadcasting System.
He gave Murrow another chance to make sure all the journalists reporting the next story were clean and free of any communist background. This was Paley’s worst fear, and to my amusement, Murrow did not intend on stopping.
Ed Murrow’s universally recognizable voice and face made See It Now a legendary turning point for journalism.
The pioneer shaped the form of broadcast journalism we see today and set the standard for delivering political and social issues with narration.
Not only did he shape many heretical and even dangerous ideas that were not always taken lightly, but he was highly regarded for being more than willing to take full responsibility for something said without merit.
Paley’s attempt at stopping him from broadcasting against McCarthy had little effect in a phone conversation seconds away from airtime. Murrow bluntly said he was a little busy.
“I’m bringing down the network tonight, Bill,” Murrow said.
He felt a duty and desire to talk about what was happening to radio and television, against those like McCarthy, and the portrayal of this in the film was made very apparent with the dialogue and actor choice.
Journalists have high expectations for what is said and how it is described, despite the negative opinions of legal authority.
Murrow constantly put the company in bad positions, but had enough support and legitimacy to continue the show as long as it could. He continually associated the importance of the freedom of speech in a democratic society and ideals.
The 1950’s shifted the rules for governing journalism in America with documented stories like Good Night and Good Luck. The journalism portrayed in this film shaped news broadcasts we see today on programs like Dateline, 60 Minutes, and 20/20 News. They have imitated the form in which Ed Murrow and his staff created controversy and added film as a narrative description of the coverage to enhance the meaning behind the story.
Many things that are seen in this movie enabled expansion in the realm of mass media and the freedom of press many of us have come to know.
The television show depicted in the film incorporated narrative traditions with a respectable ratio of neutrality. Involving literary model, Ed Murrow, was undeniably beneficial to the world of media enhancement as along with co-producer Fred Friendly. Unfortunately, See It Now ended shortly after McCarthy was interrogated based on CBS procedures, when Paley ended the Tuesday night news.
The series ran from 1951-1958, and in that short time, head anchor Murrow stood up for what he thought was right.
The film portrayed the investigative side of journalism, which I found very intriguing in this time period. I would have loved to watch Murrow’s broadcasts largely because of his influential reasoning. Good night and good luck.

Vimeo, is it the new YouTube?

When it comes to marketing, the quality of the medium where information is shared can become a strategic move to keep you ahead of the game.

Sure, YouTube set a pretty high standard, now generating over 100 hours of video every minute, uploaded by users and streamed worldwide.

Aside from the site allowing anyone to upload, share, view and make user-generated media available online, the site also incorporated Adobe Flash and HTML5 technology.

Educational, tutorial and personal music videos have become very popular on the site, along video blogging, TV clips, short original videos and other incorporated media.

In 2005, Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim built it and put , and it was bought by Google late 2006. Since its upstart, the site has grown exponentially for users.

According to YouTube’s press page, over 6 billion hours of video are watched every month, and more than a billion users visit in the same time frame.

Quality though, remains the key distinction between the two.

Though it may be slightly behind in popularity, Vimeo has potential for professional outlets seeking a slightly different take on features.

Statistics imply there’s significantly less traffic on Vimeo, with just over 100 million users, however that doesn’t mean it isn’t destined to grow.

There are several incentives that might increase this number in a timely manner, one of which is the business plan.

Vimeo doesn’t have any advertisements.

That’s right, the little timer that counts down to when you can ‘skip ad’ is non-existent. No advertisements, no banners promoting god knows what.

They also come in HD format, upscaling the quality for the consumer.

While YouTube offers an unlimited amount of video to be uploaded, Vimeo doesn’t. The only downside is the collection cost associated with zero advertisement, that costs the consumer $17 per month.

There are no caps or time limits on video, and the average user can post up to 20 gigs of video storage every week.

“If you’re attempting to position yourself as a professional product or brand, having spammy or offensive content appearing next your videos could hurt you,” Kevin King said of the website sprout social.