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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

What Is News?

The news is a product that covers an audience from small local areas to major cities, providing information on current happenings. Todayís presentation will discuss different opinions of what the news is, and where the sources that make-up the news originates from; the sources that comprise each individual story. After analyzing various stories, claims, and personal feedback from experiences, one may be able to decipher for themselves whether or not the news can be considered a valid and reliable source of information or if there is some misrepresentation. We will discuss how the media go about their approach when forwarding these stories to their viewers. While some questions and thoughts may go un-answered, letís dig deeper and try to find our own answers.

Presenter: Gabrielle Shutter (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Communication
Location: 106 Holmes
Time: 4:05 pm (Session V)