Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Question 2: Amongst the many ways that there are to promote events on campus and promote events..my outlet would be to have evenst that bring studnets together. Game nights, parties, an fundraisers are good ways to get students involved and informed. with all of there things, students will not only know the informations first hand but it will also spread through work of mouth.
Question 3: No i do not feel that our programing will please university administration because it isnt diverse nor is it very informative. Most of our programs disciuss what goes on in campus, but people need to also know what is going on around them in their communites. Innorder to get an FM station i feel that we need to reach the quality of radio stations like BLI that adress a community not jsut a group of people
Question 2: I do agree with what the article stands for becuse a jornalist job is to deliver what is the publics right to know. Without jornalist many of u woudl be in the dark about what goes on in our communities. i feel in the US journalist stand for providing information. Unlike other countries, their journalist live in fear as to what they can published or exposed. and Us jsornalist make sure that they share as much with the public as they know. topics that journalist should cover are information reguarding our govornment and foreign affairs
Question 3: i feel that journalist should move with the flow of the public and become more involved in bloging becuse people no matter what need to be informed. I have not been too involved in the movement of civic journalism, but as society is moving in that direction i know i will be faced to use it in the near future.
I think journalists stand for the people here in the U.S. One great and fundamental aspect of journalism in the U.S. is that the public can hear all kinds of news and opinion, both good and bad. The press are privet, not state own, so they would not obviously stand for certain kind of political power. The journalists have more freedom on reporting and criticizing. All kinds of voices can be heard, therefore, a public sphere is created and the journalists are more prone to the public and justice.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
If an on air disk jockey made a negative reference to me or about me and my neighborhood, I would be offended but at the same can’t do anything about it. One thing I can say we are all entitled to our own opinions but at a place of work and business especially where people are listening, it’s quite disrespectful and should be taken into the hands of those who are over them.
No one ever knows the reason why certain people are in the position that they are in and disk jockeys should be held accountable for their actions on air. Being on air is their job, and it must be done in decency and in order. Many times we overlook those who are in that type of position because of their title but we must treat each other with respect at all times. His punishment was a little harsh but he was still held accountable for his actions.
I would hosts many types of engaging events such as live concerts by recording artists and during those nights that the recording artist would perform I would promote the upcoming artist on and off campus. I would use that as a tool to promote not only their talent but that would give the radio station good feedback from those who are outside of the Old Westbury community.
If we had a FM station I personally believe we wouldn’t get too many listeners. In today’s communities, we like to hear things that pertain to us and what we like to do. Not saying OWWR doesn’t meet that standard but it’s always about making some type of connection with your listeners. For example, many people listen to the Wendy Williams show that comes on 107.5 WBLS because there is some type interest that we as her listeners get out of that show. Same should be with OWWR. I think that the station pleases the university administration. I would follow the FCC practices because those who are really serious about making this a career it would give them a heads up of how to do so.
I do think that civic journalism should be practice more in the United States because it gives us the opportunity to stay in touch with what’s going on within our communities worldwide.
I do agree with the article in regards to what journalists stand for. Their job is to “uphold the publics right to know, a spirit of openness and honestly in the conduct of public business, the free flow of information and ideas, along with truthfulness, accuracy, balance and fair play in the news" because it gives the listeners what we need to hear. We constantly hear about things everywhere else that focus on things that are not important but journalists all around the world must keep their focus and objective. We should cover all aspects of our communities such as the latest news, sports, and many current events that take place.
It’s true that the future of journalism and broadcast environments are changing. This change has everything to do with the decreasing of newspapers and radio listenership. At the same time in order to move forward into a promising future you must always remember the foundation of what got you where you are. This new age of broadcasting would not be where it is if it wasn’t for the beginning stages of journalism. Holding on to the little things is easy access to bigger and better.
I did participate in the radio station here at SUNY Old Westbury where I learned a lot about journalism. Its always good to learn something NEW and by being there it has given me knowledge and understanding of journalism.
2. In my opinion, many journalists only look to shock people. Shocking news, news that will trigger some sort of epic reaction is what many journalists and stations strive for. Also, I think the concept of news is plagued with unnecessary topics such as pop culture. Not all news stations and journalists have this mind set but many only care about selling the story and that's it.
3. I agree that news and journalism is definitely changing year by year, and it's up to us to adapt with it as well. It's kind of sad to see newspapers decreasing and that radio shows are becoming more and more irrelevant. Although the new form of civic journalism is exciting and new, we also must not forget our media's roots. In my own experience i have particpated as a part of my school's radio show, on CEI OWWR. I learned a lot being on the show and i feel that it helped me understand journalism a lot more.
Question 2: Journalists should cover every aspect in a typical person's life whether it is sports, politics, horoscopes or whatever. There should no restriction on a what a journalist should cover. Journalists are people who tell the public truth. They stand as messengers to the average joes who wants to know about America.
2. I do agree with the article with regards to what a journalist stands for. It is a journalists job to provide an honest source of information to the public. I feel journalists should cover topics relevant to people's everyday lives
3. I feel it is very important for journalists to connect with it's readers just by the virtue of the conflict presented in the question. The question states how newspaper readers and radio listenership has decreased. Having community projects and blogs can stimulate interest in readers. I've never really participated in community journalism but I am looking to do so in the future because it seems interesting to me
Monday, May 5, 2008
Question 2: In the article it states that journalists, "uphold the public's right to know, a spirit of openness and honesty in the conduct of public business, the free flow of information and ideas, along with truthfulness, accuracy, balance and fair play in the news". I agree that this is what journalists stand for. They allow the public to not be blind sighted about imortant news and other information. They also provide information that is accurate and it is unlike news you hear from "word-of-mouth". I think that journalists in the United States can't really be defined. There are all different journalists and they don't stand for one thing; yet many continue to write or discuss what sells. In the business world it is all about what sells and makes the most money, so journalists feed us gossip on celebrities and things that really have no affect on our everyday lives. People get too caught up in everyone's lives but their own; so I believe journalists should talk about important things that pretain to our "own" lives. Topics such as poverty, new medicines, great discoveries, politics, and world news should be covered. It is sad to see that people know more about celebrities than their own surrondings.
Question 3: I think journalists should connect with their readers, blog, and create community projects. It is important because a lot of people share common ideas and thoughts, and it is beneficial to express them. I think this could allow people to bring about more change in their communities and make them better. I have not personally participated in any form of community journalism; yet would be interested to do so in the future. I think people need writers who won't just write about "gossip", but writers who will fill people's brains with information that is useful and captivating at the same time.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
I do think that Civic Journalism should be practiced more in the United States. I think it gives the people in the community a more in depth report on whats going in society. It also gives up coming journalist a chance to write and report information to their readers. I think Civic Journalsim is a new way to get the news and up coming events. I personally think that once Civic Journalism gets it's foot inthe door compeletly all newspapers, magazines, even news reporters will defintely have serious competition.
I actually agree with what the article says journalist stand for. I do believe that they uphold the publics right to know. They are their to gives us information on business, events, important news etc. I mean if their not doing it, who else is? Here in the United States i think that the journalist do a fair job of reporting the news to the public. Sometimes i feel its too much gossip and not enough "news", but beleive it or not their some are people who are more interested in "gossip news". The topic i think journalist should cover is: politics, important events, business/economy, weather, some entertainment. In which all of this that i named is bascially what the journalist are bringing to the public.
I do believe that the journalist should connect with their readers, because it gives the an idea of what the public likes to read and hear about. I have really participated in civic journalism, but i do plan to get more invovled in it being that i' am a media major.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Question 2: I kinda do agree with the article in regard to what journalists stand for. I especially agree with this statement "They uphold the publics right to know, a spirit of openness and honestly in the conduct of public business, the free flow of information and ideas, along with truthfulness, accuracy, balance and fair play in the news." I feel like civic journalism is suppose to do exactly that. I think over time journalism in the United States has changed. Everything from news to the way it's reported has changed. As technology expands so does the way we report the news. It use to be where we turned on the news or read the paper to see what's going on in the world but, now today we can go online and read the news in our state and across the world. I think the journalist today need to stop focusing on news like Britney Spears having a break down and Miley Cyrus posing in a bed sheet for Vanity Fair and focus more on the war and other things that are happening around the US. When I want my entertainment news I will go to Perez Hilton, TMZ, or OhNoTheyDidnt.Livejournal.com but, I don't want to turn on the Fox 5 10pm news and have the main story be the controversy of Miley Cyrus being 15 years old and taking pictures topless and in a bed sheet. Recently I was watching the view and they had the actor Johnny Galecki (David from Rosanne, and currently on the show CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory) was asked about his opinion of Miley Cyrus he said "With all this talk I thought the war was over. We don't need to focus on this when there is a war going on." I couldn't agree with him more! Each day we have soldiers dying overseas but, the media won't cover it because it's too morbid. It's our duty as journalists to cover all the important news and I think that the war and how many soldiers die each day should be something they cover and not just a small beat in the New York Times each day.
Question 3: I agree with the article about what is journalism suppose to be. I probably have experienced community journalism and just didn't realize that's what it was called. I would defintely take place in a community journalism. I actually applied for a job that needs someone for community based journalism. I forgot the exact title but, I think it's interesting to see how different communities do things especially on Long Island because there are so many towns but, places like Queens it's harder to find a strong community. For example when I grew up and lived in Queens till I was in high school. In Middle Village and Fresh Meadows (the two parts I lived in) there was hardly any community involvement. The neighbors stayed to themselves and no one really knew anyone. But, when I moved to Malverne I found the community extreamly tight. Everyone seems to know everyone. When walking down the street people say hi, and the cops who know me say hi in the morning and when I'm out late at night on my block walking or just talking on the phone they make sure I'm safe and always are checking up. Even though I loved growing up in Queens the community in Long Island is a million times better.
Over the course of the semester, all of you have been engaged in some form of civic engagement. You may have done so at your placement, in class, on-air, or in everyday life. In addition, each of you acquires information from multiple sources such as the internet, television, print, or some form of technology. As students here at SUNY, there are many outlets where one may report on nearly any topic, informing the masses. Students should participate in some form civic journalism. Here, the practice of civic journalism continues to be a work in progress, in other regions this form of dissemination of information is more popular.
Below is an article relative to civic journalism in Singapore. Please read the following article, and conduct your research from other sources to answer the following THREE questions, and site those as needed:
1. Do you feel that Civic Journalism should be practiced more the United States? Why or why not?
2. Do you agree with this article with regards ‘to what journalists stand for’? Why or why not? What do you feel journalists stand for here in the United States? What topics should journalists cover of, and why?
3. As we continue to get most of our information electronically, newspapers in the United States have witnessed a decrease in readers. Radio listenership has decreased. The fate of the future in the journalism and broadcast environments are constantly evolving in its pursuit of redefinition. As you become a part of that pursuit, and play a role in this arenas evolution, do you agree with this article that journalists should ‘connect with readers… and blog… and create community projects’? Why or why not? Have you ever witnessed or participated in any form of community journalism, and would you personally in the future? Why or why not?
Ensure you answer these questions in there entirety. Please take some time and invest some critical thinking skills in your answers.
One, or two lined answers will not be accepted.
Good luck and take care.
STATE OF SINGApore journalisM
What we need to do so as not to become irrelevant, ineffective
Weekend • April 19, 2008
Loh Chee Kong
MAKE no mistake, Singapore journalism is at a crossroads — and it is still searching for the way forward.Lack of reader excitement for its best works. A rising cynicism with politics and journalism. A growing feeling that the craft needs a reinvention as it tries to interest people in the news of the day.These would not look out of place as descriptions of the journalism scene in Singapore, except that this was exactly what had happened in the United States in the 1990s.But the difference was that the Americans decided to do something about it. Community newspapers polled the residents and held townhall meetings, and they realized what they perhaps suspected all along: Newspapers are viewed as arrogant, negative and detached from the community. The end product was a growing consciousness of public or civic journalism, where the work of the press is restyled to re-engage the public.In Singapore, the industry's response so far appears to be an attempt to make itself look good by window-dressing.Cue marketing efforts going into overdrive with revamps and makeovers without giving the same amount of attention to content.These changes should be extended to address fundamental questions, such as what Singapore journalists are for. Why do we need journalists? What do we stand for? What could we be doing if we wanted to do more?Singapore society has evolved since 1959, when then-Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew restructured The Straits Times and designated the press' role as a "nation-building partner".But some might say, journalism is still playing catch-up, with newspapers trying to cling to the promised land of financial viability that a stable and prosperous country would bring.What do journalists stand for? To quote Associate Professor Jay Rosen, a journalism academic who wrote the 1999 book What are Journalists For?, they "uphold the public's right to know, a spirit of openness and honesty in the conduct of public business, the free flow of information and ideas, along with truthfulness, accuracy, balance and fair play in the news".Before any cynic proclaims that these tenets of journalism are unworkable in Singapore, let us be clear that a self-defeatist attitude would get the journalism industry nowhere.Indeed, for a country that prides itself on its honest governance and transparency, there is no reason journalism should accept anything less.It is clear that the press in Singapore has limited powers and expressedly so. Laws such as the Internal Security Act and the Official Secrets Act keep journalists and editors in check while the Newspaper and Printing Presses Act empowers the Government to determine the composition of a newspaper company's board of directors.But why should that stop Singapore journalists from practicing meaningful journalism?In fact, journalists must be at the forefront of asking the critical questions — simply because of their privileged position, which allows them to go to places or see things few people do.For one, the press should try to help reconnect politics and government and make sure that the public's right to hear its concerns is discussed.One school of thought, echoed by Assoc Prof Rosen, is that "if politics and public affairs become a distant scene with sordid characters unable to earn our respect, a closed loop in which the usual suspects talk only to each other, an empty spectacle that sheds no light on what matters most, then, the watchdog would have failed in its custodial duty".Yet, there is another school of thought that firmly believes journalism is just about reporting the facts. Even in the US, critics of public journalism fell back on "tradition": The traditional separation between news and opinion, the traditional caution against getting too involved, the traditional imperatives of independence and detachment.Former top civil servant and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) director Ngiam Tong Dow belongs to that school. Recalling his days as a cub reporter at The Straits Times in the '50s, he said at an SPH lecture last month that journalists should be reporters of facts and nothing else.Ironically, Mr Ngiam, a frequent critic of the Government and who stresses that he merely offers an alternative viewpoint, reiterated that a free press "is not a tower of Babel" and the power to censor "has to be used wisely and sparingly".Mr Ngiam had said: "If you feel irked by the Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts' guidelines, let me tell you of the unremitting routine of North Korean diplomats. Every presentation began with a litany of praise for their Great Leader."With all due respect, we have moved out of the '50s. While fundamental journalistic values must stand the test of time, it is precisely these traditions that have caused the press to lose its audience and public trust. And Singapore is not North Korea, thankfully.It is a modern economy and cosmopolitan city. But no financial hub in the world should have its press scrambling to play catch up with the international media on news of its own financial institutions.Just count the number of times the international media have set the pace in terms of coverage on controversies involving Temasek Holdings. It was also foreign news agency Dow Jones that exposed the potential conflict of interest involving Singapore Exchange chief executive officer Hsieh Fu Hua.For Singapore to propel itself into the league of top cities, the press cannot be a passive mirror of society. With every story, newspapers tell the reader where to look and how to look at a particular issue.Newspapers are run by businessmen who should stick to their job and leave the journalists to do theirs. And the journalists have a big task on their hands: Get out there and connect with the readers, through dialogue sessions, blogs, community projects and partnerships.It's far from being the Fourth Estate, a role the Government believes the media should not play; still, Singapore journalism has some way to go.The way forward? Instead of an imagined public who sees civic affairs as everyone's business, create one. Instead of documenting events and explaining policies, ignite readers' interest in them. Build a community and balance sceptism with hope that everyone can contribute to our society.Only then would Singapore journalism truly live up to its tag as a "nation-building partner".
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I would definitely give this campus just a tad bit more of life. I can certainly say during this second semester there have been more activities and programs to attend. But the entire campus should have SOMETHING to do when there is NOTHING to do all year long. I would have concerts or some type of promotional fund raisers every weekend to keep students here on campus and as well as off campus.
I wouldn’t say that the current programs are inappropriate for airing, I just believe they don’t fulfill the needs and interests of the students. if we were ever to become a FM station. I can definitely say that the campus provides good quality programming but again it just lacks in interest in regards to what we want to listen to. The FCC practices are fine because they still give structure especially to those who are interested in making this a career.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
2. I do not feel it was a violation of free speech. although it was rude I feel she has the right to express her opinion. Many stand up comedians make similar crude jokes and there isn't as much scrutiny on what they say.
3.In a public setting I would try my best to refrain from making controversial comments about a big political figure such as Hilary Clinton
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
2. Yes this is a violation of free speech because we are all entitled to our own opinions even if they are negative. Freedom of speech was definitely violated in this situation.
3. I would be very mindful of what I say even outside of my place of employment.
This is a violation of free speech because you can say anything u want no matter where. Plus she said it off air, that was her opinion. She is not forced to like Hilary Clinton
Not really because it wasnt that serious she not have been fired
Monday, April 21, 2008
Question 2: I think it is a violation of freedom of speech, becuase America is a place where people are allowed to say whatever they think. Everyone has a right to speak their voice, but people have to take into consideration how it will affect their everyday lives.
Question 3: I don't think I would make harsh negative comments as a broadcaster. By creating negative comments you are only promoting controversy. I think their is a point of taking things to far, and that it is child-like. It is better to be open-minded and be able to have some sort of positive out-look on everything. I think as a journalist or broadcaster you should be open-minded. It is not wrong to voice an opinion, but it is wrong to personally attack someone.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
I think that anyone who says something wrong on- air, doesnt matter if its a dj or radio show host show face penalties for making slanderious remarks. I cant really say that the dj's penalty was enough, but it served the purpose.
Part2 I don't actually think this is a violation of free speech. But i do think some radio station are to strict on some things you can or cannot say on the radio. Like on some radio stations if you say one thing wrong your fired. I guess radio host need to be more careful of the things they say on air.
Part3 Well sometimes my mouth has a mind of it's own (lol). But if i feel strongly about something i will say what's on my mind, but i will try to approach it in a way where it won't get me fired hopefully (lol).
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Q2 : For me, it’s really a tough question. I would like to say that it is a violation of free speech because the public sphere in America is so open and tolerant and every kind of opinions can find their ways to be conveyed. However, for me, this kind of comments and so-called comedy shows make me feel uncomfortable. I don’t feel like hearing a host in a nationally show liken somebody to a prostitute. It’s silly and out of joint of the ethic standard.
Q3: No. I would not deliver a comment like that! As a journalist or a person work for the media, it’s necessary to be cautious and sensitive of our sayings. Using proper words is a way of showing your professional skill in this field.
Monday, April 14, 2008
I do believe that firing her is violation on freedom of speech especially due to the fact it took place out of the work area. But if lewd remarks suck as hers go away unpunished, citizens may look at our government as a one that accepts lawlessness.
If I was a broadcaster I wouldn’t have delivered comments like that. As I have stated the job of a journalist is to deliver news to the public. Saying inappropriate comments like that can’t go overlooked.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Question 1: Air America suspended Randi Rhodes after her comedy act was posted on YouTube on April 3rd. Randi Rhodes on April 9th announced she was leaving Air America to move to another radio network -- Nova M Radio. Her comments "Geraldine Ferraro turned out to be David Duke in drag... What a whore Geraldine Ferraro is! She's such a f----ing whore! I want to see her have to stand beside her husband at one of those mandatory 'I have sinned against you; I'm a whore' kind of a press conference. Mr. Ferraro should have to stand next to his whore of a wife... Hillary is a big f----ing whore, too." was made during a comedy act. I don't think Air America should have indefinitely suspended her inappropriate comments. I also think Air America is taking this to the next step-- even though she just announced today ((April 11th 2008)) that she was going to Nova M Radio, Air America already took down Ms. Rhodes section of the messages boards, all her show archives, and other things.
Question 2: Yes I believe this is a violation of freedom of speech. When the comments were made she did them during a comedy act not during her radio show. In the end I really thing Air America is just over reacting.
Question 3: I don’t think I would ever say anything like that especially as a broadcaster. You have to watch everything you say. It’s like all your comments are under a magnified glass and one wrong word or comment and you are out of a job. I wouldn’t want to lose my job over a comment like that.
Randi Rodes, a former Air America host lost her job due to some remarks she made about Senator Clinton that surfaced on YouTube.
Please conduct your research on-line to become more familiar with the story. I have provided one for you.
QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 4.8.2008:
Do you feel that Air America should have continued her employment, or are they justified for letting her go for something she said off-air?
In your opinion is this a violation of free speech, why or why not?
Would you have deliver a comment at an event, in that context, in public setting as a broadcaster? Why, or why not?
Good luck and thank you.
The radio host Randi Rhodes has ended her employment with Air America, the liberal radio network, it said Thursday, leaving the network with a three-hour hole in its afternoon schedule. Ms. Rhodes, who was host of the nationally syndicated “Randi Rhodes Show,” was suspended a week ago after a video of her making disparaging remarks about Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton surfaced on YouTube. Ms. Rhodes, left, used vulgar language to liken Ms. Clinton to a prostitute at an event sponsored by KKGN, the Air America affiliate in San Francisco, on March 22. In a statement the Air America chairman, Charlie Kireker, and the company president, Mark Green, said Ms. Rhodes had chosen to terminate her employment. She hosted the 3-to-6 p.m. hours for Air America, and the network did not say who would take her place, although the possibilities include Sam Seder, a Sunday host. “We will soon announce exciting new talent and programming that will accelerate Air America’s growth in the future,” the officials’ statement said. Ms. Rhodes, however, will be back on the air soon, at least in one market. John Scott, the program director of KKGN, said on its Web site that Ms. Rhodes would join his station on April 14.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Events like concerts and talent shows even open mic can help the station. These events can be promoted via web for example myspace ,face book etc, even word of mouth and flyer can attract people to these events.
With shows like the First year Experience the owwr radio station can attract many different types of crowd young and old. I feel that the station being college radio has it adult points in time but is mainly directed to a younger crowd. With this at hand I feel that many of the shows on owwr isn’t original. Originality is the reason why many listen to certain stations, with more original shows there would be more listeners because people like to learn and experience new things. In order for owwr to be professional and prepare it’s students for the job field I feel the fcc rules are needed to be followed because if they aren’t followed the shows my get too out of hand and radio wouldn’t be radio anymore it would be looked at as open mic.
I think live shows are the best way to let the students know about campus life events. The live show should allow the the students to be invovled in show, for example calling in, emailing or even being their to gibe their own ideas or personal thoughts.
The qualities of our programming is appropriate as far as i know. i really dont listen to OWWR like that, so i really can't give an honest thoughts about something im not sure of. I think this programming is appropriate for a college radio station.
2. I believe that this would help the current status of colored men around the u.s because as simple as it may seem starting with the soft skill can take you a long way. For example dressing the proper way, it may sound cleshay but allot times your first impression is always the best.
3. I believe that this will always exist, the best thing that we can do is to save those who want to be saved or helped. In order for leaders to help these young men they need to imply programs that relate to the young men. Being a young black man in today’s society many times I only participate or put my full effort into things that relate to me or things that I like and I think that this applies to many other young men out there that are my age in need of economical and social help.
Radio is a way for people to express their feelings to the masses ,it’s also a way to connect to different groups of people. If a radio personality made a negative comment about me I think that I would react like I would react to anyone else I wouldn‘t treat him or her any different to a regular person on the street. I feel that radio personalities should be giving penalties if making negatives comments about others . I’m saying this because many times their negative comment can effect the listeners and many times this may cause listener to switch to other stations. On the other hand reaching out with every listener and connecting to them without offending someone in some way is very hard to do. As a radio manager I feel the penalty for negative behavior should be suspension and only this I say this because every one has their own opinions on certain situations if they hide this I feel that radio would be point less because the they would only be giving the people what they want to hear,. In the case of randy I feel that he should have been punished without pay because he was basically giving a vacation with pay.
Question # 2 and 3
In the case of the college students I feel that they shouldn’t be kicked out because the female agreed to participate in the show. The students were just entertaining the listeners this is why we have radio. I feel that the students should be at most be giving time off from the station for their mistakes, suspension for what they did to me is kind of taking it to the extreme and wrong . The fcc on the other hand should take action but they should only fine to the school because it there are rules to open radio but mistakes are made because were all human beings.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
I would provide all types of programming such as news, celebrity gossip, music and sports. Some shows will have all of them inside of it, while others have the one of these major topics. All of my listeners including off campus will like mmy shows because it will have diversity and it will be entertaining to them
I would be making flyers all around skool and my area about my show how it has live call in shows. I could also promote it through other shows on the airwaves
Quality is importaant if old westbury went on air, we have to have the best shows if New York city can hear us. Old westbury is providing good radio so we should be on a FM station. Also we will follow every rule that the FCC will give us so that we can have new yorkers listen to us
Monday, April 7, 2008
Question 2: I would organize a beach event, because Jones Beach is beautiful and close by. I would have a popular artist perform on a stage, have food and drinks, contests, free giveaways, and a bonfire late at night. I would make this event happen by getting sponsors and having fundraisers. I would promote the event around school with flyers, through word-of-mouth, and also through OWWR. I aslo would promote it through Facebook/Myspace because they are great networks that attract a wide auidence.
Question 3: I don't listen to OWWR, so I don't really know what the programs consist of. I don't think it would be a good idea if OWWR had a real FM station, becuase if a good amount of students don't listen, who is going to? I think the radio station needs to focus on attracting their target auidence, which is the student body. I would follow FCC rules becuase I think they are important. Students might have to use them in their future careers and also rules and guidelines make things more organized.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
If I was program director, I would provide my listeners with quality programming. I believe listeners deserve quality programming when it comes to the radio. I believe they should have access to diverse liberal programming to express different ideas and appeal to different personalities. I would promote the latest and greatest events on campus. I would have call in shows with live requests on music. I would use my skills in making promotions to promote on the radio. I would also promote using the television if it is available. I would also use the classic method of passing out papers to promote whatever I need promoted. I believe Old Westbury Web Radio provides listeners with good quality programming. If Old Westbury was to do FM I think the station would be good. I believe the radio station appeals to different types of listeners including the administration. I think FCC rules are important to college radio because if one was to enter the profession of radio broadcasting it is important to know the rules so that person can have less problems with the FCC and have a better chance of a successful career.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Like what I mentioned before, some live shows good ways to present our campus life to all the students and stuff on Old Westbury. For example, we can make the SGA election live on air so it can involve more students’ concerns. And I would organize open forums about issues of academic, school policy, campus life, etc, inviting some professors, staff and students. At the same time, students who are not in the studio can call, email or on line discuss (on OWWR web page).
To be honestly, I don’t listen to OWWR that much (but I know I should) and I can’t make any judgment about the qualities of the current programs. What I think is it is not necessary for us to have an FM station and no need to spend money on it, concerning the audience rate. Web radio is more convenient and flexible. I would follow FCC practices. If you are in certain industry, groups or organizations, you are subject to certain regulations and policies that make the whole system running organically. It’s acceptable to follow the practices.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
question 2: I think one even that might be good at the college would be live concerts. When I get to NCC we had a concert club that had a budget for concerts. Each year there were 4 concerts (two each semester) and each concert was a different type of music. I think this college would benefit from that especially with the activities fee that we all pay. I do think we need more interaction between the listeners and the hosts. We could do more events like Social Thursdays or even something on the weekends. I would promote this the same way I promote the other activities that the station is doing. Post it on Myspace/Facebook, the OWWR Blog, and even get the newspaper to print the ads. The more interaction we get with the students and they will tell their friends about us and it will take off from there.
question 3: If OW had a real FM station I think the qualities of the programs might be appropriate if we say we are a most hip hop, rap and r&b station. We couldn't say we were mainstream because most of the shows don't play the music that you would hear say like on Z100 or WBLI. I don't think the station is filling in everyones needs because we don't appeal to everyones music taste. I think the way the station is run we should please the administration and if we don't they should tell us how we could. I would follow the FCC rules. I actually think the FCC rules are important for college radio because if someone is trying to get into radio as a career they will need to know the rules for the FCC so one doesn't get fired.
Please read the following question below and answer it to the best of your ability.
Please conduct your own research as needed, for other instances other than the one provided.
QUESTION FOR THE WEEK 3.31.2008:
As college radio continues to evolve from all aspects including content, technologies, audience listenership and participation, promotion, production and more, below is a classic case of yet another demise of the college radio station on FM, going strictly to Web Radio. Many universities continue to become aware of the changes in radio, and is providing new ways for the college radio student to broadcast both audio, video, and more, such is the case for OWWR.
Internet radio stations provide many valuable resources for any college student in any major. OWWR provides many opportunities in all levels of broadcasting both in front, or behind the scenes. Students can become involved with news, sports, music and talk show programming, hosting events live, or pre-recorded, both on and of the campus, servicing the needs of listeners worldwide and yet providing programming relative to its market.
Many students do not have the resources available that OWWR has. The questions are:
If you were the Programming Director of OWWR what type of programming would you provide for your listeners both on and off the campus, and why?
Now knowing some new capabilities of your facilities here at Westbury, what other types of engaging events would you organize/host both on and off the campus, (ie: live programming, call-in shows, etc…), and how would your promote them?
Lastly, if Westbury College had an FM station, why, or why not do you feel that the qualities of the current programming is appropriate for airing purposes? Do you feel that we are providing our listening communities with quality programming, which acts in the interest, convenience and the necessities of the public? Do you feel our programming would please the university administration? Would you follow FCC practices, once outlined for you?
Chattanooga State Radio Station Going Online;
Tower, License To Be Soldposted March 19, 2008Chattanooga State Community College President Dr. Jim Catanzaro said the college's radio station, WAWL, will be converted to web radio.He said the school was facing a cost of well over $1 million to convert the station to digital and has decided to sell the license and radio tower located at Flintstone, Ga.Dr. Catanzaro said proceeds from the sale will be used to convert the former WTCI TV building on campus into the home of the radio.He said the sale also will allow enhanced radio equipment for use by the students so they can do live remotes and other ventures that are not currently feasible.
Dr. Catanzaro said the station will no longer be under FCC regulation and students will be able to take more of a management role at the station.He said the college earlier engaged a broker to try to find a buyer for the license and tower. He said he believes a deal has been reached to sell it for $1.5 million.Dr. Catanzaro said under Tennessee Board of Regent rules he does not yet know the identity of the buyer.He said there will be no cutback in radio staff.Students in the mass communication program were told about the change on Wednesday morning.Judy Lowe is over media services, and Will McDonald is the professor who works directly with the radio program.Dr. Catanzaro said the FM radio market for the station had been "rapidly declining" with young people going to newer media forms, including the Internet.He said the station has several very popular shows with a wide audience and those will continue online.He said the station's shows will be archived and a web user can listen to them at one's leisure. The move will also allow a needed expansion of the school testing center, he said.He said some proceeds of the sale will be used "to enhance other student services."
In addition, please feel free to include any thoughts or comments you have relative the topic, or the questions above.
Thank you and take care.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I think that radio jocks should have a basic set of rules, so if slanderous comments are made, it won't get out of hand. I think negative comments will always be said, becuase conflict attarcts a lot of people's eyes and ears. I think this is wrong, but people continue to watch and listen to controversial topics and arguments. I think people should know when to be quiet and when a comment is acceptable. I feel as though DJ Randy's punishment was acceptable because people took a stand for what they beleived was right, and had good points against him. I think he needed to get suspended just to know what you say on-air can't always be "safe."
Question 2&3: I don't think that the student should have gotten expelled, because I think more fault should be placed upon the radio station. If they knew what was happening they should have told the student to stop or unplug it themselves. I don't think the student was informed exactally what he could or could not say, and it was a lack of communication between the dpeartment and their students.
I think if the FCC were to pursue action against the students, it would be good . I think that if each school follows the same FCC rules, it would only be fair to punish the students. I think that the students know what is inapproiate and what is appropriate, since they are adults. I think punishment will help them learn from their mistakes. I also think the college should get in trouble, becuase they have to take responsibility for what a student does in the classroom. I also think the college should have enforced the rules and regulations more clearly, and so the blame should not just be placed on the students. I think an event like " Kinky Olympics" should not be on college radio, becuase I think it was to controversial. I think the mother and the daughter would have been offended and they had no right to use this material. I think college radio should be informative and help us gain knowledge for our futures. It should also be fun, but it should not discolse information that would go against college or FCC rules.
Even though in America, where people possess high level of freedom of speech, jocks should not make those types of slanderous comments without penalties. People who work in the field of media communication should be more cautious and sensitive about their comments, because it will be published or broadcast for the public and spread out. I don’t think that his penalty is enough because he refused to apologize on air the other day, which is really unacceptable. I think the station should apologize to the public immediately anyway.
Now I am in America and it is not news for me that some of the media often make negative reference to my country—China, which I could do nothing about it, but feel helpless and pathetic. Some of the critics are true and justified that I can have a more objective and impartial view of my country than ever before. Some reports and comments, however, are exaggerated and deliberately denigrated China’s image. For example, Chinese products, especially food and toys are often highlighted by the American media. The shame of unsafe food and toys are not merely for the manufacturers in China, but also the mother companies in the U.S. Human rights and other social problems cannot escape the eyes of western media. My point is that some of the media often get rid of the complex actual situation of a country, and avoid some of the facts according to their will and benefits both economically and politically. My goal as a media communicator is try my best to tell the truth and lead the public opinions in a correct way.
However, the FCC has been criticized on many fronts, both for being too restrictive and too permissive in its regulation. In the actions taken against broadcasters, the FCC is frequently criticized for violating the First Amendment guarantee of Freedom of Speech, both directly by censorship and enforcement action sometimes alleged to be politically motivated, and indirectly by the general intimidation that FCC action allegedly creates, particularly with the U.S. Congress considering increasing fines exponentially.
If a Dj made a negative reference to me or my neighborhood I would be angry. That us disrespectful and I am glad that he got suspended. Certain jockies have no right to talk like that on the air. I understand the suspension with pay because he probably did not mean to say that in a mean way.
I dont think a student should be expelled after stating the Fm after saying their stations name. It is just 2 letters, I understand that it is illegal to have one but saying it does not mean u should get expelled. If the university get fined that radio dj should get suspended for a while.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
If an on-air dj made a negative comment about me or where I live I’d probably be pissed. I don’t think there is much to do but, complain. But, everyone is entitled to their own opinions about where people live and about people in general. As Americans we are allowed freedom of speech. While, I do believe the Randy’s comments where ignorant he could have been joking around. People have a tendency to act dramatic to certain things, and I think this was one of the cases.
Randy should have though twice before he made that comment. From looking at his MySpace page he is very open about his sexuality and while the comments he made doesn’t have to do with it but, he should think would I want someone to say slanderous comments about my sexuality. I do understand they are two different things but, he should think before he talks sometimes.
While reading the Newsday article about Randy’s apology a comment made by someone struck me:
"They went after Imus for basically the same thing -- and Imus didn't attack an entire tri-hamlet," said Zeleny, referring to the firing last April at another radio station of shock jock Don Imus for disparaging Rutgers' women's basketball players.
We don’t know how Randy said it. He could have been joking around or the caller could have been rude. If someone listens to say like Elvis Duran and the Z Morning Zoo the DJ’s sometimes go back at a rude caller. It’s all about how it was said on air. On paper anything can sound rude and nasty."Did your pipes freeze under the trailer, or do you have that stuff down there to keep them warm?"
I actually believe that Randy’s punishment was too harsh. At first the radio station wasn’t going to make a big deal about his comment. It wasn’t until the media picked up the story and ran with it. Suspending someone for two days and docking their pay in my opinion unnecessary. The area that Randy was talking about is known for having sex offenders. I bet if he said a nasty/rude comment about the sex offenders this wouldn’t be a problem.
According to Albany.edu some FCC rules for college are:
“College radio is free format and non-commercial but what can be said and played is still restricted by the FCC. Obscene language or the use of the 7 dirty words (you know what they are) cannot be used at anytime. Music containing obscene language or content can only be played within the areas of 10pm and 6 am. This time period is called safe harbor. Obscene language still cannot be used, but songs with obscene language or content can be played.”
“Some of the raunchy videos — which apparently date to a broadcast of the Randy Rogers show in February — were posted on one of the disc jockey's Web sites Friday and were not removed until The Record tried to contact the DJs. One of the videos featured a man writing Rogers' initials in whipped cream on the body of a naked girl in what appears to be the FM radio station's studio.”
If the FCC does take action against the students it might teach them a lesson that they can’t get away with this type of action. I think the FCC should fine the college too. The college failed at their duties as a radio station. It’s suppose to be a professional environment and every college station should have to follow the FCC rules because it prepares the students who want to get into radio for a career and they will know what can and can’t be done. But, also these college DJ’s are not Howard Stern. I feel like they knew what they were doing from the start. If the college gets fined maybe this will cause them to be more hands on with the station. But, also at the same time I feel bad for the DJ’s who didn’t do anything wrong and they are getting punished for the actions of one show.
The show title alone “The Kinky Olympics” should have been a heads up to the people running the college radio station. Shows like this shouldn’t be allowed on radio at all. Today college radio is available online just like any other radio station (like Z100 and 101.9) so considering any age could be listening the FCC rules need to be enforced. Aside from the FCC rules a person should use moral judgment in saying anything or doing anything that might offend a person. In this case it was the exotic dancer’s mother after she saw the video online.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
The following are THREE of your assignments for the weeks below in BOLD. Please answer all THREE questions in their entirety, thoughtfully, and grammatically correct. Ensure to use factual information, and provide website links where applicable.
WEEK OF 3.3.08:
Below is an article from Newsday with regards to DJ Randy from WBLI for a slanderous comment he made about the residents In Mastic/Shirley area in Suffolk County, NY on-air.
In addition, I have posted some links you could use in your research.
If an on-air disc jockey made a negative reference to you, about you, or about your neighborhood, what would you do?
Should jocks have the right to make those types of slanderous comments without penalties? Ask a radio station manager, what would you decide the disciplinary action should be… if any? Do you feel DJ Randys penalty was enough, or not enough and why?
WBLI host to apologize to Mastic area residents
BY MATTHEW CHAYES
10:50 PM EST, February 29, 2008
An embattled radio host who ridiculed the poverty of the Mastic area is expected to apologize Monday to a firehouse full of irate residents, a station spokesman said Friday.But whatever words of sorrow WBLI-FM co-host Randy Spears offers Monday morning at the Mastic fire station won't placate the Concerned Citizens of Mastic Beach, which plans to picket Saturday outside the West Babylon radio station to demand his ouster, said the group's vice president, Victor Zeleny."They went after Imus for basically the same thing -- and Imus didn't attack an entire tri-hamlet," said Zeleny, referring to the firing last April at another radio station of shock jock Don Imus for disparaging Rutgers' women's basketball players.Spears -- who has co-hosted "BLI in the Morning" on WBLI for 21/2 years -- stoked the ire of local politicians and activists on Wednesday by asking a caller from the Mastic area, "Did your pipes freeze under the trailer, or do you have that stuff down there to keep them warm?"The caller countered that she lived in a house and said she was "very angry," prompting Spears' reply: "Just think, if you win this game, the whole trailer park will be excited."People in Mastic, Mastic Beach and Shirley have been trying for years to shake the South Shore communities' reputation of a higher-than-usual concentration of low-income residents and sex offenders. The area garnered bad press earlier this year when three separate children reported being accosted by men.After Spears continued to anger activists the next day by refusing to apologize on the air, station management banned him from the airwaves and suspended him without pay, said station spokesman Todd Shapiro.Petitions were circulated. Boycotts were threatened.But assuming Spears apologizes to the station's satisfaction, he will be back on the air though his pay will have been docked for two days, Shapiro said.Zeleny, the protest organizer, said he would still push advertisers to boycott the station because Spears didn't immediately apologize.Spears -- station management wouldn't reveal his real name -- has not responded to numerous attempts by Newsday to reach him, including through electronic messages and requests to the station's publicist.The 106.1-FM morning show is ranked fifth in morning drive-time on Long Island, according to the Arbitron ratings service.Staff writer John Valenti .contributed to this story.
Copyright © 2008, Newsday Inc.
WEEK OF 3.10.2008 & 3.24.2008
(3.17.08 IS SPRING BREAK, NO ASSIGNMENT)
Below is an article from the 1010 WINS website. The story is about a college jock under fire for his racy show. Please conduct your own research in addition to what I provided.
QUESTION #2 & QUESTION #3 (covering both weeks)
Although activities like this are acceptable on commercial radio stations, non-commercial radio stations have different rules and regulations. Either way, if you have FM after your call letters, you are subject to FCC fines, investigations, and sometimes worse. Do you feel that these students should be expelled, and why? If the FCC decides to peruse actions against the jocks, what should it be and why? If the FCC decides to peruse actions against the university, what should those actions be and why? Do feel events and programming similar to this one should be on college radio, why or why not?
College DJ Under Fire for Racy Show, Videos
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- A Montclair State University student under fire for his racy radio show has responded to the school's investigation by comparing himself to America's most famous shock jock and vowing to take his show online.
"In regards to the heat about my radio show, I cannot say it was unexpected," the student — who goes by the radio name Randy Rogers — wrote in an e-mail to the Associated Press on Saturday. "Howard Stern battled for years due to his content."
Rogers and a fellow DJ, who calls himself Jay Jay Smooth, are under investigation by the university for a show on WMSC-FM that may have included naked women, lap dancing and other sex acts.The show was pulled from the air this week when videos, apparently from a February event called the Kinky Olympics, surfaced online showing raunchy activities that may have occurred inside the college-owned studio.
Rogers said the controversy started when the mother of a 19-year-old exotic dancer reacted negatively to the girl's appearance on the show.
"I just wish the mother would have recognized this was her daughter's choice," he said.
Rogers plans to restart his show next week using online audio and video distribution. However, he said the new show — now called "Too Cool for School" — will instead "go for a similar but classier theme."
Minne Ho, a university spokeswoman, said the students may face expulsion from the school and the station could face fines from the Federal Communications Commission.
Montclair State University has not released the names of the students involved, citing privacy concerns. For now school officials are investigating whether the individuals involved were students at the university, Ho said.
The school also is considering plans to remove control of the radio station from the student government and place it under the control of an independent board.
The only regret Rogers expressed in his e-mail related to the fate of the station.
"As for WMSC Radio, I really am sorry things went this far," he said. "I should have used better judgment when performing these shows."
Earlier this year, university administrators moved to separate the school's student newspaper from its student government after the Student Government Association cut off funding for the paper after a dispute over articles critical of closed meetings.
Good luck on your assignments and see you in class on Tuesday.
Take care and thanks.