Journalism Talk at the Michigan League

James O’Shea is the Howard R. Marsh visiting professor in journalism. Yesterday he presented on his experience publishing and his book A Deal From Hell. Journalism is about going out and digging. It’s about finding the story. He believes that they haven’t done a good job at defining real journalism. He discussed the three things missing from a news agency: money, a philosophy, and no staff. Based of his ideas of not defining what real journalism is, I would agree. Also, in this current day in age, blogging as taken over and writing platforms have been redefined. I believe that many journalists have turned story more into opinion pieces. I find myself reading many articles and wondering why and how certain events even occurred. I want to know more than the surface story so that it will do justice to the victims or other people involved.

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