Category Archives: Alex Pearce

Reporting on the Outdoors

By ALEXANDER B. PEARCE By and large, journalism is considered an urban activity. Reporters spend their time tracking people down and writing about their lives or holed up in office buildings behind a computer screen trying to bang out a … Continue reading

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Function of military journalists difficult to define

By ALEXANDER B. PEARCE Journalists see themselves as accountable to the public first, followed by the particular news organization for which they work. This autonomy allows journalists to follow the credo of objectivity that they hold so dear. But what … Continue reading

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A real-life journalist’s well-stocked field bag

By ALEXANDER B. PEARCE Every profession has iconic gear that archetypally represents the core of the job. Cops have their uniforms and guns, accountants have their calculators, chefs have their fancy hats and specialized knife sets. Journalists have their trusty … Continue reading

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Versatility of podcasts offers new sources of online information

By ALEXANDER B. PEARCE Once upon a time, everyone would gather around the radio in the evening to listen to the nightly news and catch their favorite radio serials. Those days are long gone, of course, with fewer people tuning … Continue reading

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Journalists can find language learning help online

By ALEXANDER B. PEARCE The cliché of calling the United States a melting pot is still relevant today, especially in terms of language. Roughly 82 percent of the population claims English as their mother tongue, while the rest of the … Continue reading

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Dealing with dangerous news sources, risky places

By ALEXANDER B. PEARCE It is not a journalist’s place to judge as much as it is to expose the truth to the greater public so that readers and viewers may make their own decisions with as much information as … Continue reading

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Music reviews: Where to begin

By ALEXANDER B. PEARCE Music reviewing is an area of journalism unlike any other. Most news stories present facts to the public without adding anything in terms of opinion or spin. Even other types of entertainment reviews, like movies and … Continue reading

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SPJ ethics code sets journalism standards

By ALEX PEARCE Journalists are thought to hold themselves to a higher code of ethics in comparison to other professions. While others are able to cut corners in the name of convenience or look the other way while shady deals … Continue reading

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Finding a ‘professional look’ for journalists

By ALEXANDER B. PEARCE AUTHOR’S NOTE: This blog entry is written solely with male journalists in mind. As a young man, I find myself completely unqualified to give any advice to female journalists about how to dress. While broadcast journalists … Continue reading

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Nightlife websites and journalism

By ALEXANDER PEARCE Journalism is a taxing career to be sure. Strict deadlines, unreliable sources, unexpected breaking news… . All of these things can leave a reporter overworked and far from relaxed. One of the perfect solutions to this problem … Continue reading

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Movie review research made easier

By ALEX PEARCE Writing movie reviews seems like an ideal job. Reviewers are paid simply to watch films that they would have seen anyway and write about them, telling everyone their opinion. That’s all there is to it, right? Not … Continue reading

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News aggregators: The great timesavers

By ALEX PEARCE It stands to reason that journalists need to keep abreast of breaking news, having a basic grasp of what goes on in the world around them. They need to be up-to-date with the worlds of politics, sports, … Continue reading

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Sports for the athletically disinterested

By ALEX PEARCE Sports are boring and a waste of time. Admittedly, many people don’t feel this way. In the opinion of the American public at large, sports are a perfectly interesting and entertaining way to spend a day, whether … Continue reading

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Non-journalism careers for journalism majors

By ALEX PEARCE Most college students start off their secondary education undecided on what they want to do with their lives and even when they finally pick a major, they remain unsure on what career they will ultimately end up … Continue reading

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