What is Street Journalism?

I do believe that street journalism is a principal aspect of communication due to the fact that a person can spread information swiftly because of Internet. Citizens are a huge contributor to media when they can record and write about everything that is going on around them. If this piece of writing benefits people and…

End of Museums?

Nowadays, museums are receiving a lot of requests asking them to return some of their artifacts to their origins. One of the most recent examples of this is the demand of Turkey. Turkey wants the statues that were a part of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus back from British Museum. It was announced in the beginning…

Is religion for the best?

Importance of religion differs from person to person. Some people choose to believe in it whereas some people choose to define it as just a creation of human mind. Even in the same family the belief in religion changes. A child can prefer to be an atheist while the parents are extremely devoted to their…

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic: Betzamel Lopez Interviewer Melis Birgen 1)What is your average weekday and weekend like? During the weekdays, I usually do the essential work for school: study for exams, prepare for presentations and expositions, complete my homework, etc. Twice or three times a week, I exercise on my treadmill for an hour, while watching TV.…

Having opinion, a bliss or a curse?

“Objectivity does not mean having no opinions.” James Poniewozikwrites the above in an article criticizing Washington Post for not letting its staff write their opinions about events in their Twitter accounts. He says that everybody has an opinion about things that happen around them and this shows that they are able to comprehend and differ…

A letter to Julian Assange

  Dear Mr. Assange, I really admire what you are trying to do, revealing the truth to people, the truth you strongly believes every person has the right to learn. Although the importance of revealing the truth was the main point of your speech at the New Media Order conference in Istanbul, there were two…

USA in the Middle East

An article dated 12th February 2011, written by New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof appeared with the title “What Egypt Can Teach America”. The title interested me because at the first signs of the unrest in the Middle East, I wondered why America had been involved with the problems the Middle East. After I…

Leader and Media

We discussed in our lesson this term that a leader, first of all, has to convince the people. A leader cannot become the leader of a country if he or she doesn’t convince the public, the people who are going to decide whether that person is chosen to lead that country or not. For example,…