Harvey Levin, founder and former managing editor of TMZ, visited the Journalism 381: Entertainment, Business and Media class on Tuesday night at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.Scandal · Harvey Levin (right) managing editor of TMZ speaks as part of Professor Mary Murphy’s (left) Journalism 381 course on Tuesday night. – Kevin Fohrer | Daily TrojanHe led a discussion about the future of broadcast and digital journalism, as well as the ethics behind paying sources for photos and videos.Professor Mary Murphy, who teaches the class, said her goal in bringing Levin was to show students how his staff goes about finding and running the most talked-about stories of the day.“He’s driving the entertainment coverage across the entire country,” she said.Before the class, many students were only generally familiar with TMZ, mainly for being quick at breaking celebrity news scandals. Levin anticipated this, and he stressed that TMZ’s staff vets stories for accuracy and revealed why they are so often the first to run breaking news articles.“We have more contacts, better contacts, than just about all of the other news outlets combined,” Levin said. “You don’t get these stories by [saying] ‘Oh, I’m out to get you.’ There’s a reason people work with us — it’s because they trust us. The ‘feel right’ thing is a guiding light in what we do.”After hearing Levin say that his staff considers ethics and possible outcomes of running specific stories each day, some students’ opinions of the news outlet changed.“I always pictured TMZ as a trashy gossip website, but all of his stories, he doesn’t break unless they’re 100 percent true, so that changes my perception of TMZ,” said Tiffany Luke, a senior majoring in business administration. “Overall, now I do see them more as a legitimate website.”TMZ has long been scrutinized for paying sources for photos and videos, but Levin defended this practice. Both he and Murphy said that most news outlets do the same thing but not publicly.“It’s absurd to say that we’ll make money off of a photo and [the source who sent it] won’t,” Levin said. “If a story is important and we think there’s value in the video, we’ll pay for it.”Levin went on to say that though TMZ is open to paying for photos and videos, the site will never pay for information, which he says incentivizes sources to skew facts and taints a story. Paying for news tips, he said, is a very rare exception.“It’s kind of refreshing to hear that he’s only paying for media as opposed to flat-out stories and information,” said Ivan Chu, a senior majoring in classics. “I still have a lot of discomfort from it; it still feels like a moral line being crossed, and there’s always the hazard that journalism could turn into people just cutting checks.”Others were struck by Levin’s strong opinion that television is archaic and will be obsolete in five years. This belief, along with a desire for a newer type of media, is what drove Levin to create TMZ.“There has not been a sophistication in the news business for 50 years,” he said. “It is the same product, it’s boring and, to some extent, it’s irrelevant. I don’t see the imagination in it, and I don’t see young people going to it.”Instead of seeing broadcast and digital journalism continue as separate forms, Levin hopes that they will have what he calls a “convergence,” which he thinks young journalists must have the ability to bring about.“I was definitely going to go the traditional television route, but since he said that in five years, our jobs might not exist, there’s something to reconsider,” said Michelle Tak, a junior majoring in broadcast journalism. “It’s kind of a rude awakening.”Levin closed by advising aspiring journalists to begin their careers by working for local outlets and to freshen up their content by introducing more youthful ideas.“Local news stations are looking for young people who can come up with fresh ways of presenting,” Levin said. “If you can do that, you’ll take off like a rocket.”
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Franklin Winnebago71 Wright147 Butler15 Floyd183 Mitchell4 Kossuth2 Mitchell4 Wright11730 Hancock Butler12 Confirmed CasesNew Cases Deaths Franklin5 Wright Floyd1 Area Total21638 Kossuth Worth31 Floyd91 Hancock122 RecoveredNew Recovered Hancock41 Butler Area Total2 Franklin81 Kossuth7 Worth3 Cerro Gordo14 DES MOINES — Wright County saw another drastic leap in COVID-19 cases over the weekend as more tests are processed from their expanded testing effort.In the time period between 11:00 AM Friday morning and early this morning, Wright County saw an additional 30 cases reported, moving their overall total to 117. Wright County health officials announced late last week that they were working with Iowa Specialty Hospitals in doing proactive surveillance testing of the employees of the county’s larger employers. Since last Monday at midday, 97 cases have been added to the Wright County tally.Eight other COVID-19 cases were confirmed in our immediate listening area over the weekend — three in Floyd; two each in Cerro Gordo and Hancock; and a single case in Franklin — to move the area total of lab-confirmed cases to 216.Besides the 117 cases in Wright County, there have been 22 in Cerro Gordo; 18 in Floyd; 15 in Butler; 12 in Hancock; 10 in Winnebago; eight in Franklin; seven in Kossuth; four in Mitchell; and three in Worth.11 more people who had COVID-19 in our listening area have recovered — including seven in Wright County and single recoveries reported in Floyd, Hancock, Winnebago and Worth — to move that area total to 74. No new deaths were reported in our area.Looking at the statewide updated numbers from 11:00 AM Friday to early this morning: 982 more cases had been confirmed for a total of 17,397; 37 more deaths had been reported for a total in Iowa now of 456; and 503 more people had recovered for a total of 9337. Cerro Gordo1 Cerro Gordo222 Mitchell Winnebago Winnebago10 Worth Area Total7411
The Rumson Country Day School held its graduation ceremony Friday, June 8, for 49 eighth-graders. On the dais was RCDS Headmaster Chad B. Small; commencement speaker and Meridian Health President and CEO John K. Lloyd; RCDS Board President Shawn Reynolds; RCDS Lower School Head Jayne S. Carmody and Upper School Head Bill Lamb. Members of the RCDS Class of 2012 are headed off to more than 15 schools including public, parochial and boarding schools.
Blake Hayward of Vancouver scored twice to give Team Flyers a 2-0 lead.Davis Kosh of Surrey cut the lead to 2-1 with a goal 31 seconds remaining in the second period.Jagger Williamson of Lumby tied the game for Canucks in the third.Players who have come through the BC Hockey system include defenceman Brent Seabrook of the Chicago Blackhawks, Brandon McMillan of Anaheim Ducks and Brett Connolly of Tampa Bay Lightning.The BC Hockey High Performance U16 Program is designed as an introduction to BC Hockey’s High Performance Program, exposing players, coaches and officials to short term competition.The Under 16 Program also acts as a precursor to the BC Hockey High Performance U17 Program, which is used to identify and train players and team personnel for Provincial, Regional and National Teams.Other players from the West Kootenay attending the camp were goalies Brandon Youngson and Jason Maihiot of Trail, forward Kadrian Klimchuk of Castlegar and defenceman Jacob Yuris of Trail.Team Avalanche defeated Team Bruins for the Bronze Medal. Justin Podgorenko of Nelson and Logan Wullum of Trail helped Team Flyers come out the winners at the 2013 Male U16 BC Cup in Salmon Arm, edging Team Canucks 4-3 in shootout during Sunday’s championship game.Team Flyers won the shootout 2-1.The Male U16 BC Cup offers the top players in the province a unique experience of competing against the best in BC.The object of the BC Hockey High Performance program is to enhance the overall performance of players, coaches and officials in high-level competition.In the Gold Medal contest, Caleb Fantillo of Coquitlam tied the game in the final minutes after Hunter Johnson of Terrace put Team Flyers into a 3-2 advantage with four minutes remaining in the third period.
Man City boss Guardiola: Liverpool, Spurs deserve to be ahead of usby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Liverpool and Tottenham are now superior to them.Defeat to Leicester City sees his team now six points behind leaders Liverpool.And Guardiola says Liverpool and Spurs are above the Blues at present on merit.“They deserve it,” he said. “They win games when we don’t win games.“Last season we were so consistent and made a lot of points. They are both so consistent.“Football is fascinating and unpredictable. You have to be humble, knowing every game is difficult.“Last season, everyone said it was so easy, but I know how difficult it was. Now we have to start to think about Southampton.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Smalling insists Maguire arrival didn’t force Man Utd exitby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChris Smalling insists the arrival of Harry Maguire didn’t force him out of Manchester United.The defender is now on-loan with Roma.“Not really,” he told the Telegraph when asked if Maguire had effected his future.“I had spoken to the manager before Harry came and I knew I was behind him and Vic [Lindelof] but in previous seasons I had started behind [two first-choice centre-backs] and after four or five games I had worked myself into the team.“I love a challenge and when a new centre-back comes in it makes you raise your game.“You have to show more, you have to be more consistent.”He added: “If I had stayed I would have taken on that challenge and I would have been very confident that I would have played the number of games that I was worthy of.“Equally I have a challenge here at Roma.“Going back I will have an added element that some of the centre-backs won’t have.“The easy decision was to stay.”
Twitter/@NunesMagicianOn Monday, Syracuse athletic director Mark Coyle announced that head coach Scott Shafer would not be retained after the season finale, after starting the 2015 season at 3-8 after a 3-9 2014. Shafer stayed on to coach the team’s final game of the season against Boston College, and pulled out a victory with a last second Cole Murphy field goal to win 20-17. After the game, Syracuse players picked a very emotional Shafer up, and paraded him around the field.Shafer did not have the most successful tenure at Syracuse, but he is extremely close with his players. It is good to see him go out on top.
Get the name engraver ready — 11 former Buckeyes have been selected to join the Ohio State University Athletic Hall of Fame. Four football players head the 2011 Hall of Fame class, two who starred on teams in the last 20 years and two more whose playing days were decades earlier. Offensive lineman Orlando Pace and defensive back Mike Doss played in the modern era, and will join Leo Raskowski and Bobby Watkins, who donned scarlet and gray from 1926–28 and 1952–54, respectively. Raskowski, a tackle for OSU, was a two-time All-American and a two-time All Big Ten selection. Watkins, a running back and four-year letterman for the Buckeyes, was one of the first African-American running backs in program history. Watkins led the Buckeyes in scoring during both the 1953 and 1954 campaigns, and helped lead the Buckeyes to the 1954 national championship. Pace, who played at OSU from 1994–96, started every game during the seasons between 1994–96 and was a two-time first-team American. Pace helped OSU to a 20–17 win over Arizona State in the 1997 Rose Bowl. Doss attended OSU from 1999–2002 and earned three first team All-American selections. Doss was also named Defensive MVP of the 2002 Fiesta Bowl where the Buckeyes claimed the consensus national championship. The class of 2011 also includes female rower Diana “Didi” Albrecht, men’s gymnast Raj Bhavsar, wrestler Mitch Clark, track and field athlete Katy Craig, pistol competitor Jessica Marshall, women’s golfer Kristen White and softball’s Stacy Roth. “The 11 members of this year’s class are another great addition to the athletics hall of fame,” senior associate athletic director and senior women’s administrator Miechelle Willis said. “We are proud of all they have accomplished in their respective sports as they join an impressive group of outstanding individuals who have set the bar high for Ohio State student-athletes.” The induction ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 9. Inductees will also be introduced on Sept. 10 at halftime of the OSU football game against Toledo at Ohio Stadium.
OSU freshman forward Derek Funderburk (4) jumps over Walsh defenders during the Buckeyes exhibition match-up on Nov. 6. The Buckeyes won 85-67. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Former Photo EditorLess than a week after Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann was hired, he suspended redshirt freshman forward Derek Funderburk for failure to meet team expectations, according to a press release.The release did not specify the length of the suspension.Funderburk was redshirted and did not play in the 2016-17 season. Ohio State has just nine players on scholarship on its current roster, including Funderburk.The 6-foot-9, 205-pound forward is a native of Lakewood, Ohio, and played high school basketball for St. Edward before transferring to Hargrave Military Academy (Va.) for his senior season. He was the only four-star prospect in Ohio State’s 2016 recruiting class.
Olympique de Marseille are reportedly considering making an approach to Ajax for goalkeeper Andre OnanaLast season’s Europa League runners-up suffered a major blow to their new campaign after first-choice keeper Steve Mandanda was injured in last weekend’s defeat to Olympique de Nimes.The 33-year-old is now expected to miss up to three or four weeks of action.Now Sport reports that OM’s Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta, who used to play as a goalkeeper himself for Spain and Barcelona, is eyeing a move for Ajax’s Onana.Report: Van der Sar staying at Ajax for now George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Edwin van der Sar will not be leaving Ajax to take up a job at Manchester United.In the last few days, one bookmaker suspended…At 22 years old, Les Phoceens feels that not only can Onana deputise in goal for Mandanda but he could also serve as a potential long-term replacement.Marseille will need to decide quickly after an underwhelming start to the Ligue 1 season that has seen them lose 3-1 to Nimes on Sunday after beating Toulouse at home.Onana has been named in Clarence Seedorf’s first Cameroon squad ahead of next month’s friendly against Comoros.