New York Times: Business/Media: Is There a Ford (News Conference) in Your Future?

So if I was reading correctly, this article is about Ford  and how they advertise so of their product through coffee and soda commercials.  (The commercials echo in an updated way those vintage spots for Folgers coffee that came to be known as the “Folgers switch”).   Also they seem to bring to mind to their patrons that they are advertising for a commercial when instead they are coming to a news conference to look at ask question about a new Ford.  During this time cameras are around to video this actors while they are here advertising.

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/29/is-there-a-ford-news-conference-in-your-future/?ref=media

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New York Times: Business/Media: U.S. Seeks New Limits on Food Ads for Children

Over the past several years obesity has become a big crisis with children and youth.  The government has announced that all fast food restaurants have to limit how they  (advertises cereal, soda pop, snacks, restaurant meals and other foods to children).  The government has also announced that restaurants have to make their food healthier in order to start bring down the obesity rate of children. The way fast food has been advertising their happy meals is by adding a toy so the child has something to play with while they eat their greasy cheeseburger and salty fries and drinking some type of soda which is just a bunch of empty carbs. that does not help the body at all.  We need to promote foods with better quality nutrition which will actually help our bodies rather than destroying them.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/29/business/29label.html?_r=1&ref=media

Tech: Robots at Work

Technology has improved some much over the years with computer, newer cars with an electric battery so all you have to do is charge it from your plug at home, robotic body parts for instance arms and legs or some type of artificial body part.  This article was about a man who was suffering from a stroke and the head doctor was not their so they used a tele-robot to get a hold of the doctor who was out of town at a different campus.  He diagnosed the patient and helped the nurse who were their to be instructed to get rid of the clot from the stroke.  Soon robots will be able to do everything without a person their for support.  I would not mind this but I would prefer if a doctor was their supervising the robot in case something went wrong.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/05/science/05robots.html

Media Business: Media and Advertising

This articles talks about the media through TV stations and local news channels.  Brain Stelter a reporter looking into what viewers like to watch and what top 10 channels make the most income to be able to bring new shows to their station.  It was very interesting in the Brain and other managers had to say in order to promote more business to their channel.  For instance, the History Channel over the summer had  nearly 1.6 million viewers a night  in the months of June and July, and up to 1.2 million in the same months last summer because of new series like “Pawn Stars” and “Top Shot”.  USA, TNT, Fox News, Nick at Nite, History, TBS, A&E, Discovery, ESPN and ABC Family — draw almost a third of all the viewers over the summer because of new show coming out.  ESPN helps out TNT through their NBA Finals showcase to viewers who love basketball.  The Closer, The Shield, Secret Life of American Teenage,  and even Covert Affairs, brings viewers to USA, FX, and ABC Family.  Even though some of these show are popular each channel still has been losing ratings and viewers because they are not pleasing the audience in what they are looking for.  This was very interesting because TV is a high in high demand in American especially with youth through adults because they are looking for a show that will entertain their minds.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/16/business/media/16cable.html

Journalism: 10,000 Words

This article was about navigating journalism online through social networking sites and design.  Maurice Cherry the editor for this article was interviewing George Kelly an online coordinator at the Contra Costa Times (a Bay Area News Group daily newspaper) in Walnut Creek, CA.  The article talks about how you can make an organization news pages on facebook if a business man does not have the budget to do a full on (robust stats platforms) for updating stats and news feeds.   Also near the the middle of the page it gives some insight on how journalist gain humor from other sites since they rarely have a break from writing an different articles from news reports to keep their own site updated for viewers to read what is happening in the world.

http://www.mediabistro.com/10000words/

Government Sites Comparison.gov

Comparison’s:

Each website has their own personal set up to surf the site but their are a few similarities that each site carries even though it may be formated differently.  For instance: each site has a little slide show presentation to advertise what they do in the office or around the community, how they do their work on the job.  The Federal Bureau Investigation, Central Intelligence Service, and National Guard have their slide show around the middle of the site, while Agricultural Research Service has a smaller slide show presentation on the top of the page under the title.  The FBI and Central Intelligence Service use a version of blue in their background, a symbol of an eagle in the middle of the design that was created for the government office, also their name and the United States are in the circle symbol for the company.  The National Guard uses a flag as their symbol to represent protection of their country.  The agricultural Research Service uses more of a slide show to represent nature with some mountains, flowers, strawberries, and birds.

Each site are similar but they are also different because they all advertise different objects and job opportunities.   The FBI tells how they are an organization to protect our national security,  Agricultural Research Service tells how they are the chief  scientific research agency finding solutions to agricultural problems, Central Intelligence Service is also a national security organization that helps protect the United States, and the National Guard is one of the military branches that enables its troops to respond to domestic emergencies, combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more—all with equal speed, strength and efficiency.

Each site advertises their their page pretty well with their visual designs tell what their site is all about.  Each site uses a particular color or colors to show what they are trying to show that helps prove a example of what they do at the job through national security, research for agricultural, and an army that is will to go fight for the freedom of our country.



The City Church: Non-Profit

1. The City Church, thecity.org

2. Pastor Wendell describes the church as multi-denominational. The City Church underscores its commitment to diversity within its stated mission “to build a New Testament local church and proclaim the good news about Jesus Christ to young and old, rich and poor, red and yellow, black and white, and extend the kingdom of God by building people, families, and leaders-first in our city, and then in the ends of the earth.”

They place high priority on social service and assistance to those in need. Through a ministry called the City Ministries, the church helps to feed more than 20,000 people a week and, through a food distribution network, supplies 150 different churches with food for their communities.

3. City Church reaches out to men, women, and children who love to worship and learn about God’s grace.  They have small groups that are outreach programs to go minister to people in Seattle and Kirkland because they believe in raising followers of Jesus to preach to the community first and then ministering to the world.

4. An emphasis on “the generation pipeline,” is central to the church’s efforts. This includes strategic, vibrant ministry for every age population from City Kids to Generation Plus, the church’s ministry to senior adults. Central to The City Church’s mission is reaching thousands by making God famous in their city. To be able to preach the gospel in many areas of the city, the church has adopted a multi-campus emphasis.

5. Uses html formating and some javascript.  Uses a type of video production on the home page were it changes to a different picture on what their believe or what they may be advertising as a church body.

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