Alex Duron, 38, is a highly accomplished RN and an openly gay man. He was ready to advance his career by applying to several graduate programs for nurse anesthetists, which are highly competitive and often have very long waiting lists. …


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Social Media Presence Analysis

Laura Sierra, who is currently a news anchor at Univision Communications Inc., in Houston, Texas, was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia. While studying journalism and social communications in Colombia, she had the opportunity to intern at a local station called Cable Pacífico. …


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This semester I learned a lot about journalism and social media. First and foremost, social media challenges the traditional notion of mass communications. It’s the driving force that caused a shift in journalism from a one-way to a two-way conversation. …


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The Importance of Live Media and What Lies Ahead

In our day and age, it is clear that many people are active on social media and utilize it on a daily basis. Furthermore, people are increasingly using social media sites to get their news. According to a survey from Pew Research Center, “two-thirds (67%) of Americans report that they…


What is it? And, what Can We Do About It?

As we all know, social media has played a huge role in journalism and will continue to do so for years to come. Social media has affected and changed the way people do journalism in so many ways. It has allowed journalists to build fan bases, promote their content, and…


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A Spotlight on Systemic Disparities and Black Maternal Health

On July 2, Sha-asia Washington — a pregnant 26-year-old Black woman — arrived at Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn to perform a routine stress test. She was a few days past her due date, and her blood pressure was abnormally high — one of the main symptoms of preeclampsia, a…


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Journalism is no longer a one-way model of communication. Now, it is a conversation between the journalist and the audience member. The significant shift in communication is redefining how journalists interact with their audience, and vice versa. …


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Traditionally, print and broadcast journalism was based on the one-way, or one-to-many, model of communications. Gate-keepers decided what content was most relevant or what the public needed to know, and how it would be delivered. Thus, consumers were a “passive” audience. …


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Hi everyone! I will be using this space to showcase my writing as I move through my academic career as a communications student. I hope to share and discuss current issues and topics that interest me and that I feel passionately about.

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Erika Bleed

University of Houston | Advertising Major | Architecture Minor | Aspiring Graphic Designer

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