Monthly Archives: February 2017

“The Most Interesting Journalist in the World”

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If you thought print journalism is dying out, think again. A blast from the past argues otherwise as Richard Moreno discusses his career involving journalism and what the future holds for those of us who were born tweeting.

Moreno is currently head of one of three main editorial departments at Central Washington University: Content, graphics, and web/marketing. Overseeing the content that’s published on campus for a year and a half, Moreno has sadly put in his two weeks for a final farewell to Central.

“The bigger the newspaper, the less you do,” said Moreno. In a passionate conversation that focused on work ethic and what one’s career may look like in journalism, the former Western University of Illinois professor for nine years boldly stated that jobs used to be where the more promotions you get, the less it seems you’re required to do on the site, but things are changing and simply knowing how to write isn’t good enough anymore.

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Moreno has published 13 books and is currently working on number 14 with a very eager editor who’s been waiting very patiently. He’s worked for the Reno Gazette Journal for four years, the Nevada Commission on Tourism for almost eight years, an Oakland, California newspaper for eight months, and has a blog that’s crying to receive more attention from Rich.

“Read as much as you can,” said Moreno, “because doing so will help you become a better listener.” Another important detail Moreno wanted the class to take away with is to always practice writing and become aware of different styles that exist.

Of all Moreno’s many wonders and adventures, he proudly stated his favorite journey, which was working for a travel history column for 20 years. His almost 15-year-long career for the Nevada Magazine helped train him with deadline pressure, which is an experience he’s grateful for and wants all students to become comfortable with in order to perform as best they can.

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Richard has a Master’s degree in journalism and a Ph.D. in life. Having come from such an extensive background in journalism, is it safe to say he’s the…”Most Interesting Man Alive?”

One thing is certain. Whether you’re blogging, writing columns for a travel magazine and getting to see the country’s hot spots, or teaching at a university at your heart’s content, Moreno is one journalist and father who appreciates the little things in life.

As for what the future holds, try not to read too fast and enjoy the feeling of turning over a new page—aside from swiping right and getting thumb cramps.

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Central’s Wildcat-Faculty May Want to Retract Claws

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FIND OUT WHAT THAT MEANS TO ME

pic-1Since TheWallStreetJacob’s first quarter at Central Washington University in 2014, it seems students talk more about the not-so-good professors than those who have found a warm place in a student’s heart to call home.

Central Washington University welcomes all walks of life to its campus. At least, that’s what President James Gaudino believes in. However, are the professors, both tenure and non-tenure track, aware of this? Having heard many stories about teachers disrespecting students, shutting down students’ class-discussion-comments, and making students feel as though their voice doesn’t matter is a major crisis.

FOLLOW THE GOLDEN RULE

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Faculty who treat students how they’d want to be treated, help to unify the classroom and show others they should follow the golden rule, too. Favoring students, bad idea. The 2014-2017 school years included many discussions of faculty showing disregard for students across campus.

The Student Union and Recreation Center, located in the center of campus, serves as an information-library, housing many heated novels of students clashing with faculty because of instructor’s misinterpretations, poor work ethic, or failure to respect a student’s ideas.

YOU REAP WHAT YOU SEW

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Being aware of what you do and say is essential to your personal-PR or public relations. When life figuratively hands you needles and a spool of yarn, sew something you can be proud of. In short, your actions have consequences.

 

 

 

Faculty may land in hot water if they’re not aware of their attitude or negative verbal or non-verbal communication toward students who haven’t aimed or fired anything at them.

 

 

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DON’T BURN BRIDGES

If students don’t feel like they’re in a safe, educational environment to learn, grow, and interact with their professors and classmates, this can lead to a potential “fire.”

Instructors need to spark teaching strategies and implement respectful tactics in class that make students feel safe, eager to learn, and excited for class the next day.

Of course, work ethic is much like a fingerprint. Science Correspondent and writer for The Telegraph Sarah Knapton reported Mr. Silverman from the Home Office’s first Forensic Science Regulator that “No two fingerprints are ever exactly alike in every detail, even two impressions recorded immediately after each other from the same finger,” he said.

USE YOUR HEAD

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Professor Dumbledore had great respect for the workplace. He listened to all his students, was clear, concise, and was an excellent public speaker, who didn’t judge others before he got to know them. It’s essential that both instructors and students are paying attention to their surroundings and themselves. It’s also important that students respect their superiors in any field of work.

When students maintain a consistent image with their leaders, managers, or supervisors, it helps them determine if who they hired is genuinely a kind person or not.

Some stories shot around campus are that professors don’t make sense when explaining things because they use too many words students don’t know and become upset if asked to restate their thought.

IT’S SIMPLE; BE SIMPLE

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From tragedy to comedy, TheWallStreetJacob has heard it all. Some professors have the feather to a Wildcat’s funny-bone, while other instructors receive the monotone chirping of crickets and grasshoppers, who even outside, wished they (and the class) hadn’t heard a desperate attempt at humor or the disrespectful tone of a university professor.

If a professor is rude, frustrated, or having a bad day (or life…), that’s no excuse to take it out on students they may or may not know. That’s why it’s important for professors to explain things calmly and politely, in order to avoid restatement and having to clarify.

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Universities are a place for making mistakes and learning from them, making connections, and becoming well rounded in one’s passion in life, all while having fun. It’s important for instructors and students to smile. Everyone’s watching you!

Respect all walks of life and have an excitement for growing with others who love and share the same passion as you. The more faculty on campus who understand this, the less negative reporting students will have toward instructors on campus.

“Linebacker” Kellyanne Conway Plays Defense for Trump in Interviews with the Press

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You could say Donald J. Trump has become America’s “quarterback” now that he’s the President of the United States–deciding where to throw the ball. But how hard is too hard a catch Trump’s teammates might be forced to handle? The press has its own offensive and defensive teams ready to intercept.

“If you’re part of Team Trump, you walk around with these gaping, seeping wounds every single day,” said Trump’s Senior Advisor and Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway on the set of Fox News…Then, is it in anyone’s best interest to work for such an administration that doesn’t seem to want to get along with news reporters?

Whether or not you live in the United States, you’re probably aware that President Trump isn’t on the same page as many news outlets in the U.S., whose job it is to call upon the red carpet those who do not defend the U.S. Constitution or speak the truth. This crisis could impact how First-Amendment-scholars (journalists) confront the Trump Administration.

It’s noticeable how strategic Conway is when encouraged to respond on behalf of President Trump for important matters or issues addressed by her interviewers. One has to wonder why anyone would want a job that entails “seeping wounds.” Doesn’t seem very smart.

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In countless interviews with CNN, Fox News, ABC News and The View‘s “The Political View,” Conway may have shown signs of “Trumpitis,” seen by the way former 2016 U.S. candidate Trump responded to questions during his campaign, prior to his inauguration, leading questions away from answers and toward another question.

It is obvious to TheWallStreetJacob that Conway takes on a “Trumpian” approach toward answering questions from the press, media or reporters, which almost always sparks debate, confusion or a heated argument during live broadcasts.

Is Conway’s lack of support to the media in addressing important matters from a non-biased perspective intentional or has her affiliation with Trump given the media a reason to believe Conway’s merely playing hardball to hide information from the Trump Administration, who doesn’t want private information leaked to the public?

Sabotage against an internal body of news correspondents across an entire nation or not, Conway might be hurting her reputation by advocating for President Trump’s recently thrown shade since his 2016-electoral college vote-victory.

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For instance, President Trump has called many news sources “Fake News,” offending many news anchors such as Fox News’s Chris Wallace. When Wallace brought that to Conway’s attention during an interview, his statement was redirected to Conway’s justification to call news sources out as being fake.

This is because perhaps Conway feels as though very little recognition has been given to the Trump Administration for its showmanship in class, kindness and support for American people. For further elaboration on this matter, TheWallStreetJacob encourages you to continue reading.

Of course, while trading facts–or were they trading “alternative facts?”–Wallace appeared to have glazed over during Conway’s retaliations throughout heavier discussions in the interview. And yes…more insults were given to news anchors around the country on the etiquette of proper news coverage by Conway.

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“If you’re part of Team Trump, you walk around with these gaping, seeping wounds every single day. And, and that’s fine. I believe in a full and fair press. I’m here every Sunday morning. I haven’t slept in in months. I believe in a full and fair press, but with a free press comes responsibility, and the responsibility is to get the story right. Biased coverage, easy to detect–incomplete coverage–impossible to detect.

President Trump has signed all these executive orders this week. He’s met with these heads-of-state, he’s done so many things to stimulate the economy, to boost wages, to create new jobs. Where’s the coverage?” said Conway.

One thing is certain. The Trump Administration have the ball and is kicking off into a rough net since Trump took office. Will the press intercept Trump and his top players for a major touchdown that can upset The Trump Administration by divulging potentially unconstitutional acts, or is The Trump Administration too slick for reporters to get their hands on classified information that may expose President Trump as someone who his supporters wouldn’t believe he is?

Starbucks Not Quite Home to the Homeless

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Three Starbucks outlets in Los Angeles, California have closed their restrooms even to paying customers as a result of homeless people using their facilities and leaving them in worse conditions than what the facilities were like before they were used as “public shower stalls.”

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wants each of his stores to feel the same for every customer who walks in. Wouldn’t you think so?

But our world’s number one coffee roasting, WiFi-connected home away from home is not home, but still an outlet for those who wish to enjoy the humble beginnings of a new day by sipping a fresh cup of coffee before, during or after work.

One Starbucks near Santa Monica Beach, California was visited by David Rodriguez Ordunez, one of 44 thousand homeless people living on the streets of Los Angeles, recorded by NPR’s Food For Thought writer Anna Scott in May 3, 2016.

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“In a statement, the company said the closures are because of unspecified safety concerns. But former Starbucks supervisor Lester Monzon says the chain has had a long-standing struggle with the homeless relying on its bathrooms,” said Scott.

 

One has to wonder how the rest of the homeless community will feel when word reaches out that Starbucks is shutting its restrooms down because of homeless people.

“And then a lot of times if you’re homeless, you’ve got to get up at a certain time ’cause if not, they’ll give you a ticket,” Ordunez adds. “That’s totally inhumane. I’m like, give me a place to live or somewhere to go or something,” said Ordunez.

Baristas working at Starbucks are comfortable with communicating with customers who speak their lingo, but how can Starbucks employees practice good employee-customer relations when “20-25 percent of the homeless population in the U.S. suffers from some form of severe mental illness — and many baristas aren’t sure how to interact with homeless customers showing signs of mental distress,” said Scott.

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This crisis between Starbucks and its homeless customers may have had its share of attention being located in the entertainment capital of the world–Los Angeles–but can something be done to prevent further crises between Starbucks employees and customers everywhere who don’t speak the ‘StarNacular’ (vernacular) of Starbucks? TheWallTweetJNL and TheWallStreetJacob thinks so.

With proper training and communication skills, Starbucks employees can minimize threats to its industry by preparing for the unexpected with both homeless people and residents in order to maintain its reputation as the world’s number one coffee roaster, not a business that refuses to serve paying customers.