Michael Sanders Capstone



For my capstone I basically made a bunch of newscast that talked about current events. I was part of the MightyPost program and so I needed to attract teens using the media. I was the producer,writer, director editor and the anchor. I decided to do this because I really enjoy working with media. When I was a kid I wanted to be a news anchor for sports but now my dreams had changed and I want to be behind the scenes. I am going to major in Telecommunications which is the behind the scenes broadcasting, as well as behind the scenes for all media connection, like the internet for example. Like I said my goal was to attract teens so some videos were about current events and others were about stories that teens would love or find interesting. I do enjoy editing the films the most because I can present my creativity which is fun and somewhat relates to my current major.



Stephens, Mitchell. "A Short History of News." Center of Media Literacy. Center for Media Literacy, n.d. Web. 31 Jan 2013. <http://www.medialit.org/reading-room/short-history-news>.

This source is about the history of news. It talks about how news have influenced people. This is just a basic outline that shows me what works in the news. I used it for a basic outline of presenting my news.

Deahl, Rachel. "The News Media ." About.com. N.p.. Web. 31 Jan 2013. <http://mediacareers.about.com/od/mediacareers12/a/PrintJournoHist.htm>.

This site talks about what is Journalism. It gives a brief information on how journalism is used. I used this to get some information on the topic of Journalism. I also learn the different kinds of journalism

"Television the history." Thinkquest.org. N.p.. Web. 31 Jan 2013. <http://library.thinkquest.org/18764/television/history.html>.

This shows the history of television. It shows how television affects people lives and how the a visual reference of the news affects Americans. I used it as a reference guide so that I could relate my videos to the ones like on Television

Hopibkins, Russ. "A Brief History of Digital Media." Organic.com. Organic, Inc, 13 Oct 2009. Web. 31 Jan 2013. <http://threeminds.organic.com/2009/10/a_brief_history_of_digital.html>.

This is website talks about the history of digital media. I mostly used the article for finding what the old times used digital media for. I learned what was successful and what was not successful. Some parts of the website also had some statistics and I used the statistics to see what works in America and what doesn't

"Tips on how to make a video news report." BBC News. BBC, 29 Jan 2010. Web. 31 Jan 2013. <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/school_report/resources_for_teachers/8472052.stm>.

This was a tips page on specifically how to make a newscast. It is very basic but very informative. Although it is not exactly what I wanted to do it still gave me tips on preparing filming and editing all of my information. I learned what the basics were for production and pre production.

Rogers, Tony. "A (Brief) History of Print Journalism in America." About.com. About.com. Web. 31 Jan 2013.<http://journalism.about.com/od/ethicsprofessionalism/a/printhistory.htm>

This is another website giving me information on journalism in general. It gives examples on how journalism has affect people in history. They even give some examples from the 1800s and what works and what doesn’t work. It mostly talks about print journalism but I can relate it to digital media.

Bias. 2012. Web. 31 Jan 2013. <http://www.newseum.org/digital-classroom/video/bias/de>

This was a video on the web from the Newsuem. It basically talks about what is bias and what is not bias. It teaches me what are some effects I have if something i biased. Since I want to be a little bias to make my newscast stand out but I learned how it will effect my viewers.

Digital Revolution. 2011. Web. 31 Jan 2013. <http://www.newseum.org/digital-classroom/video/digital-revolution/default.asp&xgt;.

This showed how digital media has changed throughout the 19th century. It is basically like the other websites but this video includes more interviews and gives me a visual appearance. I used some techniques and other strategies to help figure out how to make my newscast stand out.

Kahn Frank J., ed. Documents of American Broadcasting, fourth edition (Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1984).

This was a book I found in the library that basically gives media examples of broadcasting. I didn’t really read the full book I just skimmed it over. It basically had some examples of broadcasting. I’m comparing my work to their work.

" Antique Replica Console Radios & TV's." DCW Antique Replica . DCW Trading Company - DCWStore.com Jukeboxes, Radios & Phonographs. , n.d. Web. 31 Jan 2013. <http://www.dcwstore.com/console-radios-and-tv.htm>.

This website shows more information on broadcasting in general and how it has affected people in American history. It shows some strengths and some weaknesses. I learned some history on the TV and Radio news in the 20th century. It was another website I used to relate my newscast to.

"AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANY."museum.tv. The Museum of Broadcast Communications, n.d. Web. 1 Feb 2013. < http://www.museum.tv/eotvsection.php?entrycode=americanbroa>.

This talks about the ABC specifically and how they run their digital news. IT talks about the history of ABC and what struggles ABC goes through. This only gives me some insight on what mistakes I can try to avoid in making my newscast. I also just learned some new information on the Broadcasting station.

Montgomery, Kathryn C.. "Journal Issue: Children and Computer Technology." Future of Children. Princton, n.d. Web. 1 Feb 2013. <http://www.princeton.edu/futureofchildren/publications/journals/article/index.xml?journalid=45&articleid=206§ionid=1348>.

This was a PDF file that shows how digital media affects children in general. Since the website Mightypost is specifically for high school students, I wanted to see what attracts them and what turns them off. It was another website with information to help make my newscast better.

Goldsmith, John R.. "Epidemiologic Evidence of Radiofrequency Radiation (Microwave) Effects on Health in Military, Broadcasting, and Occupational Studies." Ingenta Connect. Maney Publishing. Web. 1 Feb 2013. <http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/maney/oeh/1995/00000001/00000001/art00009>.

This was a research paper made by a student on radiation and how it affects broadcasting. Although the title made sound pointless it actually gave me information on international broadcasting. Although I only read the abstract, not the full paper because the full paper cost money. I used the information when I am making a script for the newscast.

Williams, David. 28 Jan 2013. Jan . Print.

I go to meetings with Dave every Monday and Wednesday. What I talk about with him are some topics I could use for the newscast that current week. On Wednesdays Dave is there helping me film and gives me constructive criticism on my videos. He also gives me a newspaper to find some interesting news.

"CNN." N.p., n. d. Web. Web. 1 Feb. 2013. <http://www.cnn.com/>.

This is just a plain website that I receive most of my stories from. I believe CNN is a great news source that talks about the top news while not being as biased like most websites. Most of the stories I do for the newscast, comes from CNN. I give my interpretation of the stories and explain them during my newscast.