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Being the director of a local new station, I would cover the local story first with a high recap of the celebrity death to follow. When people tune into the news, they want to know what is happening around them first. A celebrity death will make headlines on every kind of network, but the local happenings will only be the local newscast and be more vital. The park story will have more meaning to the people of the community and could affect the everyday happenings for them. With cities closing parks 3 days a week to save money, I would want to the communities to know why and how this will change their everyday lives and schedules.

How was closing the parks 3 days a week chosen to save money or some other programs that could be out there. How is the closing of the parks going to affect the city workers jobs that maintain the parks? I would also want to inform the communities of why the money is being saved and what the funds are being used for instead. It would be important to inform the people of options that they may to help get the parks reopened if necessary or who they would try and petition to help with it as well. After covering the local community story of park closures, I would cover the celebrity death with as much accuracy as I could.

People will continue to talk about the celebrity death for a long time, so it can be covered after the more pertinent local story. Celebrity stories tend to be very wide spread and have enough coverage with the different outlets to obtain it by. I know that I would not want to lose viewers or ratings because I did not cover the story, so I would clearly still cover the death. With wanting to keep ratings for my station, it is important to keep your local community tuned into your programming with stories and happenings that are closer to them.

Knowing that I have a local person delivering the news makes it more personal as well where the celebrity death does not need the same kind of personal connection. Communities want to know that the stories that matter to them have some kind of connection beyond just being in their community. There are a lot of stations that are available on a nationwide or cable aspect for other news to be broadcast, and these outlets will only show stories that are on a nationwide level like or some major event that could have happened somewhere in the world. Part Two:

The relationship between television, movies and games has grown stronger or the last few years. When a movie comes out, it becomes a video game or even a board game that could come out even before the movie. Movies even become TV shows that are broadcast on a level that reaches millions of people instead of just a few people who may watch something together or just play a game together. The Internet has made it so that people all over the world can play a game or talk about events and movies. With being able to reach such a vast audience, movies and television have become a mainstream way to voice opinions or current events.

A lot of movies affect culture by using real life events to entice you and change your opinion or convert you to different thinking. Electronic games have become a mainstream way to emulate what people watch or even having a way to escape reality with role playing games (RPG). Whether these games are based solely on fantasy or even some other form or reality, there are games that everyone can connect to each other on line or play by themselves, but when people walk around and talk, it is evident that there is a new kind of language as well. Gaming has affected our culture in many ways.

It allows us to use games as training tools as well as for entertainment. A controversial issue over video games is that people are spending too much time on them and not enough time doing the things that we should be. There are so many outlets to play games whether they are on game systems, cell phones or even the internet that they have become an addiction and totally consume people. They play them at work, home or where ever they may be and they are used to just cure boredom. This creates an issue that society is not reading or spending time outside staying in shape.

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