The Importance of Photo’s in News Stories.

The importance of photo‘s in news stories was something that was drilled into us in journalism school. A great, eye-catching photo draws the readers attention to your story. It also is an important component of the story-telling process as well. Consider the following –

Are any of these really the best photos for telling the story? I’ll assert that in a majority of instances, photo editors go out of their way to find the quintessential unflattering photo of the principal of the story to complement the author’s text.

And news outlets continue to be clueless as to the demise of their business.

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Want to know about Fake News?

Want to know about fake news? Yes, the cussing and discussing about what is and isn’t fake news continues to abound. Possibly you have seen the following –

And possible you have copies and shared this chart with your friends and social media contacts. Before you continue to share please take the 2:25 to watch the following.

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Friday Findings…

I’m using Scrollistic for this posting. Let’s see how it goes.

It’s Friday and the Christmas holiday weekend is upon us. There is snow on the ground here and the weather forecast is for some snow for the next couple of days. Welcome to just another weekend here in Northern Wisconsin.

Friday Findings…
How about someone giving Hillary Clinton a participation trophy for her recent participation in the Presidential Election. That way she can go away happy.

Ivanka Trump and Jet Blue. I know nothing about Jet Blue personally. I know of people

Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

who have flown with Jet Blue and rave positively about the airline. I’m wondering about the optics of this episode. Is Ivanka and her kids giving us the vision that they are common folk just as we are? With the family money and their current new status there are also some security issues that come to mind as well. I certainly hope that the whinny traveler that verbally accosted is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Ivanka and art. It comes from the art world that artists are all in an uproar and have had their sensibilities reproached by Ivanka having their art on the walls of her home. So they, the artists, are upset that someone appreciates their art and has paid the asking price for their work, and then displays it in their home. I don’t get it.

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Trip to the Food Bank

The box of food we picked up at The Brick, food bank today.  This should tide us over until the 28th.

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Tuesday Thoughts…

Yes it’s Tuesday and nearly Christmas.  The ground here is covered with snow and a white

Leading the 2001 Christmas Pageant of Peace pr...

Leading the 2001 Christmas Pageant of Peace program, President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush preside over the lighting ceremonies for the National Christmas Tree, a 40-foot Colorado blue spruce. White House photo by Susan Sterner. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Christmas is upon us.  Some thoughts as Christmas is upon us and the year is winding down.

The recent Presidential Election is now well in our rear view mirror and yesterday the designated electors from all 50 states voted and Donald J.Trump is now designated as our 45th President.  I’m hopeful that we, as a country can now begin to move forward into 2017.

That being said, I’m not so sure that moving forward is going to be so easily accomplished.  As I read news stories and postings on the profusion of social media sites I am both concerned, and confused.

There continues to be what appears to be a great deal of hate for the newly elected president.  Possibly not for him specifically and rather for the overall process which brought him to his newfound position.  I can only speak for myself in this matter, and back in 2008 and 2012 my choice for president didn’t win either year.  Those of my family and close friends while disappointed certainly didn’t display any of the outbursts which have been reported over the past few weeks.

No one went to the electoral college gathering in Colorado to shout furious rhetoric while acting like some whiny, bad-tempered child.  We were not pleased with the outcome of the vote and moved on.  We were wise enough to know that the Republican Party had not put forth a quality candidate.  Nor had that candidate connected with the voters.

Back to current events, the Republican candidate connected with his voting base and the Democrat, Hillary Clinton didn’t.  I’m certain that plenty of reviews and dissection of the 2016 Presidential Election will look at everything but how the candidate connected with their respective voters.

Now, six weeks after the election, there continue to be those statist democrats who are filled with and spew nothing but ungracious, scathing and vile sputum at one and all.  I’ll assert that this is a contributing basis for the divide in this country.  With the statist left continuing to act like the child who didn’t get their way, nothing will be resolved.  Time to man up Democrats.

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Christmas Assistance Update…

I find out this morning that the PayPal Link doesn’t work and possibly never has worked.  That’s on me as I am responsible for ensuring that links on this site work.  My apologies.

Now to find a plan B

Here is a good and current paypal link.  You can refer to the previous posting.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Christmas Assistance…

Christmas assistance is needed.  I really hate writing this but here we go. Today is the 18th of

Christmas tree

Christmas tree (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

December.  The lovely and talented lady of the house and I are both on Social Security as our main source of income.  Our Social Security payment comes to us on the 28th of December.  Thus, we’re without grocery money, gas money for the car.  I’m more concerned about these things than all of the other Christmas trappings and festivities.

That being said we’re not simply just sitting around.  I have new part-time employment that will or should bring in an additional $500/mo for us.  We are also looking at additional income producing projects during this offseason in this, a resort town in Northern Wisconsin.

We left our previous employment of 16 months due to among other things, non-payment of monies owed to us for not only business expenses that we paid out of pocket, and more importantly, contractual payment of our monthly income.  Needless to say, having to move again has left us short.

There is a Paypal link to the left of this posting, in the upper right-hand corner of the web page.  I know this is a busy time of year and you get bombarded with solicitations.  Please feel free to contribute as you see fit.  Thanks in advance.

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Facebook and its disingenuous attack on Fake News.

The screen shot is from my posting.  If you have at least two working neurons and a complete synapse you are well aware of how deceitful and two-faced Facebook is in their approach to this.

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Meanwhile in Wisconsin…

Meanwhile in Wisconsin

Winter Storm Warning for Bayfield County, Wisconsin
Issuing Office: Duluth
Source: National.Weather.Service
7:41am CST, Fri Dec 16
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO NOON CST SATURDAY… * LOCATIONS… PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST WISCONSIN INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SUPERIOR… WASHBURN… BAYFIELD… GRANTSBURGSPOONER… AND HAYWARD. * TIMING… FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS… 6 TO 10 INCHES. * VISIBILITIES… AS LOW AS A HALF MILE AT TIMES. * IMPACTS… THE HEAVY SNOW WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATION IS ANTICIPATED… AND THAT SNOWFALL RATES OF ONE INCH PER HOUR OR GREATER CAN BE EXPECTED AT TIMES. EXPECT SNOW AND ICE COVERED ROADS AND VISIBILITY LESS THAN A HALF MILE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL… EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION. LET SOMEONE KNOW YOUR TRAVEL ROUTE AND EXPECTED ARRIVAL TIME AND HAVE A WORKING CELL PHONE IN CASE YOU BECOME STRANDED. KEEP A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT IN YOUR VEHICLE… INCLUDING A FLASHLIGHT… FOOD AND WATER. IF YOU CHOOSE TO TRAVEL… BE AWARE THAT YOU MAY BECOME STRANDED AND THAT IT MAY TAKE MANY HOURS FOR HELP TO ARRIVE. &&
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… WINTER STORM WITH HEAVY SNOWFALL THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY… .A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS AND THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. AFTER A BRIEF PERIOD OF LIGHT SNOW THIS MORNING… THE MAIN SYSTEM WILL LIFT NORTHWARD INTO THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES OVERNIGHT AND ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE OF LAKE SUPERIOR. SNOW WILL END FROM WEST TO EAST SATURDAY MORNING… WITH LAKE ENHANCED SNOW CONTINUING IN PORTIONS OF NORTHERN WISCONSIN THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. AREAS IN THE ADVISORY SHOULD RECEIVE 2 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW… WITH A BROAD 6 TO 10 INCHES IN THE WARNED AREA… WITH EVEN HIGHER TOTALS IN THE SNOWBELT AREAS OF BAYFIELD AND IRON COUNTIES.

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Nancy Doesn’t get it!

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