Outline of TED talk

  1. Introduction
    1. Define Documentary

i.     “Based on or re-creating an actual event, era, life story, etc., that purports to be factually accurate and contains no fictional elements.”

  1. Editing
    1. Manipulate and cut footage to create what sells

i.     Jersey Shore example

  1. Jill Godmillow “Pornography of the Reel

i.     Define Pornography

  1. “Pornography is the objectifying of a graphic image turning it from a subject into an object, so that the thing or person depicted can be commodified, circulated, and consumed without regard to its status as a subject.”

ii.     Jersey Shore Example

  1. Documentaries always come from a point of view
    1. Political, economic, social factors
    2. Stigma that documentaries are absolute truth

i.     Outside of Hollywood blockbuster genre

  1. Can’t fully represent something

i.     Example of the photograph

  1. Is Documentary Filmmaking Ethical?
    1. Need consent for people, brands, etc.

i.     Filmmakers are not always honest about their intentions

ii.     Exploiting the individual

  1. Calvin Pryluck “Ultimately We Are All Outsiders”

i.     “What is the boundary between society’s right to know and the individual’s right to be free of humiliation, shame, and indignity?”

ii.     Intimidation factor of camera/ crews

  1. Conclusion

Short and Sexy TED Talk Description

What do you know about documentary film ethics? Well be prepared to delve into the wild world of documentaries and reality TV! We’re going to look at how footage is obtained, how it’s edited, and why any of this matters to us.  Is reality TV really real?

Beautiful Social Update

We have created an email account and emailed the contact person for Urban Nutrition Initiative, but no one has responded to our email.

We began to analyze the social media they already use, and they have a website, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, blog, YouTube channel and Picasa account.

It’s great that they have all of these social media outlets, however they are not utilizing them to the extent that they should be.  Also it is confusing that they have more than one blog site, when they should just have one.

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Beautiful Social: Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative

My group and I were able have our first choice for our Beautiful Social project which is the Urban Nutrition Initiative or UNI.

“The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI) is a program of University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships to address issues of poor nutrition and physical fitness in West Philadelphia. UNI’s activities are fully integrated into the university-assisted community school model. UNI organizes school day, after school and summer learning opportunities for more than 10,000 students and their families at 20 public schools in Philadelphia. UNI’s ecological approach to nutrition education includes hands-on experiences for students to grow, cook, consume and sell healthy foods. UNI has in-school“Eat Right Now” programs and “UNI Youth Development” programs.”

We’re really excited to help UNI increase their social media presence because we think they have a great program and goal.  We also think that social media is a fantastic outlet for UNI since their target audience is teens.

PSA Video Reflection

Because of this video experience in this class..

  • I’ve gotten better at editing footage with iMovie
  • I’m more aware of camera angles and how they can enhance the feel of a video
  • I’ve realized how hard it can be to coordinate group meetings around everyone’s schedule, and make sure everyone is on the same page

Digital Media Consumption


Woke up and checked phone for messages/ emails

Read through emails

Went on Asos and Zara on iPhone

Checked Twitter and Facebook

Looked at Daily Deals for Groupon and Living Social







SJU Careers

Text from Lord and Taylor about a Sale

Went on lordandtaylor.com

Itunes/ YouTube Whitney Houston



Kayak app to look up flights

WebMD baby app

Instagram/ posted

Facebook/ posted


Checked emails



Pinterest/ repinned


Blog in Review

Student name: Ashley Butler

Blog title: “Words of Wisdon’t”

Blog tagline: “Thoughts on Fashion, Food, Frolics, and Fun”

Blog header:  a picture that captures all of my blog’s purposes in one. It gives the reader insight into what the blog is about and is also aesthetically pleasing.

Blog purpose/mission:  To talk about food, fashion, travels and any combination of the three.

Ideal audience: probably females, but anyone interested in fashion and food and travel.

Blogroll (blogs you read/follow): Coco Perez; Cosmopolitan; Perez Hilton; Seventeen Magazine; The Zoe Report

Sidebar/widgets: Category Cloud; Blogroll; Archives; Calendar; Recent Posts

Blog Tags: I’m not as on top of tags as I should be and although I make sure to categorize my posts, I don’t always add tags.

Blog Categories: Com. Ethics; Com. Theory; Fashion; Food; Frolics; Fun; Intro Journalism; Lists; Social Media