A female Great White shark, called Mary Lee, was tracked by the nonprofit OCREACH to the shores of the Jersey coast. Not too far from Seton Hall University, an almost 16 foot-long, 3,456-pound shark was seen Thursday morning near Wildwood and Cape Cod, N.j.
On Friday, the shark was seen further north near Long Beach Island, even closer to the University. I put together the facts of the sighting and how people are reacting to it on social media in a storify article on the exciting event.
In lieu of Brian Williams’ six-month-period walk of shame off NBC’s Nightly News because of allegations against the anchor for over-exaggerating and blatantly lying about news stories, many viewers are wondering what will happen next. Will he be fired for good? Will NBC try to repair his image and get him back as the face of Nightly News? Will Williams stay employed at NBC, but go somewhere more under wraps?
On Friday the 13th (oh no!) Neal McHale and I set out to do the Twitter Scavenger Hunt. What this means is we did several challenges, such as finding the best scenic spot on campus, and tweeted out photos and quotes from Seton Hall community members to #JRLWeb and #SHUsocial. Students from other schools were able to look and comment on our tweets and we did the same for them.
How many times do we, as journalism students, hear “You’re majoring in journalism? Isn’t that a dying career? Why not major in something current and useful like finance?”
Gag. Journalism is not dying and I make sure to tell all of these pessimists, who are way too concerned with my life choices by the way, exactly why. Like everything in this crazy 21st century world we stepped into, journalism is just adapting to the times. Does that mean soon, to the environmentalists’ content, we will be killing less trees by not printing physical newspapers? Yes. Does that mean journalism dies in place of these trees? No.