Author Archives: Sara Campillo

What MTV´s programs show

Posted by Sara Campillo

It seems like not too long ago when MTV was a channel where people could watch music videos and learn interesting things about their favorite artists. It’s hard to tell when this changed, but it obviously did. Somehow MTV has evolved into something that isn’t even related to music. Today, this channel is known to produce reality TV shows with questionable ethics.

“Teen Mom” may be a show with the highest shock value. This show is a continuation of another MTV favorite, “16 and pregnant”. Airing a show about young teenagers being pregnant was bad enough, but I have to say that by dragging on this concept through “Teen Mom”, made it seem as though MTV was encouraging this kind of behavior.

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Do we pay too much attention to celebrities and too little to other things?

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There is something I notice every time I open a magazine, watch the news or read a newspaper: celebrities. Those who are interesting for what they wear, what they eat and whom they are dating.

It´s widely known that people like to know about other´s lives and above all, they like to be informed about their idol´s life. People copy their favorite singers, actors or just famous people they like. Media, at the end, gives readers what they want to read. But are we paying too much attention to famous people´s lives and not enough to most important things?



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Will Google Glass change journalism?

Posted by Sara Campillo

We´ve seen how photograophers use increasingly smaller cameras and how journalism has changed with technological advances, but who would’ve thought that the day would come when reporters actually physically wear a camera?

This is known as “glass journalism,” and it refers to the new technique of reporters using the camera on the front of their Google Glass to work.


Tim Pool, a reporter who calls himself a “mobile first-person journalist,” has already experimented with Glass in a journalistic sense. He used the wearable camera to cover a protest in Istanbul. Pool said in an interview for that the voice-activation made a difference in how he covered the occasion.

The advantages of this new equipment for journalists, is ease of carrying and a different perspective, that of the shooter. Also, subjects are more relaxed because one of the biggest problems reporters have when interviewing is that people get nervous when a large camera is pointed at them.

So then, is this just great and will change journalism with no consequences? Not really.

The use of this camera in journalism raises ethical concerns if a person does not know he is being filmed, unless the photographer informs him.

When journalists use larger cameras, people knew they were being filmed. However, it is very difficult to tell if someone is recording every word you say when he is wearing what seems to be a pair of glasses. This also raises the ideal that every person wearing glasses can now record every word you say if the use of Glass becomes the norm for journalism.

Are people going to trust journalists wearing glasses even if they say they are not recording? Will this make their job easier or more difficult?