Wednesday, July 16, 2008


The name of our site was MSNBC.COM.

Ashley Bridges Bianca Morin Becky Sanchez Kim McComas

Question #2

This story had a photo slide show with images of the members handing over the bodies and also images of the family member in grief.

Fueled by Gas Prices, Inflation Rate Surges
Consumer prices shot up in June at the second fastest pace in 26 years. Two thirds of the increase was due to soaring energy prices.
This story had no images.

Poll: Obama isn’t closing racial divide
Blacks and whites still hold different views of Senator Barack Obama mainly because of race.
This story had an image of Barack Obama at the 99th annual convention.

World Court tells US to halt execution
On Wednesday the U.N.’s highest court ordered the US to stop the executions of five Mexicans on Texas death row pending review of their cases.
This story has an image of world court judges hearing arguments on the case.

Al wins Marathon All-Star game in 15th
The American league had a 4-3 victory at Yankee stadium.
This story had an image of all-star Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins sliding into home plate.

Question #3

The MSNBC.COM web site does offer a link to the most popular and most emailed news stories a well as links to the most popular and most viewed video stories as well. What you go to the web site you have to click on the tab that says “More News” and from there scroll down and you will see the space where it tells you the most viewed, top rated, and most emailed news articles. Then if you click on the tab for videos it takes you to an archive of videos with the same options of watching the most viewed, or most popular ones of the day. Most of the news articles as well as the video clips are different from what is on the main page of the website, there was however one stories about the oil and gas prices that was unanimous from front page to most popular to most emailed as well. Other than that, the stories were completely different. (news articles) (news articles) (video clips)

Question #4

Under the category on the front page, subsection "communities" are two sections "world blogger" ( "photoblog"( The World Blogger has a link on it that lists all of the journalists involved the world news; blogs are on particular issues. The Photoblog's multimedia editor is John Brecher; there posts of different pictures with blogs on each one. At the bottom there are also slideshows listed such as "Week in Pictures"; "Week In Sports", and "Celebrity Sightings". offers a very comprehensive listing of active blogs for the blogging fan.
Ads of the Weird: The wacky world of advertising -
allDAY: The official TODAY blog -
Alpha Channel: design and concepts -
At Bat: Baseball beyond the stats -
Beyond the Arc: College hoops blog -
The Body Odd: Strange medical findings -
Clicked: What's happening on the Web -
Cosmic Log: Explorations in space and science -
Daily Nightly: The NBC Nightly News blog -
Daryl Cagle's Cartoon Weblog: Political cartoons blog -
Deep Background: NBC News investigates -
Does It Work? We test health products to find out -
Extra Points: College football blog -
Field Notes: NBC reports around the country -
First Read: The day in politics -
The Fit List: Workout tips from celebrity trainers -
Hardblogger: Political blog from Hardball staff -
Inside Dateline: Behind the scenes and stories -
The News Hole: Countdown with Keith Olbermann -
Open Mike: Looking beyond the sports scores -
Photoblog: Pictures that caught our eye -
Red Tape Chronicles: Bureaucracy, scams & sneaks -
Test Pattern: TV, Web and pop culture musings -
World Blog: NBC reports from around the world - Biz: Small business and entrepreneurs -
Zeitgeist: News and pop culture analysis -

Question #5

When you click on any of the stories listed there is a link at the bottom to post a comment on Newsvine. Some of the comments are solely about the articles but most have at least a part of them devoted to responding to what someone else has said. There is even a place at the top to rate which of users is leading the conversation.

Question #6

MSNBC.COM incorporates a lot of the different kinds of media that are out there for the consumer to use and explore. When you go to their site there is a homepage for just the videos, and another page for the photos that they have, even a page related to community. All three of these have blogs that you can engage in as well as pod casts that can be downloaded to your phone or computer. There are even links to their shows that run on MSNBC and NBC networks. You can find what you missed from those shows. All the blogs that a person might want to respond to are at the bottom of the page under the community home page. MSNBC.COM is trying to reach out to as many people in a variety of different ways so that people can make the most out of their news and time. (community page) (video page) (photos page)

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