Through August 19th-September 5th, the Omaha Police Department conducted the “You Drink & Drive, Your Lose Campaign” This is where officers go out collecting as many drunk drivers during a certain period of time allowing for more safe and secured streets. This campaign has brought 97 DWI arrests, 2660 speeding tickets, 53 drug possessions, and 123 Driving under Suspension. What makes this article interesting is that it focuses on a topic that has a tendency to get a lot of coverage, but that coverage is typically about a alcohol related fatal crash. Luckily this article is focusing on the success rate of the Omaha Police Department and there continuing fight to stop drunks from driving. But what this article does is attract viewers attention by explaining the large amounts of arrests which really is compelling to viewers. The news organization and the Police Department use the media to benefit their own causes being either being a red flag to potential drunk drivers or attention grabber for the news. These stories are what get readers attention as it makes them think twice and discuss it with others. These articles certainly play a important part in polices way of getting to the viewers and sending warnings to those who decide to break certain laws. Do you feel this article is compelling enough to detour drunk drivers?

Website URL: http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/97_DWI_Arrests__129332468.html

Writer: Richie Steier (JRS33178)

As we get closer to the 10th anniversary, we face the reality that our country may not be as secured as we would truly hope for. This article outlines the shortcomings and potential problems facing our national security while also illustrating that our country has become one of the safest country in the world. The article illustrates the several new security measures at our airports such as full body scanners at airport checkpoints. But this article also demonstrates that we still have faults in our security measures that have brought the Christmas Day bomber and several other attempts to our country. What I found fascinating to make this article more appealing and interesting, the writer demonstrates that the advancement of the computer, internet, and blogging sites have allowed terrorist organizations to penetrate our homeland. This article demonstrates that American citizens have become victims to the overseas terrorists. I found it fascinating how the writer brings up the negative implications of the internet when this article was found on the internet. It just gave us a new perspective on the realities of modern technology and how they can be abused by terrorist organizations. Do you believe the internet and modern communications tools have helped in the advancement of terrorists overseas with contacting U.S. citizens for recruitment?

Website URL: http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/08/31/september.11.report/index.html

Writer: Richie Steier (JRS33178)

On Friday morning, a horrific accident occurred when a Dodge Neon slammed into the back of a semi truck. The two individuals located in the car were taken out and sent to the hospital with injuries. Though the truck driver didn’t even realize he was hit by a car, the damage of the car was visually disturbing. The entire car was completely under the back of the truck and smashed all the way down. The police commented that alcohol and speed were factors in the accident. This story is a great example of what news organizations look at when wanting a large audience. This story is very unique in that a car smashed horrifically into a semi truck, alcohol was involved, and speed was a possible reason for the crash. These three components attract readers and make it a eye catching front page story. What makes this story more remarkable is that the driver and passenger survived which is astounding when looking at the photos. These stories are what people crave for and want when reading the newspapers because they are exciting. When newsgroups make surveys on what people want, it is these stories that readers crave and desire to listen too. Some may not want to admit it, but people find these stories to be interesting and worth reading about. News groups will continue to put these small and needless stories on their papers and sites as long as people keep reading them!