Selection criteria are attributes according to which media orientate themselves while choosing content to the agenda and as a result of that generate the external output. The focus of it is the assumed relevance or benefit for the public. As a starting point are taken the value of news and information differentiated according to knowledge, orientation, use and entertainment values. In addition, the scientific examination of the external output in the ex post evaluation (i.e. without taking into consideration the statistical population of all available information) has developed more differentiated news factors.
ICV-Statement "Grundmodell für Kommunikations-Controlling"
First version by
ICV work group "Kommunikations-Controlling", leader: Dr. Reimer Stobbe
Refugee Turned Entrepreneur Uplifts Women Abroad
While some retailers have struggled in the recession, Amber Chand, an online retailer of items made by women living in war-torn countries, is experiencing success."As the economy was going into a downturn during the holiday season, which is my primary season, I noticed actually that my company was increasing in terms of sales and revenues, and we grew by 22 percent," says Chand.
The Limitations of Positive Thinking
Positive thinking is so firmly enshrined in our culture that knocking it is a little like attacking motherhood or apple pie. Many persons swear by positive thinking and quite a few have been helped by it. Nevertheless, it is not a very effective tool and can be downright harmful in some cases. There are much better ways to get the benefits that positive thinking allegedly provides.
Not Your Usual Panhandler
Doug Eaton wanted to celebrate his birthday on June 11 in a big way, so he turned to his friends for ideas -- ended up marking the day with random acts of kindness, including handing out free money to people passing by.
9-yr-old Helps Disabled Brother Finish Triathlons
Over the weekend, brothers Cayden and Connor Long joined hundreds of other children as they competed in the first annual New England Kids Triathlon in Cambridge. The boys did not win the event -- they didnt even come close. But that didnt stop them from winning hearts across the Internet. The Long brothers are not your typical triathletes. Six-year-old Cayden has cerebral palsy and can neither walk nor talk. But thanks to the dedication of his older brother, Connor, the young boy has participated in several triathlons. A touching video
The World Waits For You
Its so easy to give up on our dreams; its so easy to do what everybody expects us to be doing; its so easy to blend in, to be like everybody else, just another person in the crowd, having nothing interested to say, nothing interesting to show, nothing interesting to share with the world. Its so easy to stay in our comfort zone, away from our doubts, fears and worries; away from change and all that is unfamiliar; away from growth and evolution; away from all the opportunities life has to offer us; away from all that is beautiful, empowering and great away from life.