Media

The Ultimate Scoop Seekers

The Media. You can't live with them, you can't shoot them (legally). While technology has raced along at breakneck speeds, the Media industry simply incorporated it and kept going. Leading the wave of home entertainment and "You Are There" journalism, the modern media megacorporation employs thousands of reporters--ranging from tabloid hacks, to swarming paparazzi, to news anchors, to trained combat journalists and talk show hosts.

Be it a corporate cover-up in the South China Sea, a drug war in the jungles of Columbia, a bombing in Berlin, or a humanitarian piece from your local Taco Hut--Anywhere there is a story to be told to the entertainment-overloaded population, the Media will be there to tell it.

Sarah 'Snapshot' Chapman, NN54


BASIC CAREER SKILLS

  • Credibility
  • Awareness/Notice
  • Education and General Knowledge
  • Composition
  • Persuasion/Fast Talk
  • Human Perception
  • Social
  • Streetwise
  • Photo and Film
  • Interview
Credibility: Is the character's ability to be believed by the general public. A sort of wide-scale Persuasion and Fast Talk skill, it is used to convince others that what you are saying is the truth and that they should act upon it. Credibility is applied to an average of the character's EMP and INT stats.


"Why do I risk my neck for a stupid photo? Easy, it's not a fracking stupid photo. I get out there because you can't. Not everyone can get to the oil spill, or the corporate cover-up, or the gang war in the heart of the Combat Zone. I show the people the truth, or at least as much of it as I can uncover. Sure, sometimes the Network won't let me air my material, but I know a few pirate stations that will. Dangerous? Hell yeah, but I guess it's in my blood--my great grandfather was a combat journalist during all those brushwars in Asia back in the 20th. He had a pretty simple rule that he lived by, Gramps used to simply say 'If your shots aren't good enough, you're not close enough.' And you know what? He was right. Who knows, with enough pictures and enough people seeing them, I might just be able to help stop some of this insanity."

Sarah "Snapshot" Chapman
Combat Reporter, News Net 54


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