Crying “Racism” on Ebola: A Look at the Nation Response to the Outbreak

Ebola is the hot topic of the month. The paranoia surrounding the outbreak has now led to a nation-wide sense of paranoia that is sure to find it’s way into history books soon enough! With the latest death toll nearing 4600, media sites and sources have rushed to present an accurate depiction of Ebola and […]

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Healthy News Coverage on the Spread of Infectious Diseases

This week Julie and Emilia have chosen a collection of news and resources that range from critiques of coverage of the Ebola virus, coverage of the 2001 Ebola outbreak in Africa, Americans’ reaction to the Ebola virus, methods in tracking and predicting trends in disease, HIV in Ann Arbor, to difficulty in defining pandemic. While looking through our […]

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UMich students reflect on newsrooms in transition

When the University of Michigan’s Environ 320 class visited the Detroit News and Channel 4 WDIV on Friday, the newsrooms were in transition. If you were on that field trip, what surprised you? What lessons did you draw? What will you remember most?

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Knight News Challenge: Cup of Tea

The Solutions Knight Challenge Application by: Brian, Caitlin, Kathryn, and Taylor Project Title: Cup of Tea Requested Amount: $50,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 14 months Project Description: Cup of Tea is an upcoming mobile app which aims to promote physical and emotional wellness amongst college students. Depression has started to become a […]

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Newsroom Reflection

Visiting The Detroit News and Channel 4 today was a really great experience, putting into perspective how these local organizations work, creating and sharing news constantly.  At The Detroit News, I found it interesting that many of the people in the news meeting were older.  I wonder if there are younger writers and reporters in the different sections […]

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Using Multimedia Journalism to Convey a Story about Modern Segregation

In today’s day and age it is often times easy to point fingers at social media and other multimedia news outlets, and accuse them for diminishing the traditional newsroom atmosphere. However, in the case of Seattle Time, ProPublica, NPR take home 2014 Online Journalism Awards recipient Nikole Hannah-Jones, multimedia journalism intimately bound with insightful journalism brings on, in […]

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The Evolution of the Newspaper

It is no secret that modern technology and access to media has resulted in a changing landscape for traditional newspapers. However, while some media chooses to cover and perpetuate the doomsday be-all-end-all future of news, others have taken a different route. It is true that stories such as Simon Dumenco’s “Why Facebook is Becoming the […]

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How News is Presented: Food for Thought

The importance of food is crucial to human survival, but the way food is managed today strikes debates on certain practices done to food and what we as a society are constantly consuming. How that news is presented can make all the difference. 1. The video explaining “The Hidden Costs of Hamburgers” was the most […]

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Are Obscenities Appropriate for the Obscene?

A strife over waste-management practices between North Carolina communities and factory hog farmers provoked this article by Olivia Becker for Vice News. As you’ll notice, the article’s title, although I find it clever, could be off-putting to many people. Readers might not take it as seriously or be thrown-off from the true focus of the […]

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A Look Into Rachel Morgan’s Everyday Life

One week with Rachel Morgan has changed my entire outlook on what is perceived as a “normal” day for people. I first met Rachel in a dining hall in Ann Arbor where she mentioned her goal of earning a PHD in Immunology and studying arthritis. I have learned a great deal about Rachel from her […]

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Visual Story Telling

Professor Emilia Askari posed a few questions for me to answer about my background as a visual storyteller (my experience being primarily in drawing and painting). I’ve posted my answers below: What’s one take-away lesson from your art that you can share with someone who doesn’t have experience with visual storytelling? My primary experience in […]

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Visual story telling: A month in the life of Diane Miller

http://nikkihorowitz.com/a-month-in-the-life-diane-miller/   – To see photographs Diane Miller (24) is the director and lead instructor at Ringstar, a studio dedicated to supporting and promoting physical, circus, and theater arts in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  She is especially skilled at aerial silks and stage combat fighting.  Diane and her fiancé, Chris consider themselves to be naturalists.  They spend […]

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