Can statistics save the world?

The editorial piece published in spring of 2017 by George C. Wang for CNN.com, utilizes many different peer-reviewed studies and reports to make his case for how adopting a vegan diet can “save the planet”. Wang extensively cites a 2006 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to illustrate the deleterious effects […]

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The farming sector, antibiotics and human health

In an article from the The Guardian, Fiona Harvey describes how the farming sector tries to reduce the amount of antibiotics used in animal food, as the overuse of antibiotics is thought to be a main cause for human resistance to medicine. In an Article that tackles issues related to human health it is easy to get […]

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Press Access & Environmental Coverage in the Trump Era

In the EENews piece, Camille von Kaenel mentions that Rep. Debbie Dingell’s request to tour the EPA’s National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory in Ann Arbor in March, and was originally turned down – with the Lab stating that it had no political chaperones around. The Detroit News article also mentions that Dingell’s first request to visit the […]

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Dakota Pipeline Protesters Erect Teepees Outside Trump Hotel

In the Huffington Post Article, “Native Americans Bring Dakota Pipeline Protest to Trump’s Doorstep,” the author reports on the Native Nations March, a four day march that culminated on Friday, that was organized in response to the President’s advancement of the pipeline and to stand for native sovereignty. The story features interviews of a member […]

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Looking Back on Zika a Year Later

This New York Times article tells about how the response to the Zika epidemic left us with more questions than answers. The article speaks to the dangers we are facing now that there was not a coherent way in which the epidemic was handled. Because tourists and residents were given different advice on how to avoid contracting […]

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Incentivizing and Demystifying Prescription Drop-Off: Combatting Prescription Medication Abuse with MedDrop

Requested Amount: $12,000 $8,000: application creation $4,000: marketing and outreach Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 2 years Year 1: Application creation and beta testing Year 2: Outreach and further application fine tuning Describe your Project: 500 words               The MedDrop application will guide a prescription medication user through safe usage and disposal […]

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Bridging the political divide

Knight Team 5 Mary Weber Shaylyn Austin Beatrice Thaman Sam McMullen 14 November 2017 Project Title Providing exposure to political opinions through an informative and concise platform Describe your Project People want to hear about issues that are important to them. They also want to hear about these issues from people like them. That’s where […]

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Fight Knight: Eye Once Science

Fight Knight Project Group Sarah Gallagher, Shayan Golafshani, Flick Cain, Kallisse Dent, Taha Bashir   Project Title: 10 words  Eye Once Science (or Science At a Glance)  Requested Amount  5,000 dollars Expected Amount of time to Complete Project  1-2 months with a dedicated team Describe your Project: 500 words Our idea is a google chrome […]

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Knight Vision “FakeTruths”

Project Title: “FakeTruths” An App to Combat the ‘Fake News’ Era Team Members: Brooke Callaghan, Jake Pozin, Carly Yashinsky, Becky Simonov Requested Amount: $100,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 1 year Project Description: We live in a time where news is no longer something to be taken at face value — bias, inaccurate information/statistics, […]

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Global News: Beyond the Horizon

Team Members Hannah Jenkins, Catherine Nouhan, Alena Olsen, Gabe Tishman, Collin Watkins Request Amount $25,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project Six months Project Description The purpose of our proposal, ‘Global News: Beyond the Horizon’, is to create an effective tool that would provide modern news consumers access to global news. This would include […]

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Scott Pruitt Surprisingly Changes EPA Policy Regarding who Can Serve as an Advisor

In an article from the Washington Post , Brady Dennis and Juliet Elperin discuss the recent, unprecedented change that Scott Pruitt, the head administrator for the EPA, made regarding who can serve as an advisor. In articles like these that have political debates at their core, its easy to insert bias into one’s writing while discussing […]

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YouTube Algorithms Lead to Large Increase in Hours of Video Watched Each Day

In The Wall Street Journal article, Jack Nicas discusses the advancements in YouTube’s algorithm strategy to increase the time spent watching videos by each unique viewer. Nicas discusses different ways that the video-recommendation algorithm was progressed, as well as the success rate of these different advancements. In his lede, Nicas mentions that due to Google’s […]

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Photos from the Philippine Drug War

In a feature article written for The New York Times, freelance photographer Daniel Berehulak shares both his experiences and photographs from documenting the Philippine Drug War in 2016. Many of his photos depict the gruesome death of alleged drug users around Manila. Others feature the police, funerals, and crowded prisons full of admitted drug users. […]

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Google, the evil empire?

In this Fox Business article, Steve Tobak takes an unorthodox approach. He makes comparisons between Google and other previous tech giants, like AT&T, IBM, and Microsoft calling them “evil empires.”  He takes readers through a chronology of Google’s development and business affiliation timeline. Do you think giving readers the back story in this method is more […]

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What do you think – is Google evil?

When it comes to divisive issues, the decision of how to present the different viewpoints (and which ones to present at all) is a great power journalist possess. This week, the question is whether or not Google is an “evil” company, primarily based on the way it uses the information of its consumers. In this […]

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