Video Viewers Increasingly Turn to YouTube as TV Declines

This article overviews the increase in YouTube view-time Google’s 2012 re-tooling of its video recommendation algorithm. Google now uses machine learning to parse user history data and give tailored recommendations that promote watch time over total views. In 2017 when this article was written, 2 billion users watched YouTube every 90 days, combining for more […]

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Is Text Dead? The NYT Tackles the Future of Digital Media.

In class we discussed the power of an image, and what meanings it conveys. Visuals are increasingly becoming an aspect of storytelling and the news. This New York Times article gives a really good in-depth view of the many aspects of what they have dubbed as the “post-text future” The articles structure is quite interactive, […]

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Automakers Express Conflicting Views on Tailpipe Standards

This Bloomberg article focuses on the discourse on US fuel economy policies by automakers, and their efforts to influence Trump’s decision on these rules to be finalized in March. This article is in a format that is different from the traditional structure of lede-nut graph-kicker that we have discussed in class. Instead, the authors start […]

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WeCycle: A simple Tool for Wasting Less

Team Name: Round Table Team Members: Lily Sylvester, Ritisha Ghosh, Paige Tornow, Austin Gandolfi   WeCycle: A simple tool for wasting less. Requested Amount: $50,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 2 years Describe your Project: (500 words) Humans as a civilization are reaching a critical point in their relationship with Earth.  With the […]

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EnviroRENTAL: Empowering Renters and Holding Landlords Accountable

The Dark Knights. Sophie Lutz, William Galardi, Max Marcovitch Project Title: EnviroRENTAL: Empowering Renters and Holding Landlords Accountable Requested Amount: $10,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 6 months to hire our staff and set up our innovative app Describe your Project: 500 words Our Group wants to address the environmental impact of renting […]

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RateRental: Find Your Way Home at the University of Michigan

Project Title: RateRental: Find Your Way Home at the University of Michigan Requested Amount: $50,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: Approximately 3 months Project Description:  The goal of this product is to promote a unique model for reviewing student housing rentals through a mobile app and the distribution of transparent data on housing […]

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Wasteless Move: an app that minimizes waste during college moving.

Requested Amount: $50,000. Our team does not foresee any financial needs besides those to build the actual app. Based on other sources (https://www.cleveroad.com/blog/how-much-does-it-cost-to-create-an-app), $50,000 is enough to hire an expert to create the app. Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: Our team estimates one year to complete our project. Eight months would give us […]

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Eco-Buddy: An App for Sustainability and Mental Health

Project Title: Eco-Buddy Team Members: Ryan Alford, Joe Hazelton, Natalie Gratsch, Meda Maweja Requested Amount: $100,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: Four months Describe your Project: We want to design and develop an app that encompasses both sustainable transportation and mental health. We want to tie together sustainable information, mental health betterment, and overall […]

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Eliminating Heavy Jargon in Scientific News with Technology

Project Title: Eliminating Heavy Jargon in Scientific News with Technology Team Members: Sarah Kleppe, Cameron Leitz, Rio Mizuno Requested Amount: $25000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 8 months   Describe your Project: Our idea is to create a website that helps readers understand scientific journals and articles since these documents often include scientific […]

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An Argument Against Trump’s Plan to Freeze Fuel Efficiency Standards

This very recent article written by Giorgio Rizzoni, an engineering professor and Director for the Center for Automotive Research at Ohio State, discusses the negative consequences that could result from Trump’s proposed plan to freeze fuel efficiency standards. From the beginning, the Rizzoni’s opinion is no secret. He disagrees with this plan because he believes it […]

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Google Chairman Says the Internet Will Soon Disappear

https://www.businessinsider.com/google-chief-eric-schmidt-the-internet-will-disappear-2015-1?nr_email_referer=1&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_content=TechSelect This article from Business Insider covers a tech leaders panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The article begins with a surprising quote from Google’s chairman and ex-CEO, saying, “the internet will disappear.” Many consider Google to be the leader of the web, so this quote urges readers to continue reading to determine […]

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Apple Combats Algorithms to Save Journalism

In the New York Times article, Jack Nicas discusses the future of news delivery from the lens of Apple News. Apple entered the news industry in 2015 by launching an app that personalizes article selection. Apple staffs its newsroom with 30 former journalists from publications including The Times, The Journal, and CNN, who consume news, […]

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Just A Drop: 20% of the world’s fresh water may be at risk of an oil spill

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/10/03/line-five-tunnel-deal-enbridge-snyder/1509072002/ In this Detroit News Article, discussions on Michigan’s Line 5 which runs under the straights of Mackinaw is discussed in detail as plans to build a tunnel to protect the pipeline were announced last month. Given the controversy of this topic between political and environmental spheres, the article does a very good job of […]

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