I Believed… Reflecting on the Semester

My beliefs from January: I believe that the future of news lies in the hands of the younger generation, as the majority of younger people have grown up getting their information from online and social media sources, and it will be interesting to see what further progress is made to increase the timeliness and accessibility […]

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I Believe Reflection

I believe… 1) That news connects us to a social cause and there is nothing in the history of humanity that is more powerful than humans connected to a social cause, even if they differ on their solutions. 2) That journalism is the intersection of sociology and verbal/visual communication. 3) That our goal as journalists […]

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I believe reflections

These were my I believe… statements from the beginning of the semester That all news has some bias in it whether it’s intended or not. It is important to critically think about what you read or hear on the news and not simply take it as it is. That writing for the general public is […]

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Fertilizers and weed killers containing harmful chemicals can get into the water supply and cause massive algal blooms.

A Blooming Problem: Algae across America

Jason Peters, a fisherman in south Florida, has lived on the water his entire life, but a chartreuse green slime that fills the canal next to his house may threaten his livelihood.   In fact, the lives of millions of people around the country are changing because of an alarming increase in algal blooms. “You gotta […]

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I Believe Reflection

I believe…… that the most challenging thing about being a journalist is being able to report what you want and how you want to. that the future of news is getting worse by displaying so much negativity to the public that my greatest strength as a journalist is being able to make the interviewee feel […]

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Elementary Students Being exposed to Toxins from pollution

An old industrial building bleeding out fumes and chemicals into the surrounding air and environment in the 1950’s goes to ruin, no longer in use, becoming another abandoned factory building in southwest Detroit. Long after this industrial factory building is out of use, in 2010, Detroit Public Schools Administration uses tax dollars and grants in […]

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A Bubbling Movement Around Sexual Assault

On a Friday night in the winter of 2011, Sumana Palle, a then sophomore at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI was where she usually was: out at a house party, dancing with her female friends as their heels stuck to the floors covered in alcohol with sounds of ricocheting ping pong balls […]

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My Altered Beliefs About the News

I believe that the best journalism leaves readers with a provocative question. I believe the most challenging thing about being a journalist is being open to ideals that are different from your own. I believe journalism etiquette must be respected, and journalists may (and are encouraged to) challenge ideas, but not the people sharing the […]

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‘I Believe..’ Reflection

I believe…… 1.That the most challenging thing about being a journalist is…finding a way to present information and stories in a way that will make a wide variety of people understand why it is relevant to their own life and experiences. 2. That the future of news is… simply change, and not ‘decline’. People will […]

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I Believe… Journalism Will Survive

I believe… I believe that the biggest opportunity facing news organizations today is the access they now have to instant news stories from millions of people around the world. I believe that my greatest challenge as a journalist will be conveying stories and ideas in an unbiased way. I believe that the biggest problem with […]

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I believe

New I believe…… (updated for April) Reflection below That visual storytelling is a very powerful medium. That scientific stories should balance accessibility with accuracy in data. That the future of news is virtual and interactive. That there are stories to be told everywhere around us. That my greatest strength as a journalist is my ability […]

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I Believe…..Reflection

I Believe… I believe news is important for informing people about what goes on beyond their local lives. I believe that news is now a bigger part of life because information travels the world much faster than it did in the past. I believe news can help set change in motion. I believe news can […]

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