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How to Communicate the Future of the News?

As we are in the midst of writing our news features, I thought it would be good to examine and compare the techniques/ lay-outs used by writers for an Ann Magazine article and a NYTimes article.   Look at the ledes for each article. While the Ann Magazine article starts with a scene, the NYTimes starts […]

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Environmental Entrepreneur Saves Waste Through Start-Up Company

Written by: Emily Jaffe, University of Michigan Journalism Student Phel Meyer wants you to think inside the box. A Bizee Box to be exact. The 30-year-old San Diego native can be found most days rushing around Ann Arbor to meet with anyone interested in his start-up company, Bizee Box, a reusable takeout container service.  On […]

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Climate Change and Politics

There are two articles that I would like to question to spark a discussion. In Presidential Politics, Cimitile, a graduate student of journalism, discusses the clash between politics and science in the White House. While many of the other articles that we have read discuss the politics and threats of climate change, many do not […]

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Fracking in Northern Michigan

Hi everyone, this post is from Chad. I had trouble with my WordPress site (it wouldn’t let me put up a new post)- so Emily let me use her site!  For years, the Mason Tract Area in Northern Michigan has been under the threat of oil companies. After months of deliberation and discussion between local […]

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Healthy Circle: The All-Encompassing Health Newsletter

Healthy Circle: The All-Encompassing Health Newsletter Team Members: Casey Wasko, Emily Jaffe, Lauren Dudley Requested amount: $50,000. What is the expected time to completion for our project? To complete the foundation of the newsletter “Healthy Circle,” the group will require about six months. During this time, we will create a database of research that will […]

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New York Times: Enjoyable Reading, but is it Fair Reporting?

There is a controversy in my family: NYTimes or Wall Street Journal? I enjoy reading the NYTimes. I am a liberal Democrat and believe the NYTimes supports government action. My grandparents enjoy reading the Wall Street Journal. They are conservative Tea Party-ers and believe the Wall Street Journal supports business. While this is only an […]

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Hi All, The House of Representatives voted to cut $40 billion to food stamps (aka SNAP – the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).  I do not believe that the federal government should reduce costs by allowing America’s neediest families go hungry. As this decision is closely tied to the public health of millions of people (it […]

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