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Genetics study finds 94% of consumers pleased with test results

  Throughout most of her childhood and adulthood, University of Michigan librarian Patricia Anderson has endured the burden of dozens of chronic health conditions, numerous diagnoses, and a high incidence of disease in her family. Signing up to participate in a genetics study changed Anderson’s life because of information she received about a gene associated […]

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I believe, reprise

At the beginning of the semester, I wrote two statements that I believe are most important to being a successful journalist. 1) The responsibility of journalists it to give an outlet to voices that aren’t heard or are underrepresented. 2) The most challenging aspect of journalism is remaining unbiased while representing a topic through as […]

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Google and the Detroit Free Press: Driving business while profiting from consumer data

As journalism continues to make the transition from primarily print media to online, newspapers are working to best strategize how to reach the widest and largest viewership possible. As we learned on the tour at the Detroit Free Press, this can be done by using analytics to find out which articles are receiving the most […]

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Safe Map: Phone application makes walking safer for college students

Knight Challenge Application: Safe Map Phone Application connects to Google Maps to create safe routes for college students Team Members:  Anders Johnson, Sarah Girard, Ian Campbell, and Madeleine Gerson Requested amount: $50,000 Expected time for project completion: Six months   The project We plan to create an application, Safe Map, that would—in partnership with Google […]

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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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