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Detroit Field Trip

The field trip to Channel 4 and the Detroit Free Press involved once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that I am fortunate to have been a part of. Our tour of Channel 4 was fascinating, particularly when watching the weather forecast get filmed before our eyes. The fact that just a small sound, such as a cell phone going off, […]

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Detroit Field Trip Reflection

I really enjoyed the field trip and found it to be really interesting.  First we went to the TV station and I thought that was really cool because we got to see them tape a segment and have a tour of the building to see how operations work at a major TV station.  I wish […]

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Free Press Trip

The trip to the free press was interesting for a number of reasons. The first thing that I noticed was how everybody in the newsroom was on a very tight schedule, however I’m not sure if that’s an everyday thing. Most of the employees seemed a little stressed in my opinion and had no time […]

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Trip to Freep/ Channel 4

The field trip on Thursday was probably one of the best outings that I have gone on in Michigan thus far. I have gone to Detroit many times to see concerts and even the Detroit Institute of Art, but it was so inspiring this time around to see a professional side to the city. I […]

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Field trip to Freep and Channel 4

I greatly enjoyed the field trip to the Detroit Free Press and Channel 4. There were several things that struck me as we walked through the offices and interacted with the journalists. The first thing I noticed as we got to speak with and ask questions to the journalists and editors was how resourceful the […]

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Trip to Freep/Channel 4

Perhaps the most surprising and gratifying element of the field trip to the Detroit news stations was seeing how excited the reporters were to see a group of college students, a demographic markedly different from the older, professional demographic represented by the journalists. It seemed that those working on relevant stories were eager to hear our […]

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Trip to Freep/ Channel 4

I really enjoyed our last field trip to the Detroit Free Press and Channel 4 news. My first takeaway from the field trip was just how personality played into each role of the newsroom. The editor had a strong persona, and a demeanor that showed he was in charge. He spoke loudly and knowledgeably about […]

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Trip to Freep and Channel 4

I really enjoyed our field trip today, and I learned a lot about what goes on in a newsroom. My biggest takeaway from the day is that I do not think I could ever be a full time journalist! Everyone that we met was always “on”; they were always looking for potential interviewees or story […]

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Google, Journalism, and Power

Reading about Google and its maps in this article from the Atlantic has me thinking about power — specifically, who has it, and what that means for those of us who don’t. Google really has revolutionized the way we see the world. We can literally watch it from our desktop computers. Remember when Google Earth […]

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In the Newsroom

In the newsroom, it was a puzzle. People trying to fit themselves onto our desktops and our phones. Trying to imagine themselves as us. What do they want to see? What do they want to hear? What do we want to see? What do we want to hear? In the newsroom, it was surprising. Stories […]

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