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I believe, reprise

My beliefs considering journalism have not changed so much as expanded since the start of the course. I didn’t realize how much of an impact the elements outside of actual writing had. From key quotes and sources to visual aids such as pictures and videos, there are many more elements to a news article than […]

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I belive, reprise…

My views on journalism have changed a bit since the beginning of the course. Like most students in the class, I had a pretty clear idea of how journalism in the modern day has been functioning, and where the problems laid. But, during the course, I quickly became aware of the difficulty of in depth […]

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I Believe, Reprise

While I believe the core values of my I Believe statements at the beginning of the semester have stayed the same, these statements have solidified based off of my personal experiences and have allowed me to gain valuable perspective. I believe…That the biggest opportunity facing news organizations today is the use of social media and […]

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I believe, reprise

Regarding the I Believe statements that I made in the beginning of the semester, I don’t think that my beliefs about news have changed all that drastically. I still believe that great journalism means telling a great story, and there is still a craving for good investigative journalism, but it should be read with a […]

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“I believe” statement, reprised

After reading through my initial statement made at the beginning of this course, I would say that I would revise it to focus more on the content of news, instead of the source of the news. My initial response focused more on the concept of information overload and understanding how to distinguish legitimate news from […]

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I believe reprise…

Boy o-boi! I feel that I was pretty naive about journalism before this class started. That’s to expected though, since I had no idea about what the field is like or what it would entail. Here are six thoughts I had that I believed in at the beginning of the semester. That the role professional news organizations play in my life will probably increase in […]

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EPA & the Trump Administration

In the Washington Times article, Wolfgang calls into question the activities of EPA administrator Scott Pruitt and his collusion with gas companies (Devon Energy) during his tenure as Oklahoma attorney general, coordinating efforts to fight energy regulations imposed by the Obama administration. He then directly compares these efforts to the activities of the EPA under […]

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Maneuvering voice in neutral writing

In this 2016 Washington Post article,  Brady Dennis covers controversies in the transition of EPA administration after Trump’s election.  It stood out to me among the readings because in comparison, I found this piece to be particularly full of voice.  Voice is an important part of every writer’s writing because it gives a distinct personality […]

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The government & fake facts

In the article from RealClear Politics, Ignatius discusses the political climate and the polarization that seems to have seeped into many facets of news coverage-including sports. This opinion piece is a call to action to hold news organizations accountable for reporting biased information. He proposes ideas talked about in a few KnightChallenge groups, such as […]

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Can statistics save the world?

The editorial piece published in spring of 2017 by George C. Wang for CNN.com, utilizes many different peer-reviewed studies and reports to make his case for how adopting a vegan diet can “save the planet”. Wang extensively cites a 2006 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to illustrate the deleterious effects […]

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