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I believe, reprise

When looking back at my I believe statements from the beginning of the semester, there a few that stick out in particular. I believe… “that the future of news is digital” After our field trips and class discussions, I have gained more knowledge about why this is indeed true. Our visit to the Detroit Free Press Office […]

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I believe, reprise

In my original “I believe” statement, I wrote I believe “that everyone can be a journalist if they are persistent enough and focused enough to extract the facts from sources in terms that they understand, and recognize when and where there are questions to be asked that have not yet been answered.” The 2008 New […]

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I believe, reprise

In the beginning of the semester I mentioned that one of my beliefs was that news organizations had the challenge of competing with social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. In  “Mobile-Focused Startup Quartz Manages to Actually Turn a Profit on Digital Journalism” Matthew Flamm discusses how a business website has managed to compete […]

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What I Believe Now

In my original I believe statement, I spoke about how an a good journalist should be able to present accurate evidence in an intriguing way, to show readers that news they otherwise would not be interested is actually very important. As I write my own news feature, I am finding that my original beliefs are […]

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I Believe, Reprise

During the first week of the course, I wrote about the potential and responsibilities for journalists to be storytellers for underrepresented communities and issues. Indeed, while our class has not explicitly discussed the social justice component of journalism, many of our guest speakers and presenters have, in sharing their perspectives on topics ranging from sexual […]

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I believe, reprise

I think that where my beliefs have not been changed and instead enforced, are those relating to the problematic nature of bias infiltrating reporting and that the best journalism is unbiased. Through this course, I have learned about the standards of integrity that journalism must be held to. Moreover, we have witnessed and discussed the […]

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I believe, reprise

I still believe that the future of news is going to be almost entirely electronic, and this will provide a huge opportunity for news organizations to expand. The AdAge article from this week’s module discusses how Quartz, a business website, has successfully profited by being financed entirely by digital advertising. This shows that journalism can be successful […]

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I believe, reprise…

Throughout the course of this semester, many of the beliefs I started the class with have been supported or morphed slightly while one belief has been heartily strengthened: I believe that everyone can be a journalist if they find and develop a story they consider to be worth telling and believe in their ability to do […]

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How do biased news organizations report on political news?

“Fake news” has been one of President Trump’s favorite topics to tweet about since his election into office. This term generally refers to the deliberate spread of misinformation via news or social media, but Trump has generalized the term to include news that comes from a politically-biased source. When talking about political news, the source […]

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A Saudi Prince and Tabloid Prints

In this NYT article, the relationship between Tabloid mogul David Pecker and the President is thoroughly analyzed. The history between Pecker and Trump is well supported with quotes, and relates the exchanges back to the 2016 election, one of the biggest sources of controversy at the moment for Trump. The idea that this Tabloid withheld sensitive […]

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