Tag Archives: Emilia and Julie’s choice

YouTube Viewership to Pass TV Audiences

An article by the Wall Street Journal found that the hours spent by users on YouTube is predicted to surpass the hours spent by individuals watching traditional television. This is due to the algorithms that Google has created to encourage its visitors to continue watching additional videos. Overall, I thought that the information contained some great statistics […]

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Looking Back on Zika a Year Later

This New York Times article tells about how the response to the Zika epidemic left us with more questions than answers. The article speaks to the dangers we are facing now that there was not a coherent way in which the epidemic was handled. Because tourists and residents were given different advice on how to avoid contracting […]

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Presidential candidates’ views on health care

Christina Farr’s article “Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Health care” can be found here. Overall, I thought the article’s structure of providing a short summary of each candidate’s proposal followed by expert opinion was clear and easy to understand. What did you think about this technique– did you think it was effective or was it […]

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The Use of Subtitles In (Legal-Related and Other) Articles

The use of subtitles in a story can serve as a roadmap for the reader and the author. In our readings on sobriety court, only the women’s health Web MD article uses subtitles, but none of the others do. Why is that and when might you think of using them? In others words … How do subtitles […]

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What is fracking pollution denial costing us?

In December of 2011, the EPA released a report confirming that water pollution detected in areas near natural gas extraction sites were indeed caused by hydraulic fracking, the process by which the gas is obtained. According to the ProPublica article describing the report, local water samples were found to contain various synthetic compounds, including Benzene, […]

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