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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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Press Access & Environmental Coverage in the Trump Era

In the EENews piece, Camille von Kaenel mentions that Rep. Debbie Dingell’s request to tour the EPA’s National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory in Ann Arbor in March, and was originally turned down – with the Lab stating that it had no political chaperones around. The Detroit News article also mentions that Dingell’s first request to visit the […]

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Speaking on Sexual Assault: How Journalists Change the Conversation

Sexual assault is a difficult topic for journalists to cover, and there are many factors that play into the ways an article addresses the subject. With the articles relating to Betsy Devos’s announcement to reexamine Title IX, there are obvious differences that can be seen straight from the start of both pieces.  The Politico article takes […]

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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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Can the News Survive the Newspaper?

This article, published by the New York Times early last September, discusses the future of news reporting while the industry adjusts to the steady decline of newspaper, or print media, readership as online news sources and social media gain widespread popularity and “viewership” across the globe. Rutenberg makes the case that yes, news will indeed survive the newspaper, […]

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EPA Workers Attempt to Block Scott Pruitt’s Confirmation as New Head of EPA

In early February, The New York Times published this article, EPA Workers Try to Block Pruitt in Show of Defiance, which focused on how many current and former EPA employees were protesting and contacting their senators in an attempt to block Pruitt’s confirmation as the new head of the EPA. Pruitt’s nomination was largely contested […]

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Verbal Coercion and Sexual Assault on College Campuses

The article published by Time sheds light on how college campuses, mainly the University of Michigan, are putting more focus on sexual misconduct and the role of verbal pressure. It explains how schools have found, through surveys, that there is a large population of students who have experienced unwanted sexual activity as a result of verbal […]

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Volkswagen Car Emission Scandal

The article published by The Atlantic discusses how a group of researchers at West Virginia University discovered major disparities in the expected emission levels from clean diesel Volkswagen cars. It explains how the findings from this research led to further investigations by the California Air Resources Board as well as the EPA. It mentioned that Volkswagen denied any […]

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Behind the Scenes of Google Maps

In this article from The Atlantic, journalist Alexis Madrigal shares his experience visiting with the “Ground Truth” team at Google which is a team involved in the development of Google Maps. Madrigal explains the process he observed as a Google engineer created a new map and massaged the data to correct any imperfections. Like Madrigal, I […]

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Media Websites Looking for New Revenue Sources

        The New York Times article “Media Websites Battle Faltering Ad Revenue and Traffic” focuses on how online media sites are having trouble making enough revenue from classical means of advertising. The author points to decreasing site traffic and increasing use of mobile apps rather than websites as the main sources of […]

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