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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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The farming sector, antibiotics and human health

In an article from the The Guardian, Fiona Harvey describes how the farming sector tries to reduce the amount of antibiotics used in animal food, as the overuse of antibiotics is thought to be a main cause for human resistance to medicine. In an Article that tackles issues related to human health it is easy to get […]

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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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Scott Pruitt Surprisingly Changes EPA Policy Regarding who Can Serve as an Advisor

In an article from the Washington Post , Brady Dennis and Juliet Elperin discuss the recent, unprecedented change that Scott Pruitt, the head administrator for the EPA, made regarding who can serve as an advisor. In articles like these that have political debates at their core, its easy to insert bias into one’s writing while discussing […]

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YouTube Algorithms Lead to Large Increase in Hours of Video Watched Each Day

In The Wall Street Journal article, Jack Nicas discusses the advancements in YouTube’s algorithm strategy to increase the time spent watching videos by each unique viewer. Nicas discusses different ways that the video-recommendation algorithm was progressed, as well as the success rate of these different advancements. In his lede, Nicas mentions that due to Google’s […]

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Photos from the Philippine Drug War

In a feature article written for The New York Times, freelance photographer Daniel Berehulak shares both his experiences and photographs from documenting the Philippine Drug War in 2016. Many of his photos depict the gruesome death of alleged drug users around Manila. Others feature the police, funerals, and crowded prisons full of admitted drug users. […]

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Google, the evil empire?

In this Fox Business article, Steve Tobak takes an unorthodox approach. He makes comparisons between Google and other previous tech giants, like AT&T, IBM, and Microsoft calling them “evil empires.”  He takes readers through a chronology of Google’s development and business affiliation timeline. Do you think giving readers the back story in this method is more […]

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What do you think – is Google evil?

When it comes to divisive issues, the decision of how to present the different viewpoints (and which ones to present at all) is a great power journalist possess. This week, the question is whether or not Google is an “evil” company, primarily based on the way it uses the information of its consumers. In this […]

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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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The Hyper-Partisan Divide on Sexual Assault

The article referenced is mentioned here Within this article, Kitchener begins her examination of how Sexual Assault became such a powerfully divided issue instead of being explored through a bi-partisan perspective. She highlights that “Republican and Democrat parents all want their kids to be safe in college”, however, this narrative has been vastly blinded by political affiliation […]

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