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Shattering Glass Recycling Preconceptions: Challenges and Solutions to Recycling Glass

By: Taylor Lass Lucas Dean overlooks piles of crushed glass at SOCRRA Clad in a neon yellow vest and eyes obscured by dark sunglasses, Lucas Dean listens to the piercing noise of the glass breaker crushing glass into pieces the size of coins. Three piles of glass separated by grade stand before him. “I can […]

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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

Reflecting on the “I Believe” statements from the beginning of the term, the general theme was that the future of journalism was unclear. I agree with my earlier ideas that the news is headed into the world of tech, and if newspapers want to survive they will have to put their efforts into this field. […]

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I Believe, reprise

Some of my previous “I believe…” statements have stayed true for me from the beginning of this class until the end. Specifically, I believed that integrity and authenticity were two values that a good journalist should maintain, and after hearing the advice of guest speakers and reading many in-depth news articles, I concur with the […]

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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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Less news in the news

Here is a quick interview piece done by NPR about layoffs in the Chicago Tribune news room. Here is an article about the Denver Post cutting a third of its staff. These layoffs and budget cuts are hot topics in today’s news industry. These two pieces are interesting because they tell very similar stories, just in […]

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Reinventing The Newspaper

Before reading this New York Times article, you notice the photo of an elderly man reading the newspaper next to a news stand in what could be a coffee shop or diner. This photo truly tells the story in one single visual, and I like what it adds to the piece. In my opinion, Jim […]

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What does the future have in store with the possibility to edit the human genome?

In Sharon Begley’s article about the new technology that boosts gene editing techniques, she attempts to explain this complicated process in terms that the average person can understand. I thought she did a good job making this scientific technique exciting and the perfect balance of intelligent/understandable. What do you think about the lede and nut […]

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Studying Studies: The Role of Scientific Research in Informing Public Health

The article published in The New York Times, titled “Birth Control Pills Still Linked to Breast Cancer, Study Finds” provides insight into a Denmark-based study, which suggests that among a sample population of 1.8 million Danish women, “the risk of breast cancer was higher among women who currently or recently used contemporary hormonal contraceptives.” Such findings are […]

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Three Sides to Every Story

This week’s module includes an intriguing example of one story viewed from three discrete angles. Ryan Standon’s MLive article uses voices of EPA employees, lawmakers, and community members to highlight this EPA lab’s importance in conducting environmental testing and providing jobs. It shows how this proposed cut would hurt the facility, although there is a […]

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