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I Believe Reflection

I believe that the role professional news organizations play in my life will likely be replaced by many independent sources of information as technology evolves making information easier to obtain. I believe that the most challenging part of being a journalist is remaining objective and unbiased in presenting information. I believe that the future of […]

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I Believe, Reprise

Looking back on my answers, I was surprised to see not too much has changed in my thoughts about news. I think the most interesting response is to “The greatest challenge as a journalist is…” to which I replied, “Writing about something I am passionate about while still presenting both sides equally.” I think this is […]

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Renewable Energy Sector Remains Optimistic Amid Trump Policy Outlook

This article on npr gives a general overview of the renewable energy sector under Trump. The article argues that the renewable energy sector will be fine under the Trump administration. Renewable energy has gained so much momentum over the past decade that will allow the industry to succeed in the future. The article emphasizes that costs […]

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Tribes That Live Off Coal Hold Tight to Trump’s Promises

This article published in the New York Times on April 1st discusses the impact that Obama’s energy policies, specifically the so-called “war on coal,” has had on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana. As 30% of coal reserves west of the Mississippi are located on Indian lands, this issue is widespread. The tribe has suffered immensely […]

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Revisiting Human Touch In the Age of Artificial Intelligence:

The article published by the NY Post centers around the lack of sensitivity of ad posting by Google. In a recent event, Havas, a global advertisement company, filed complaints on Google allowing Havas’ clients’ ads to appear on videos consist two men carrying an ISIS flag.  Besides Havas, AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, Starbucks, JP Morgan, etc.. […]

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Where Fake News Goes to Die

My choice for this week is the CNN story, Where Fake News Goes to Die, from March 10th, 2017. http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/10/us/snopes-day-in-the-life-trnd/ It’s less a “day in the life” story, as promised by the URL, than an abridged history of mythbusting website Snopes.com, coupled with information about their procedure. In light of the influence of fake news on the 2016 […]

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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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Dakota Pipeline Protesters Erect Teepees Outside Trump Hotel

In the Huffington Post Article, “Native Americans Bring Dakota Pipeline Protest to Trump’s Doorstep,” the author reports on the Native Nations March, a four day march that culminated on Friday, that was organized in response to the President’s advancement of the pipeline and to stand for native sovereignty. The story features interviews of a member […]

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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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Visual Storytelling: A Love Story and Twins for a Combat Veteran Amputee

This New York Times photo essay demonstrates how powerful visuals can be in storytelling. The raw intimacy of this 24-photograph series, with the respective captions, immediately intrigues the reader with the unique challenges and joys of this couple’s relationship. Rachel and Jason, middle school sweethearts, find each other after Jason loses both legs and an arm during his time serving as a minesweeper […]

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