Tag Archives: I believe

I Believe, Reprise

During the first week of the course, I wrote about the potential and responsibilities for journalists to be storytellers for underrepresented communities and issues. Indeed, while our class has not explicitly discussed the social justice component of journalism, many of our guest speakers and presenters have, in sharing their perspectives on topics ranging from sexual […]

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I believe, reprise

After reading back through my “I Believe” statements from the beginning of the term, I see that my ideas regarding the changing-nature of what news looks like is  pretty much unchanged.  I still wonder what the face of news will be going forward, but I have no doubt it will remain present in some form […]

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I Believe, reprise

For the most part, I stick by my original “I Believe” Statements. I think that the core of what I wrote stands true, but I think I’ve learned a lot this semester and I would either add or slightly enhance some of those original statements. I believe that writing for the general public should serve […]

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I believe, reprise

While I don’t feel that any of my initial beliefs about journalism have changed, I do feel that they have grown tremendously. If I were to rewrite my “I believe” statements, I would include three major additions. I believe that social media is an integral and growing aspect of journalism and how we share information. […]

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I Believe Reprise

For the most part, my beliefs from the beginning of the semester remain the same. Something I don’t think I considered as much at the beginning of the semester was how the change from print to online will affect the financial feasibility of news outlets, discussed in the article “Web Sites That Dig for News […]

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I believe reprise…

Boy o-boi! I feel that I was pretty naive about journalism before this class started. That’s to expected though, since I had no idea about what the field is like or what it would entail. Here are six thoughts I had that I believed in at the beginning of the semester. That the role professional news organizations play in my life will probably increase in […]

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I believe, reprise

I do not think my beliefs relating to news have changed too much from the first week of class until now. Maybe this is because I wrote super generalized statements. However, my confidence as a journalist has definitely increased since then. For example, I said that interviewing people is challenging and awkward. Now, I still believe […]

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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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I Believe… Reflection

Looking back through my I Believe statements, not many of them have changed a lot. I wrote about how one of my main concerns as a journalist would be managing my bias, I feel like this may still be true. But this class has definitely taught me the importance of always fact checking and presenting news […]

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Have your beliefs about news changed? What is the future of news?

Four months ago, we ask students in our environmental and public health journalism course at the University of Michigan to write ten, one-sentence statements about news that began with the words “I believe.” After practicing reporting and journalistic writing, critiquing news stories, experimenting with various digital forms of communication and working in teams to develop […]

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