Tag Archives: internet

Revisiting I Believe

After looking back at my I Believe statements from week 1, I still think that my statements are true, but I have learned many things about the news that changes my perception. I thought that most news organizations tried to write unbiased stories, but I learned that it is becoming more popular to insert yourself […]

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YouTube Views Balloon After Google Retools Play-Next Algorithm

This article overviews the increase in YouTube view-time Google’s 2012 re-tooling of its video recommendation algorithm. Google now uses machine learning to parse user history data and give tailored recommendations that promote watch time over total views. In 2017 when this article was written, 2 billion users watched YouTube every 90 days, combining for more […]

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Google Chairman Says the Internet Will Soon Disappear

https://www.businessinsider.com/google-chief-eric-schmidt-the-internet-will-disappear-2015-1?nr_email_referer=1&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_content=TechSelect This article from Business Insider covers a tech leaders panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The article begins with a surprising quote from Google’s chairman and ex-CEO, saying, “the internet will disappear.” Many consider Google to be the leader of the web, so this quote urges readers to continue reading to determine […]

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I believe, reprise

I still stand by each I believe statement I made at the beginning of the semester. For context, some of my favorites include: I believe that the best journalism is critical of social, political, economic and public issues and allows different narratives, perspectives and ideas to be showcased in a factual and accurate manner and […]

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Fight Knight: Eye Once Science

Fight Knight Project Group Sarah Gallagher, Shayan Golafshani, Flick Cain, Kallisse Dent, Taha Bashir   Project Title: 10 words  Eye Once Science (or Science At a Glance)  Requested Amount  5,000 dollars Expected Amount of time to Complete Project  1-2 months with a dedicated team Describe your Project: 500 words Our idea is a google chrome […]

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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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The Survival of News: Engaging the Reader

The New York Times article, on the Newspaper Association of America’s removal of the word “newspaper” from its name, does a good job of engaging the reader despite being on an uncommon and unpopular topic. By starting with a thought experiment that takes the reader to their future self being asked, “’Grandma, what was a newspaper?’”, […]

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News for Kids: A YouTube Initiative

Team members: Katie Pak, Megan Williams, Sahar Gowani Requested Amount: $10,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: Six months Describe your Project: 500 words   For our project, we would like to create a YouTube channel that delivers news to late-elementary and early-middle school age students. In the wake of the recent election, we […]

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Knight News Challenge: QuickContext

Project Title: QuickContext Requested Amount: $20,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 4 – 6 Months The Description            “QuickContext” is to be an app running on IOS mobile and android platforms. The basic functionality, along with much of the code, will also be available as extensions for modern web browsers (chrome, firefox, opera). The […]

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