Tag Archives: Journalism

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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The future of news is in the future

Harvard Nieman Lab’s, “The future of news is humans talking to machines,” is an interesting look at communication that expands upon and supplements the work of Google when it comes to replacing traditional journalism. The culture of innovation around information sharing and technology, according to Nieman Lab, could be centered not only around data collection, […]

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Week 7: student’s choice

For this week I read coverage of Line 5, the 65-year-old oil pipeline running under the Great Lakes which has generated controversy for its precarious state and the operating company’s resistance to shutting the pipeline down or maintaining it properly, despite its initial lifetime estimate of 50 years. The story I read was the MLive […]

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Week 5 – Emilia & Julie’s Choice

Two of this week’s articles discuss Trump’s cuts to science funding. These pieces employ very different journalistic techniques. “All the Ways Trump’s Budget Cuts Science Funding” , written by Sarah Zhang, is concise and packed with statistics. I found the article easy to read because it’s so straightforward, but I think it lacks in quotes. In […]

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Nothing new: Reporting on Flint water crisis flounders

In January 2016, almost two years after the story of the Flint water crisis began, the Detroit Free Press published a story that added almost nothing new to the conversation. The story has its redeeming elements; it incorporates a highly personal element, including poignant and painful photos of several of its subjects, but fails to capitalize […]

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Water in Crisis: Flint, MI.

In reading “People of Flint speak: ‘Nobody should … be living like this’” by Elisha Anderson of the Detroit Free Press, readers must first be familiar with the 2014 Flint water crisis. The article does not start with general background information nor a timeline of the crisis; instead, it starts with a narrative, human-interest lede […]

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I believe!

…that I know more than I did about the process and the difficulty to produce accurate reports with all necessary perspectives.  News is more than writing and telling, it is a very active investigation of society and change.  Many of my previous beliefs hold true, that writing for the general public is a huge responsibility, […]

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I Believe, Reprise

While I believe the core values of my I Believe statements at the beginning of the semester have stayed the same, these statements have solidified based off of my personal experiences and have allowed me to gain valuable perspective. I believe…That the biggest opportunity facing news organizations today is the use of social media and […]

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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

3 beliefs that changed during this class: I believe that journalism has the power to bring communities together. Sharing of stories, news, events, ideas and research cultivates an environment of understanding. With greater understanding, an opportunity for support, collaboration, and action becomes available. Occasionally this belief can be true but this semester I learned that […]

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