Tag Archives: Journalism

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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Evaluating the University’s sexual misconduct policy

This Michigan Daily article describes how student Emily Campbell’s case of sexual assault did not result in finding her perpetrators guilty of sexual assault because of the lack of verbal dissent.  The author thoroughly reports on the incident, results, and complications which resulted in a lengthy article.  I found the sectioning to be helpful to […]

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Media Websites Looking for New Revenue Sources

        The New York Times article “Media Websites Battle Faltering Ad Revenue and Traffic” focuses on how online media sites are having trouble making enough revenue from classical means of advertising. The author points to decreasing site traffic and increasing use of mobile apps rather than websites as the main sources of […]

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Finding Common Mistakes in “Common Mistakes”

The article “How to avoid common mistakes in science writing” serves as an aid for scientists publishing their work. It’s a quick checklist of dos and don’ts in order to complete a successful written scientific piece. The format of the article was a list- an easy, legible way for readers to quickly skim through a […]

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E.P.A. in the News: Bigger Trucks on Fuel Diet?

The article “E.P.A. Proposal Will Put Bigger Trucks on Fuel Diet” was largely focused on the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory’s “truck treadmill,” which will help increase the fuel efficiency of large trucks and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty trucks. While this is a heavily politicized and controversial issue, the authors of this piece seemed […]

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Snapchat Discover One Year Later: How 23 Media Companies Are Building Stories For Evan Spiegel

Smart phone apps and social media sites have found creative new ways to spread news in the past couple years. This article discusses the growth of Snapchat’s “Discover” feature, since its launch in January 2015. Publishers are still facing issues with formatting, as news stories have to fit the vertical layout; investment, since consumers do […]

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Knight Challenge – Report Me

  Project Title: 10 words Report Me – A worldwide online network for publications and journalists Requested Amount $3,000   Expected Amount of time to Complete Project 6 months – 1 year   Describe your Project: 500 words A network for publications to easily find journalists based on location, topic, and expertise to find information […]

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The death of privacy

As most people probably know, there is no such thing as privacy anymore now that we have reached the digital age.  We post things about our lives on social media and do so many things online.  We are constantly connected through our phones and computers and we constantly give companies the right to our personal […]

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Is Media to Blame?

http://www.poynter.org/2016/letter-to-the-editor-national-not-local-media-whiffed-on-flint-coverage/393583/ ” This commentary from poynter.org “Letter to the editor: Local media didn’t whiff on Flint coverage” by John Hiner focuses on the media’s role in coverage of the Flint water crisis. In this commentary John Hiner discusses how the flint water crisis has been documented and reported on as early as October 2015, […]

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It’s not just apples that keep the doctor away; what research is telling us about the healing benefits of nature

A young boy at Mott’s Children’s Hospital high-fives a special guest visitor from the Detroit Zoo in the Family Center             It’s early March; the snow’s just melted and the promise of spring hangs in the air. In the courtyard outside Mott’s Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Shannan Shaw’s two-year-old daughter, […]

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