Tag Archives: Journalism

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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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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Maneuvering voice in neutral writing

In this 2016 Washington Post article,  Brady Dennis covers controversies in the transition of EPA administration after Trump’s election.  It stood out to me among the readings because in comparison, I found this piece to be particularly full of voice.  Voice is an important part of every writer’s writing because it gives a distinct personality […]

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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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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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