Tag Archives: Michigan

Climate Change and The Value of the Great Lakes

Even in the Fall, the sunset on Lake Michigan is breathtaking, as the sunlight dances over the dark waters, but all eyes are on the bride and groom. A lake-side beach wedding in September seems like an unusual choice, but Valerie Ann Strong “could not imagine a more perfect location.” She grew up in a […]

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Epidemics in the News Today

Article Link: http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/michigan-confirms-first-measles-case/30887204 What do you think about the relationship between news outlets and public health today? Dramatized? Effective? The rise of the internet age has brought with it both good and bad changes. With concerns to spreading the word about epidemics, for the most of the world today, the internet is the most efficient […]

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Newsroom Reflection

Visiting The Detroit News and Channel 4 today was a really great experience, putting into perspective how these local organizations work, creating and sharing news constantly.  At The Detroit News, I found it interesting that many of the people in the news meeting were older.  I wonder if there are younger writers and reporters in the different sections […]

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Visual story telling: A month in the life of Diane Miller

http://nikkihorowitz.com/a-month-in-the-life-diane-miller/   – To see photographs Diane Miller (24) is the director and lead instructor at Ringstar, a studio dedicated to supporting and promoting physical, circus, and theater arts in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  She is especially skilled at aerial silks and stage combat fighting.  Diane and her fiancé, Chris consider themselves to be naturalists.  They spend […]

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Washtenaw County’s New Water Resources Commissioner

By Karelyn Munro                 Evan Pratt, Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner, stood on the stage of Woodruff’s Bar in Ypsilanti, MI, playing his saxophone with the band “Hullaballoo”, in a wordless song that was revealed to be about the” wolf population in Michigan”. Later, as he stood in […]

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C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Child Life Director Shaping Child Health Care

by Lauren Dudley, University of Michigan Journalism Student Dan Fischer still remembers his 21-year-old self, sitting in his psychology professor’s office, his senior year at the University of Michigan.  The four years of undergraduate school had gone by fast and Fischer had no idea what he wanted to do with the degree in Psychology he […]

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Fracking in Northern Michigan

Hi everyone, this post is from Chad. I had trouble with my WordPress site (it wouldn’t let me put up a new post)- so Emily let me use her site!  For years, the Mason Tract Area in Northern Michigan has been under the threat of oil companies. After months of deliberation and discussion between local […]

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Knight New Project: Sex Talks– The online comprehensive sex education program

Project Title: Sex Talks: The online comprehensive sex education program Team 5: Katie Barbour, Chad Kelsey, Michael Kaufman-Schofield Requested Amount:  $10,000 for developing a site (web developer), production of these videos, and networking with medical professionals Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: Preliminary program in 6 months Describe your Project: The idea for the […]

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In The Quill’s…

In The Quill’s article, Michigan’s Morphing Media, journalist Lori F. Brost and Maria B. Marron detail the morphosis of Ann Arbor’s News sources. What I found most provoking about this piece was the author’s report on how online publication served as a hub for community engagement: “The strength of the online publication was that it was able to […]

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We’ve heard about the ecological niche, but what about a journalism niche?

In the Michigan’s Morphing Media article, I thought the idea of  “Circle of Blue” as a network of “journalists, scientists, and communication design experts” that reports on water issues was unique. Rather than acting as a broader news source that publishes stories on a variety of topics, it’s highly specialized and focuses on the many and […]

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