Tag Archives: News Critiques

Thinking Too Small: The Problem With Volkswagen and Self-Reported Emission Tests

The Emissions Testing systems utilized by both European and American companies have recently come under scrutiny in light of the recent Volkswagen Diesel scandal. The German-based company admitted to installing faulty software intended to falsely minimize the  emissions results in over 10 million vehicles. This NY Times article examines how the culture of the auto-industry has […]

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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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Reviewing the Quality of Medical Journalism: Hype vs Accurate Reporting

In your own writing, you should think about the goals you are trying to accomplish.One way to start doing that, is by evaluating another author’s work, like we have done with our peer edits. This article gives a “score” to an article written on the New York Times. What score would you give the NY […]

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Election bias leaking into articles about the youth vote

Election day is almost here.  I turned 18 a few weeks before the 2008 election and I’m sure a lot of people remember the Vote or Die Campaign flooding youth programs in 2008. It could be the fact that I watch less TV, but I feel as if this campaign the need for the youth […]

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