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Covering Fracking in the News

Bryan Walsh’s “How the Sierra Club Took Millions from the Natural Gas Industry–and Why they Stopped” highlights how the change of leadership in the Sierra Club contributed to the grassroots group’s position change regarding fracking. Do you think that Walsh’s story accurately portrays the Sierra Club’s position change or is there a slant? At the bottom of […]

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Pros and Cons of the “he-said-they-said”

The article posted by Chris Taylor on Mashable (http://mashable.com/2013/02/15/elon-musk-tesla-the-new-york-times/) accounts the errors that Tesla has made in this battle between the New York Times and Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla motors. Taylor makes the claim that in their attempt to defend the Model S, Tesla managed to dig themselves a deeper hole as journalists and […]

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Professor’s Choice: Can you recycle in journalism?

While much could be said about P.D. Lesko’s 2011 and 2013 articles about Recycle Ann Arbor, much could be said about the figures used in both. This detailed article needs graphics to help show readers the data without overwhelming them. I found myself wishing for figures when Lesko talks about salaries and budgets and confused […]

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Should we fear GMOs?

Two of the articles this week featured the food topic of GMOs, or genetically modified organisms.  The popular documentary Food Inc., painted a dismal portrait of the world to come with Monsanto and their production of genetically modified seeds.  There debate about GMOs is not just about public health, but also about economics and efficiencies. […]

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Professor’s Choice: Losing the News

Feel free to comment on 1 or both articles, whichever truly turns your journalistic gears: Article 1: Is Facebook dominating our online time?  Check out the following article and consider my qualms about it.. http://adage.com/article/the-media-guy/facebook-media-world-s-black-hole/230157/ 1. Ponder: Did the bar metaphor make sense to you, or could there have been a more effective way to […]

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