Tag Archives: student’s choice reading

Sexual Assault: Two sides of the story?

When it comes to sexual assault, there can be a lot of conflicting reads. On the one hand, journalists produce statistics that say that 22.5% of undergraduate women at the University of Michigan have been sexually assaulted. But journalists simultaneously draw a good deal of attention to cases like that of Drew Sterrett from the […]

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Student’s Choice: Is Sugar Killing Us?

With 1/3 of Americans being obese in our country today, food consumption has been a hot topic in the news and health industry.  As quoted in this short, but eye-opening video, “For the first time in history, U.S. children are not expected to live longer than their parents.”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yda8RtOcVFU What do you think is causing […]

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#twitternews #isitnews? #atleastitsfast

Alright.  SO we’re leading up to our visit to the Detroit Free Press ! #journalism #soexciting But let’s address the unfortunate elephant in the room: While I’m not sure how newspapers will continue to deal with challenges from new news outlets, let’s take a look at Twitter, the big kahuna of the evolving news ecosystem.  We’ve […]

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Scientists vs. Journalists: “Guardian of Ocean Life, Armed with Pen and Brush”

This week’s theme of Scientists vs. Journalists proved itself more tenacious than I had originally expected, and after much searching, I finally settled on a profile in the New York Times of Richard Ellis, titled “Guardian of Ocean Life, Armed with Pen and Brush.” I encourage everyone to take a look at the other profiles […]

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Climate Change: Declining Sea Ice

Here is an article from NASA on the this year’s ice melt in the Arctic and how that rate compares to recent history. I feel that the intro paragraph has no real “hook” to the article; the author just dives into the facts and doesn’t look back. However, the target audience is probably for individuals […]

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