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Visual Storytelling: A Love Story and Twins for a Combat Veteran Amputee

This New York Times photo essay demonstrates how powerful visuals can be in storytelling. The raw intimacy of this 24-photograph series, with the respective captions, immediately intrigues the reader with the unique challenges and joys of this couple’s relationship. Rachel and Jason, middle school sweethearts, find each other after Jason loses both legs and an arm during his time serving as a minesweeper […]

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Mangrove loss threatens Kenyan coastal communities and the climate

This article on Climate Change News brings up the matter of Mangrove forests in Kenya and examines how the destruction of these forests may impact climate change on a level that we may not expect. It is common knowledge that the destruction of forested areas around the world has caused unprecedented habitat loss and problems between […]

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“New HIV cases in Washtenaw County hit 15-year high”

As a whole, I thought the story incorporated a lot of information without being too stuffed full of numbers. The section headers helped separate the many facets of the story, and allowed the writer to go more in depth with each one since the angle of the story was clear. The pull quotes and photos […]

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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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Changing Role of Campaign Contributions in Environmental Policy

As many of you have probably heard, at the beginning of the month the Supreme Court ruled to lower limits on aggregate campaign donations in McCutcheon v. FEC. To give you an idea of what this means you can take a look here. Many environmental activists are concerned that the ruling will mean greater influence of money over […]

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Trends Shaping Digital News

Here is an article from the Pew Research Center’s website outlining some interesting trends in how people use digital news sources: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/10/16/12-trends-shaping-digital-news/#comments The Pew Research Center is described on its wikipedia page as, “an American think tank based in Washington, D.C., that provides information on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the United States […]

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Growing Concern About Drought in the West

The New York Times recently published the article “Severe Drought Has U.S. West Fearing Worst.” The story focuses on the aftermath of the drought that has been occurring in California. As rainfall remains nonexistent, the rural communities are having trouble providing water to thousands of citizens. Without a steady water supply, many are worried about conservation […]

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GMOs and the news

The New York Times article, “A Lonely Quest for Facts on Genetically Modified Crops,” follows the story of a bill to ban GMOs that was put up for vote in Kona, Hawaii. Specifically it focuses on one council member, Greggor Ilagan, and his quest for answers. Ilagan soon realizes that a straight answer is hard […]

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Maybe journalism of the future will go to its audience instead of relying on its audience to seek it out

Maybe news of the future is meant to be stumbled upon.  Maybe journalists of the future will have to work a little harder–no, scratch that.  Maybe journalists of the future will have to work a little differently.  The Atlantic‘s article titled Upworthy: I Thought This Website Was Crazy, but What Happened Next Changed Everything dissects […]

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Environmentally Engaged

In the Detroit Free Press’ article, Three years after oil spill, a slow recovery haunts Kalamazoo River, (http://www.freep.com/article/20130623/NEWS06/306230059/), Keith Manery writes about the impact that the oil spill has had on the Kalamazoo River itself, but the communities surrounding the River. The article gives statistics on health effects that the oil spill has had on […]

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