Tag Archives: #Student’sChoice

A Saudi Prince and Tabloid Prints

In this NYT article, the relationship between Tabloid mogul David Pecker and the President is thoroughly analyzed. The history between Pecker and Trump is well supported with quotes, and relates the exchanges back to the 2016 election, one of the biggest sources of controversy at the moment for Trump. The idea that this Tabloid withheld sensitive […]

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Week 5: Student’s Choice

The two articles I selected showcase different ways that a journalist can approach a scientific piece: To start, read this piece by Benedict Carey.  Carey begins with a statistic in the first sentence and I felt like a lede was missing.  In the 4th & 5th paragraph, Carey continues to cite specific statistics that I felt myself […]

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Photos from the Philippine Drug War

In a feature article written for The New York Times, freelance photographer Daniel Berehulak shares both his experiences and photographs from documenting the Philippine Drug War in 2016. Many of his photos depict the gruesome death of alleged drug users around Manila. Others feature the police, funerals, and crowded prisons full of admitted drug users. […]

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Michael Phelps: A Golden Shoulder to Lean On

Karen Crouse, writing for the New York Times, published an article last week detailing Michael Phelps’ recent endeavor to support mental health causes. Phelps is especially known for helping high profile athletes deal with depression and anxiety in a productive manner, inspired by his own battle with depression and anxiety. The article primarily focuses on […]

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Trump Attacks Warriors’ Curry. LeBron James’s Retort: ‘U Bum.’

In this New York Times article, Ken Belson and Julie Hirschfeld Davis cover President Trump’s recent heated comments on the NBA and the NFL. The article begins by covering the controversy and disagreements between the president and the Golden State Warriors before moving on to also cover the comments on the NFL and the team […]

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Dakota Pipeline Protesters Erect Teepees Outside Trump Hotel

In the Huffington Post Article, “Native Americans Bring Dakota Pipeline Protest to Trump’s Doorstep,” the author reports on the Native Nations March, a four day march that culminated on Friday, that was organized in response to the President’s advancement of the pipeline and to stand for native sovereignty. The story features interviews of a member […]

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Flint residents seek $722M over water crisis

This article from The Detroit News covers a recently-filed suit by Flint residents against the Environmental Protection Agency. It begins by describing the details and motivations of the lawsuit, then expands its scope to describe how the lawsuit fits in the larger Flint water crisis. It uses the experience of Jan Burgess, a former Flint […]

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Hunt for Dioxane in Ann Arbor’s West Park Begins

This MLive article discusses the search for traces of the local dioxane plume in the West Park area of Ann Arbor. It provides a fairly substantial amount of detail about what’s being done in that area, but is lacking a major component. This article simply does not have a nut graph and offers no explanation […]

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Is Nate Silver right?

In this Politico article, “Is Nate Silver right?”, Steven Shepard analyzes the famed statistician’s election polling methods on fivethirtyeight.com. Shepard indicates how polls are intended to “bring order to the chaos” and provide a unbiased position on the election status. As someone who is very up to date in the election and checks multiple polls […]

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Early Turnout Tilts Toward Democrats in Swing States

This New York Times article, by Jeremy Peters and Matt Flegenheimer, analyzes the current rates of Democrats and Republicans who have cast early votes. Looking at these turn out numbers, they are able to make predictions about the final results in some of the most important states in the election. Overall, I thought this article […]

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