Tag Archives: University of Michigan

The death of privacy

As most people probably know, there is no such thing as privacy anymore now that we have reached the digital age.  We post things about our lives on social media and do so many things online.  We are constantly connected through our phones and computers and we constantly give companies the right to our personal […]

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I Believe Reflection

I believe that the best journalism is factually accurate. I believe that the greatest challenge of being a journalist is staying impartial when necessary. I believe that writing for the general public is an important skill to have given today’s public access to digital media. I believe that the biggest problem with journalism today is […]

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Google, Journalism, and Power

Reading about Google and its maps in this article from the Atlantic has me thinking about power — specifically, who has it, and what that means for those of us who don’t. Google really has revolutionized the way we see the world. We can literally watch it from our desktop computers. Remember when Google Earth […]

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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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Material Recycling Facility Experience

As I enter the murf in my yellow hardhat and bright orange safety vest, my ears are bombarded with simultaneous sounds of crushing glass, clinking machinery, and sharp, loud bangs. My nostrils are consumed with an unpleasant odor as I make my way through this maize-like structure. Bang. Crush. I look down to see magazines […]

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A Look Into Rachel Morgan’s Everyday Life

One week with Rachel Morgan has changed my entire outlook on what is perceived as a “normal” day for people. I first met Rachel in a dining hall in Ann Arbor where she mentioned her goal of earning a PHD in Immunology and studying arthritis. I have learned a great deal about Rachel from her […]

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Catherine Badgley on Our Food Sytem

  I decided this semester to write a profile about a former professor of mine, and a very respected researcher in her field. The profile wound up being about the research that interests her and the food system. It was an amazing experience firstly, because I learnt about some key interviewing skills, but also because I […]

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Joe Trumpey Profile

University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design professor Joseph Trumpey stokes the fire at his 40-acre plot of farmland just outside of Ann Arbor for his October weenie roast.  He directs guests to a self-guided tour booklet that leads them through the rooms of his home, Sandy Acres Farm, where he lives with […]

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innovative ideas for gathering and delivering news

The Knight News Challenge is a competition that funds innovators who envision new ways of collecting, presenting, curating or sharing news. Here are some ideas from University of Michigan students who are considering the Knight News Challenge. I’ve gathered them here in one spot on this blog so they’ll be easier to find. What do […]

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