Posts In Category Journal

BREAKING: STUDENT CONCERNED ABOUT FUTURE

on November 25, 2019 by Sean Michael Milligan in Journal, Comments (0)

Lately, we’ve been discussing in class the role of social media in journalism. The prevalence of social media is something that worries me. Not just on a systemic level, though […]

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BREAKING: STUDENT EXPERIENCES HUBRIS

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In previous entries, I’ve talked a big game about bias in news articles, but I got a reality check when I spoke to my final interviewee for my second story: […]

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BREAKING: POLITICS OCCUR

on November 6, 2019 by Sean Michael Milligan in Journal, Comments (0)

Not surprisingly, one of the Washington Post‘s top headlines today was that the Democratic party has taken control of both the Virginia House of Delegates and the Virginia State Senate, which, […]

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BREAKING: WORLD CONTAINS TOO MUCH INFORMATION

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One of the major news items over the past couple of weeks has been the California wildfires. Much of the coverage I’ve encountered has focused on preventative efforts rather than […]

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BREAKING: JOURNALISM AWESOME

on October 20, 2019 by Sean Michael Milligan in Journal, Comments (0)

My trip to the Newseum this past Monday was only the second time I’ve been, but I’m going to miss it. The whole place is a love letter to journalism […]

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BREAKING: JOURNALISM IMPORTANT

on October 14, 2019 by Sean Michael Milligan in Journal, Comments (0)

The news has famously been called “the first rough draft of history,” a description that resonates strongly in the Washington Post story “Delving into ‘the weeping time,’” by Michael E. Ruane. The […]

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BREAKING: TEENS AS REBELLIOUS AS EVER

on October 12, 2019 by Sean Michael Milligan in Journal, Comments (0)

I have a number of issues with Samantha Schmidt’s Washington Post article “Parents navigate the dress code debate.” First, why now? The article, which centers on girls’ clothing choices as they […]

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BREAKING: RURAL AMERICA HAS MORE PROBLEMS THAN YOU THOUGHT

on October 5, 2019 by Sean Michael Milligan in Journal, Comments (0)

One would think that all there is to talk about this week is impeachment, but as it turns out, there’s still a lot of other stuff happening in the world. […]

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BREAKING: GENTRIFICATION KIND OF A MESS

on September 24, 2019 by Sean Michael Milligan in Journal, Comments (0)

DeNeen L. Brown’s front page story “Pushed Out”, from this weekend’s Washington Post, is an excellent example of a more narrative-style article. The entire piece is centered on a single “protagonist”, […]

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BREAKING: EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE HAVE BEEN OBVIOUS FOR DECADES

on September 19, 2019 by Sean Michael Milligan in Journal, Comments (0)

The Washington Post‘s center front page story this past weekend was an in-depth piece about the effects of climate change—not future effects, but past. In particular, the article focused on a […]

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