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February 19, 2012
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Please follow these instructions, rather than posting to your individual recitations:

By 11:59.59 p.m. Monday, Team Member #1 for the teams presenting Feb. 23 or 24 must post here:

A. What topic/story/event in the news your team will cover.

B. Links to the specific coverage of this story that each of your team members will discuss. Your classmates will read these stories ahead of time and come to class prepared for your presentation and able to ask intelligent questions.

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  1. February 20, 2012 7:06 pm

    My groups topic is Kim Jong Il and how he died along with the state of how North Korea is doing since his death and his sons rise to power and if he will change any policies that North Korea had when his dad was in power.

    Our links are:
    Nick:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16607156
    Holly:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/18/kim-jong-il-dead-north-korea_n_1156945.html
    Lauren:http://articles.latimes.com/2011/dec/27/world/la-fg-korea-kim-funeral-20111228
    Kayla: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/12/18/kim-dead-in-north-korea.html

  2. Brittney Bowen permalink
    February 20, 2012 8:46 pm

    My group is doing the Josh Powell Case

    The Seattle Times
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017479417_powell11m.html
     
    The Washington Post Nation
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/family-of-missing-utah-woman-hopes-to-block-josh-powell-from-being-buried-near-boys-he-killed/2012/02/15/gIQA2wP5FR_story.html
     
    Blog/ABC Video/Opposing Views 
     

  3. Nikki McTernan permalink
    February 20, 2012 9:24 pm

    Our Midterm PowerPoint is covering the controversy surrounding Pres. Barack Obama and his regulation that health insurance plans offer free women’s preventives and contraception.

    Kaley: http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/02/10/423211/cable-report-birth-control-men-women/?mobile=nc

    Anthony: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/feb/10/end-of-the-constitution/

    Marissa: http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/09/politics/contraception-controversy/index.html?iref=obnetwork

    Sam: http://www.christianpost.com/news/white-house-defends-contraceptive-compromise-amid-uproar-69295/

  4. Austin Schargorodski permalink
    February 20, 2012 10:46 pm

    For our team’s presentation this Friday, we will be covering a topic regarding the Harvard graduate Jeremy Lin, in whom is not only quickly becoming one of the NBA’s biggest stars, but also a prominent role-model in the Asian-American community. His success has also caused a lot of discrepancy within circles of sports fanatics and the general audience alike.

    Following are our links that we’ll be deriving information from:

    Here’s an article from the New York Times:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/20/sports/basketball/lin-takes-care-of-nowitzki-and-mavericks-putting-knicks-back-on-track.html

    An article written about how overrated Jeremy Lin is:
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1071977-linsanity-is-insanity-reasons-why-jeremy-lin-is-overrated

    An article from an Asian standpoint, expressing their distress at a comment about Lin:
    http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/what_bugs_me/957606/jeremy_lin_called_chink_by_espn_cant_accept_that_asians.html

  5. Geoffrey Stephens permalink
    February 20, 2012 11:59 pm

    Hi! I’m team member #1 Geoffrey Stephens. Our team is a rowdy bunch with two amazingly talented guys, and two girls from Canada 🙂 …but becomes focused & driven when it comes to journalism. We will be presenting on Thursday the 23rd on the subject of the news that can be both boring day to day…or the most catastrophic and watched news on the planet…

    A. The Weather! The idea first came to show how very basic daily weather could be reported on in various areas of the world or country. Almost a humorous attempt to show how such a simple 2 number digit we call temperature could be distorted from far away, or presented to people it means nothing to. But the decision was made to look more at the more catastrophic, most watched news part of the weather spectrum. Choosing to do so, we picked a fairly recent one that hits close to home with the 2010 7.0 earthquake that devastated Haiti not too far south of us.
    This approach catered to all angles of journalism involving not only the sometimes comedic difference in reports, but also provided a general number that many where reporting on like the 1st idea of a temperature. Sadly in this case with Haiti it was the always changing death toll, or amount of people effected. So our angle in finding reports was to both have a number of sorts, as well as a view or “feel” for how the quake was being reported from 3 very different sources.
    The first source chosen was how it was reported right here in Ft. Myers. The second source being one far more distant or removed from the situation, and we chose northern neighbors Canada. The third from a very reputable international business source called Bloomberg. This way we’d have a close to home feel, one from a distant place that won’t feel much of the effects, and one that may not feel the physical effects but more so in business aspects of the damage…all mentioning stats on people and giving an impression of what their main concerns were. All reports from within 48 hours of the quake that day in mid January 2010.

    B. MC of Weather will be me, Geoffrey

    1.Nicki will be speaking on the Bloomberg business company’s report for a distant but still effected aspect, sometimes seemingly “cold…”

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=acLZCbL2jFvI&pos=8

    2. PJ will be speaking about the Canadian article that reported far removed but still concerned about Canadians in Haiti…

    http://www.thestar.com/news/world/haiti/article/750150–canada-mobilizes-aid-for-haitian-victims

    3. Edgar will be speaking about the coverage here home in Ft Myers…

    http://www.gannett.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/99999999/NEWSWATCH06/110212007

  6. Geoffrey Stephens permalink
    February 21, 2012 12:12 am

    Geoffrey Stephens permalink
    February 20, 2012 11:59 pm
    Please Note: Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Hi! I’m team member #1 Geoffrey Stephens. Our team is a rowdy bunch with two amazingly talented guys, and two girls from Canada …but becomes focused & driven when it comes to journalism. We will be presenting on Thursday the 23rd on the subject of the news that can be both boring day to day…or the most catastrophic and watched news on the planet…

    A. The Weather! The idea first came to show how very basic daily weather could be reported on in various areas of the world or country. Almost a humorous attempt to show how such a simple 2 number digit we call temperature could be distorted from far away, or presented to people it means nothing to. But the decision was made to look more at the more catastrophic, most watched news part of the weather spectrum. Choosing to do so, we picked a fairly recent one that hits close to home with the 2010 7.0 earthquake that devastated Haiti not too far south of us.
    This approach catered to all angles of journalism involving not only the sometimes comedic difference in reports, but also provided a general number that many where reporting on like the 1st idea of a temperature. Sadly in this case with Haiti it was the always changing death toll, or amount of people effected. So our angle in finding reports was to both have a number of sorts, as well as a view or “feel” for how the quake was being reported from 3 very different sources.
    The first source chosen was how it was reported right here in Ft. Myers. The second source being one far more distant or removed from the situation, and we chose northern neighbors Canada. The third from a very reputable international business source called Bloomberg. This way we’d have a close to home feel, one from a distant place that won’t feel much of the effects, and one that may not feel the physical effects but more so in business aspects of the damage…all mentioning stats on people and giving an impression of what their main concerns were. All reports from within 48 hours of the quake that day in mid January 2010.

    B. MC of Weather will be me, Geoffrey
    1.Nicki will be speaking on the Bloomberg business company’s report for a distant but still effected aspect, sometimes seemingly “cold…”
    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=acLZCbL2jFvI&pos=8
    2. PJ will be speaking about the Canadian article that reported far removed but still concerned about Canadians in Haiti…
    http://www.thestar.com/news/world/haiti/article/750150–canada-mobilizes-aid-for-haitian-victims
    3. Edgar will be speaking about the coverage here home in Ft Myers…
    http://www.gannett.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/99999999/NEWSWATCH06/110212007

  7. Team Member #1 Austin Ross. Michael, Marissa, Chris. permalink
    February 24, 2012 11:26 am

    We decided to do our presentation on the soccer riots in Egypt. We are in Rick Kenney’s Thursday 7:30 recitation. Here are the links to our articles:

    Mike – http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/01/egypt-football-pitch-invasion-dead?INTCMP=SRCH

    Chris – http://www.news.com.au/world/egypt-football-violence-kills-73-medics/story-e6frfkyi-122620171443

    Marissa – http://www.voanews.com/english/news/middle-east/At-Least-73-Killed-in-Egypt-Soccer-Riot-138504224.html

  8. Madeleine Pitts permalink
    February 29, 2012 11:48 pm

    My group’s project was on the twin towers terrorist attacks

    Articles

    http://a188.g.akamaitech.net/f/188/920/1m/www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/articles/trade091101.htm

    http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/12/nyregion/12SCEN.html

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