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June 6, 2013

No later than 7 p.m., Thursday, June 6, Team Member #1 must post below a summary paragraph and links to the stories that your team will deconstruct. That way, your instructor and your classmates can check these out ahead of time.

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  1. Keira White permalink
    June 6, 2013 5:42 pm

    Our group is covering the news story where at the midnight premiere of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, James Holmes, 25, fatally shot 12 people and injured 58 others at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater July 2012. We have 3 articles from the same news outlet (New York Times) that show some of the progression of the case. We will analyze this based on whether or not the right questions were asked, we will use the IM VAIN method to determine the reliability of sources, and look to see if the article is transparent and in context.

    Tweets: (Marissa is working on retrieving past tweets)

  2. Emma Hoelscher permalink
    June 6, 2013 6:41 pm

    Many people were left with hole in their heart and a gap in their minds, never to know the exact reason for or events that led up to the death of their brother, their friend, their mentor, Travis Alexander. The story begins back in 2006 when physical attraction and like-ambitions drew two people together for the worse. After only a short time of knowing one another Jodi Arias and Travis Alexander became intimate: in their relationship and sexually. After hearing three different stories given from Ms. Arias, and countless testaments to Mr. Alexander’s character, Arias was eventually convicted May 8, 2013 on the account of first degree murder, giving a newfound grace to family, to friends, and to supporters of Travis Alexander. In our group project we will be deconstructing the news articles of several main news outlets, as well as one video interview. We will be covering the bias of the articles, the news and the opinion coverage, as well as the reliability and so on.
    – (article)
    – (article)
    – (video)
    – (tweet)
    – (tweet)
    – (tweet)

  3. Nick Tavel permalink
    June 6, 2013 6:43 pm

    Our presentation is going to be on the George Zimmerman trial. He is being charged for the murder of Trayvon Martin. We decided to break up the case into three sections, one being a neutral side, one supporting and explaining why George Zimmerman is innocent and should not go to jail, and the last one why George Zimmerman is guilty.


    George Zimmerman/Innocent:

    George Zimmerman/Guilty:

  4. Wyatt Blatt permalink
    June 6, 2013 6:43 pm

    I am certain that most people were shocked when they heard the results of the Casey Anthony trail when they found her not guilty of killing her own daughter. Despite many strong pieces of evidence leading to her cruel actions, the purpose of my group is to disect and explain why she was found innocent. We tend to look at all of the proof and find it hard to understand how they found her not guilty, but looking at different perspectives it is very easy to see. We hope that by the end of our presentation the entire class will have gained the knowledge and perspective of how this cas was decided.
    4. Twitter Tweets

  5. Ryan Kaufman permalink
    June 6, 2013 6:48 pm

    Sen. Akin’s Statements on “Legitimate Rape”

    The articles we chose to deconstruct showed various assertions that created the perception of partisan news. It is impractical to suggest that there would be no bias present in reporting events related to political elections. We can see from our articles that the key to an informative reliable news report free of bias is equal focus to impacts and reactions made from both sides of the aisle. This statement proved to be a highlighted topic in the presidential election.Romney and Ryan were quick to distance themselves from this 6-term serving senator’s statement, or perhaps (lapse in judgment, gaffe, or ignorance of the anatomy of the human body). We will expose the bias and implications passed off as news in each article.

  6. June 6, 2013 7:00 pm

    Our group will be covering the Boy Scouts’ decision to end the ban on openly gay members – adult leaders excluded. We will be deconstructing the story from multiple angles through the links below. In addition, we will look at social media’s role in the story.

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