Casey Anthony Trial Coming to an End

June 30, 2011

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The defense rests in the murder trial of accused child killer, Casey Anthony in Orlando, Fla. on June 30, 2011 without Anthony’s testimony.  Anthony is on trial for charges of first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter of a child and four counts of providing false information to police. Caylee Marie Anthony disappeared in June 2008.  Her skeletal […]

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My Other Favorite Blog

June 26, 2011

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I discovered Listverse.com while trying to come up with my own Top 5 List for a class assignment (this class to be exact), and I became enamored. The site is operated by Jamie Frater. Originally from New Zealand, Frater is an opera singer based in London. Listverse is a compilation of Top 10 (or Top […]

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Mock Knight News Challenge Proposal

June 26, 2011

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Organization or Business Name: New Media Outreach Annual Operating Budget: $250,000 Project Title: “In Touch: Prisoner Rehabilitation Through Blogging and New Media” Requested amount from Knight News Challenge: $500,000 Expected amount of time to complete project: 2 years Total cost of project is including all sources of funding: $500,000 Describe your project: My project will […]

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Cover It Live with DetroitMusic.tv

June 19, 2011

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This week I used Cover It Live to blog to-the-minute updates during a live taping of a local Detroit late night show, DetroitMusic.tv.  I attended the previous taping last week and thought it would be interesting to cover for this week’s assignment.  DetroitMusic.tv is a site dedicated to showcasing music about Detroit or by Detroit […]

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Twitter Chat with “Hire Friday”

June 12, 2011

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As a real-life Twitter fanatic, I thought it was interesting to get away from the local trending topics of “#RIP(insert celebrity who isn’t even dead)” for something more positive and beneficial to tweeters. At times I lost sight of the potential and depth that Twitter really has in connecting people and sharing information. I participated […]

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Top 5 African Americans in Popular Culture

June 12, 2011

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5. Barack Obama The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, was the first person of African dissent to hold the highest office in the nation’s 232 years in 2008.  Obama’s impact on the African American community mirrors his campaign platform of “hope” and “change we can believe in.”  He rounds out the list […]

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Shaq Retires After 19 Seasons

June 5, 2011

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This was my first time reporting using Storify. With the NBA Finals going on, I thought it would be fitting to report on the retirement of one of the most well known players in the NBA, Shaquille O’Neal.  Shaq announced his retirement via his Twitter account @Shaq on June 1 accompanied by a homemade video […]

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