Dec 06 2018

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Mega City Explosion

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Mega City Mall Involved in Explosion

 

The Mega City Mall witnessed an explosion that killed 2 people and injured a little under 100 more individuals this Thursday morning. Witnesses say the southeast end of the mall exploded during the 9:00 h0ur during the mall’s opening time.

Police Sergeant Ross Fuglsang held a press conference today immediately following the explosion in which he described the details of the explosion. “As of right now the mall is off limits until the damage can be assessed.” Sgt. Fuglsang says that there is video of the incident but the police have not had the time to go and analyze it for any suspicious activity. “We will be analyzing the video later this afternoon to see what we can see.”

Mega City police offer was off-duty during the explosion and witnessed it. She says that the police department is committed to doing anything to keep the people of Mega City safe. Grace Nordquist, mall security officer witnessed the explosion, “from what I saw it did not look like a natural explosion, this looked deliberate.”

Sgt. Fuglsang says they are taking precautionary measures such as turning of the gas to make sure that another explosion does not happen.

High school student Grace Russman also witnessed the explosion, “the storefront (of GunLand) blew open into the hallway, I was not injured and did not witness any of the injuries.”

Results of the police and FBI investigation will be released later on in the week.

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Nov 29 2018

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News Comment #15 – Magnus Carlsen Wins World Chess Championship, Beating Fabiano Caruana

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/28/sports/magnus-carlsen-fabiano-caruana-world-chess-championship.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fsports

The lead of this story is very well written, it give enough information along with the headline to know what’s going on at the world chess championships. It describes the details that led to the match that ultimately Magnus Carlsen the world chess championship.

The news values this falls under are relevancy due to how recent the championships were. It’s also relevant to us because Carlsen’s opponent was an American at the world championships playing Magnus.

Another news value this falls under is the value of is the value of this being a interesting and unique story. Not many think of the chess championships as being very popular and therefore makes it a pretty unique story.

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Nov 29 2018

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Midland Zoo Polar Bear Passes Away – Press Release Practice

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Oldest bear at the Midland Zoo in Townsville passed away yesterday. The 16 year old polar bear was found dead in his exhibit at 7 AM, one hour after being fed. Homer was a 16 year old polar bear and the oldest polar bear at the Midland Zoo.

Zookeeper Sara Getty remembered Homer, “Homer was a very curious and playful polar bear and we will miss him terribly.”

The Zoo reports that they will be conducting a necropsy to determine cause of the death and the result will take several weeks to determine. Zoo director Chris P. Bacon, “We will do everything in our power to determine how this bear died. Animal welfare and the preservation of species are out primary goals her at the zoo.”

Two other polar bears are surviving Homer in a 9 year old male named Yukon, and a 10 year old female named McKenzie.

The Zoo also confirmed that two other animals have passed away in the past two weeks. A 10 year old female bobcat named Regina died of kidney failure, and a 6 year old giraffe named Kenya died after her neck broke due to getting her horn stuck in her stall.

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Nov 15 2018

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My last conversation

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My last conversation was an interview I did post game last night with Jim Sykes. We talked about his victory over the Chargers last night 76-67. I asked him numerous questions about his team’s scoring ability, his team’s unselfishness, and his team’s depth coming off the bench. It was a good interview.

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Nov 15 2018

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Story #3 – Broadcast

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Nov 13 2018

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Profile Framing

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https://www.si.com/nfl/photos/2015/06/30/week-life-brett-favre-1995#3

This frames Brett Favre as a hard working man that does anything and everything

It shows this by showing all his activities throughout the week and all the things he does.

It doesn’t leave out much, it shows him as a man with a lot of friends, a man that works out, and a man that shows how good of a dad he is.

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Nov 08 2018

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Grace Russmann Profile Feature Writing

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Grace Russmann may look like your typical nice girl college student, she’s a trumpet player, she’s from a small town, and plans on working for an advertising firm and hopefully own her own in the future. All of this though is just a facade, as Grace revealed to me in our sit down interview, she may look nice but has the evil desires of a thousand criminals.

About a month ago Russmann was having a bad day and was looking to cheer up from the mood she was deep in. Russmann and her friend Dalton went to McDonald’s to try and cheer up Grace out of the funk she was in. As she recalls the drive thru “was super long,” because of this they went inside to order their food and pay. Behind the counter was this 14 year old innocent cashier, potentially working his first job in the restaurant industry. Dalton and Grace ordered their food and the total came to roughly $6.50, Grace gives the cashier a 10 dollar bill and expects about 3 dollars and 50 cents back in change. The cashier instead gives back $6.50 in change to Grace. Russmann seeing the opportunity to make a quick buck does not mention the mistake to the cashier and goes on her way with money that didn’t belong to her.

Russmann in our interview said that she “has no regret” for taking the money, going on to say, “this happens to everyone and so this time it was my turn to benefit from this mistake.”

Grace Russmann, your typical nice girl college student who enjoys drawing, watching Netflix, and playing Nintendo video games in her free time, also enjoys taking money knowingly from businesses and taking advantage of young helpless employees. The selfishness of Russmann is unmatched by any human being I’ve ever met.

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Nov 07 2018

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News Comment #11 – 1.4 Million Floridians With Felonies Win Long-Denied Right to Vote

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/07/us/florida-felon-voting-rights.html

Looking at this article from the New York Times and specifically the lead, it is very tough to figure out what the story is talking about just based on the lead. The lead does not do a good job on telling me what this story will be about. The story for all I know could just be biographical on a guy named Keith Ivey.

Looking at the rest of story you can tell it’s not a biographical, but instead is a story about the ballot measure that was passed in Florida granting felons their voting rights again. This follows the news value of the relevance due to the fact that this measure was just passed last night in the midterm elections.

Another news value this follows is the prevalence of this story in this election cycle. This story has been prevalent due to the fact that 1.5 million Americans with felonies in Florida are getting their voting rights restored and the fact that this could change the political landscape in Florida for decades to come and could have major implications already in 2020.

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Nov 01 2018

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Laurette Brunson Shooting Broadcast Story

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Oct 31 2018

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News Comment #10 – D.J. Durkin Is Fired by Maryland a Day After Being Reinstated

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/31/sports/dj-durkin-fired-maryland.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fsports&action=click&contentCollection=sports&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront

The lead in this article is very good. It does exactly what the lead is supposed to do and that is inform the reader of everything necessary to know from the article. It did a great job of that, summarizing the situation in only 2 sentences.

There are plenty of news values that this story can fall under due to the situation at hand. One of the first ones is the value of prominence. Durkin is a very prominent head coach especially in Maryland and with the situation he has been more well known. That is why this story falls under the news value of prominence.

Another news value this falls under is relevance. This story has been an evergreen story lately with the ongoing investigation and reports of what was going to happen with the Maryland athletic program after the death of their player. This story has had relevance for a while and is very important to the college football landscape with the outcome of this investigation being the firing of Coach Durkin.

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