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August 31st, 2010 by Gustav

Obama Says Iraq Combat Mission is Over, by Helene Cooper

This story talks about president Obama’s address to the population about the end of American involvement in Iraq. At least, that is what the author starts out with. Later in the article she digs a little deeper; evaluates feedback from the home front; shows statistics that prove the credibility of the president’s proclamation.

This is a very good article, containing a lot of seperate information in only two pages of online news. Somehow, all this information relates back to Obama’s administration. The quotes used by the author are easily put into context. The paragraphs are not too long, but at the same time distract a lot from finding main points. The lead-in is nice, the body well structured, just the end seems sort of out of place. The story is centered on the president’s message, so it would have been better to end on such a note. Also, sometimes the sentences make up a whole paragraph, which makes online reading even harder than it might be for some people. I personally wanted to know more about Obama’s intentions, which I could find, but which are also hidden amongst other information. A different headline, or relatively a more topic-concerned insight would get me more satisfaction.┬áThe story is definitely newsworthy, as is anything that comes straight FROM the White House TO the people.

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Introducing… Alison Jo Kusler

August 27th, 2010 by Gustav

Alison is from Akron, Iowa. She is 19 years of age and will be a sophomore here at Morningside College. For her degree she pursues a major in Biology and a minor in Journalism. Sports were big for her in High School, but last year, while attending Augustana College, she did not feel like playing any. The reason she transfered to “M’side” is softball, trying to help the team on the second base position. Alison has two older sisters, both out of school and one of which is married.

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