News Comment #2: A Maryland man is accused of fatally shooting his Uber driver and another passenger

Aaron Lanier Wilson, Jr. is accused of shooting an Uber driver, Tchakounte, and his passenger, Robinson. Police found the bodies of the victims Tuesday night.

One of the specialties of getting an Uber is you can share the ride and split the price with another passenger. Wilson confessed to being the other rider and that he was high on PCP.

No connections were thought of by the police as they investigated the victims and Wilson. Wilson was arrested due to his relation with the deaths and is being charged for first and second-degree murder, as stated by the police.

This article is a good example of objectivity. The journalists got their information from the police, kept the facts straightforward and specific and even spoke to a relative of one of the victims for additional input.

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News Comment #1: Opinion: Report On Racism, But Ditch The Labels

President Donald Trump called out the Democratic congresswomen in a “racist” manor in one of his recent tweets. This is hard for journalist, as whether or not to put a label on him. Journalist are thought to only, “report and interview and attribute”. They are not there to judge; only to provide facts. Yet, in today’s times, it can be hard to tell if you are crossing the line or just reporting.

I agree with this article. There is no need to add in your opinion when reporting. Labels are created based on opinions and journalist are not reporting opinions. If you are working in this field; to report in the media and/or journalism, it is only meant for facts and statements. Leave it to the rest of society, not in this field, to spark up the labels.

This article did well on describing the issue, sharing the history of the issue, and providing a solid result. It is a nice reminder that journalist are meant to provide facts, not opinions.

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His name is Gray, Tatum Gray

First day of class means first impressions as he asked to sit next to me. Tatum Gray is a long way from home. Traveling all the way from Granbury, Texas, Tatum decided to come to Morningside College. A freshman with the athleticism to play volleyball; he is planning on studying Advertising.

Being from Texas, Tatum was able to travel most of the states in the south but never ventured North. Well, welcome to Iowa, Tatum, because things are gonna get a lot cooler soon. The change in scenery didn’t seem to bother him, however, as he said, “I enjoy it here” and calls it “very pretty and green”. Good luck Tatum and have fun with your first year of college!