Author: Isaiah Wolcoff

Online Educating: The Pros and the Cons of a Pandemic-Driven Transition

Online Educating: The Pros and the Cons of a Pandemic-Driven Transition The advantages and disadvantages professors face teaching from a virtual classroom.   By Isaiah Wolcoff   Globally, 1.6 billion students are experiencing the “largest disruption of education systems in human history.” Educators have worked tirelessly to ensure the success of their students in a…
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Blog Post #13 – “Covid-19’s big public health lesson”

The feature article example I chose for this assignment is titled “Covid-19’s big public health lesson: Ask people to be careful, not perfect” written by German Lopez and published by Vox. I found this article in a collection of features written by different journalists centered around the pandemic. The article explains why it may be…
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“I’m a black ex-cop, and this is the real truth behind race and policing”

The first-person article I found is titled “I’m a black ex-cop, and this is the real truth about race and policing” by Redditt Hudson, and was published by Vox in 2016. The first-person narration was used to expose the racial inequality and police brutality, the ex-cop witnessed his partners and other officers worsen. Brutal examples…
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Blog post #11 – Afro-Ecuadoreans Maintain Identity Through Spiritual Practices

The photojournalism piece I found was titled “Afro-Ecuadoreans Maintain Identity Through Spiritual Practices” with pictures by Johis Alarcón and text by David Gonzalez, published by The New York Times. The series of photos highlights the Afro-Ecuadoreans celebrating their cultural and spiritual practices while the text explains and provides the history for each picture. African ancestral…
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Derek Chauvin’s Trial Begins – Post #10

The article I found is “Derek Chauvin Trial: Jury Hears Opening Arguments” written by Bill Chappell, published by NPR. The story first lays the background of the case, detailing the events leading up to George Floyd’s death, and summarizes information gathered in the investigation that followed. Chappell then focuses on the ongoing trial of Derek…
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Blog Post #9 – Students On Spring Break Clash With Police

While scrolling through Twitter, I found “Miami Beach, Overwhelmed by Spring Break, Extends Emergency Curfew,” written by Neil Vigdor and Azi Paybarah. It was published by the NY Times and linked in a tweet on their account.  The article reports a clash between police and partying students out for spring break. An influx of tourists…
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Post #6 – Kodak Black Walks Out of Interview

The interview I chose took place between a radio station, HOT 97, and rapper Kodak Black. The video was published to the station’s Youtube account in 2018. I chose this interview because I still remember, two years later, how unprofessional the interviewer, “Ebro”, conducted himself throughout. Examples can be found within the first 30 seconds…
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Post #3 – Super Bowl LV Fan Runs Across Field Wearing a Pink Swim Suit

The article that captured my attention the second I saw it was titled “Fan in pink one-piece runs on field during super bowl LV,” written by Amir Vera on CNN’s website. The journalist used a “what” lead for this story, reporting how a fan ran across the field at the end of fourth quarter wearing…
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Post #4 – Signs of Life on Venus may be Sulfur Dioxide

An article that caught my attention was titled “‘Signs of life’ on Venus might just be ordinary sulfur gas,” published on NBC News by Tom Metcalfe. This article explains that previous reports of phosphine gas found on Venus, which implies there could be life, may be caused by sulfur dioxide clouds instead. Metcalfe writes that…
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5W’s – Biden Revives Weekly Address Tradition

The article that caught my attention was titled “Biden Revives Presidential Tradition, Releasing First Weekly Address,” written by Jason Slotkin on NPR’s website. This story caught my attention because I am curious to see how the new president will conduct himself now that he is in office. The main W in this article is the…
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