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Reactions to Andrea Elliot's piece 'Invisible Child' in The New York Times

Note: I began this post somewhat intending to be a close read of “Invisible Child.” After the first section, I had to stop partially because it was so long (I read the entirety) and partially because I got so invested in the story, I completely lost track of trying to make notations. 898 more words

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Periclean Scholars class of 2015 host "Stand Up for Freedom" human trafficking education week

By Miranda Siwak

The Periclean Scholars class of 2015 is hosting a “Stand Up for Freedom: Human Trafficiking and Restavek Education Week,” Oct. 27-31.

“Our class is working to raise awareness about the problem of human trafficking not only in Haiti, but worldwide, as well as raise funds to help the Restavek Freedom Foundation in Haiti. 252 more words


Elon University Communications LLC hosts study abroad meeting for Communications majors

By Miranda Siwak

Elon University houses many Living Learning Communities, which must host events and activities that pertain to the LLC theme. The Communications LLC… 177 more words


Reaping the Rewards of Reporting

For the past month, I’ve been covering the story of a family who created a business to support their epileptic daughter. Before this story, I had never written anything this long, or anything that required reporting that deep. 380 more words


Former Associated Press journalist Walter Mears talks to journalism students at Elon University, Oct. 20

By Miranda Siwak

The nonfiction account of the 1972 presidential elections, “Boys on the Bus” by Timothy Crouse, focused on those who cover the campaign, rather than the actual campaign: the reporters on the press bus. 1,085 more words

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How Do We Make The World A Less Scary Place For Young Children?

The world is a scary place. If you listen to news reports, it’s positively terrifying.

So imagine the effect it’s having on a group of people, unable to analyze and process information properly? 788 more words

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Dark Alliance

Last night, I saw Kill the Messenger with a friend at Ragtag.

The film follows the story of Gary Webb, a former journalist for the San Jose Mercury News whose three-part piece “Dark Alliance” (1996) tied the CIA to the cocaine epidemic in the United States by showing how they had been trafficking cocaine in this country to fund the Contras in Nicaragua. 573 more words

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