Journalism Final Exam
Marlon 2nd Block
Article #1 - Young Jeezy arrested after Wiz Khalifa concert shooting
At the Shoreline Amphitheater in Northern California a shooting broke out during a Wiz Khalifa concert on a friday around 11:00 PM. Shortly after the shooting a 38-year old male was found to be shot multiple times and was transported to a hospital where his life was lost. Tracing back evidence Hip hop artist Jay Jenkins (a.k.a Young Jeezy) was accused and arrested for his involvement in the shooting that on coming Sunday. After Jenkins arrest he states that the six people involved with the shooting were “cooperatives”. His bail was set at 1 million after Mountain view investigators found the weapon on Jenkins tour bus.
Style analysis: The author's writing style was Narrative. The intended audience are the people who are entertained by celebrity news.
Nut Graf: Authorities first got calls about gunshots at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Northern California, shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, the Mountain View Police Department said. Police arrived to find a 38-year-old man shot multiple times. The man was transported to a hospital and died from his injuries, according to police. (by Azadeh Ansari)
I think gathering information was a challenge for the the Author. A challenge for me would be finding out what is the truth or whats not.
This article would be located in th entertainment section of our magazine.
The article's strengths are keeping the article brief. The weaknesses of this article is that they did not provide information from the others involved. They should provide more information about the person who was killed.
The suggestion I would offer to this article is to not only focus on the celebrity, also focus on the others involved.
Article #2 (longform.org) - I Was the Worst High School Quarterback Ever
Josh Keefe was the high school quarterback for John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor, Maine in 1998. Keefe’s team went on a losing streak through out his years in high school. Going through 41 consecutive losses, Keefe felt responsible for this since he was the quarterback of the John Bapst Crusaders. Keefe won the starting quarterback job his sophomore year in high school because of his so called “lucky plays” which include his 43 yard touchdown and breaking some tackles. Freshman year of Keefe’s football streak Bruce Pratt, the head of the football coach said to Keefe that he was chosen to become the starter because he was more creative and that he would be running for his life, which he did. Throughout all the games lost throughout Keefe’s high school years, he makes a good point by saying, “from all the games lost, I might learn how to lose, which is a valuable skill that this life provides no shortage of opportunities to put into practice, and yet shockingly few people know how to do well.”
Style analysis: The authors style is narrative.The intended audience are athletes and active kids. The author uses an inspirational tone. He establishes story telling by providing what he went through in school and the people who were involved.
Nut graf: As a culture, we try to make every kid feel like a winner. Maybe we should also give every child a task that he will fail at again and again, along with teammates to fail with. He might learn to detach himself from winning and losing and learn the value of putting up a good fight. He might learn that trying and failing to achieve a long-shot dream is better than settling for a passionless life. He might learn how to lose, which is a valuable skill that this life provides no shortage of opportunities to putinto practice, and yet shockingly few people know how to do well. (by Josh Keefe)
The key source of the author is from himself.
Finding correct information would be a challenge for reporters and myself.
This article would be located in the sports section of our magazine.
The articles strength is that he uses an inspirational tone to inspire others. The articles weakness is that he doesn't get straight to the point of the story. A suggestion I would offer to this article is to be a bit more brief and get straight to the point.
Article #3 -Frequent teen marijuana use linked to issues later in life
Summary: Researchers say the usage of marijuana is bringing issues to teens later on in life. Teens that use this substance daily before the age of 17 are less likely to graduate high school with a diploma. Looking at outcomes up until the age of 30, marijuana can cause users to be dependable on the drug, more likely to attempt suicide, and lead to other illegal drugs in the future. Marijuana usage can lead to poor outcomes in life. The 2013 Monitoring the Future survey said that 7% of high school students are daily or near daily marijuana users. This leads to a high risk of addiction, physical health and mental problems, more relationship problems, and less academic and career success.
Authors Style: The author's style is persuasive and informative because although the author is providing information, she is also trying to convice teens not to use the substance.
Intended Audience: The intended audiences are are teens, because thats the age group that marijuana usage mostly starts. The author is establishing story tell because the topic attracts readers, and this topic is big on arguements.
The style gets in the way of the story because its trying to concince teens not to use marijuana by only listing the problems of the substance.
The nut graf of this story is to show how marijuana is likely to cause problems for teens in the future.
The most key source in the story were other authors and researchers such as Edmund Silins, Dr. Nora Volkow, and Mason Tvert.
Challenges for the Author: finding the problems marijuana causes.
Challenges for me: finding reliable source
This article would be located in the health section of our school magazine.
The strengths of this article was that they provided more then enough facts to support the main idea.
The style doesn't avoid getting in the way of reporting, because it feels as if they're convincing the readers.
Suggestions: try including more facts with both positive and negative affects of cannabis.
Article #4-Rock is dead,says Gene Simmons
Summary: Legendary rocker Gene Simmons boldly states that rock is finally dead thanks to a crumbling business model , which are file sharings and downloading free songs. Simmons states that it is sad that the next kid in a garage who has the dream of becoming a rock star will not have anywhere near the same opportunity that he did. He says that the kid will fail miserably. Simmons says that garage bands are better off not even learning how to play guitar or writing songs, because today's song writers are more likely to work behind the scenes than practicing and playing on stage.
Style Analysis: the author's style was entertaining.
The intended audience are his fans, the people who look up to him.
The authors tone shows disappointment by listing blogs that are against Simmons opinion.
The author establishes story telling because the article makes the reader wonder if his option is true or not. The style does not get in the way of the story.
Nut Graf : is rock and roll dead or is it continuing to live on? This determines rather or not there will be future rock stars.
The key source in the story is Gene Simmons.
Challenge for Author: finding out if Simmons is speaking the truth.
Challenge for me: gathering information.
This article would be located in the entertainment section of our magazine.
Strengths in article: getting straight to the point, providing the person being interviewed opinion, the style doesn't get in the way of the story.
Suggestion: the author should provide his opinion in the article.
Article #5 (longform.org) -What drives Danny Thompson?
Summary: Following his father Mickey Thompson’s footsteps, Danny Thompson strives to break the world record for the fastest driver of a piston engine car. Danny Thompson wanted to prove to his father that he drive faster than a 747 at take off. After the death of his father attempting to break this record, Mickey Thompson goes through a tragic accident that causes his death. With this event taking place it leads Danny Thompson to the attempts of breaking this record, life or death. With a passion for driving Thompson states that he would rather die trying somthing he loves than dieing for nothing. So what drives Danny Thompson? Thompson says that going really really fast is what drives him.
Authors Style: Entertaining
The intended audience are for sports minded readers.
The author had a inspirational and heroic tone.
The author uses hyperbole by saying "the temperature dances around the century mark and the horizon shimmers over the Utah desert". The author establishes story telling by providing readers information about Danny Thompsons life and internal conflicts. The style does not get in the way of the story and the nut graf of this article is to never give up on what you believe in.
The key source is Danny Thompson because he is providing the information about his life.
Challenges for author and me: not letting the style get in the way of telling the story.
This article would be located in the sports section of our article.
Strengths: using figurative language and getting more into details. The style avoids getting in the way of the story.
Suggestions: shorten the article, get straight to the point, this would attract more readers.
Article #6-'Magic Mushrooms' help smokers quit, and other studies you missed
Researchers suggested that anti-smoking drugs could use a little something to increase the likeliness of quitting smoking. This substance is known as "magic mushrooms". Magic mushrooms can cause change in mood and behavior, and is found to cause twice as much success quitting then taking anti-smoking drugs. The tests showed15 volunteers that were given two to three doses of the hallucinogen found in these mushrooms and 12 out of 15 smokers quit and hadn’t smoked after six months. John Hopkins scientists are continuing to do follow ups that include brain scans to see what occurs in quitting smokers brains.
The author has an informative style, and her intended audience are cigarrett smokers. The author establishes story telling by providing information that can affect smokers.
The author does not use any clear literary language,but the style does get in the way of the story because its giveing off alot of information.
Nut Graf: this is important because smoking can lead to a high risk of cancer, and this can possibly lower the smoking rate.
Key source: John Hopkins and researchers
Challenges for author: geting back results
challenges for me: gathering results.
This article would be located in the health section of our school magazine.
The articles strength is providing info and staying on topic. I liked the structure but the article didn't seem throughly reported.
I would suggest to provide more sources within the article.
Article #7-Joan Rivers' doctor took selfie, began biopsy before her cardiac arrest
The death of Joan Rivers occured as her personal doctor performed performed a biopsy on her vocal. The unidentified doctor is said to have taken a selfie while Rivers was under anesthesia. The biopsy was done on Rivers without her permission and the doctor was not certified by the clinic, which is required by law. The doctor was known to be Joan Rivers' personal ear, nose, and throat physician. Investigators of Rivers' death believe that her vocal cords beganed swelling during her unauthorized biopsy, which cut off the flow of oxygen to her lungs. They think this lead to her cardiac arrest on the morning of August 29th. The author has an informative style. The intended audience are article readers. The author's tone is of disappointment. The author establishes story telling by providing information. The style does not get in the way of the story.
Nut Graf: Joan Rivers' personal doctor could have been the cause of her death.
Key source: Dr. Gwen Korovin
Challenge for author: finding out if her doc was really the cause of her death.
Challenge for me: finding out what her doctor did wrong.
This article would be located in the news section of our magazine.
Strengths: the structure of the article because it's reported throughly. The style doesn't get in the way of reporting.
Suggestions: provide more information about Joan's diopsy problems.
Article #8 (longform.org))-The Next Giant Leap Foward
NASA is planning on making a mission back to the moon (which man landed on 40 years ago) and beyond to the surface of Mars. NASA must first come up and reinvent a way to get there. This mission to Mars is said to last two and a half years, which will begin in Moscow, Russia this year. The NASA agency is engaged in work that can be more enduring and far reaching than anything else this country is paying for. The government decided that activities in space should be devoted to peaceful purposes for the benefit of mankind. This is one of the few promises in history America has kept.
The author's style is informative and the intended audiences are readers interested in space, science history, and technology.The author establishes story telling by listing past events that occured from NASA, such as man on the moon.The style does not get in the way of the story.
Nut Graf: NASA is making history again by making its way to the moon again and further to mars.
Key source: NASA
Challenges for author and me: i believe that researcher was a challenge for the autho and also me because NASA wasnt providing alot of information about whaat they were doing.
This article would be located in the varieties section of our magazine.
The articles strengths are staying on topic. The article was not throughly reportded but it gave information about past events that led up nto now. The style does avoid getting in the way of the article. I would suggest that the author focused more on what the NASA is doing now then what they already did.
Article #9-5 Studies: The longer you sleep, the weirder your dreams
Summary: Studies show that the longer you sleep the stranger your dream becomes. Scientists tracked the dream pattern of sixteen people over two nights. The 16 sleepers were awoken by the scientists four times each night so that they could describe their dreams. The researchers found out that the longer the people slept the weirder and more emotional and in-depth their dreams became. Researchers also found out that a certain times of the night may affect the content of the dream.
The author style is informative because the author is providing information about sleep. The intended audience is everyone, because everyone sleeps. The author is not establishing story telling because I feel he is jst providing info. The style does not get in the way of telling the story because it stays on topic. The author doesnt really have a tone, he's just providing info. The author is using storytelling because hes giving off educational observation.The author doesnt use any clear literary device, and the style doesnt get in the way of telling the story.The nut graf of the story is sleeping longer can affect the way your dreams are.
The most key source in this article was the American Pychological Association journal.
Challenges for author: finding out if the information was true. Challenges for me: Researching, gathering true information. This article would be located in the features section of our school magazine.
The article's strengths include good structure, and the style avoids getting in the way of the story. I would suggest that the article provides more sources, and more information on the subject.
Article #10-As U.S sees its first Ebola case, learn how the virus spreads
The infectious disease Ebola is not very contagious, and it doesn't spread through the air, it spreads through bodily fluids such as sneezing, coughing, sweat, and the sharing of foods or drinks. Ebola doesn’t spread before someone gets sick; it spreads from people who have symptoms of the virus. Symptoms of the Ebola virus occur between eight to ten days after the infection is received. The sicker a patient with Ebola becomes, the more infectious the disease is, and the virus can continue to spread after the death of a patient with the disease. Where disease started, West Africa, the people are avoiding hugs and handshakes because of the fear of the virus spreading through sweat. People caring and providing for Ebola patience are at high risks of getting the virus because they are likely to come in contact with the patient body fluids.
Style analysis: The authors writing style is informative, the intended audience is everyone, because everyone is at risk of getting the virus and it is spreadeing.The authors tone cannot be determined. The author establishes story telling by providing facts that are occuring in the world. There are no clear literary devices. The style does not get in the way of the story.
The nut graf of the article is the spread of the Ebola virus, and it can cause death to many people.
The most key source in this article was Dr. Thomas Frienden and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Challenges for the author would be researching, because the disease is new, and doctors are still learning about it.
Challenge for me would be finding the correct source, and finding out if my information is actually true, because im hearing alot of false facts about this disease such as people coming back to life.
This article would be located in the features section of our school magazine.
The articles strengths include providing sources and it seems to be reported throughly.
I would suggest that this article, give the ebola victims a say on how the disease spread.
Article #11 -Theater buff loses 121 pounds, nabs the leading role in his life
Middle school teacher Dino Mazzetti was weighing nearly 300 pounds. With his body reaching this weight it caused him to have feelings of humiliation. Mazzetti had feelings of pain in every joint of his body because of his weight. Growing up Mazzetti wasn't always over weight; him and his two siblings were quite slender and lived off home cooked meals and played outside often. In Mazzetti's sophomore year he decided to quit high school football team for music and theater. With his current appetite being the same as when he was playing football he had grown from 120 to 200 pounds. Throughout high school Mazzetti began to change his eating habits from home cooked meals to fast food meals. Making these eating decisions that consist of junk food, by the time Mazzetti attended high school he became obese. By the time he graduated college and became a middle school teacher his weight only became worst. He wore clothes that reached up to sizes XXL shirts, and size 48 pants. He weighed 291 pounds. Mazzetti came to a point where he realized he needed to change his eating habit. He dieted by eliminating sugars such as cookies and candies, and began cooking home cooked meals. Continuing to cut down his eating habit and eatting the right foods, it took no time for Mazzetti to see improvement. By January 8, 2013 Mazzetti weighed 180 pounds. After this he begins losing feelings of anxiousness and embarrassment.
Style analysis: The authors writing style is informative and his intended audience are over weighed people who are at doubt of losing weight. The author doesn't use tone in the article. The author establishes story telling by basing the writing off an inspirering situation. The author does not use any clear literary device. The style doesn't get in the way of telling the story.
The nut graf of the story is to encourage others who are over weighed that they can lose weight.
The most key source in the article is Dino Mazzetti because he's providing the information about his weight problem, and how he lost it.
Challenges for the author: I think reporting was a challenge, because it was probaly emotional.
Challenge for me: reporting would also be a challenge for me.
This article would be located in the variety section of our magazine. The articles strengths include being throughly reported, by giving off a good amount of information. The style avoids getting in the way of the story.
I would suggest that they include the difference between what others are doing wrong to try and lose weight rather than Dino Mazzetti.
Article #12-Indian family sues for excessive force after police allegedly smash car window
The Indiana family was pulled over for two front seat passengers not wearing their seatbelt. Passengers claim they were rushing to the hospital to see a family member before death. With the police asking for identification and to step out of their vehicle, passengers refused to do so. As passengers continue to refuse to step out of the vehicle, the police decides to use force by boldly breaking the vehicle's window and stun the front seat passenger forcing him out of the car.Taking this action in front of two kids in the back seat, one of the kids record the entire incident. With the video going viral the Indiana family sues the police department for the excessive force.
Style analysis: The authors style is informative and its intended audience are drivers. The author has a tone of suprise.
The author doesn't establish story telling because no transitions are used , the article is just giving off information. The author does not use any clear literary devices, and the style doesn't get in the way of telling the story. The nut Graf of the article is the action that the cop brought on the passenger. The most key source in the article was the footage filmed by the fourteen year old.
A challenge for the author would be reporting because this may be disturbing or emotional for them. reporting would also be a challenge for me because it's emotional how cops would do this in front of the kids. This article would be located in the features section of our school magazine.the strength in this article is the details it provides, and great sources such as the footage. I would suggest that they give the police department point of view about the conflict.
Article #13 - The Body Eletric (longform.org)
Each year over 500 American people are struck by lightning and 90% of the time those people survive. On May 8, 2000 a 48 year old man named Utley was golfing with his friends and coworkers. After eating lunch storm clouds begin to cover the golf course, the storm horn started going off which warned the people on the golf course to head toward the club house. While Utley's coworkers and friends headed towards the club house, Utley ran back to the golf hole to place the flag back in it. Doing so Utley's friends heard a loud strike towards the golf field and came upon Utley lying on the ground covered in smoke. One of Utley's friends who were an ex-Marine, who had taken a course in CPR, rushed to Utley and begins blowing air into his lungs and performed chest compressions. After the incident Utley lost all of his memory of what happened. The only thing he remembered was waking up in an ambulance after leaving the golf course with tubes down his throat.
Style Analysis: The author style is informative and the intended audience is everyone. The author uses a suprizing tone, the author seems suprized when telling the story. The author establishes story telling by starting the article off with information about how likely it is for people to survive a lightning strike and how many people are struck yearly. The author doesn't use any clear literary devices. The style does not get in the way of the story.
Nut Graf: The likelyness of a person surviving a lightning strike and the side effects of being struck.
The most key source of the article is Utley's coworkers and friends.
Interviewing would be a challenge for myself and the author because a persons life was at state. This article would be located in the features section of our school magazine.
The articles strengths include good structure, its throughly reported, the style doesn't get in the way of the reporting process and the article provides great supporting details.
I would suggest that the author shorten the article, because shorter articles attract more readers.
Article #14 - Louisiana Is Disapearing Into the Sea (longform.org)
Since the year of 1937 the Gulf of Mexico has been taking over about 2,300 miles of the state of Louisiana's wetland. Not too long ago city workers opened the sewers to find humanly body parts such as noses, ears, fingers, fingernails and flaps of skin floating down the line. Trying to solve this mystery, the sewerage and water board contact a former plumber named Warren Lawrence. Lawrence traces the sewerage problem back to a battery factory, who illegally poured acid down the drain. After finding black and white jump suits in the sewers the Plumber discovered that the prison inmates flushed their jumpsuits down the toilets to clog up the prisons plumbing system. Prisoners called this the "Royal Flush". The Plummer also traced the body parts back to the charity hospital, which they admitted they were dumping flesh into the sewerage. The Army Corps of engineering has built many levees in the Mississippi River to prevent flooding. Without a restrained river Louisiana would not be suitable for human civilization.
Style analysis: The author had a very informative writting style, the intended audience is everyone. The author doesn't show clear tone.Story telling is established by giving information about what is causing this problem, and backing up the facts.The style does not get in the way of the story. The story is very clear.
Nut Graf: What will happen if these problems continueto occur.
The most key source of this story is former plumber Warren Lawrence, because he does his research on the sewerage problem. Researching would be a challenge for the author and myself because it would be hard to track where these problems came from. This article would be locatede in the features section of the school magazine. The articles strengths include good structure, its reporteds thoroughly, and the style does not getin the way of the reporting. I would suggest that the author gives the citizens of Louisiana their opinion on the problem.
Article #15 - I had a Stroke at 33 (longform.org)
On December 31, 2006 a 33 year old, not knowing had a clot that traveled from his aorta to her brain. To be specific the clot moved to the left part of her brain which holds the knowledge she’s gained throughout the years. As a result of this clot part of the left side of her brain begin to suffocate and die. The right side of the 33 year old’s brain could no longer talk to the left side of the brain. As this begins to occur things begin to change such as numbers, name of colors, food flavors, and music melodies. One day she was out with her husband, and her husband immediately noticed that something was wrong. Her brain went dark and she could not remember her ride back to the house. As soon as she arrived home she took a nap and dreamed. When she woke up she believed that her dream was real. Her memories mixed with her imagination.
Style Analysis: The authors writing style is informative, and the intended audiences are people who have been through a stroke. The author uses a tone of suprize. The author establishes story telling by providing the details of what she went through when the stroke was occuring. The author uses literary devices such as imagery.(Ex: That fleshy pink pakage)
The author's style does not get in the way of the story.
Nut graf: Strokes can occur at earlier ages then then they usually do.
The most key source of this article is the author herself.
Challenges for author and myself would be researching.
This article would be located in the the varieties section of our school paper.
The articles strengths include depth in detail, the article is written thoroghly, and the style doesn't get in the way of the reporting.
I would suggest that the article include others stroke stories and compare them to the authors.
Article #16 - I'd Have to do WHAT to eat that?
20 or more chain restaurants are putting calorie counts on their menus. Today the amount of calories in foods and beverages don’t mean much to people. With the menus showing the costumers the amount of work they have to do to eat a meal that may be enough to convince them to become healthier. Scientists and researchers did a test by recording all the purchases made by people at a restaurant. Research showed that most of the people who saw the calorie information on the menu tended to order water, and their sodas diet instead of sugar sweetened drinks. Using the signs to tell how many calories are in meal helps customers make more healthy decisions on what they eat.
Style analysis: The author's style is informative and the intended audiences are restaurant eaters and unfit people. The author doesn't use tone in this article. The author does not establish story telling because the article is just giving off information, it's not telling about an incident that happened to a specific person. There are no clear literary devices used by the author. The style doesn't get in the way of the article.
Nut graf: Menus that have the number of calories of a food, can help people make more healthy decisions on what they eat. The most key source of this article is the American Journal of Public Health.
Challenges on reporting this for the author: would be researching and trying to get the idea to work.
Challenge for me: interviewing because I’m not good with talking to people and interviewing. This article would be located in the features section of our school paper.
The articles strengths include good structure and the style doesn't get in the way of reporting. I would suggest that the author make the article more thoroughly.
Article #17 - 1.5 million died from this curable desease
In the yeare 2013 1.5 million people died from a curable disease called tuberculosis. Researchers say that 9 million people developed Tuberculosis and with 1.5 million of those people put to dealth, this disease is one of the world's most deadliest communicable disease. Tuberculosis is a bacterial infectious disease by that can be air bourn. This disease is most likely to attack the lung, kidneys, spine, and brain. To treat this disease patience are to be given a mixture of medications. One of the reasons why so many people are dying from Tuberculosis is because the bacteria becomes resistant to the treatment. Another reason why is because of the amount of funding. About $8 billion dollars is needed each year for treatment but only $6 billion is provided. This is the top reason why many Tuberculosis patients aren't being treated.
Style analysis: The author has an informative style and the intended audiences are TB patience. The author doesn't use clear tone in this article. The author does not establish story telling because it's just giving information about an event. The author doesn't use any clear literary devices. The style does not get in the way of the article.
Nut graf: Many people died from Tuberculosis without treatment.
The key source of this article is the World Health Organization.
Challenge for the author: reporting because of the number of deaths that occured from TB.
Challenge for me: Researching.
This article would be located in the features section of our school paper.
The article's strengths include good structure and the article is reported thoroghly. The style does not get in the way of the reporting. A suggestion I would give is to give TB patience a saying in the article.
Article #18-What will nurse do after beating Ebola? Hugs her dog of course.
Nina Pham, the first person to catch Ebola in the United States is now freed from the devastating diseease. Nina Pham states that the first thing she did after recovering from Ebola was hug her dog. Later that Friday Nina Pham met with President Barack Obama in the Oval office and he gave her a big hug. Pham thanked the people around the world who prayed for her. Even though Nina Pham has recovered from Ebola, she has not yet regained all of her strength. Pham asked for privacy of her family and her self and hopes that she can go back to her daily life.
Style Analysis: The author has an informative style and the intended audiences are United State citizens. The author uses a tone of relief. The author establishes story telling because a situation has occured with a specific person. The author doesn't use any clear literary device and the style does not get in the way of the article.
Nut graf: the Ebola virus can be cured.
The key source of this article is Nina Pham.
Challenge for author: researching.
Challenge for me: researching.
This article would be located in the features section of our school paper.
The strengths in this article include structure and its written thoroughly. The style does not get in the way of reporting. I have no suggestions for this article.
Article #19 -My Evil Dad: Life as a serial killer's daughter (longform.org)
Keith Jesperson, a serial killer in the 1990's who raped and murdered 8 women was the father of Melissa Moore. The last time Melissa had seen her father was in 1994 when he had come to visit her, her brother and her mom. Melissa's father and her mother had divorced a while back. Coming to visit, Melissa's father gave his family the thought that he was a truck driver. That day melissa and her brother's father offered to take them out for breakfast. On the way to grab a meal, melissa's brother scrambles through his father's truck glove department and finds a pack of cigarettes, his father has always told his kids not to smoke, so he gives his father a look of surprise. His father tells him it’s for the women he gives rides to. As the truck comes to a stop Melissa notices a roll of duct tape on the bed in the back of the truck and wonders why her father would have that on his bed. She blows of the thought thinking it's probably there because of lack of space. Once they arrived in the restaurant Melissa's father tell her that he needs to tell her something important, but he doesn't want her to report him to the police. Growing up Melissa looked at her father as a good dad, but she would sometimes notice that he would say weird things such as " If I killed someone I would know how to get away with it", and he once told Melissa that he would someday be at the Penitentiary, but not yet.
Style analysis: The author's style is very detailed because it's being told by the victim. The intended audience are all readers because this article may be interesting to many readers. The author uses a tone of anxiousness and disappointment: There isn't a book out there called, What Do You Do When You Find Out That Your Dad's A Serial Killer? There's nothing out there that tells you what to do. The article uses literary devices such as " I felt my stomach drop" which is a hyperbole. The author establishes story telling because this is an event that occurred throughout her childhood and it probably changed her life. The style doesn't get in the way of the story, because the article is clear and informative.
Nut Graf: The 8th paragraph in the article because it’s the point where Melissa knows that something is wrong.
The most key source in the article is melissa herself because she’s explaining what her life was like as a child having a father who's a serial killer. The challenge for the author would be reporting, because she's doing a report on her own father, knowing that he murdered and raped many people. A Challenge for me would be researching and finding out who the people were that he killed.
This article would be located in the varieties section of our school magazine because it’s something different and interesting.
The articles strengths include being very descriptive and getting in to detail. The style does not get in the way of reporting would suggest that they not only focus on how Melissa saw her father, they should also focus on her siblings and mothers thoughts.
Article #20 - Sugarhill Gang Rapper Big Bank Hank dead at 57
Sugarhill Gang member Henry Jackson a.k.a Big Bank Hank died on Tuesday in New Jersey from cancer. Big Bank Hank brought Hip Hop to mainstream 35 years ago and he handled in the middle portion of rapping. He songs became very catchy and reached the top 40 on the billboard's chart. Some of his catchy songs included Ho-tel Mo-tel, Holiday Inn, and If tour girl starts acting up, take her friend. Two members of the Sugarhill Gang, Wonder Mike and Master Gee stated: "So sad to hear about our brother's passing. The 3 of us created musical history together with the release of Rapper's Delight. We will always remember traveling the world together and rocking the house. Rest in peace Big Bank." These three group members were unknown until producer Sylvia Robinson recruited them to record a song for her rap label.
Style analysis: The authors writing style is very brief but explanatory because it gives off most of the information. The intended audiences are adults because this group was popular about 30 years ago. The author does not have clear tone, because the author is just putting the news out there. The author establishes story telling because the author is telling about the contributes this rap artist has done in the past.
Literary device: The beefy, boisterous presence on stage.
The style does not get in the way of the way of the story because it doesn't catch the reader's attention as much as much as the story itself.
Nut Graf: Paragraph 2 in the article is the Nut Graf because it’s the main idea, and it's explaining the cause of Big Bank's death.
The most key source of this article is Big Bank's manager David Mallie because he was with him when he was last seen.
A challenge for the author would probably be reporting, because he's reporting the death of someone.
A challenge for myself would also be reporting, because it would be difficult for me to make an article about some ones death.
This article would be located in the news section of our article because a death of a popular Hip Hop artist occurred. The articles strengths include being brief but explanatory and the style does not get in the way of reporting.
I would suggest that the author includes some of his family members in the article to tell how he coped with his cancer.
Article #21 -Laundry detergent pods are 'real risk' to children
In the past year a mother in Florida came home to her child who had accidentilly eaten a bright colored laundry detergent pod. The child had been sleeping in the laundry basket when this incident occurred. The mother rushed the child to the hosipital as soon as posible, but it was too late, the child had died from poisoning from the detergent. This isn't the first time that this incident has occurred, in about a year 17,230 children under the age of 6 have been poisoned by these detergent pods. That's about one child every hour. Children who eat these pods can go into respiratory distress and start vomitting, and can also cause irritation to the eyes when in contact. The reason many children come in contact with these detergent pods is because they are easily mistaken for candy. Doctors argue that there should be an effort to prevent these problems.
Style analysis: The author writting style is explanatory because he provides information on the problems the detergent causes and the past events that have occurred. The intendent audienced are mother with children because the article is based on children. The author uses a serious tone by listing different cases of the problem in paragraph 5.
The author establishes story telling by relating the incident to many others, and its important for mothers to know. There's no clear literary devices in this article. The style of the article does not get in the way of the story.
Nut Graf: The Nut Graf is the fifth paragraph because it's telling readers why this problem happens and it explains what should be done to stop the problem from happening.
The most key source of this article is Florida's police department because they're providing most of the information.
A challenge for that would come for the author would be interviewing because it would be hard to interview parents about the lost of their child. A challenge for me would also be interviewing because of the same reason. This article would be located in the news section of our school magazine because this story relates to majority of americans and the people need to know this.
The articles strengths include the structure, and it's reported thoroughly.
I would suggest that they give more advice on what the people should do to prevent this problem.
Article #22- All dressed up for mars and no where to go.(longform.org)
When Josh was ten years old he had always had the dream of becoming an astronaut. In the year 2012 Josh was sitting in a Star bucks feeling down when he had suddenly came across a call for volunteers for fledging space program, the mission was a one way mission to mars. Josh was scared but excited about the opportunity. Mars is a barren planet that lack geographic features other than its frozen ice caps, deserts, and enormous mountain peaks. This planet barely has an atmosphere, and which causes the planet to be open to radiation. Josh moved back in with his parents from England to Australia to focus more on his training to prepare for his mission. With all the years of training and preparing for the mission over a time period of 10 years, NASA canceled the mission to mars because of the expenses and the risk the people are taking. After hearing this news Josh was devastated, his dreams were crushed.
Style analysis: The authors writing style is so inspirational because it gives off the feeling of accomplishment. The intended audiences are lovers of space, people who have an interest in space. The author uses tone in the last chapter of this article because a feeling of disappointment is given off to the readers. The author establishes story telling by telling about josh's dreams since he was a child and how it almost came true.
Literary device: the article uses imagery when describing the surface of mars: It is barren, free of geological features other than its frozen ice caps, vast deserts, and enormous mountain peaks. The style does not get in the way of the story.
Nut Graf: The first few paragraphs of the article are the Nut Graf because they describe most of the process.
The most key source in this article is NASA.
A challenge for the author I think would be researching because it may take time to find out what processes they go through when preparing for a space trip. A challenge for me would be the reporting process because it takes time.
This article would be located in the features section because this article focuses on a specific person. The articles strengths include depth, and the style avoids getting in the way of the reporting.
I would suggest that the author tells more about the josh's personal life and what he did outside of preparing for his trip.
Article #23-Norovirus sickens more than 170 on cruise ship
The Norovirus has sickened at least 158 people out of about 3000 passengers when a boarding the crown princess ship. The crown princess ship took a voyage that lasted about 28 days sailing from the docks of Los Angeles to Hawaii and Tahiti. Over the last few days of being a board the ship there has been an increase in the number of gastrointestinal illnesses that is believed to be caused by the Norovirus. With this occurring the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) was contacted to give the ship a deep cleaning before the Crown Princess takes off on its next voyage. The CDC statement confirmed that the ship has been through a deep cleaning process to slow down the spread of the disease. Before a boarding the ship the (CDC) encouraged all passengers to frequently wash their hands and make usage of hand sanitizer.
Style Analysis: The authors had an informative style that stated important facts and suggestions to decrease chances of the virus. The intended audiences of this article are travelers or sailors. The author does not show clear tone in this article. The author establishes story telling information that can affect many people. The literary device that was used in the article was hyperbole by stating"the ship began seeing an increased number of gastrointestinal illnesses". The style does not get in the way of telling the story.
The Nut Graf of this article would be paragraph 3 because it gives off most of the important stuff in the article. The most key source in this article is the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
A Challenge that would be difficult for myself and the article would be researching because it would be difficult to track down were specifically the virus is coming from and how the individuals on the ship are becoming infected. This article would be located in the news section of our schools paper because this is an event that could affect the world and it involves a virus.
The article's strengths include through reporting and the style avoids getting in the way of reporting.
I would suggest that the author has better structure and include a passenger's experience on the ship.
Article #24 - The Ebola Wars (longform.org)
The infectious disease Ebola out broke on December 6, 2013 in a small village called Meliandou, located in Guinea. The disease started from a child who had severe diahrea and a case of a fever. The boy then died and he had spread the disease on to his mother, which was passed on to his sister, who passed it on to his grandmother, which was then passed on to the village and so on. Sadly the members of the boys family didn't survive. Ebola has caused an outbreak in central and eastern Africa. The virus is said to be spread through blood and bodily fluids, and it has not had any further mutations. Fluids within the infected indivisual contains a high concentration of Ebola particles. The Ebola particle is made up of only 6 proteins and its around eighty nanometers wide and one thousand nanometers long. Ebola attacks many of the tissues of the body except for skeletalar muscles and bone structures.
Style analysis: The authors writing style is clear and descriptive because i understand what the author is talking about. The intended audiences are the world because the Ebola virus aplies to everyone. The author uses tone of sadness in paragraph 3. The author establishes story telling by telling how the disease had spread. The author does not use any clear literary devices. The style doesn't get in the way of the story.
Nut Graf: the nut graf of this article is paragraph 3 which talks about how the virus spread. The most key source in this article is the World Health Organization.
Challenge for the author would probaly be finding sources since he can't come in contact with any patience who have been diagnosed with the virus. A challenge for me would be researching because they have not yet found a cure for the virus and it would have been difficlt to find out where exactly the disease came from. This article would be located in the news section of our school newspaper because its a world wide event and should be heard by all.
The article's strengths include detail, good structure and the style avoids getting in the way of reporting.
I would suggest that they shorten the article because not everyone is not going to want to read an article that long.
Article #25 - Flu shots less effective this year because current flu virus has mutated.
This year's flu shots are not as effective because the flu virus has mutated. The very young and the elderly have a higher risk then others of getting infected by the flu virus, and also those with health problems. Although the vaccine is not as protective of the flu virus, it can still decrease the siverity that is caused by the virus. It can also protect against other strains of the virus. The CDC still recommends that you get vaccinated. Researchers say the vaccination isn't perfect, but it's the best protection we have against the virus for now.
Style analysis: The author's style is descriptive because it gives me an understanding of the article. The intended audiences is everyone. The author doesn't use any clear tone in this article. The article establishes story telling by providing information about the vaccine for the virus. The article doesn't have any clear literary devices and the style does not get in the way of the story. The Nut Graf of the article is in paragraph 1 because it's the main idea of the article.
The most key source of the article is CDC.
A challenge for the author would be researching because they would have to find out why the vaccine isn't as effective to the virus.
A challenge for me would also be researching.This article would be located in the News section of our magazine because it's a situation that effects the world.
The articles strengths include dept, good structure, thoroughly reporting, and the style doesn't get in the way of reporting.
I would suggest that they describe the components of the vaccination and flu virus more.
Article #26 - Ananaconda eats man alive on discovery channel
Paul Rosalie was eaten alive by the world's largest and most powerful snake in the world. The anaconda he was eaten by measured up to a length of 18 feet long. Rosalie puts on a special reinforcement suit with a helment and devices that measure his vital signs before performing this stunt. He claims that the snake attacked him right in the face, and he says the last thing he saw was the snake with it's mouth wide open and then it went completely dark. Rosalie claims that he felt the suit cracking as the snake was wrapping around him. He spent an hour inside of the snake which was very difficult for him since he was claustrophobic.
Style analysis: The author's style is brief and does not get into much detail as to exactly why he did this. The intended audiences are discovery channel viewers. The author uses a tone of exitement and suprizethroughout the article.
The author establishes story telling because this is a subject that would catch reader's attention.
Literary Device: Imagery of sight was used in paragraph 10 which stated "The last thing I saw was her mouth wide open. The style doesn't get in the way of telling the story.
The nut graf of the article is paragraph 10 because it's the main idea of the article.
The most key source in this article is Discovery.
A challenge for the author and myself would be finding out if the stunt was real or not.
This article would be located in the features section of the article because it's a interesting story. The articles strengths include strong structure and the style doesn't get in the way of reporting. I would suggest the author tells more about Rosalie's experience inside of the snake.
Article #27 - Why Doctors Fail (longform.org)
Doctors have two primary reasons to fail. They explain that the first reason to fail is because of ignorance. The only have a limited understanding of the physical laws and conditions that apply to any given circumstances. The second reason for their failure is ineptitude, which means that the knowlege exists but an individual or a group of individuals fail to apply that knowledge correctly. Today science has been relied on to overcome ignorance. Science is concerned with universal truths, laws of how the body or the world behaves. The test of science is how the universalities apply to the particularities. Some knowledges of science can never be delivered throughout society.
Style analysis: The author style is very deep into detail by describing and giving examples of how doctors fail. The intended audiences are people who are interested in the medical field. The author does not show clear tone throughout the article. The author establishes story telling by providing the article with past events that occurred and examples. The author does not use any clear literary devices throughout the article. The style does not get in the way of the story. The style does not get in the way of the story.
Nut Graf: the nut graf of the article is paragraph #4 because it answers the title question. The most key source in the article is Samuel Gorovitz and Alasdair MacIntyre. A challenge for the author would be research because it may be difficult for the author to find facts on why doctors fail.
A challenge for me would also be research because it would be difficult for me to find the answer to the question.
This article would be located in the features section of our school magazine because it explains the aspects of why doctors fail.
The article's strengths include good structure, it's thoroughly reported, and its style does not get in the way of reporting.
I would suggest that the article include more examples.