I am presently a senior at Northeastern University, where I am double-majoring in theatre and journalism. I joined NewsTrust as a part of my Reinventing the News: Journalism of the Web class with Professor Dan Kennedy, where we are learning about applications of new media and social networking in modern journalism.
This is an interesting piece, but I would like to hear from members/leaders of the organizations mentioned in the piece. This serves as a rudimentary introduction to the issue, but doesn't tell the reader much beyond that.
Although I feel this is a fairly solid and engaging article, I would have liked to see more detail and a greater variety of sources. This was a good introduction to the issue, but it seems doesn't go particularly in-depth or provide a "big picture" view.
I think this is a thoughtful and well-written piece that does the multiple facets of the story justice. My only possible request would be that I would like to hear from a patient who is currently on a waiting list for an organ transplant- would they be willing to accept an organ with HIV?
This is definitely a relevant and interesting story, but I would have liked to hear from doctors not affiliated with the study. This would provide a more in-depth view to help the reader further understand the relevance of the study covered.
I appreciate the multiple viewpoints and use of several different sources- I really felt like I was getting a varied perspective and a better look at the "big picture." I would have liked to hear from more students about the online classroom experience, but I didn't feel that it left the story particularly lacking.
I generally recommend this piece because it's not only a unique article, but also is very relevant, considering the ongoing use of new media and social networking overseas. I would have liked to hear more first-person accounts (such as Maskati's) in the piece, but also recognize the difficulties in attaining them.