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Bradley reviewed this story - Nov 4, 2010
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3.2

This article is a perfect example of journalism that promotes social capital. I feel that this piece is promoting social capital because it is trying to get people together to fight against this corruption that is happening with these private prison companies. Near the end of the article the author says "the circumstances are fed by a failure of Congress and presidential administrations, including the current one, to take on immigration reform." So if congress and presidential administrators can't do it then it is up to us. Furthermore this piece is of bridging social capital because it is asking us as americans, no matter your race, to deal with this corruption. Overall this was a good opinion article that discussed ... More »

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Bradley reviewed this story - Nov 4, 2010
Bradley's Rating
3.3

Overall this a well written and informative article that touches on a good issue. The only problem is that this piece needs more depth. One way more depth can be created is if we look at the social capital side of this article. One important issue that is brought up in this piece is the "rift" that this screening of inmates' immigration statuses is having "between law enforcement and local communities." This is exactly what is promoting the social capital in this article. Social capital is the result of social networks which include civic engagement and the participation in civic groups. Since many immigrants that have not been convicted of crimes are being deported as a result of this agreement many local community ... More »

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Bradley reviewed this story - Oct 28, 2010
Bradley's Rating
3.2

To analyze this article one could look at the faultines and the cultural filters this piece might have. The faultlines this piece might have are race/ethnicity and geography. With these filters we can look at the selective perception that they might have on the public. Race/ ethnicity comes into play in this article because Obama is making a push on hispanics to vote. Wether this is going to affect hispanic voter turnout is the perception of each individual. Another Faultline in this article is geography. No where in this article is it mentioned where exactly Obama is going to be making these halls. One could perceive how this is going to effect the election in very different ways. Over all with these filters ... More »

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Bradley reviewed this story - Oct 27, 2010
Bradley's Rating
3.7

A Faultline is how someone perceives something differently then someone else. The cultural filters we see in journalism include: selective perception, selective recall, and selective exposure. If we use these ideas to analyze this article we can see that race/ethnicity is the major faultine of this piece. Even though this is an opinion piece it does a poor job of having balance and giving both sides of the story. Without balance we have no way of determining if we believe Sam Dolnick's opinion or not. Without having the police mens side of the story are perception might make the police out to be "evil", when that could be very wrong. Another faultline in this piece is age. Because we don't know the age of any of ... More »

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Bradley reviewed this story - Oct 13, 2010
Bradley's Rating
3.7

When I first read the title of this piece I was intrigued. So I read the whole article and was really impressed. This piece did what most journalistic pieces should do which is give the facts and not state any bias. For these reasons it can be said that this piece is framed in a structural way. This article is structurally framed because it states the facts and lacks bias. As can be seen from the length of the piece, this article doesn't go into a lot of detail. In this article facts like "The retailer is working to fix its systems" are stated plan and simply. The author does not go into detail about who is going to fix its systems or how they are going to be fixed. From this one can assume that this piece was made on ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Bradley reviewed this story - Oct 12, 2010
Bradley's Rating
4.0

This article overall is a very well written opinion piece. This piece talks about Stephen Colbert's appearance in Congress to testify on an immigration bill. Wether good or bad this piece is framed in a way meant to put all the focus on Colbert. This is apparent because not once is the immigration bill explained. The first paragraph even says that Colbert "testified in Congress on Friday about an immigration bill that he said - in all truthiness - he had not read, 'like most members of congress.'" This just shows how important it was that the immigration bill not be talked about. If this were stated at the very bottom of the article the whole frame of the story would be backwards, but since its at the beginning it shows ... More »

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Bradley reviewed this story - Sep 22, 2010
Bradley's Rating
3.6

a) The many complexities of this issue were explained very well in this article. The reasons for the attacks, other then just race, like the isolation for the different groups were explained with clarity. b) Race in association with violence at schools is still a big issue that is dealt with at many schools today. This article helped me understand that. I was unaware that this was still an issue before reading this article. So in terms of depth of understanding a lot of what I know about this issue comes from this article, which did a very good job with providing me with knowledge of this issue. c) This article did a very good job of clarifying the issue for me. Because I never had to deal with race or violence at any school ... More »

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Bradley posted and reviewed this story - Sep 21, 2010
Bradley's Rating
2.1

a) This article did very poorly at explaining the complexities to this issue of climate change/ global warming. All this article did was some what glorify the issue. Though it may be true that the ozone layer is no longer disappearing, It can't be over looked that global warming is still drastically changing are earth. There are still many more issues at hand that need to be dealt with. This article didn't explain any of these topics at all. b) This piece also did a very unsuccessful job of giving depth of understanding to the issue. The piece just graved the surface of the issue rather them going under the surface and explaining itself. This feature was just loaded with facts that didn't give much meaning. c) After reading ... More »

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Bradley posted and reviewed this story - Sep 21, 2010
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