Category Archives: Class assignments

York: It’s our job to seek out the world

Jillian York’s humble personality prevents her from boastfully speaking about her global impact as a digital activist. With the help of social media, though, York vigorously advocates for international freedom of expression in her full-time work and volunteer positions. In … Continue reading

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A publication that reinvented itself for the changing times

Yesterday my “Reinventing the News” class visited the Christian Science Monitor, which is located at 210 Massachusetts Ave. The international news organization delivers global coverage through its website, weekly magazine, daily news briefing, e-mail newsletters and mobile website. The Christian … Continue reading

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On the lookout for “good journalism”

With the presence of social media and a plethora of available information online, the boundaries have been blurred between the experienced journalist and the citizen journalist. With the Internet, it is simple for individuals to browse news stories casually and … Continue reading

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Faculty presentations demonstrate innovative thinking

Northeastern University’s College of Arts, Media and Design hosted two events on Tuesday to celebrate the creation of the new college. Instead of attending Professor Kennedy’s class, he invited us to the morning event. After Dean Xavier Costa’s welcome, 14 … Continue reading

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Global Voices: The world is talking, are you listening?

Moments before Professor Kennedy told the class this morning about today’s guest lecturer, worrisome thoughts crossed my mind about the final project. Tomorrow I will meet with Jillian York, the main person I will focus on for the assignment. But … Continue reading

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A lesson on Howe to (or Howe not to) appreciate crowdsourcing

Jeff Howe, a Nieman Fellow this past year at Harvard University who is currently teaching a multimedia graduate class at Northeastern University, guest-lectured during Friday’s class. Howe covers the media and entertainment industry. But, most importantly, he has reported on the phenomenon … Continue reading

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Woody’s Grill & Tap: A hidden gem in Boston’s Back Bay

At Woody’s Grill & Tap, pizza has graduated from greasy to grown-up. The restaurant, located at 58 Hemenway St. in Boston, is a dependable hideaway in a college neighborhood: Its nestled facade blends in with Northeastern University’s residence halls and … Continue reading

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