Monthly Archives: October 2009

NewsTrust – Reporting on Bad Journalism

NewsTrust.net is a non-profit organization where members rate the quality, not popularity, of news stories. NewsTrust started through donations; however, now depends on online sponsorships, memberships, licensing and custom services. The site is organized into topics.  When you click on … Continue reading

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Neighborhood “Tour” (Interview)

Finding a representative from Amazon Neighborhoods to speak and walk with turned out to be more difficult than we had planned. Though our group utilized our individual resources, unbalanced teamwork eventually paid off. I personally started with the Amazon Neighborhood … Continue reading

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A Lazy Hour at University Park

There are few places more choked full of sensory overload than University Park on a sunny day. The park is located in South Eugene on 24th street, and the dozen-block walk from campus consists of nothing worse than a few … Continue reading

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Scary Fall FLUX Video!

Hey #J361, our own Danielle Sweet produced a video, “What’s the Scariest Thing That Ever Happened to You?”, for Fall FLUX. Here ’tis, but don’t forget to go to the FLUX website as well: Congrats, Danielle! (Danielle is sweetsaltd on … Continue reading

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Weekend Assignments

I know that some of you will be celebrating Halloween (aka Samhain, or perhaps All Souls’ Day) this weekend, not to mention a certain game (celebrating or attending or complaining about the ticketing system), but here are your marching orders … Continue reading

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Fox News: a Journalistic Joke

had always heard that Fox News was biased and slanted towards the right but being that I didn’t watch much television news anyway, I never really paid much attention.  However, that all changed about a year ago when I got … Continue reading

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My hour at Sweet Life (my group members already snatched the clever puns)

The aroma of Sweet Life upon coming through the door is like a very pleasant freight train, after experiencing the rain and chill outside. The smell of Coffee is the most prevalent but mixes with that of tea and various … Continue reading

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Psychics at Starbucks – Downtown Eugene

It’s Thursday morning at the downtown Eugene Starbucks.  Outside of the floor to ceiling glass windows the rest of Eugene is immersed in a state of perpetual sog, which will continue until April.  Inside the glass windows the Starbucks patrons … Continue reading

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Dairy Queen is the place to be…

The smell of waffle cones fills the air. It smells like Disneyland. Main Street, USA, to be precise. A father and daughter eat in silence. Well, the daughter eats. She puts a fry in her mouth. The father absent-mindedly pokes … Continue reading

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The Whit has an Interesting Energy.

It’s a place where haggard whites and Mexicans mix. The most interesting occurrence I saw was the interactions between a few high school boys. They were about 15. Two Hispanic looking kids and a home breed Oregonian. There interactions where … Continue reading

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