International womens day

March 8, 2018 people across the country were protesting for International women’s day. On CBS news they showed a photo gallery of women around the world protesting for women’s rights.

The first photo in the gallery shows a Spanish woman waving a flag. Its the first full day the women go on strike against gender violence.

The second photo in the news gallery shows people gathering around each other in Spain also on March 8, 2018. They stand to march and protest for women’s rights. They also march for their accomplishments and gender equality.

The third photo shows more protesters showing their support by two girls raising flags in a demonstration for women rights in Bilbao Spain.

The fourth photo shows protesters forming triangles with their hands during their demonstration for women’s rights.

The fifth photo shows people holding up a sign that says “The revolution will be feminist or with won’t happen” during their protest for women rights.


Twitter: a great place to locate sources

Twitter is a very popular social media site used for online news and social networking service where people interact with each other using “tweets”. People could use twitter for personal reasons like connecting with friends and also big brands, celebrities, and famous sports icons.

Many people use Twitter for many different things. For example, journalist they use Twitter as a way to locate sources and also report their information as well. Twitter has come up with many new tools.  A journalist could use twitter do to a whole site search for topics they choose or even breaking news. They can organize their tweets with #hashtags, photos, or videos.

Twitter is known to have a very big aducanice that why its a great place for journalists to find resources and also help put out their information. Its also very helpful for journalist to know what verified and what is not by having a blue checkmark next to sources and news outlets.

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Overall twitter is a great social media platform for journalists to find sources expand their stoires and interact with other people.

Sources used in my data story

Child obesity is the topic I chose to do my data story about. I picked it due to the big effects it can have on a child’s life in the long run. In my curated data story I used a lot of interesting sources that were full of information that really educates people on the importance of child obesity.

One of the sources I chose to use was an interview with Dr. Chunn and he discussed his concerns with child obesity. He talks about in his interview how there is a difference between putting a child on a diet than an adult. And explains how helping a child stick to eating as much as the child can handle. I felt like using a source straight from a doctor will really inform people the serious health consequences their child might have.

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Another great source I used was statistics on how many children are obese in the United States and it is proven that three in 10 kids in the U.S are obese or overweight. That is a lot of overweight children. This is a great source to inform people that it could happen to any child if they are not put on the right diet or exercise enough.

The last important source that I used and felt that had beneficial information was The department of health.  I used this source because I believe that people don’t look at future consequences when it comes to their health. The department of health talks about how obese can limit the length of your life if you do not take care of your body at a young age. Also says how its the parent’s responsibility to put their child on track for a healthy lifestyle.

How you can find me on socail media

In recent years I haven’t been that active on social media it was never something I personally liked to be on. Recently I have made a twitter account in my journaling class and really seemed to enjoy it. Finding the right username seemed a little tough but I just kept it as simple as zeinabdaher11.

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In my journaling class, I learned a lot about TweetDeck. This is a great source I have been using for aggregation and I discovered it while getting the hang of twitter.

Another social media account I have created was my LinkedIn account. Having this social media account helped me connect with people that have the same career interest as me. Also, it’s a great place for job offerings, whether it’s you looking for a job or the job is looking for you.

PRSSA at the University of Michigan Dearborn

As a student at the University of Michigan Dearborn being updated about all of the schools, information and events are very important to me. Being new to Twitter I wanted to follow accounts that were organizations that I could benefit from my everyday life.

An account that I found on Twitter was the  UM-Dearborn PRSSA organization account. PRSAA stands for Public Relations Student Society of America. This account is worth following for me because I’m a student at the university and this account updates you about all of the events happening at the school.

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As a busy college student, it’s always hard to keep up with all the clubs and events that are happening even though they are very beneficial in our future careers. So following organizations like this one really help’s you get updated about the events happening at the school.

An example of a good reason to follow this account is that it reminds you of the location and time of the event. Just like when there was an opportunity to get your professional headshot taken, the school has you covered by reminding you on Twitter. When being a student it’s hard to keep up, but with social media where most college students spend a lot of time on, there are ways to make it beneficial.

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Louis Vuitton’s new designer for mens wear

“Louis Vuitton Names Virgil Abloh as Its New Men’s Wear Designer” is an aggregated article I found on The New York Times website. I read about how the famous brand Louis Vuitton is changing the head designer on the brand’s menswear.

While trying to introduce the famous designer Virgil Abloh, by saying he is Louis Vuitton’s first African American artistic director, the designer aggregated sources to link under his name to a page that has many questions and answers about who he is. He was one of the few black designers at the top of a French heritage house.

The aggregated source really helps people know this new designer is and why he is the new face of this very famous brand. Another aggregated source the brand used was when comparing him to other designers of famous brands, like Oliver Rousteing which is the famous director of the brand Givenchy and Balmain. The article linked a page of questions and answers about him also.

The article goes on to support all the people throughout the article to links and sources for people reading the article know exactly what they are talking about. If the readers have any questions about the people they are talking about they know where to find all the information. Overall the article has done a very good job of aggregating their article.


Being a student of Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was a very smart and intelligent man. He was the first that set out a theory of cosmology. One of Stephen’s students wrote an article about what it was like being a student of Stephen Hawking.

The student claims that Stephen had a big influence on him before he even met him. According to a website that states people who were influenced by Stephen Hawking, A young second-grade boy named Charlie stated that Stephen influenced him to write his own website.

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A student who was Stephen’s student names Marika Taylor explained that Stephen was so famous at his school that people would sit outside of his apartment building just to watch him go in and out of his house. He explained how he got the chance to meet with Stephen and as a graduate student, he was sent by Stephen to summarize some of his theory practices. He was very nervous about being one of his students but knew it was a great opportunity. He was amazed at the experiences Stephen was telling his students.

According to another one of Stephen’s students named  Dennis Overby published articles and spoke about his experiences with the professor. As many students believe he was an amazing guy. The article stated “I first met Stephen Hawking when we were students. His parties were legendary and he always insisted he wasn’t another Einstein”. Students of Stephens Hawking are really inspired by how smart and intelligent he was. After all, he is the most famous scientist in the world.

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