The reason why I chose to use these sources for my story is because they give insight on each segment that I wanted to cover during this story. I was able to cover the the problem, the people it affects, and how this problem can and/or how is affecting people not socially and economically.
The New York Times aggregates in many of their articles such as the one I recently read on how the benefit of caffeine on one’s physical performance is dictated by their genes.
In order to support the stance on caffeine the Times took, they aggregated sources in order to present credibility and logos.
One of these aggregated sources is linked under the words, “a new study of the genetics of caffeine metabolism,” which brings readers to a scholarly journal abstract which summed up the research done on the effects of caffeine beside different types of genes. This is a reliable and informative source which improves on the article itself.
Another aggregated source is linked back to an article The New York Times wrote on the buzz caffeine could give different people depending on their genes. This source roughly covers the same topic, but doesn’t involve the physical performance aspect, which makes it a strong choice as a source to aggregate because with it comes another variety of supportive information.
Overall, I think The New York Times put together a good aggregated article that expressed ideas and information while backing it up with different sources.
The Freedom Of Information Act, (FOIA) was established in 1967, which helped to ensure public access of federal, state or local governments records that are needed for use. All requested information collected on each agency by the individual interested must then be submitted to the FOIA once received, this way there’s a public database full of records and information for all to access.
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Without the FOIA being established, it would make it very difficult to gather needed information and documentation on specific important issues from governmental agencies like the FDA, DEA, and other agencies like the ACLU, which is an agency that focuses on protecting individual rights like helping to protect young girls and women by reporting sexual assault and harassment in specific locations under the law.(free Google picture art)
Federal agencies must disclose all information requested under the FOIA, and I find this to be very interesting to know along with the fact that there’s only nine known exemptions given which protects more than one hundred company privacy laws.