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Ali Pannoni

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Ali reviewed this story - May 22, 2012
Ali's Rating
3.7

This is good journalism because it is very enterprising and provides an in-depth report of a relevant issue that hasn't always seen a lot of coverage.I never thought about these sites as fact-checkers and it has opened up my mind a bit. Good article.

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Ali reviewed this story - May 22, 2012
Ali's Rating
3.9

This is good journalism because the reporter did a good job of researching and finding sources from both the school and the student herself who is being profiled. I wish that the reporter would have also shared another student's story whose application may have been incomplete because of the school. I think Abdou's (the student being profiled) story is a bit confusing. I wish the reporter would have included more information on how SAT scores are traditionally sent to colleges to give the big picture, because the school doesn't usually do it. It seems like Abdou had a special case and I wish that was made more clear.

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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Ali commented on this review – May. 3, 2011
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3.7
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Reviewed by Ali Pannoni - May. 3, 2011

The reporter did a good job of interviewing and finding various sources to provide factual information to the story. He showed context by getting good quotes from the department chair, director, members of the cast, audience members, and even the bloggers who tried to shut down the show. I did notice a few errors. I feel like the writing could have been improved, but it's pretty good for a student piece.

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Ali reviewed this story - May 3, 2011
Ali's Rating
3.7

The reporter did a good job of interviewing and finding various sources to provide factual information to the story. He showed context by getting good quotes from the department chair, director, members of the cast, audience members, and even the bloggers who tried to shut down the show. I did notice a few errors. I feel like the writing could have been improved, but it's pretty good for a student piece.

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Ali posted this story - Apr 30, 2011
Ali posted and reviewed this story - Apr 30, 2011
Ali's Rating
4.1

This is good journalism because the writer wrote a relevant story on an original topic. I haven't heard of any other school in Maryland offering such a course in casino management and the author informs the community that it is available. The author then relates this back to why it is relevant because of the recently passed legislation which makes slot machines legal in Maryland.

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Ali posted and reviewed this story - Apr 30, 2011
Ali reviewed this story - Apr 29, 2011
Ali's Rating
3.8

I commend the Sun for publishing relevant stories that are not always featured on other publications. It shows great initiative. My main problem with this article was that it was not well sourced or in-depth. I found the topic intriguing, but it seemed to end without giving a full explanation of the story. The reporter only quoted one source, the liquor board chairman. It would have been nice if the Sun would have included some information from the owners or employees of the bar and the opinions of the patrons and/or residents who live near the bar. It would have then showed the big picture.

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NT Rating: 3.2 | See All NT Reviews »
Ali reviewed this story - Apr 29, 2011
Ali's Rating
4.3

I think this is good journalism because it is enterprising and shows depth. The sun did a good job of researching the former school officials credentials and it was very in-depth. I do however, feel as if the story is a bit biased. The sun does make it very clear that Seawright was always honest about his degrees and credentials. The sun made it, in the beginning, like he was trying to hide something. Seawright seemed to always be forthcoming about his education and seemed to resign because he had other business opportunities. The sun infers that he resigns because of the investigation into his college degrees. We may not know his real reasoning for resigning, but it is not the Sun's call to make.

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NT Rating: 4.1 | See All NT Reviews »
Ali reviewed this story - Apr 29, 2011
Ali's Rating
2.7

I don't think this is good journalism because the reporter based the fact that Mfume won't run for Mayor based on another source who heard it from Mfume. I can't trust that this person is being truthful or maybe even messed up his own facts. The reporter should have at least interviewed another source close to Mfume to back up his findings and really should have tried to contact Mfume directly. The reporter does give some background knowledge about Mfume which helps give the reader context.

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NT Rating: 2.5 | See All NT Reviews »
Ali reviewed this story - Apr 20, 2011
Ali's Rating
4.7

This is good journalism because it offers a new perspective on the life of Schaefer. It is not a hard news story, giving all the facts about his life, but the author shares a few of his own personal anecdotes and encounters with Shaefer as a reporter that have yet to be talked about. It shows the personality of Schaefer and gives a "behind the scenes" look into his life. I very much enjoyed the story of the reporter telling Schaefer who leaked his latest project. For someone who was only a child during the later part of Schaefer's career, it gives me a better idea of who he was. Also, for a blog, this is very well written and displayed.

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NT Rating: 4.0 | See All NT Reviews »
Ali reviewed this story - Apr 20, 2011
Ali's Rating
2.2

While this is an opinion piece and, I do feel as though that should be considered, I don't think this is a good piece of journalism. The author is entitled to his opinion, but he does not use any factual evidence or sources to back up his claim. No one is cited in this article and he does not have any evidence showing that Schaefer did not care about, specifically, Montgomery County. Schaefer just died, and he accomplished an extraordinary amount of things as a public servant, this article does not give justice to what he accomplished. I know that the public should see all sides of the story and the man, but this article did not do that fairly. If he wants to talk about Schaefer than he needs to support his evidence with sources.

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Ali reviewed this story - Apr 20, 2011
Ali's Rating
4.3

This article shows a more personable side of Donald Schaefer than most of the other stories I have read about him. Yes, the author does offer his opinion so that may make the story seem biased, but he covered the mayor for many years and knew him personally so I think that makes him a credible source to speak about him. This story does not get lost in the facts of Donald Schaefer's life, but it shows him as a human being and how much he cared about Baltimore. If this reason, I think this is good journalism.

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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Ali reviewed this story - Apr 18, 2011
Ali's Rating
3.3

I give the offer credit for bringing a very relevant story to the readers attention. I think in the news we often don't hear enough about how the policemen really feel about the city. The author provided the reader with a lot of information about how the policemen feel, but no commentary from City Hall or the Mayor. It would have improved the story immensely and shown the whole picture.

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Ali reviewed this story - Apr 11, 2011
Ali's Rating
4.8

I thought this was a very thoughtful human interest story. The writer was able to give enough context to make the story meaningful and resonate with the reader. It even brought a tear to my eye. The topic isn't breaking news, but it is a nice touching story. Everyone needs to read a couple stories like this every once in a while to bring them down to reality.

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Ali reviewed this story - Mar 15, 2011
Ali's Rating
3.6

I found this to be a good piece of journalism. I liked that it included quotes from both the community, students, and staff of Towson. One concern I had was that it didn't go into greater depth about the previous disputes between the school and the community. As someone who is is fairly new to Towson it would have been helpful and provided a bigger picture. I also would have appreciated where the journalist found the information for the salary of President Caret and the information on new housing projects. In that regard, it was not well-sourced.

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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Ali reviewed this story - Mar 9, 2011
Ali's Rating
2.5

I think the title of this article is misleading. The title would allow one to assume that the racial tensions would be because President Obama is an African American, but in reality it is about illegal Brazilian immigrants who work on Martha's Vineyard. The article really isn't even about Barack Obama's visit to Martha's Vineyard. I feel like they used President Obama as a hook to the story that may not have been interesting or relevant to most readers. That leads me to believe that the journalist didn't take the time to really find good sources. Considering that the journalist uses quotes from comments posted on an article on a website confirms this. If he would have taken the time to interview residents of the island and ... More »

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NT Rating: 2.3 | See All NT Reviews »
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