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Ann Coleman

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Ann commented on this review – May. 13, 2011
Mary Hartney
2.8
(NT Rating: 2.8)
Reviewed by Mary Hartney - May. 13, 2011

It's nice that WBAL Radio gave credit to The Capital for breaking this story, but it's easy to get tangled up in the different pieces of information about the job and the political references.

Ann Coleman Comment:

Did this job not exist under previous administrations? It isn’t addressed whether this is a new job or a replacement…

Ann reviewed this story - May 11, 2011
Ann's Rating
4.0

Yes, it gets both sides of the story as much as it can. Good coverage of the issue. I wish there were links to the article in question as well as the deed, affadavit, and Baltimore County tax records.

I find it interesting that there is an affidavit in which Ms. Conaway claims the house as her principal residence. Was it false then or now?

"Meister, who writes for The Examiner’s online Baltimore site, said he had not received a copy of the suit or even heard about it before a reporter called " More »

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Ann posted and reviewed this story - May 11, 2011
Ann's Rating
2.3

I don't think this is the best example of journalism here. The story fails to touch on a number of points- this "Hampden parent" writes an education blog- a quick view of this post would infer she is a parent with a grudge. Not to mention their chosen wording of "not in my backyard" vs. her title of "Why I Don’t Want a Charter School in My Backyard (Not just yet. Not so fast.)" is significant in terms of tone and message. NIMBY syndrome, as George Carlin calls it, speaks to intolerance and small-mindedness, while her blog discusses the financial and logisticl impracticalities of such a move. I live in Hampden, but don't really have a strong about this issue outside this reading. I don't have kids (and don't plan to) and don't ... More »

Whichever side of the charter debate you take, you’ll find Barry’s Hampden-flavored version of the “anti” position interesting. More »

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Ann posted and reviewed this story - May 6, 2011
Ann commented on this review – May. 4, 2011
Ali Pannoni
3.9
(NT Rating: 3.8)
Reviewed by Ali Pannoni - May. 22, 2012

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.

Ann Coleman Comment:

I agree, I would have liked to know more about what did not happen, where the missing link was. How often does this kind of mistake occur?

Ann commented on this review – May. 4, 2011
Gin Ferrara
3.8
(NT Rating: 3.8)
Reviewed by Gin Ferrara - May. 4, 2011

A well-written report focusing on one student's experience of being rejected from colleges for incomplete applications. The reporter sourced this story fairly well, though a quote from the principal at Western, and Abdou's parents, would make the story even more compelling.

Ann Coleman Comment:

Yes, I would have liked to hear from the parents as well.

Ann reviewed this story - Apr 28, 2011
Ann's Rating
3.8
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Ann reviewed this story - Apr 21, 2011
Ann's Rating
4.0

This article shows a different and slightly (albeit darkly) humorous take on ALS. Showing how a disease can be devastating yet livable is a concept foreign to many, who would consider it the end of the world.

“This disease has no treatment and no cure. But it has a calendar” He named the disease “Lou” because he wanted to “defang it,” ... More »

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Ann commented on this story – Apr. 21, 2011

I’m pleased to see confirmation from the medical examiner- this is the first “on the record” confirmation by an official I’ve seen in this case.

Ann reviewed this story - Apr 2, 2011
Ann's Rating
4.5

It's very clear and nails everything down in a really complete fashion. Using the city map with the existing and new boundaries is an additional bonus to help understand how our officials will (or will not) be affected. I was pleasantly surprised to see that our Mayor has a relatively humble residence.

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Ann commented on this review – Mar. 30, 2011
Ann Coleman
4.5
(NT Rating: 3.4)
Reviewed by Ann Coleman - Apr. 2, 2011

It's very clear and nails everything down in a really complete fashion. Using the city map with the existing and new boundaries is an additional bonus to help understand how our officials will (or will not) be affected. I was pleasantly surprised to see that our Mayor has a relatively humble residence.

Ann Coleman Comment:

But nobody else really does, do they?

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