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Brittani Bowling

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I'm a Mass Communication major at Towson University, with a focus on Journalism/New Media and Advertising.

About Brittani Help
Location: Prince Frederick, Maryland, United States
Occupation: Student, Towson University
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Journalism: None
Education: Some college
News: 60-90 minutes a day
Internet: 90 minutes a day or more
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Address: Prince Frederick, MD, US
Last Visit: Mar 8, 2011 - 12:58 PM PST
Last Edit: Apr 18, 2011 - 1:47 PM PDT

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Brittani reviewed this story - Apr 26, 2011
Brittani's Rating
2.7

The one major issue I have with this article is that the source is not directly Mfume himself. This article would be much more compelling and convincing if the journalist had a quote from Mfume stating that he indeed would not be running for mayor of Baltimore. While it definitely contains pertinent information, like who the other candidates will be and why Mfume was suspected to be running, it lacks depth or reasoning behind the decision, and again is weak in sourcing.

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NT Rating: 2.5 | See All NT Reviews »
Brittani commented on this review – Mar. 8, 2011
Sabrina Lindsey
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(NT Rating: 3.9)
Reviewed by Sabrina Lindsey - Mar. 15, 2011

I think this is good journalism because it thoroughly all of the important bases. Well, all except one. What about the people? I saw a lot of government sources, but I didn't see any quotes from anyone directly affected by this issue. That should be the focus of it. What are these people going to do now? Are they going to keep living in these houses? How will they deal with the lead in their homes? What about their children?

Brittani Bowling Comment:

I really like Sabrina’s comment. She has such a good point about getting in touch with those affected by lead paint poisoning, and she asks great questions that the journalist could have addressed in the article.

Brittani reviewed this story - Mar 8, 2011
Brittani's Rating
3.8

This article, although rather lengthy, was well-written and included lots of relevant information. The journalists included lots of facts and good sources to back up their findings, and it is obvious they did a fair amount of research to dig into the Baltimore lead program. It is a shame that such a huge program that would be so beneficial to so many Baltimore residents is now going unfunded, but this article gives great insight as to where the problem lies and how issues regarding ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Brittani reviewed this story - Feb 14, 2011
Brittani's Rating
1.8

This story was disappointing on many levels. Not only was it confusing and poorly written, but where and who are the sources? The story line seems to be completely unrelated to President Obama's visit, taking the confusion to a totally different level. I am surprised The Telegraph published this material.

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NT Rating: 2.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Brittani reviewed this story - Feb 14, 2011
Brittani's Rating
3.7

I personally found this story really interesting. I felt that it was fair in that it gave both positive and negatives of the new transit system in Baltimore. It also featured good sourcing...quotes came from those affected, and businesses and experts. I will be interested in seeing how the county does with this system in 2011.

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NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Brittani reviewed this story - Feb 14, 2011
Brittani's Rating
4.1

I really enjoyed reading this story and found it very informational and extremely relevant in these hard times where homelessness is a big problem and unemployment is an even bigger problem. The article featured good sourcing, helped me understand how the new Green jobs are helping Baltimore residents, and overall intrigued me.

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Brittani reviewed this story - Feb 14, 2011
Brittani's Rating
3.6

This story does a good job of painting a picture of improvement in East Baltimore. It brings in the point of view of experts, those affected, and gives hope in what might not typically be a very hopeful topic. I enjoyed reading this story.

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NT Rating: 3.4 | See All NT Reviews »
Brittani posted and reviewed this story - Feb 12, 2011
Brittani's Rating
3.9

This opinion piece by the Baltimore Sun was full of a lot of good information about the current state of the bay and the EPA's plans for the future. The story gave a lot of evidence as to why it's important the EPA takes their promises seriously, and pointed out the reasons why their promises might not be realistic.

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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Brittani posted and reviewed this story - Feb 12, 2011
Brittani's Rating
3.8

This story shared great news about the oyster population and also gave lots of good evidence and had descent sourcing. The writing was good, the information was relevant, and I feel like a gained a good idea about the background of disease and it's effect on oysters in the Bay.

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NT Rating: 4.0 | See All NT Reviews »
Brittani posted and reviewed this story - Feb 12, 2011
Brittani posted and reviewed this story - Feb 12, 2011
Brittani posted and reviewed this story - Feb 12, 2011
Brittani's Rating
3.1

I found this editorial a bit more informative than another I have read on the same topic. Although, as an editorial, there isn't much in terms of sourcing, I did get a better idea about why the Farm Bureau has filed a lawsuit. Although it is clearly one sided, the Sun gives a lot of good information to back up their opinion.

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NT Rating: 3.0 | See All NT Reviews »
Brittani posted and reviewed this story - Feb 12, 2011
Brittani posted and reviewed this story - Feb 12, 2011
Brittani's Rating
2.9

Athough this is a Baltimore Sun opinion piece I found it informative and interesting. There wasn't much in the way of obvious sourcing, but the material is both informational and brings awareness to something most people do not consider in terms of chicken manure and it's impact on run-off pollution.

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Brittani posted and reviewed this story - Feb 12, 2011
Brittani posted and reviewed this story - Feb 12, 2011
Brittani's Rating
3.4

I found this commentary interesting, although I never really gained any insight as to why the Farm Bureau feels their lawsuit is a good thing. As the author is the president of the CBF, this article is pretty one-sided but it does give me a lot of information about how the CBF feels about recent doings of the AFBF.

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NT Rating: 3.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Brittani posted and reviewed this story - Feb 12, 2011
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