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Chris Paul

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Occupation: Student, Towson University
Interests: International, Local, Politics, Military
Affiliations: XTSR (Towson's online radio station) R.O.T.C. (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Campus Crusade for Christ
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Journalism: 1-4 years
Education: Some college
News: 10-30 minutes a day
Internet: 30-60 minutes a day
Last Visit: May 29, 2011 - 8:45 PM PDT
Last Edit: Apr 18, 2011 - 1:44 PM PDT

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Chris reviewed this story - May 29, 2011
Chris's Rating
4.7

I sat down and read this story from front to back and thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the writing of Childs Walker. I felt I got to know both Travis Manion and Brendan Looney very well and even found myself getting emotional toward the end even though I already knew the outcome. The story allowed me to get to know them, their background, and their lives and in such a way that was well-organized and well-transitioned. Great job.

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Chris reviewed this story - Feb 13, 2011
Chris's Rating
4.6

Excellent journalism. It was very informative and in-depth. The reporting was original and had plenty of sources and statistics. Nothing to critique here.

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NT Rating: 4.1 | See All NT Reviews »
Chris posted and reviewed this story - Feb 13, 2011
Chris's Rating
4.1

This was a well-rounded article that explained both the non-profit and the governmental response to childhood hunger. Good use of quotes too. The article was not quite as balanced as I would have liked but it didn't necessarily hurt it.

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NT Rating: 3.5 | See All NT Reviews »
Chris posted and reviewed this story - Feb 13, 2011
Chris's Rating
3.1

The main goal of this story is to inform the audience that Governor O'Malley visited an elementary school. There's very little about the fight to end hunger. I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing because the purpose of this news article is to inform people on the actual event of a Governor meeting with schoolkids. However, I think questions on childhood hunger in Maryland could easily have been raised while reading this and the writer didn't really do anything to answer those questions.

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NT Rating: 3.1 | See All NT Reviews »
Chris reviewed this story - Feb 13, 2011
Chris's Rating
4.8

Great article. No complaints. The journalism was in-depth, informative, and balanced. I definitely walked away with a firm grasp not only to the progress accomplished by Teach for America, but a hope for the progress that's taking place in Baltimore City education. A+ writing.

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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Chris posted and reviewed this story - Feb 13, 2011
Chris's Rating
3.2

The story did a great job looking at the federal level. I feel I definitely learned a lot reading this article on how the Sodexo Foundation is using partnerships and grants to tackle this huge problem. However, the flip-flop is that this article did little into looking at the local aspect. It did provide a broader picture on the local community but there were no quotes on the individuals actually implementing this program.

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NT Rating: 3.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Chris posted and reviewed this story - Feb 13, 2011
Chris reviewed this story - Feb 13, 2011
Chris's Rating
3.1

This is pretty "middle of the road" when it comes to journalism. I think the writer did good to choose this topic and to devote as much space as she did to it. However, it doesn't feel as balanced or as informative as I would have liked. The sources are all from the meeting--no quotes from anyone else. Also, I walked away feeling like I got the full side of the Parkton residences' feelings while minimal information on Loyola's goals and focus of building the retreat center. Not a bad article, not a good one either.

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NT Rating: 3.4 | See All NT Reviews »
Chris posted and reviewed this story - Feb 13, 2011
Chris's Rating
4.4

Great article. It focused on the federal, state, and local levels and provided original sources for each. Additionally, it was balanced, factual, and informative. Nothing to complain about on this one.

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NT Rating: 4.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Chris posted and reviewed this story - Feb 13, 2011
Chris's Rating
3.6

It's a bit shorter than I would have hoped. I understand that it's not necessarily a huge news story, but considering this is one of the only outlets that covered this, I would have liked to see a bit more journalism. Information and statistics on Baltimore and Maryland hunger levels would be appreciative as well as specific measures they are doing to combat this struggle. It's not a bad article at all but it really could have been more in-depth.

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NT Rating: 3.2 | See All NT Reviews »
Chris posted and reviewed this story - Feb 11, 2011
Chris posted this story - Feb 11, 2011
Chris posted and reviewed this story - Feb 11, 2011
Chris posted and reviewed this story - Feb 11, 2011
Chris posted and reviewed this story - Feb 11, 2011
Chris reviewed this story - Feb 9, 2011
Chris's Rating
2.6

I really like the topic. Whenever the President goes on vacation, it makes news; but the issue of illegal immigration on where he is staying makes it all the more interesting. What I don't like is that the article is not as in-depth as I think it should be. All of the sources are quotes from local newspapers. There is nothing, or there is little, original investigation from what I can see. Additionally, the first sentence of the paragraph toward the end starting with "Residents who were prepared..." is either oddly written or has improper grammer. Great story idea, disappointing journalism.

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NT Rating: 2.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Chris reviewed this story - Feb 8, 2011
Chris's Rating
4.3

Great, insightful article on an issue that has a huge impact on the city. The journalism was excellent and and story had a flow that kept the reader in tune thoughout. Well worth the read.

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