Knight Center Research
"Crisis Reporting and Community Engagement" - The Role of Local Reporters During the Flint Water Crisis
Local reporting is a suffering component in the field of journalism, and the impacts of that fallout were evident during the reporting of the Flint Water Crisis. The question is: by how much?
Journalist's watch dog role was in full effect during scandal that engulfed the City of Flint. While understanding what happened n Flint is important, one can't forget the significance of comprehending the barriers journalists experienced during the event. Those same barriers are evident in cities across the country.
This poster presentation received a 1st place award in its section at UURAF
"Tackling Uncertainty" - How do Journalists report the What Ifs of El Niño
Uncertainty is a well-known concept. But analyzing that same subject in media and researching it's usage in journalism is an entirely different beast to take on.
If a journalists responsibility is transparency to their audience, then conveying uncertainty is a slippery slope to tread when reporting it. So to gain a better understanding the manner by which it's referenced, research was conducted. What better way to tackle that than looking at articles discussing something not even scientists understand.
This poster presentation was awarded a 1st place award in its section at UURAF.