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Blog Assignment #2B

The news we hear daily comes from big corporations and this information can be skew depending on the corporate’s interest. Corporate bias news are stories that are selected or slanted to please corporate owners in the media world. The news and stories will emphasize one point of view instead ofĀ providing ethical journalism which is unbiased.

Looking at an article in which is an independent news source, we can see how this news is covered differently by mainstream news sources. The article, ” Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Face Pepper Spray, Attack Dogs” by Jaisal Noor talks about how Energy Transfer Partners have a project to build a pipeline carrying crude oil daily from North Dakota to existing pipeline in Illinois, where shippers can access the markets. Ā Noor himself states, “While the mainstream media has been largely silent on this issue.” His statement talks about how only recently has mainstream media talked about the issue and it’s only becauseĀ video caught guards using pepper spray and dogs against protesters. ABC News was the only mainstream news that wrote an article about thisĀ topic. ABSĀ News article, “What is the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline” by The Associated Press does not inform about the protest, it mainly talks about the facts of the Dakota Pipeline. Noor talks about the actions and testimonies from both sides while The Associated Press talks about politicians and lawsuits.

Blog Post #1

Badke and Jabr both write about the way reading can differ depending on the format (digital vs. print) you choose. For this blog I chose theĀ postĀ “NASA is about to launch a spacecraft to an asteroid to learn more about life on Earth” by Loren Grush. OSIRIS-REx mission will launch a spacecraft to the near-Earth asteroid named Bennu in order to collect a small sample and, if successful, this sample can tell us how ourĀ Solar System was 4.5 billion years ago. “Researches believe that life’s building block may have been brought to Earth by asteroids.” If we can unlock this time capsule, it may help researches know what building blocks are needed for life and perhapsĀ find them in a distant place.Ā I chose to read this blog because, scienceĀ has always caught my attentionĀ and I wanted to know more about the mission. I felt that in reading this blog in digital format, the information about this mission was more appealing to read, since I usually read in print formatĀ for homework.Ā The blog also had an animation Ā I wouldn’t be able to see had I read itĀ in a printed format. This animation helped me better understandĀ how the spacecraft will land on the asteroid.