Informative visuals

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This multimedia news feature is an interesting way to convey information about where garbage and recyclables go.  The pictures and interesting facts are strong and informative.  When I first went to the website, I thought it was going to be another news story which condemns people who throw things away and praises recycling.  Surprisingly, it mostly stuck with the facts so people could know what happens to what they dispose of.  It is a refreshing, informative article which avoids preaching to save the environment. 

However, the videos popped up inconveniently right over the information I was reading.  When this happened, I just clicked to the next page because I didn't feel like dealing with them. 


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Greta Carroll said:

You know Kaitlin, I think you have an interesting take on the multimedia presentation. While I recognized there were some good things about it, I might have overly focused on the bad things about it. I like how you put a more positive spin on it, while still acknowledging that the video clips were at times annoying. The presentation was really good at remaining unbiased. It didn’t say that recycling was good or bad, as you pointed out. It just explained how it was done and where it went. When I was watching it, it actually seemed less like news to me and more like something you would learn about in elementary school. It seemed less likes news and more like education…

Kaitlin Monier said:

Good point Greta, it did seem more like education. Do you think is considered news? Unless the people in the area of the newspaper were really interested in where their garbage goes, it is difficult to consider it newsworthy.

Greta Carroll said:

Yeah, I'm not really sure if it should count as news. I wondered whether it was truly newsworthy in my reflection I wrote (I also mention your blog in it). You can check it out here:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/GretaCarroll/2009/11/information_or_news.html
I mean maybe it can qualify as news. But to me it seems less like news and more just like information--unless there was some controversy going on in the area about how things are being recycled or something.

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