The Final Buzz

Before the NewTrack assignment, I had already been keeping up with BuzzFeed on a daily basis. Not so much the news side of it, but the entertainment side. Scrolling through FaceBook allowed me to waste time clicking on all the articles with irresistibly interesting titles and featured images, instead of doing actual work. In the… Read More The Final Buzz

It’s okay BuzzFeed, we’ll stay for the videos

BuzzFeed has done an amazing job of building their brand as a continuously updating hub for entertainment. Listicles, short and long videos dominate on FaceBook and on the BuzzFeed websites, but as discussed before, long-form news with data doesn’t makes the cut. Finding a data visualization story requires intense digging, only to come up short.… Read More It’s okay BuzzFeed, we’ll stay for the videos

Why everyone needs to know what’s happening at Mizzou

It started in September when a group of people showed their true colors in the form of racial slurs, as they were said to have verbally attacked the senior president of the Missouri Student Association, Payton Head. The silence on the part of the University of Missouri was deafening. It took another reported incident in early… Read More Why everyone needs to know what’s happening at Mizzou

I woke up to the sound of police in the hallway of my dorm

I still can’t get the sound of a walkie-talkie crackling in the hallway of my dorm out of my head. The loud strike of knuckles banging on my floor mate’s door reverberated through the otherwise quiet dorm. “Open up, it’s the police” was repeated again and again, and all I could think of was that something bad… Read More I woke up to the sound of police in the hallway of my dorm