Aiselle De Vera

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Aiselle posted and reviewed this story - Feb 14, 2011
Aiselle's Rating
3.9

This news values reflected in this story are the same as those you would see in more traditional media. The story is timely since the press conference was held recently. The news value of prominence is also reflected in this story because it involves Senator Leland Yee. In addition, the story brings to light the conflict between environmental protection and Chinese cultural practices. A difference between stories in The Bay Citizen and stories in more traditional media is that The Bay Citizen will focus more on stories that are local such as this one which will impact people living in the Bay Area.

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Aiselle posted and reviewed this story - Feb 14, 2011
Aiselle posted and reviewed this story - Feb 14, 2011
Aiselle's Rating
3.7

I think that the news values reflected in the story are the same from those reflected in more traditional media except that there is more of an emphasis on proximity and there an emphasis on race. Since the San Jose Beez is a hyperlocal news organization that focuses on ethnic media, the stories it features are about different ethnic groups in the Bay Area. In this particular story, the couple lives in Berkeley and is Indian-American. The story caters to people who are familiar with the Bay Area and belong to the Indian-American community and would like to know what is happening to their community.

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Aiselle posted and reviewed this story - Feb 14, 2011
Aiselle reviewed this story - Feb 8, 2011
  • Stepping Up

Aiselle's Rating
3.8

The audio slideshow for the story Stepping Up worked well because the pictures captured the energy of stepping. It showed the dance steps and the reaction on people’s faces. The pictures showed the smiling face of the children and the elderly. The audio used was very appropriate and engaged the listener by allowing the rhythm and beat of the performance to be heard. The interviews of the company manager, company director and company performer shared their different perspectives but also the common mission of the company.

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Aiselle reviewed this story - Feb 8, 2011
Aiselle's Rating
4.0

I think that the audio slideshow works well for this story because it shows the destructive power of the atomic bomb. The series of photos showing the school bus ignite and burn provided evidence of the damage a nuclear weapon can cause. The photos that showed the close proximity of cameramen illustrated the dangers of the occupation. By having George Yoshitake, a cameraman who took pictures of the explosions made the story more personal because it was told through his eyes.

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Aiselle reviewed this story - Jan 18, 2011
Aiselle's Rating
3.8

The pillar of online journalism that predominates is multimedia since there is a video provided. The video is narrated by a journalist who reports on the social and political situation in Tunisia. There are interviews with civilians and footage of a queue to a petrol station that doesn’t have any petrol. These images appropriately answer the news elements of who and what and address the new value of timeliness well. In addition, there is an element of interactivity which allows readers to send feedback and an element of on-demand delivery since there is a link to the coverage of the uprising in Tunisia.

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Aiselle posted and reviewed this story - Jan 17, 2011
Aiselle's Rating
4.0

The pillars of online journalism that are present are multimedia and on-demand delivery. The New York Times uses a picture and a map to provide additional information to the story. The article provides several links to related stories through hyperlinks. The use of a map is appropriate to answer the news element of where as it gives readers a better geographic location of where the disaster occurred. More images or even a video could have been used to address the news elements who and what. In addition, an interactive timeline could have been used to track events as they unfold.

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Aiselle posted and reviewed this story - Jan 16, 2011
Aiselle reviewed this story - Jan 11, 2011
Aiselle's Rating
3.7

NPR provides the audio version and a transcript of this story. The audio version stays true to NPR’s traditional radio mission. In addition, it includes part of Hilary Clinton’s speech which is important because she is the Secretary of State. However, the article could have done better with the multimedia aspect. Although, there are links to other stories about the Middle East, there could have been pictures of Clinton on her tour of Persian Gulf states and even a map of the states she has visited and will visit.

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Aiselle posted and reviewed this story - Jan 11, 2011
Aiselle's Rating
3.9

In this story, NPR does the marrying of “the traditional radio mission and the digital future” quite well. It provides both the text and the audio version of the article. The audio version gives listeners a sense of place as volunteers for the American Red Cross in Haiti can be heard in the background during the beginning of the report. Furthermore, interviews with a health promoter and a Haitian woman who recently received a shelter minimize the distance between the reader and the situation. The article provides some pictures of the situation in Haiti and provides a detailed account of the donations received by charity organizations and how much they have spent. NPR could have included a video of the current living ... More »

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Aiselle reviewed this story - Jan 11, 2011
Aiselle's Rating
4.0

There are several news values in this article. It is timely since the shooting happened only three days ago and the public is still dealing with the aftermath of the tragedy. It involves a prominent public figure, Representative Gabriele Giffords and it has emotional appeal. The New York Times used different multimedia aspects to engage and inform its readers. There are pictures that show how the shooting has affected Arizona. There are pictures and information on the six victims who died. There is a timeline outlining the events that led to the shooting as well as what happened on the day of the shooting. There is even a graphic of the brain and explains where the gunshot damaged the brain.

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Aiselle posted and reviewed this story - Jan 10, 2011
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