Anthony Alaniz

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I am currently a junior at Eastern Michigan University. My major is journalism and my minor is creative writing. I am an online production assistant at Car and Diver magazine in Ann Arbor, Mich. I joined NewsTrust to aid in my understanding of good journalism and aid in my own writing.

About Anthony Help
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Occupation: Online Production Assistant, Eastern Michigan University
Expertise: American History, Automotive, World Affaris,
Affiliations: Car and Driver, High Gear Media, Inc., The Eastern Echo
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Journalism: 1-4 years
Education: College graduate
News: 90 minutes a day or more
Internet: 90 minutes a day or more
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Topics: Cars
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Address: Ann Arbor, MI
Last Visit: Nov 18, 2011 - 8:24 AM PST
Last Edit: Nov 15, 2011 - 11:34 AM PST

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Anthony posted and reviewed this story - Nov 15, 2011
Anthony's Rating
3.3

This story is well written and informed, but feels like a bit of fear-mongering. I think what would have enhanced the article would be to explain what happened between the initial crash test and the fire. After the Volt was wrecked, the NHTSA turns it on its side for five minutes, then the roof, then the other side. This is completely unnatural, and hence, fluid leaked onto the battery, eventually causing a short and starting the fire. What the NHTSA didn't do was follow its own ... More »

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Anthony posted and reviewed this story - Nov 12, 2011
Anthony posted this story - Jan 26, 2011
Anthony reviewed this story - Dec 3, 2010
Anthony's Rating
4.0

I thought Julian Assange did a wonderful job at fielding the questions that were presented to him. This is clearly an insightful piece of work.

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Anthony reviewed this story - Dec 3, 2010
Anthony's Rating
2.0

This feels as if it was just poorly written and the message just gets lost in the jumble. I had to read the opening paragraph twice just to comprehend what he was saying. just horrible

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Anthony reviewed this story - Nov 28, 2010
Anthony's Rating
3.9

Wow, this article is an eye opener. I love the points that were brought up and the author is correct. I would choose YouTube over Bruce Willis any day. Of course there are flaws in the thinking, but at least it is opening up discussion about the issue as copyright and the internet usage are two very prominent issues today.

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Anthony reviewed this story - Nov 28, 2010
Anthony's Rating
4.0

I felt this was an informative article about a new, emerging, alternative energy technology. It presented both the good (eco-friendly) and bad (visually distasteful) but overall did a good job of promoting the technology as something new.

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Anthony reviewed this story - Nov 28, 2010
Anthony's Rating
3.8

I thought this article was very straight to the point, and was well written. I did not know anyone was threatening the President and this article was informative about that.

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Anthony reviewed this story - Nov 28, 2010
Anthony's Rating
4.0

I would have never read the article if it wasn't posted on NewsTrust. I did not know about the methane in Siberia and, along with being well written, was an enjoyment to read.

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Anthony reviewed this story - Nov 28, 2010
Anthony's Rating
3.5

Even though the story is not the most well written or thought out article on the situation, and could be potentially biased, it does bring up a few good points about due process.

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Anthony posted and reviewed this story - Nov 28, 2010
Anthony's Rating
3.6

I thought the article was not very relevant to much, but did offer a few bits of info I did not know that made it engaging.

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Anthony reviewed this story - Nov 28, 2010
Anthony's Rating
4.0

This was a very relevant article, seeing I just moved on from a community college, I understand the importance it is for many as a stepping stone to a better life. Like the article said, state budgets don't put higher education first and that is a major issue with enrollment increasing.

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Anthony reviewed this story - Nov 28, 2010
Anthony's Rating
3.6

I thought this article did a great job enlightening on the fallout of the articles release, I wish the article would have portrayed more of WikiLeaks motives as to why they are doing this, because I believe that angle should have been presented in the story as well.

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NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Anthony posted and reviewed this story - Nov 28, 2010
Anthony reviewed this story - Nov 9, 2010
Anthony's Rating
3.8

I think this article helps present something that most major media has left for the wayside. Even though the article is very informative, it does seem to present more crime statistics than actual facts about U.S. guns heading into Mexico.

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Anthony reviewed this story - Nov 9, 2010
Anthony's Rating
4.0

A very simplistic and well written article that covers the health care bill as it makes its way through the supreme court. Well done!

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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Anthony reviewed this story - Oct 25, 2010
Anthony's Rating
3.1

The piece comes off as attacking more then informing, and it looses any trust of the reader halfway through, though what information is in there, can be helpful to some readers.

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Anthony reviewed this story - Oct 25, 2010
Anthony's Rating
4.0

I thought the article presented a good balance between both sides of reporting. Also, the tone, and form also make the article easy to follow.

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Anthony reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2010
Anthony's Rating
3.7

This brings up not only issues with legalizing marijuana, but also a growing disagreement between the states and the federal government over certain laws and bills. This is something of a grander scale in this country as opposed to just people smoking pot. Granted this article fails to enlighten on other state/federal feuds.

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Anthony reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2010
Anthony's Rating
3.8

The first thing that drew me in was the title. It was catchy and made the piece worth checking out. After I got past that, the rest of the article seemed to bring up many points most of us already knew, yet there is still the issue of fixing them.

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Anthony reviewed this story - Oct 7, 2010
Anthony's Rating
4.0

The article is well presented and supported. The one thing that upset me the most was the cry to "fight corruption." In Puerto Rico? Really? What about the corruption here? The FBI is just as corrupt as any other government organization. Where is the story about the corruption here? Sadly I do not see it.

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NT Rating: 3.5 | See All NT Reviews »
Anthony reviewed this story - Oct 7, 2010
Anthony's Rating
3.9

I see the article take a very unbiased approach to presenting the information, granted the campaign's message was in good light, it was portrayed in the wrong way and I agree that it will have the opposite affect of the campaign itself.

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Anthony reviewed this story - Oct 2, 2010
Anthony's Rating
3.5

Good article that brings up many issues with Boeing's current operation procedures, but suggesting that Mulally needs to return to Boeing is ridiculous. He is in a golden position at Ford and would never leave. Also, Boeing may already be too far gone to save like Ford was.

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Anthony reviewed this story - Oct 2, 2010
Anthony's Rating
3.9

This piece shows that there could be many unintended consequences with the new health care coverage. The article points out many issues that are going to arise, and it may actually kick people off of coverage that had it prior to the passage of the law. The article was well written, balances, and brings up very valid points.

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Anthony reviewed this story - Sep 26, 2010
Anthony's Rating
4.0

Very interesting article and a fun read.

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Anthony reviewed this story - Sep 26, 2010
Anthony's Rating
3.2

Good article that brings up some very relative points. As a nation we should be past this and just accept.

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Anthony reviewed this story - Sep 20, 2010
Anthony's Rating
3.7

This is a great idea, so long as the government control does not get out of hand.

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Anthony reviewed this story - Sep 20, 2010
Anthony's Rating
3.9

Definitely gets to the heart of the story with such a horrific even occurring in Mexico.

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