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Ellie Kesselman

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Risk analysis for finance, healthcare and security

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Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Occupation: Statistician
Publications: NewsVine
Expertise: Data quality, risk management, public health, regulatory compliance, financial fraud detection
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Education: Post-graduate school
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Ellie reviewed this story - Apr 22, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

Concise article, with a lot of content, and links. It was very well-written.

I had no idea that this problem was so widespread. I especially don't like that the internet is being used to more efficiently exploit poor people in other countries.

Larger operations outsource fake reviewing to regions as far away as Eastern Europe and South Asia. No one knows how widespread the problem is, though some people have ... More »

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Ellie commented on this review – Apr. 22, 2014
Candice Rhodes
3.4
(NT Rating: 4.1)
Reviewed by Candice Rhodes - Apr. 22, 2014

I am a little frustrated with the NewsTrust rating system because it is depicting news in a very two dimensional way. This story is meant to be a speculative funny piece and I feel as if the rating system is focused on news stories that are strictly factual pieces that regurgitate the happenings of the world. That being said, I think that this article is delightfully insightful and charming. I love the quips and social commentary concerning our generation and how technology is an experience instead of "real life." The author used Hemingway to illustrate the ridiculousness that lies in technology and paints a picture of how silly having a digital presence really is.

I wish that this author would have identified himself so that I could enjoy more of his quips! Anyway, in regards to how crazy the internet has become I do agree that there is a lot of pointless material being circulated on the Net. I mean, Apps themselves are an outlet to do pointless games and such on my Ipad and really serve no purpose but to distract me. Or that there are websites such as Imgur, whose sole purpose for even existing is to waste time and share funny photos with ... More »

Today, many of us have become rich in the currency of cowardice. We have so many things and so few experiences. We are desperate to live as long as possible, not as large ... More »

Ellie Kesselman Comment:

Candace,
You write very nicely! Naturally, expressive, great grammar. I am always too formal. I enjoyed reading each of your reviews.

I am curious. What did you mean by this, “you are just a few clicks away from the greatest encyclopedia of knowledge that the world ... More »

Ellie reviewed this story - Apr 14, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.2

There is no mention of Greenberg's status as a key employee of billionaire Pierre Omidyar, which is not responsible reporting, given this statement in the article, "Greenwald said the government has not informed his legal counsel whether or not he could face any potential charges," GG's legal counsel is no doubt provided by his employer, an Omidyar journalism venture. Article raises more questions than it answers.

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Ellie reviewed this story - Apr 13, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.8
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Ellie reviewed this story - Apr 13, 2014
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3.0
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Ellie reviewed this story - Apr 11, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0
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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Apr 7, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

When officials turn to private firms to serve the public on the cheap, hidden costs surface eventually in the form of economic decline, mismanagement and poor quality of ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Apr 7, 2014
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4.0
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Ellie reviewed this story - Apr 6, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0
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Ellie reviewed this story - Apr 6, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.1
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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Apr 6, 2014
Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Apr 6, 2014
Ellie reviewed this story - Apr 2, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.9
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Ellie posted this story - Apr 2, 2014
Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Apr 2, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

Article is careful about being balanced, given the subject matter. There are sidebars with direct quotes under the heading, "A great day', but for who?" Responses are given by The Nation, Common Cause, Salon, Club of Growth and the original plaintiff, the owner of the Coalmont Electrical Development Corporation.

Justice Stephen Breyer took the unusual step of reading his dissent from the bench. "Today’s decision eviscerates our nation’s campaign finance laws.” More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Apr 2, 2014
Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Apr 1, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.8

Is this an op-ed, a columnist article, or a local news story? The content was factual, the language wasn't neutral though.

Ms. Moskowitz is suing the new mayor and has been sued 18 times by the teachers’ union. This is shameful, privatizing education using public funds without benefit to students.

The problem is that the hedge fund chaps who adore charters tend toward the triumphalist. They rarely note the downside…. At Harlem Village Academy Leadership School, ... More »

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Ellie reviewed this story - Apr 1, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.9
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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Apr 1, 2014
Ellie commented on this review – Mar. 9, 2014
Ellie Kesselman
4.0
(NT Rating: 4.0)
Reviewed by Ellie Kesselman - Feb. 11, 2014

The fact that Boeing's Charleston plant is non-union does NOT seem to be advantageous, as it does not encourage hiring AND retaining highly skilled aviation mechanics, so essential for Boeing 787 production.

In Everett, though new hires may come in with few aviation skills, they work alongside veterans with 30 or 40 years experience and in the process absorb the meticulous work ... More »

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Ellie reviewed this story - Mar 9, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.1

I was puzzled by the author's word choice, as they suggest something that was not made clear. Why was Lerner's public apology "unexpected"? Also,"act of contrition" and "planted question" are odd.

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Ellie commented on this review – Mar. 6, 2014
Quinn Alexander
3.1
(NT Rating: 3.8)
Reviewed by Quinn Alexander - Mar. 6, 2014

I did not find this article to be a good piece of journalism because it did not make much sense to me. In the second paragraph, they say "reasonable expenses." I have no idea to what they are referring to. They should have added examples of reasonable expenses. This article used too many big words right after another. Maybe I need to learn more definitions to words, but I don't think that everyone knows what "unambiguous" means. The eighth paragraph makes no sense to me. I have no idea what they are talking about! The conclusion was weak too. ending with statistics was not the best idea. that should be in the "boring and important" section, if they even used the 5-box story outline.

Ellie Kesselman Comment:

I am not familiar with the “boring and important” section of the 5-box story outline.

Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Mar 4, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.9

This doesn't seem fair, that Sprint "breached Federal Communications Commission guidelines of 2006 that prohibited carriers from using intercept charges to recover costs of modifying “equipment, facilities or services” to comply with the Communications Assistance in Law Enforcement Act." Why does Sprint need to cover all the costs of complying with wiretapping demands?

Domestic federal and state wiretaps in 2012 increased 24% from the year earlier…The number of federal orders jumped 71. State orders increased 5. More »

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Ellie commented on this review – Mar. 4, 2014
Randy Morrow
3.9
(NT Rating: 3.9)
Reviewed by Randy Morrow - Mar. 2, 2014

And on the big thing, which is of course the collection of American metadata, telephony data, you know, tell me if I’m wrong, but that’s carrying on. OK, it may be ... More »

Ellie Kesselman Comment:

Ye, they are continuing. It will be a year gone by on 5 June, and little has changed as a result of any disclosures.

Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Mar 4, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

This was excellent journalism. The reporter took Twitter content, and quickly used it to develop a transparent news report, with context, experts consulted, all with perfect grammar and readability. In the latter, the author surpassed the BBC.

This is unethical and exploits public trust, It is unwise for UK national security. Bad all around... there ARE cloud data provider, both PaaS and SaaS, in the UK!

It will contain a person’s NHS number, date of birth, postcode, ethnicity and gender. Once live, organisations such as university research ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Mar 4, 2014
Ellie reviewed this story - Mar 4, 2014
Ellie's Rating
2.0
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Ellie reviewed this story - Mar 4, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.8

Interesting situation reported on. But there is no suggestion about motivation, not even a hint of why.

Fox’s flock of liberal commentators lay out the nation’s partisan battles in real time—on a network where coastal elites would argue that no dissenting voices exist. More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Mar 3, 2014
Ellie reviewed this story - Feb 11, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

The fact that Boeing's Charleston plant is non-union does NOT seem to be advantageous, as it does not encourage hiring AND retaining highly skilled aviation mechanics, so essential for Boeing 787 production.

In Everett, though new hires may come in with few aviation skills, they work alongside veterans with 30 or 40 years experience and in the process absorb the meticulous work ... More »

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Ellie reviewed this story - Feb 9, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.3

The author is unlikely to be neutral, given his bio, "Podvig works on the Russian nuclear arsenal".

Fortunately, the Soviet Union appears to have taken the safety of its nuclear weapons quite seriously, probably more so than did the United States. Most important,the More »

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Ellie reviewed this story - Feb 9, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.5
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Ellie reviewed this story - Feb 6, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.3

Article text was good, factual and unbiased, but video portion had partisan sentiments.

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Ellie commented on this story – Feb. 6, 2014

I am having trouble reviewing this with the NewsTrust frame.

Is there a way to review in a separate tab without the toolbar?

Ellie posted this story - Feb 6, 2014
Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Feb 2, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.9

this work must be relevant to ordinary people through better healthcare or tastier food.. there are lots of people dying from hunger and protein supply so we have to think ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Feb 2, 2014
Ellie reviewed this story - Jan 25, 2014
Ellie's Rating
3.0

Technology itself will help, whether through MOOCs or even video games that simulate the skills needed for work. More »

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Ellie reviewed this story - Jan 13, 2014
Ellie's Rating
4.0

This is the most evidence-based assessment of charter schools in the media that I have seen to date.

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