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Ian Sargent

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I'm 23 and have previous expierence working as a reporter and managing editor for junior-college newspaper. I'm a creative writer at heart and joined NewsTrust as part of Journalism class.

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Occupation: Eastern Michigan University
Interests: Sports, Technology, International Relations
Expertise: World Soccer
Last Visit: Dec 7, 2010 - 6:53 AM PST
Last Edit: Oct 22, 2010 - 2:13 PM PDT

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Ian reviewed this story - Dec 6, 2010
Ian's Rating
4.0

Excellent story. Not often are we given a glimps into the ailing minds of such a bitter enemy, and I think in that regards this article is very enterprising.

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Ian reviewed this story - Dec 6, 2010
Ian's Rating
3.3

It's a very well sourced and well reported article, however it seems to lack context and fails to connect to an audience outside of Russia and the far east.

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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Ian reviewed this story - Dec 6, 2010
Ian's Rating
3.7

Good, strong article with very concise information.

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NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Ian reviewed this story - Dec 6, 2010
Ian's Rating
3.5

Needless to say a very interesting case. Well covered.

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NT Rating: 3.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Ian reviewed this story - Dec 6, 2010
Ian's Rating
3.3

This story is laden with bias and should be considered an opinion article. It highlights important issues regarding free speech and copyright infringement, but fails to give voice to both sides of the argument.

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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Ian reviewed this story - Dec 6, 2010
Ian's Rating
3.6

A very indepth expose on some less than reputable practices being performed by our government. I'm intrigued as to why a story like this has gotten very little attention.

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NT Rating: 4.1 | See All NT Reviews »
Ian reviewed this story - Dec 6, 2010
Ian's Rating
3.3

While the issues raised in this story are pressingly pertinent, I felt the writing lacked any informative motive other than to table the sketchy Soviet-era underpinnings in modern Russia and lament the obsequious proclivities of the current administration.

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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Ian reviewed this story - Dec 6, 2010
Ian's Rating
3.5

Very succint and informative. It did a great job presenting the larger picture of the Korean issue in tandem with these recent developments.

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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Ian reviewed this story - Dec 6, 2010
Ian's Rating
3.5

This seems to be a fairly well written piece of journalism. Considering the prodigious nature of the leaks and all its implications inherent to it, it can be a challenge to find a difinitive focus. However, I feel this story covered its particular issue rather well.

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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Ian reviewed this story - Oct 23, 2010
Ian's Rating
3.5

Broden seems to me like a bona-fide nut-job, I suppose however, that I would like a tad more information on Broden before I make such sweeping accusations.

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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Ian reviewed this story - Oct 22, 2010
Ian's Rating
3.2

This story has great potential but is severely lacking in depth and overall quality. Why does the government feel obligated to continue the holiday? Are there Americans who would rather not abolish Columbus' Day? These are questions I would expect a story like this to answer.

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NT Rating: 2.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Ian reviewed this story - Oct 22, 2010
Ian's Rating
2.9

There was a lot of commenting on what we didn't know, but shouldn't there be some discourse on what we should know, or where Americans can get this information? This negativism sheds a poor light on journalism and could easily offend readers, in my opinion.

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NT Rating: 3.2 | See All NT Reviews »
Ian reviewed this story - Oct 22, 2010
Ian's Rating
3.7

An interesting bit of history there. I was wondering what exactly his role was with FOX News and if there was any agreement between the studio and NPR and I now see that there wasn't directly.

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Ian reviewed this story - Oct 22, 2010
Ian's Rating
3.3

Nothing terribly new in this story, yet the same could be said about wiki-leaks themsevles. The scope of data is too broad to reveal anything substantial as of yet and this story carries that sentiment.

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NT Rating: 3.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Ian reviewed this story - Oct 22, 2010
Ian's Rating
4.0

Excellent story overall. It showed great depth in outlining the ensuing fallout should Karzai not rescind the ban, as well allowing both sides to be well voiced of thier opinions.

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NT Rating: 4.0 | See All NT Reviews »
Ian posted and reviewed this story - Oct 4, 2010
Ian's Rating
3.7

Very simple and concise, this article does well to cover the presidents statement as well as possible hurdles to rescuing the miners by the expected date.

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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Ian reviewed this story - Oct 4, 2010
Ian's Rating
3.7

the depth of this story is immense, and its complete analysis of the drug, the disease it treats, and the efforts and shortcomings in getting the medicine properly distributed left no unanswerd questions at the story's close.

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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Ian reviewed this story - Oct 4, 2010
Ian's Rating
3.1

I felt the writing was subpar, and the report failed to give enough voice to the proponents of the shielding plan. How long did the city have to prepare for the games? How is the Commonwealth Games viewed on the world stage, and will its importance be overshadowed by the governments actions?

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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Ian reviewed this story - Oct 4, 2010
Ian's Rating
3.4

This story has done a fine job in not just reporting on the mosque attack but also highlighting the related incidents and thier proximity to the upcoming negotiations. Its inclusion of quotes from independent sources added depth as well.

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NT Rating: 3.5 | See All NT Reviews »
Ian reviewed this story - Oct 4, 2010
Ian's Rating
3.9

This story did an excellent job of distilling a topic that would otherwise be laden with technical jargon uncdecipherable to the layman. The concise explanations of the project's overall purpose and individual methods made its relevance clearer.

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NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Ian posted and reviewed this story - Oct 4, 2010
Ian reviewed this story - Sep 26, 2010
Ian's Rating
3.3

A well written piece of journalism, however, it merely painted a sorrowful picture of displaced Haitians and lacked any alternative voice. Why did the organization that set up the suggestion boxes not have a plan to answer back?

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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Ian reviewed this story - Sep 26, 2010
Ian's Rating
3.9

This shows good journalism by breaking down the data of the survery and placing it in context with the contrasting opinions of the nation.

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Ian reviewed this story - Sep 26, 2010
Ian's Rating
3.5

Its good journalism with very concise reporting, however, I would've like to have learned a little more about Othman and UNOOSA; perhaps a brief background or history. Also, why does Crowther hold Othman in high regard?

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NT Rating: 2.5 | See All NT Reviews »
Ian reviewed this story - Sep 16, 2010
Ian's Rating
3.2

I believe this article contains the essentials of good journalism. Taking into consideration the geographic constraints and clandestine nature of the Russian political machine I can understand the seeming one-sided position of the story. The coverage was deep and well supplemented with pertinent quotations.

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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
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