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Lily Duffy

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Editorial intern at Baltimore City Paper and english major, journalism minor at Towson University. Sucker for a feature story with a pulse behind it.

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Occupation: Tutor, Towson University ESOL Writing Lab
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Last Visit: May 7, 2011 - 6:27 PM PDT
Last Edit: May 3, 2011 - 4:02 PM PDT

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Lily reviewed this story - Apr 28, 2011
Lily's Rating
4.7

This story is good journalism because it is well-written, factual and bursting with phenomenal quotes from a broad spectrum of sources. The writers effectively blend hard news with human interest to illustrate the intricate impact of the tornadoes and storms ravaging the south. A sad, but enjoyable read.

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Lily reviewed this story - Apr 26, 2011
Lily's Rating
3.1

This story is somewhat speculative. Unless Mfume or his spokesperson had officially announced that he had decided not to run, making this claim was too risky. I would have wanted to hear it from the horse's mouth, so to speak. The short bio as an ending also seemed a little irrelevant. Why spend an additional four grafs detailing someone's history if you're ruling them out as a candidate? Forman probably should have waited it out.

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NT Rating: 2.5 | See All NT Reviews »
Lily reviewed this story - Apr 25, 2011
Lily's Rating
3.5

This is decent journalism because Eblen makes a solid argument about Paul, which he backs up through numerous examples. He could have cited more sources, but still writes a pretty decent editorial with content that could be considered common knowledge/public information. Could be improved with more sources, but fairly well done. PS: I know this isn't specifically in the criteria for good journalism, but I like how Eblen carried the horse metaphor through the entire editorial ("I suspect Kentucky voters will be quick to put him out to pasture").

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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Lily reviewed this story - Apr 23, 2011
Lily's Rating
3.1

It's not bad journalism, but nothing more than mediocre. Adams is basically regurgitating the results of a survey and doesn't tell us the sample size used, which detracts from the credibility. Although he does a decent job of supplying potential reasons for his claim, the claim is still pretty speculative at this point. The real test will be seeing how many Americans tune into television broadcasts of the royal wedding.

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Lily reviewed this story - Apr 23, 2011
Lily's Rating
4.2

This is good journalism because Walker explains Towson University's growth with ease, using lots of quotes from credible sources. He also uses statistics to represent Towson fairly and accurately. Overall, Walker handled the story very well. An interesting and enjoyable read.

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Lily reviewed this story - Apr 18, 2011
Lily's Rating
4.4

This is good journalism because Ohlemacher uses lots of facts, statistics and quotes from a variety of credible sources to support the story. His writing is solid and he effectively connects the angle of the story to the bigger picture, in terms of political implications. Overall, a relevant, well-done piece.

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NT Rating: 4.0 | See All NT Reviews »
Lily reviewed this story - Apr 17, 2011
Lily's Rating
2.9

This story is not well rounded. It's very short and could include more quotes, especially from the LGBT employees at Apple. It essentially brings the issue to your attention, but falls short (literally) in terms of possible explanations, which could have been included by inserting quotes from the employees.

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NT Rating: 3.0 | See All NT Reviews »
Lily reviewed this story - Apr 15, 2011
Lily's Rating
4.0

Since Fenton retrieved all his facts from a police incident report, this update was very well-sourced. Decently written, to the point and effectively linked the facts of the incident to the main point of the update: how to obtain information about minor incidents over the weekend when Baltimore Police do not have a spokesperson on call.

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NT Rating: 4.0 | See All NT Reviews »
Lily reviewed this story - Apr 15, 2011
Lily's Rating
2.1

Some of the details of this story are worded confusingly. The sentence "Yet last year, racial relations became stretched near breaking point when a local, white girl named Brandy Gibson was killed in a car accident with an unlicensed Brazilian in the country illegally," makes it sound as if Gibson was in the same car as Dias, which we later find out she was not. The sentence also seems to unintentionally insinuate that he was the driver and she, an innocent passenger. Plus," Residents who were prepared their name included Jon Parkinson," made absolutely no sense. Interesting topic, but the article itself could use some grooming.

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NT Rating: 2.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Lily reviewed this story - Apr 15, 2011
Lily's Rating
4.0

This is good journalism for several reasons. The writing is very good (although I wouldn't expect any less from The Post) and the story is factual and well-sourced, with information and opinions from a diverse group of people. Harlan and Vastag effectively used the material gleaned from these sources to illustrate the angle of the story without including their own bias/opinions. Overall, a well-written and sourced story conveying information in need of exposure.

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NT Rating: 4.2 | See All NT Reviews »
Lily reviewed this story - Apr 15, 2011
Lily's Rating
3.9

This piece is an editorial, not a news story. If it is judged as an editorial, it's well-done, although Marcus could have strengthened his arguments with more sources. As a news story, it's obviously biased and not sourced well at all, not to mention there are no quotes. But, as the rating indicates, I judged it as an editorial.

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NT Rating: 3.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Lily reviewed this story - Apr 13, 2011
Lily's Rating
4.6

This is good journalism because Lukas uses lots of facts and figures from credible sources to shed light on a claim that many have regarded as an undisputed truth for years. She highlights major discrepancies to clearly explain why she believes that the male-female wage gap is essentially non-existent. It also doesn't hurt that she herself is a woman, which acts as a sort of counter-bias. Overall, a very interesting and well-done opinion piece.

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Lily reviewed this story - Mar 29, 2011
Lily's Rating
4.8

Fabulous journalism. Martelle really breaks down this issue to show the reader exactly what's happening in Detroit and the contributing factors, using lots of relevant statistics. The writing is impeccable and there's a real personality behind it, which aids in holding the reader's attention through the entire story. Overall, very well done. This piece also reminded me of another I read recently: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/25/us/25south.html

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Lily commented on this review – Mar. 28, 2011
Lily Duffy
4.0
(NT Rating: 4.2)
Reviewed by Lily Duffy - Apr. 15, 2011

This is good journalism for several reasons. The writing is very good (although I wouldn't expect any less from The Post) and the story is factual and well-sourced, with information and opinions from a diverse group of people. Harlan and Vastag effectively used the material gleaned from these sources to illustrate the angle of the story without including their own bias/opinions. Overall, a well-written and sourced story conveying information in need of exposure.

Lily Duffy Comment:

Just made the edit…yay!

Lily commented on this review – Mar. 28, 2011
Lily Duffy
4.0
(NT Rating: 4.2)
Reviewed by Lily Duffy - Apr. 15, 2011

This is good journalism for several reasons. The writing is very good (although I wouldn't expect any less from The Post) and the story is factual and well-sourced, with information and opinions from a diverse group of people. Harlan and Vastag effectively used the material gleaned from these sources to illustrate the angle of the story without including their own bias/opinions. Overall, a well-written and sourced story conveying information in need of exposure.

Lily Duffy Comment:

Please excuse my typo! The second to last sentence of my review should read “Harlan and Vastag effectively used the material gleaned from these sources TO illustrate…”

Lily commented on this review – Mar. 28, 2011
Lily Duffy
4.0
(NT Rating: 4.2)
Reviewed by Lily Duffy - Apr. 15, 2011

This is good journalism for several reasons. The writing is very good (although I wouldn't expect any less from The Post) and the story is factual and well-sourced, with information and opinions from a diverse group of people. Harlan and Vastag effectively used the material gleaned from these sources to illustrate the angle of the story without including their own bias/opinions. Overall, a well-written and sourced story conveying information in need of exposure.

Lily Duffy Comment:

Thanks so much, Jon!

Lily reviewed this story - Mar 10, 2011
Lily's Rating
4.0

Definitely a solid hard news story. Very factual and well-sourced considering that presumably, time constraints prevented WJZ from getting comments from Delta Air Lines. Provides answers to pretty much all the basic questions a reader would ask, at least at this point in time. Straight to the point and decently written too.

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