Scott Morton

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My name is Scott Morton and I am a junior at Santa Clara University. I joined NewsTrust for an online journalism class I am taking this quarter. I love to stay current on any and all news, most particularly Bay Area news and all sports.

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Location: Atherton, California, United States
Occupation: Santa Clara University
Interests: Sports, Entertainment, Bay Area
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Journalism: 1-4 years
Education: Some college
News: 90 minutes a day or more
Internet: 10-30 minutes a day
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Address: Atherton, CA, 94027, US
Last Visit: Feb 14, 2011 - 8:35 PM PST
Last Edit: Jan 11, 2011 - 5:23 AM PST

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Scott posted and reviewed this story - Feb 14, 2011
Scott's Rating
4.0

This audio slide show was just flat out "cool" - I wish there was a more sophisticated way to describe it, but there is not. Providing pictures from the early 1930s was quite fascinating and was something I really enjoyed. The stories of how people literally changed the way photos were taken was that much more impressive with the amount of pictures that were shown. The voice over the pictures is no doubt a historian, but he sounded much more interested and passionate; it was if he was there.

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Scott reviewed this story - Feb 14, 2011
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Scott's Rating
4.0

What makes this heart warming story so real and newsworthy is the wonderful slide show. The pictures bring the quotes to life and quotes show how important those moments captured by the camera truly were. This audio and visual slide show is one of the best I've seen. It was as if I was standing in the room watching this step team perform.

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Scott posted and reviewed this story - Feb 14, 2011
Scott reviewed this story - Jan 31, 2011
Scott's Rating
3.9

In this article, The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press present to the reader how the internet has recently surpassed television as the nation's main news source in 2010. The context of this article comes in twofold. First, this sample is of Americans, making the context of this article solely about the United States. Second, the polls that have been accessed only go back as far as 2002 - keeping the context of the article in the internet age. Of course television significantly over-powered the internet when not everyone had access to the internet. However, 2002 was right around the time people started to become familiar with surfing the world wide web. The data and evidence of this story comes in the form of ... More »

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NT Rating: 4.0 | See All NT Reviews »
Scott reviewed this story - Jan 31, 2011
Scott's Rating
4.0

Writing an article about how medical marijuana ads can increase the revenue of a local newspaper organization can be very controversial, but The New York Times does a wonderful job of clearly stating on exists in Colorado, a state that has legalized the distribution of marijuana for medical purposes. Keeping this report in the conversation in the context of Colorado (Colorado Springs, in particular) makes it easy for an anti-marijuana NY Times subscriber to still read the article informed. Also, the author of this article makes it very clear that the context of this particular "pot business boom" is only relevant to one local Colorado paper: The Independent. The context is very clear throughout the entire report. The data ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Scott reviewed this story - Jan 17, 2011
Scott's Rating
3.9

This article does a tremendous job informing people with information. Not only are they presented with text, the multimedia of the article also gives links to other articles related to the specific subject matter. Citing a historical political figure does wonders for readers who may be naive or apathetic to the current situation of this nation's government. Through making "Ike" the main subject of the article, readers can relate current information that may otherwise seem boring to a great leader of America. Again, this information is delivered on-demand through online text so millions can access the information at any given time. Thornburg also stresses on "Why" the particular article is significant. This question is ... More »

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NT Rating: 4.1 | See All NT Reviews »
Scott reviewed this story - Jan 17, 2011
Scott's Rating
3.9

This article does a tremendous job of giving the who, what, when, where, and why. Most specifically, the where centers around on-demand delivery; this story was released to the public as soon as reporters knew about it. This story is important to all of Thornburg's views because of how relevant and important it is to the nation.

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NT Rating: 3.5 | See All NT Reviews »
Scott posted and reviewed this story - Jan 11, 2011
Scott's Rating
4.0

This story does a tremendous job of not only capturing the essence of college athletics, but the determination several players endure in order to perform for their respective schools. There is both a written article and a video to support the story that is being reported. For many, college sports, in particularly college football, is a timeless activity. Many people bet on these games, cheer for either team, or just love healthy competition. So ESPN needed to develop various ways for this story to reach the public and they have done so here in this article. Also, the author, Michael Wilbon, is a well respected journalist in the sports world so it is comforting knowing that he is doing the reporting because he is such a ... More »

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NT Rating: 4.0 | See All NT Reviews »
Scott posted and reviewed this story - Jan 11, 2011
Scott reviewed this story - Jan 10, 2011
Scott's Rating
3.7

This is another article that not only has a written report, but also includes an audio version of the interview. This allows NPR to continue their connection between their "traditional radio mission" and "the digital future" of the internet. This story is timeless. Illegal immigrants crossing American borders will occur until new laws are made, so this article does a terrific job giving on-demand delivery of the story. Facts about different deaths are pulled together and quickly reported to the people. Also, this article faces issues with proximity. Someone may live in New York, but may be very passionate about this subject and thanks to the multimedia of the NPR online website, people all over the nation can read about ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.2 | See All NT Reviews »
Scott posted and reviewed this story - Jan 10, 2011
Scott's Rating
4.0

Aside from the written article, NPR has included an audio version of the interview, so they succeed in embracing the digital future, but maintaining their "traditional radio mission" as well. In my opinion this is great because I personally love listening to NPR reports on the radio. This article addresses multiple news values outlined by Thornburg such as timelessness, proximity, magnitude, and even emotional appeal. Anytime there is an article concerning airports, more specifically airport security, every single person, not only in this nation, but around the world become interested. Through both audio and written word, this news can reach practically anyone around the world. Reports on airport security are not going ... More »

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Scott reviewed this story - Jan 10, 2011
Scott's Rating
4.0

Great to hear from a close friend. This truly allows people to see Loughner in a deeper, and much darker, way.

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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Scott reviewed this story - Jan 10, 2011
Scott's Rating
3.2
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NT Rating: 3.5 | See All NT Reviews »
Scott reviewed this story - Jan 10, 2011
Scott's Rating
4.0
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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Scott posted and reviewed this story - Jan 10, 2011
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