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  • I really enjoyed your blog and podcast. I am normally more interested in professional leveled sports versus collegiate level, so I especially liked how this was relevant to both. I am so glad that someone from UNLV is getting recognition and starting a professional career. Thank you for providing photos and background for McGraw as well. It really…[Read more]

  • Photo: Francesca Turauskis/Student World Online
    About one month ago, I wrote a post entitled Is New Better? In it, I spoke about the diminishing mediums of media, and the rise of digital media and Web 2.0. In m […]

    • You really capture the core concepts of this course in your bullet points here, Samantha.

      I hope you enjoyed this course as much as I did. I’m always impressed by the creativity and professionalism of all the participants!

      Have a wonderful summer!

  • Thank you for including so much detail in your post and podcast. Sometimes I find it a bit annoying when journalists do not disclose all the information or leave a few things out, meaning that I would have to continue research on my own. So thank you for including not only information in your post, but also links to further my involvement. Great…[Read more]

  • I can definitely picture this post being in a local paper or magazine! It is just so interesting and relevant to Las Vegas, and I think people would really enjoy it. I like that you linked the stuntmen in your post, to videos of them performing. I personally would have enjoyed your own photos incorporated into the post, but the link to it is great…[Read more]

  • I applaud you for taking on a heavier story. Most of the stories I have read so far are about lighter topics here in Las Vegas. This is really hard hitting and breaking news. Sometimes I myself, am afraid of writing stories about such dark topics. But it has to be done. Great job including outside sources to further read about the story. The photo…[Read more]

  • I am so impressed with this article! I actually thought about doing a story about the Battle of the Bands, but of course I was not allowed in with my big camera. That’s alright because you were clearly meant to write this story. I am always very interested in things in Las Vegas, especially for more entertainment purposes. I just feel like…[Read more]

  • Wow this is such an interesting blog post. I like that you also included photos that weren’t just of the coffeehouse. I think that the addition of the Downtown Las Vegas neon sign as well as the album photos make the coffeehouse a bit more memorable. When I see this sign now, I will definitely think about the coffeehouse. I also like your…[Read more]

  • Photo: Steve Marcus/Associated Press
    With summers averaging highs of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, Las Vegas locals are rarely concerned when it comes to rainfall in the city. In fact, it’s normally a nice c […]

    • I always click on posts based on creative headlines, which is why I enjoyed yours! It caught my attention. 🙂 I started to read the blog post and I was intrigued by all of the images you used – especially how you placed them. I spend lots of time after publishing just to make sure I properly place my images… It makes a huge difference! I love how relevant your topic was considering all of the bad weather we have been experiencing. But most of all, my favorite part was your podcast. The music was very subtle, yet drove the idea home & your voice was very clearly heard. Great job!

    • Fantastic blog post! Everything from the title to the pictures to the actual content of your post was outstanding. The storm that just happened was crazy too! I loved how it cooled off the city for a couple of days though, it makes the summer a little more pleasant.

    • I love your headline! It’s what caused me to click on this post. I found the post very informative about the thunderstorm, which was very unusual for Las Vegas. Your podcast is also very well done. I love the use of music throughout the post, and your dialogue is very informative. I think the podcast captured some of the main points of your post, including the safety tips. People often think that rain isn’t that big of a deal, but somewhere like Las Vegas, where there is little rainfall, it can be very damaging. From flooding to oil on the roads, it is very important to stay alert and cautious. Very timely post.

    • This was such an informative post. It was so relevant to what’s going on today in Las Vegas. Many people don’t understand how important it is to go inside when there’s flash flood warnings or loud thunder. The headline definitely got my attention right away. The podcast was also very helpful. I really enjoyed your steps on what to do if you’re caught in storm.

    • This was such an informative and professional post! It should be published in the news. I wish every Las Vegas local could read this so that we can all be fully prepared for when this happens again. Flash floods are no joke. When it rains here, it certainly pours. I was on my way out of town for the weekend when this storm happened, so thanks for filling me in!

  • I love this blog post! Not only do I like the subject, I also love your video from its B-roll, to the interviews, and to the information you provided. I would normally use video footage for the interviews, but using still images or B-roll over the top of the interview is a nice way to focus more on the subject or issue.

  • I like this feature that you did on the UNLV tennis team. I feel like this is something that could be published even in the Rebel Yell or Virtual Rebel. The fact that your video is well made makes it an even better multimedia story. I always find feature and profile stories to be very interesting because I can learn more in depth about something…[Read more]

  • This blog post is really great! I have trouble with some of the different social media and digital media tools from time to time and this really helped. The best part is that I can take what I learned from your video, and apply it directly to building some of my profile and professional image. I am getting more and more interested in interactive…[Read more]

  • The hottest movie of the summer is not what most people are expecting, but it definitely is making a splash. Finding Dory, the sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo, is the Summer 2016 box office hit. Not only is this a […]

    • Finding Dory was definitely worth the wait in my opinion! It was a cute movie and I think Disney focused on the disabilities in a unique way, like you said. I love how you highlighted that in your post as well as how you incorporated quotes from outside sources. Your podcast was informative and to the point, and the soft music in the background was a nice touch! It fits well with the movie!

    • I have not yet seen Finding Dory, but now I can’t wait to see it. It is great to hear that there are some meaningful hidden messages throughout the story. I love Finding Nemo, along with basically everyone my age, and I was so excited to find out they were making a sequel. I really like how you used background music with your podcast. Great post.

    • This was such a great post, I love the picture you used. I’ve heard about this movie for the past 3 weeks and it’s been nothing but good things from it. This post definitely makes me want to see it. It’s crazy that it made $300 million in the first in 12 days. How incredible? I like the way you implemented Scott from New York Times quote. Great post, keep up the good work.

    • I just saw Finding Dory this weekend and loved it! I can see how it made so many millions of dollars in such a short period of time – Find Nemo was incredibly popular, so people of all ages who loved that movie were probably ecstatic when they heard about the sequel. I have a feeling a lot of movies this summer are going to struggle to beat its revenue.

    • I love Finding Dory! I love that you addressed that Finding Dory is more than just a children’s movie and addresses the struggle of those with disabilities. I love the title of your blog post as well. I thought “Just keep swimming” was just a funny little thing Dory used to say but with this movie, I realized that it was more of a survival tag line for her. Good job!

  • I am a huge fan of Disney and I was at Disneyland last year around Halloween and it was crazy. I can only imagine how much bigger of an attraction things will be with the Diamond Anniversary and new additions to the parks. Thank you for including links to these additions, that is exactly what I would be googling next had you not added them to the…[Read more]

  • I love your feature photo at the top of this post. I just think that the sculpture is just so interesting. Seeing it with its surroundings in the shopping center and some of the foliage just makes me feel like I’m peeking through and looking at it myself. I have never heard of The District since I am not originally from Las Vegas and I live closer…[Read more]

  • A paradise in the Nevada desert, Las Vegas is a perpetual city that doesn’t sleep. This is however, pretty exclusive to those of a certain age group. The proclaimed “Disneyland” for adults, is always alive with […]

    • I wish I had seen this video before I turned 21! You highlighted some great places in town with this artistic video. Great work.

    • Hey Samantha,

      Great blog post!. I love how you incorporated your video and pictures into your blog. Not only was the layout of your blog interesting, but it was also a very interesting subject. I can tell that you put a lot of work into writing this article. Job well done!

    • Your post is wonderful! I really like your idea of compiling a few things to do into one article! I could definitely see this in a local publication, especially now that it’s summer and people are looking for activities to do. Your video was nice and informative because you showed everything that you highlighted in your post. This gives the viewer more information about it, so they can decide if they actually want to go check a few of these places out. It’s never too late to be a tourist in your own city!

  • I loved this article because I relate to it so much. It;s so funny because I was talking to a friend about this and he told me that exact saying “orange is the new state flower.” It’s crazy how much construction is being done all over Las Vegas. Even outside of the main city, southwest like you mentioned, and up north is under quite a bit at the…[Read more]

  • I love the pictures that you used for this post. Having the screenshots of some of the things talked about on Twitter and Facebook really emphasize your points. I agree with your overall theme that all types of companies are utilizing social media in order to get ahead. In a digital world, that is the way to really make it. With the Internet,…[Read more]

  • I think it’s really important to emphasize the fact that social media platforms such as Twitter require posts to be short and to the point. Other than a character or word limit, I think that people are in such a rush nowadays, so they want something quick to get them informed. I also liked how you included a reference to Vogue magazine. When…[Read more]

  • John F. Kennedy once said, “Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.” In a world full of continuous hatred and sorrow, we often forget that mankind has already been through so much. […]

    • I really liked that you opened and closed with relevant quotes, I haven’t seen many other posts from our peers like this. I also like how you included multiple photos throughout the post. Now that we know how to embed videos to our blog posts, a short clip from the trip could work well with this post. Additionally, you could definitely add a few more tags to make your post more searchable to an audience who may be looking for information/photos specific to the Philippines and these battles.

      Thank you for the history lesson– very informative!

  • I like that you actually broke down the reasons why both Twitter and Facebook are individually important to modern journalists. I feel like most people think that journalists spend more time on Twitter and I can see why. Things posted on Twitter are kind of short, sweet, and to the point. However, Facebook has that option, but can also include…[Read more]

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