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    Journalism vs. Social Media: How Fake News Happens

    Let me start this out with a little history. I studied writing in college. I have degrees in both creative and technical writing. As part of those studies, I was required to take every journalism class that was offered. I remember spending one semester in a journalism intensive course with a (four times over!) Rhodes Scholar. That man pushed us hard. There were only 3 or 4 of us in the class so we all got individual attention and he gave no leeway anywhere. He pummeled things into our heads that ranged from how to write a headline to journalistic integrity and investigation. Over the years I’ve been very thankful…

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    Let’s talk Coronavirus…

    by Lori Twichell Let’s talk Coronavirus. I’ve been kind of quiet on it other than sharing news stories because this is a local story for me. My news feeds on various social media sites are  split pretty definitively. I have friends who are convinced this is the end of everything and we’re all going to die. I also have friends who believe it’s a full on hoax meant to mess with elections and they are pretty much scoffing at those who are concerned.    Where you stand on the issue doesn’t matter to me, really.  Your opinions don’t change anything about my life or how it’s affecting my family and…