The most interesting thing I found on my Twitter escapade was a link to an article about the recent Rolling Stone debacle. For those of you who are unfamiliar with said disaster, Rolling Stone magazine published a shocking article in November of 2014 which focused on the story of a female student at the University of Virginia who had been gang raped at a fraternity. Both unfortunately and fortunately, the story turned out to be false.
By searching the web using ".info, .net, .org," etc, I found facts about Ai Weiwei that I hadn't come across in previous research. Usually when you search for Ai Weiwei online, you almost always come across his activism and involvement with the 2008 Sichuan earthquake which killed nearly 5,000 young students due to shoddy school construction. One of the articles I came across highlighted the fact that Ai's determination to acknowledge the deaths of the students by publishing their names and birthdays was so important because of China's one-child policy.
Given what people in New York and New Jersey are going through with Hurricane Sandy, I thought Youth Voices readers might like to see some writing by third graders in response to Hurricane Gustav a few years ago.
Hurricane Gustav arrived, Labor Day weekend, 2008. Baton Rouge had a lot of wind damage and power loss that lasted for days. There was also some flooding from local rivers rising due to rains.
Tomorrow I will be given the chance to attend the Hinckley Institute of Politics journalism conference. The event was kicked off yesterday by the discussion, "How are Journalism Leaders on the Ground Adapting to the Changing Media?"