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Happy Friday!

I’ve spent some time on a blog writing about stories that need more attention.  Sure, we all love to read about Kim Kardashian’s exploits and who Blake Shelton is dating, but many times real hard news stories get lost in the shuffle.  Here I will mention three stories I feel need more attention.

1. Greek authorities say five more migrants were found dead in the eastern Aegean Sea.  The story is big news in the world but we seem to bury it after who is dating the latest hot celebrity.

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=235&sid=37250046&title=the-latest-greek-authorities-say-5-more-migrants-found-dead

2. The death toll rises to 26 after Pakistan factory collapses. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/06/world/asia/death-toll-in-pakistan-factory-collapse-rises-to-20.html?_r=0

3. Russia to suspend flights to Egypt after crash. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/06/putin-suspends-russian-flights-to-egypt-after-sinai-plane-crash

4. Will Smith said he will tour again with DJ Jazzy Jeff.  (OK, I had to get one in!) http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2015/11/05/smith-says-hes-planning-first-real-tour-dj-jazzy-jeff/75232012/

Have a great weekend!

What is News Part II

March 12th, 2015 | Posted by Sara in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

As I write this the trees are swinging to the breeze in my backyard.  Also, I’m waiting for 70 degrees this evening!

I’m continuing my blog about news.  I find it hard to believe that Madonna dating Tupac is news!  Sounds like an interesting pairing but front page worthy?

So what is news?  Is news measured based on how many people click on a story or is it based on how relevant that story is to an area?  How about if the story affects a tremendous amount of people?  The answer is different to everyone.

We have had an interest in celebrity since Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks got married but at least they had talent.  Why are we obsessed with Justin Bieber, the Kardashians, Bobbi Kristina Brown, or even the Royals?  Is it the money?  The fame?  The fact that they are related to someone talented?

I’m not sure.

What I do know is that these stories need more attention:

Hubble telescope spots ocean on Jupiter moon Ganymede: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/03/12/jupiter-moon-ganymede-ocean-nasa/70203402/

Millions of Children Trapped by War: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/12/syria-war-children_n_6854612.html?utm_hp_ref=world

Loved this! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jordyn-holman/why-you-probably-wont-finish-reading-this-article_b_6850042.html?utm_hp_ref=books&ir=Books