Carroll, IA

Abby followed three journalists throughout the campaign and chose two editorials from each to fact check and critique. She chose to follow local editor, Doug Burns, state columnist for the Des Moines Register, Kathie Obradovich and New York Times columnist, Ross Douthat. Because she did not find any misuse of facts, she chose to talk about the style of the columnists and why they were effective in getting their points across.

Abby made a presentation at the Carroll Public Library on November 13 with 10 people in attendance and will present to the Carroll Rotary Club in January. (Her presentation in November was cancelled by the Rotary Club because of a conflict in scheduling.) Abby has been asked to share her experiences with the Carroll High School journalism class which is taught during the second semester.

Project Team:

  • Abby Murrane


  • Kelly Fischbach

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