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Culture Government

Citizen Journalism

This is a great video about crowdsourcing the news, or citizen journalism, highlighting why the media’s message shouldn’t be controlled by a select few. News and information need to be shared among those we trust most – our peers. While fewer people trust the newspaper, more people are counting on their peers as a source […]

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Culture Government

1 in 15 Americans Live in Extreme Poverty

Extreme poverty means personal income of $5,500, or $11,000 for a family of four. This is unacceptable in a country that generates such great wealth. Watch Census: 1 in 15 Americans Among the Poorest of the Poor on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour. Thanks to the Brookings Institution and PBS Newshour.

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Culture Government Wellness

Community Gardens

Planting seeds in Neighborhood Garden Surviving 1918 and 2011. Did you know that Muncie/Delaware County has an impressive and fascinating past of surviving through a WW1 by means of community gardening? According to the book “Delaware County in the World War”: WAR GARDENS- “Muncie and Delaware County held first place in the Nation, demonstrating in […]

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Wellness

Seven Quick Fixes to Feel Better

Getting Back to Wellness Anxiety and fear dissipate quickly when countered with conscious breathing. The signals our bodies use to tell us we need to cleanse ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally are multifaceted and often mirror symptoms we associate with illness. If we heed these signs, we not only feel better quickly but also stave […]

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Government

Personal Foul on Mayor McShurley!

Fall is for football, so we have a metaphor for you! What does a “political football” look like, and how much does one cost? Based on the latest reports from City Hall, a “political football” looks like a Mayor Sharon McShurley proposed bonus check to all city employees days before her reelection bid against Dennis […]

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Wellness

Making Life Yours – Perception

A simple shift in attitude can help us recognize the hidden potential for fulfillment in every event. There is no secret recipe for happiness and contentment. The people who move through life joyously have not necessarily been blessed with lives of abundance, love, success, and prosperity. Such people have, however, been blessed with the ability […]

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Business Government

Poor Ethics by Gannett

Big Media Chooses Money over Objectivity In “not-so-surprising fashion”, the locally owned Gannett newspaper has chosen their candidates for City Council At-Large. While they’re justifying picking winners, and then rationalizing their chosen candidates, there are several candidate ads displayed on their pages. Does this present a conflict of interest? Double standards? We think so, and […]

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Business Culture Government

Promoting Fairness

We’ve shared several stories over the past week meant to prompt conversation with our readers – it’s been working. One of our goals is sharing with our readers about local government operations. Why do we feel it is important? Our local government makes policies which redefine our community. We no longer have the luxury to […]

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Business

Gannett, Problem or Solution?

After reading a recent article in the NY Times titled, “Why Not Occupy Newsrooms”, the Occupy Muncie movement may want to consider relocating to the grounds at the Gannett owned StarPress. While local investigative journalism has suffered, and the paper looks for shortcuts, their cost slashing paid off for their recently departed CEO. According to […]

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Business Culture

Un-principled Journalism?

One aspect of our mission at Muncie Voice is to hold our local newspaper media accountable for what they print. The newspaper has a code of ethics, or principles, but what happens when they don’t abide by them? The governing principles set forth by the Americian Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE), and their preamble states […]