What each of these articles have in common is that they are calling attention to certain issues that are happening in society today. From sexual assault to the internet escapades of our President to the academic level of high school students. Each article calls attention to these issues, take a specific stand on them, and lay out solutions based on that stance.
The difference between the articles of this week and last week is that these articles are more opinionated and deal with current events, rather than tell specific stories. They bring facts and outside stories, rather than anecdotes. They look to create discussion and form opinions, rather than tell a story for an audience.
The most effective for me was the article explaining the use of free speech on Twitter. It made a very complex idea very simple for people to understand, while also not showing any kind of serious bias.
I couldn’t really tell which of the stories were the least effective because all of these articles presented were very well written and explained their stories and stances well enough to call serious attention to the issues going on in today’s society.