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Proposed Topics[edit]

Ellen's Topic[edit]

Emma Stebbins was an American sculptor in the 1800s. While Stebbins does have a Wikipedia article, I believe that more information about her work and personal life could be added. Below are four sources I have found. In addition, I will look into the sources already provided on her Wikipedia page.


Dabakis, M. (2015). Sisterhood of Sculptors: American Artists in Nineteenth-Century Rome. University Park: Penn State Univ Press.

Harlan, J. (2019). Overlooked No More: Emma Stebbins, Who Sculpted an Angel of New York. Retrieved 11 September 2019, from

Milroy, E. (1994). The Public Career of Emma Stebbins: Work in Bronze. Archives Of American Art Journal, 34(1), 2-14. doi: 10.1086/aaa.34.1.1557673

Rubinstein, C. (1990). American Women Sculptors: A History of Women Working in Three Dimensions. Boston, MA: G.K. Hall.

Related Wikipedia Articles:

Camille Claudel

Louise Bourgeois

Ellen Day Hale

NortheasternFoley, are there specific sections you imagine adding to the page? -Reagle (talk) 14:11, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Rose's Topic[edit]

Active Minds is a national non-profit organization that uses student-run chapters to de-stigmatize mental illness. They do currently have a Wikipedia article, however 8 out of the 9 sources used are the Active Minds website. I think that some of the content is correct, but could use to be more un-biased. In addition, some of their programs and numbers have changed since the article was written. For example, there is a much bigger national impact now and I believe that a lot of the content could be expanded on. One of the articles I chose for a reference is a database on non-profits, it has it's own Wikipedia page, so I think it should be appropriate.


Active Minds, Inc. . (n.d.). Retrieved from

LEWIN, T. A. M. A. R. (2007, April 25). From Brother’s Death, a Crusade. The New York Times. Retrieved from

Nutt, A. E. (2018, June 28). College students are forming mental-health clubs — and they’re making a difference. The Washington Post. Retrieved from

NBC. (2018, September 10). ‘Active Minds’ Creates Safe Space For College Students To Discuss Mental Health. Nightly News.

Related Wikipedia Articles:

National Eating Disorders Association

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Love Your Melon

Rose Northeastern (talk) 16:57, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Rose Northeastern, okay, as long as you think there's enough content. -Reagle (talk) 16:30, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Brooke's Topic[edit]

Shock Sites are websites that are created with the purpose of horrifying internet users that navigate to these pages with graphic content including real images and videos of violence and disturbing sexual situations. While there is a Wiki page for shock sites, it is limited to a brief definition and descriptions of a handful of shock sites that are referenced in popular media or have been the center of legal action. Given the ongoing discussion of moderation of online communities and the regulation of obscene and prurient content, I hope to add to this page by explaining the history, ethics, scholarly discussion, and legality surrounding shock sites to aid students and academics in their understanding of the history of content created with the intention of disturbing internet users.

Sources. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

  1. ^ Calvert, Clay; Torres, Mirelis (2012). "Staring Death in the Face During Times of War: When Ethics, Law, and Self-Censorship in the News Media Hide the Morbidity of Authenticity". Notre Dame Journal of Law Ethics and Public Policy. 25: 87–121.
  2. ^ Attwood, Feona (2014-11-01). "Immersion: 'extreme' texts, animated bodies and the media". Media, Culture & Society. 36 (8): 1186–1195. doi:10.1177/0163443714544858. ISSN 0163-4437.
  3. ^ Attwood, Feona (2011). "The Paradigm Shift: Pornography Research, Sexualization and Extreme Images". Sociology Compass. 5 (1): 13–22. doi:10.1111/j.1751-9020.2010.00356.x. ISSN 1751-9020.
  4. ^ Molldrem, Stephen (2014-01-02). "Carnal resonance: affect and online pornography". Porn Studies. 1 (1–2): 214–217. doi:10.1080/23268743.2013.873584. ISSN 2326-8743.
  5. ^ Geldenhuys, Kotie (2017-05-01). "Viewing death - snuff film or recording a murder?". Servamus Community-based Safety and Security Magazine. 110 (5): 28–32. ISSN 1015-2385.
  6. ^ Reyes X.A. (2013) Violence and Mediation: The Ethics of Spectatorship in the Twenty-First Century Horror Film. In: Matthews G., Goodman S. (eds) Violence and the Limits of Representation. Palgrave Macmillan, London
  7. ^ Walker, Johnny (2016) Traces of snuff: black markets, fan subcultures and underground horror in the 1990s. In: Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media. Bloomsbury, London, pp. 137-152. ISBN 9781628921137
  8. ^ "AS/SA No 23, August 2009: "Esthetics of the Extreme in Shock Websites"". Retrieved 2019-09-13.

Related Wikipedia Articles:[edit]

Please be aware that descriptions of shock sites on the linked Wiki pages by nature can be graphic and upsetting to some people.

Snuff Film

--Bcstanley1 (talk) 03:36, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Bcstanley1, okay; we understand that this is a sensitive topic and that you will be focusing on the law, censorship, moderation, ethics, and/or scholarship about such sites. -Reagle (talk) 16:30, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Andrew's Topic[edit]

Ryan Bundy is the son of cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and the brother of Ammon Bundy. These men were central to the 2014 standoff in Bunkerville, Nevada in which the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) attempted to confiscate Cliven's cattle for grazing on public land for years without a permit and the Bundys refused to recognize the authority of the BLM. In 2017, a mistrial was declared in this case and the Bundys walked free. In 2016, Ammon and Ryan were heavily involved in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon which lasted for forty days and resulted in seven people being sent to prison and the death of one of the militants. Using the newfound attention he garnered from these events, Ryan Bundy ran for Governor in Nevada as an Independent in November of 2018. He did not win, but he did get about 13,000 votes which put him in third place behind the Democratic and Republican candidates. The Bundys are really important to the growing American Militia Movement and anti-government sentiments that are spreading in the Northwest. Both Cliven and Ammon currently have Wikipedia pages, yet Ryan does not have one and I think that this is a notable topic with reliable sources that can be edited without a conflict of interest. He is referenced several times as well in other Wikipedia pages.


Bernstein, Maxine. “Ryan Bundy's Opening Statement: 'We Don't Pay Rent for Something We Own'.” Oregonlive, 16 Nov. 2017,

Coffman, Keith. “States' Rights Rancher Ryan Bundy to Run for Nevada Governor.” Reuters, Thomson Reuters, 9 Mar. 2018,

Hernandez, Salvador. “Ryan Bundy Helped Lead Two Armed Standoffs Against The Government. Now He's Running A Conspiracy-Laced Campaign For Governor.” BuzzFeed News, BuzzFeed News, 17 Apr. 2018,

Jacobs, Jeremy P. “OREGON STANDOFF: Bundys Acquitted in 'Huge Setback for the Government'.” OREGON STANDOFF: Bundys Acquitted in 'Huge Setback for the Government' -- Friday, October 28, 2016, 2016,

Mencimer, Stephanie. “Will Ryan Bundy Help Elect a Democrat as Nevada Governor?” Mother Jones, 5 Nov. 2018,

“Ryan Bundy (Nevada).” Ballotpedia,

Yachnin, Jennifer. “PUBLIC LANDS: Bundy Wants Gun to Defend against 'Government Criminals'.” PUBLIC LANDS: Bundy Wants Gun to Defend against 'Government Criminals' -- Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 2019,

Related Wikipedia Articles[edit]

Ammon Bundy

Cliven Bundy

Bundy Standoff

Citizens for Constitutional Freedom

Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

2018 Nevada gubernatorial election

Drewcherr327, this looks like a strong topic. -Reagle (talk) 19:39, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Jessica's Topic[edit]

Sharsheret is a non-profit organization, founded by a woman named Rochelle Lee Shoretz, that aims to support Jewish women in particular fighting against breast and ovarian cancer. Though a Wikipedia page for this organization does exist, there is little to no information provided. I would like to expand upon the organization's national efforts, include background about its partnership with the international sorority, Alpha Epsilon Phi, and highlight Sharsheret's annual "Pink Day" in honor of women fighting against breast cancer. I would also like to expand upon how this organization came to exist and give more context to the founder's early life, as well as her own courageous battle with cancer. These cites are some of the many I hope to incorporate, not only from established newspapers, but also from related books and magazine sources as well.


Grosz, C. (2019, September 1). "Sharsheret Supports Cancer Patients and Families with Cindy's Corners." The Times of Israel. Retrieved from

TJP. (2019, September 4). "Sharsheret to hold ovarian, breast cancer event." Texas Jewish Post. Retrieved from

Moon, D. (2019, January 28). "Community Support Vital in Cancer Battle." Jewish Oregon Life. Retrieved from

Finkelstein, Y. (2019, January 24). "Wear Pink on Sharsheret 'Pink Day,' February 13." The Jewish Link. Retrieved from

Related Wikipedia Articles[edit]

- Breast cancer - Rochelle Lee Shoretz

JessWeiss, Okay, sounds good. -Reagle (talk) 16:30, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Sydne's Topic[edit]

Paul Bloom is an American psychologist who recently published the book Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion[1]. I would like to summarize and describe Bloom’s case for what he terms as "rational compassion" and amend this theory to his existing Wikipedia page. Below are a few sources I intend on using -- most of them are reviews and interviews about the book.


  1. Illing, Sean (16 Jan 2019). "The Case Against Empathy". Vox.
  2. Senior, Jennifer (6 Dec 2016). "Review: 'Against Empathy or the Right Way to Feel Someone's Pain'". New York Times.[2]
  3. Bloom, Paul (10 Sep 2014). "Forum Against Empathy". Boston Review.[3]
  4. Vickers, Sally (6 Feb 2017). "Against Empathy by Paul Bloom; The Empathy Instinct by Peter Bazalgette – review". The Guardian.[4]
  5. Sengal, Jesse (28 Dec 2016). "Why Empathy is Bad". The Cut.[5]
  6. Bloom, Paul (2018). Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion. Ecco. ISBN 9780062339348.[6]

- Ashkenazi Jews

  1. ^ Bloom, Paul (2018). Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion. Ecco. ISBN 9780062339348.
  2. ^ Senior, Jennifer (6 Dec 2016). "Review: 'Against Empathy or the Right Way to Feel Someone's Pain'". New York Times.
  3. ^ Bloom, Paul (10 Sep 2014). "Forum Against Empathy". Boston Review.
  4. ^ Vickers, Sally (6 Feb 2017). "Against Empathy by Paul Bloom; The Empathy Instinct by Peter Bazalgette – review". The Guardian.
  5. ^ Sengal, Jesse (28 Dec 2016). "Why Empathy is Bad". The Cut.
  6. ^ Bloom, Paul (2018). Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion. Ecco. ISBN 9780062339348.
Sydneg, So you plan on adding a section to his biography page? How many words do you think you can add? Are there similar examples you can follow? (Is "Ashkenazi_Jews" supposed to be a similar sort of articles?) -Reagle (talk) 16:30, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Elena's Topic[edit]

Jessie J is a pop music artist based in the UK. While she has had some commercial success in the United States, she is most well known in the U.K and is considered a superstar artist in countries all over the world and in particular, Asia. "Aint Been Done" Was the title track of her career re-launch album in the United States, Sweet Talker. The album didn't do as well as projected, and the single "Aint Been Done" had top writers, a huge marketing push and only achieved minimal success stateside. There is no background on this song on Wikipedia and it redirects back to the album page. The citations I've chosen will aim to explain in depth the conception, composition and commercial release of "Aint Been Done."


Related Wikipedia Articles[edit]

  • Sweet Talker (Jessie J album)
  • Jessie J
  • Emily Warren - Songwriter
Emsandell, is the song itself sufficiently notable? Will there be enough content? Try to find some similar examples of a song, if that is what your article will be. -Reagle (talk) 17:00, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Michelle's Topic[edit]

Suzanne Wright is the co-founder of the advocacy group Autism Speaks. The organization aims to raise awareness and acceptance of children, teens, and adults with Autism. Suzanne played an extremely large role in the creation of the foundation as well as its progression and success. Suzanne led the charge in many of Autism Speaks' global awareness initiatives. She fought for the United Nations to create the now recognized "World Autism Awareness Day" in 2007, and annually addressed the United Nations General Assembly on World Autism Awareness Day (April 2nd) for eight years in a row. She also launched the Light it Up Blue campaign to raise awareness for Autism, and assisted in the creation of the now world-recognized blue puzzle piece logo for autism awareness. Her husband and co-founder, Bob Wright, has a Wikipedia page and I believe Suzanne should have one as well to recognize her achievements and hard work in continuing and increasing the conversation about Autism awareness around the world. Suzanne Wright lost a nine-month battle to Pancreatic Cancer in 2016, but her legacy lives on.


Related Wikipedia Articles[edit]

Autism Speaks Bob Wright Frank Shankwitz founder of the Make a Wish Foundation -MichelleBir. (talk) 00:21, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

MichelleBir. Most of these sources would not be considered independent and reputable. I fear there might not be enough here given there's also so much content on Autism Speaks. Also, you would want to be careful of your tone in speaking of her "achievements," "hard work," and "legacy." -Reagle (talk) 13:03, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
MichelleBir. I think Prof Reagle makes a good point -- it would be helpful to find sources that clearly focus on Wright rather than the larger organization. I'll note that there is some interesting coverage of Autism Speaks and the Wrights in book sources that look like they haven't been included into the main Autism Speaks article yet: see this search for "Suzanne Wright" and autism in Google Books. There might be enough good content there that you could make an impact on the Autism Speaks page, or us those for a smaller page on Suzanne Wright. AmandaRR123 (talk) 14:03, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Allie's Topic[edit]

I would like to make significant contributions to the Wikipedia page on influencer marketing. Although the page exists already, there are four notifications at the top of the page which indicate the need for edits: more reliable sources, additional citations, copy editing, and overall reorganization. In addition, there is missing information including trends about influencer software and technology development, certain types of influencers (macro, micro, foodie, lifestyle, etc.), notable influencer-related events such as the promotion of the infamous Fyre Festival, and the specific advantages that influencer marketing offers to advertisers.


Childers, C., Hoy, M. & Lemon, L. (2018). #Sponsored #ad: Agency perspective on influencer marketing campaigns. Journal of Current Issues in Advertising, 11, 1-17.

"CLEAN BREAK; J&J Departs from Conventional Influencer Marketing by Signing on Teens with Small Followings." AdAge 89.20 (2018): 0030. Web.

Lagrée, Paul, Olivier Cappé, Bogdan Cautis, and Silviu Maniu. "Algorithms for Online Influencer Marketing." (2017). Web.

Stubb, Carolina, Anna-Greta Nyström, and Jonas Colliander. "Influencer Marketing." Journal of Communication Management 23.2 (2019): 109-22. Web.

"The Future of Influencer Marketing: Technology-driven Trends." Plus Company Updates 2017: Plus Company Updates, Jan 27, 2017. Web.

Related Pages

Allie.Mackenzie, it sounds like you have enough work (and sources) to do here to make a significant contribution -- which would otherwise be my fear. -Reagle (talk) 17:22, 19 September 2019 (UTC

Henry's Topic[edit]

I would like to significantly contribute to the already existing page on Carson Beach, South Boston. This page is relatively undeveloped. I am going write about its geography, its proximity to South Boston and Columbia Point, Dorchester. The history of the McCormack bathhouse. I will also touch on many news articles throughout its history including The seven year old boy, Kyzr Willis, who died at the beach and the settlement that was reached with the family. The 2011 racial violence and the Boston Globe archives for any other relevant stories that have come up in the history. The water quality levels of the beach. Lastly, I am going to focus on proposed changes to the beach to combat rising sea levels with climate change.


Hrennen, sounds good. -Reagle (talk) 20:32, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

Sari's Topic[edit]

I would like to start a page on a popular Instagram account called The Dogist, which is run by street photographer Elias Weiss Friedman. There is a small Wikipedia page about a short documentary that was made about Friedman and his success with his account, but there is not an actual page about The Dogist account. The photo series is about the beauty of dogs, and depicts captions with interesting quotes from the dog's owners about each dog. The Dogist has nearly 4 million followers on Instagram, and Friedman has formed The Dogist Collective and The Dogist shop to sell merchandise and promote adopting dogs. There have been several articles written about Friedman's success and influence in helping dogs get adopted with his account.


Sariexley, sounds good. You might get some pushback on notability, so have reputable sources will be important. -Reagle (talk) 20:32, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

Grace's Topic[edit]

I would like to write about The Korea Society. It is private nonprofit culture promoting organization based in New York. Thomas J. Bryne is current the president of the organization.

Related Pages

Niehkuan, what sources will you use to support this article? -Reagle (talk) 20:32, 24 September 2019 (UTC)