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OPINION: Media contributes to culture of dread

OPINION: Media contributes to culture of dread
March 1, 2020

Climate change, terrorist attacks, mass shootings, sex crimes, coronavirus, racist and discriminatory words bolded in black ink and plastered across pages or online.  We are living in a time where ...

End of the decade: triumphant growth in covering climate change

Brandon Stiffic shouts with the crowd on Friday’s Youth Climate Offensive as they march from Grant Park to the Federal Plaza demanding action from government officials to promote more environmentally conscious legislation.
December 28, 2019

Climate change is a story that is complex, multifaceted and big — perhaps the biggest issue of our time. It’s a story that doesn’t end, at least not anytime soon. Its effects surround us but are...

OPINION: Despite industry’s loss of jobs, journalism career still worth pursuing

OPINION: Despite industry's loss of jobs, journalism career still worth pursuing
December 20, 2019

“There are no jobs in journalism” You hear it all the time. Newspapers are dying, there is no money in reporting, everybody is being laid off, nobody reads anymore, all successful news is just click...

Page 29: The DePaulia staff discusses the Daily Northwestern editorial

Page 29: The DePaulia staff discusses the Daily Northwestern editorial
November 26, 2019

https://soundcloud.com/page29/page-29-the-depaulia-staff-discusses-the-daily-northwestern-editorial For the final Page 29 episode of Fall Quarter 2019, The DePaulia staff discusses the backlash to the...

Tribune shuts down Spanish-language media Hoy

Tribune shuts down Spanish-language media Hoy
November 18, 2019

The Chicago Tribune Guild, an organization of journalists, announced on Twitter the shut down of Hoy Media, the city’s leading Spanish-language newspaper, by Tribune Publishing last Tuesday. “We’re...

EDITORIAL: The Daily Northwestern’s clumsy editorial was a well-intentioned attempt at ethical journalism, but set a dangerous precedent

EDITORIAL: The Daily Northwestern’s clumsy editorial was a well-intentioned attempt at ethical journalism, but set a dangerous precedent
November 18, 2019

When the Daily Northwestern published its editorial last week apologizing to students for publishing photos of them protesting former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ visit to campus, journalists...

Northwestern paper’s apology sparks journalism debate

In this Friday, April 29, 2016, photo, people stand near the entrance gate to Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Northwestern University's student newspaper is under fire. Their first critics came from within the campus as student activists questioned journalists’ coverage of protests. Within days, editors decided to write a statement apologizing but their editorial prompted a second round of criticism from journalists around the country starting Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.
November 13, 2019

Student editors at the newspaper covering Northwestern University have faced two waves of criticism over their coverage of protests in response to an event featuring former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. First,...

OPINION: Fake news needs to retire

Since President Trump’s inauguration, the term “fake news” has dominated discussions about journalism.
The term is not only tired, but detrimental to the news industry
November 11, 2019

It’s time for us to stop using the term fake news. We should eliminate the phrase altogether from our vocabulary because it’s lazy, problematic and does a disservice to hardworking journalists who...

Journalist who first broke R. Kelly sexual abuse allegations talks life, work at DePaul event

Jim DeRogatis spoke with Carol Marin, director of the Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence last week about his book “Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly.”
October 27, 2019

Jim DeRogatis says there are at least 48 women he knows of whose lives were ruined by R&B superstar R. Kelly, and he believes the true number of Kelly’s alleged victims is likely at least twice that...

OPINION: Golden Apple of my eye

Five diners inspired by the recent
A love letter to the humanist power of journalism
May 20, 2019

Journalism has historically served the public’s desire to be shocked by cultural and global news in order to feel challenged, uncomfortable and passionate. Since the advent of print, the field has largely...

OPINION: How the debate over climate change was rigged from the start

Climate protesters in London outside of the Bank of England on April 25. Organized by the group Extinction Rebellion, the protestors disrupted the city for 10 days.
April 29, 2019

Climate change today is a highly political issue, but it wasn’t always that way — and it shouldn’t be. Throughout the years, big energy industries have been key players in constructing the platform...

In Latin America, a deadly job for journalists

Jesús Ramos Rodríguez, a veteran radio broadcaster for Radio Oye 99.9 FM in southeastern Mexico, was murdered as he ate breakfast Saturday, Feb. 9. The country is among the world's deadliest for members for the media.
February 18, 2019

He was a radio broadcaster who had run his talk show, “Our Region Today,” for nearly 20 years in the Mexican state of Tabasco. Then on Saturday, Feb. 9th, as Jesús Eugenio Ramos Rodríguez was eating...

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