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OPINION: Media contributes to culture of dread

OPINION: Media contributes to culture of dread

Fatima Zaidi, Contributing Writer

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  trials and tribulations continue to accelerate at a fearfully alarming rate, and the feeling of hopeles...

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.

Lauren Paris, Contributing Writer

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 not always visible from our front porch. This is a story that affects people all over the world and s...

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

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

Luke Murphy, Contributing Writer

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 bait nowadays, etc. If you’re a journalism major, or you have friends who are journalism majors, you...

Page 29: The DePaulia staff discusses the Daily Northwestern editorial

Page 29: The DePaulia staff discusses the Daily Northwestern editorial

Hannah Mitchell and Shane René

November 26, 2019 For the final Page 29 episode of Fall Quarter 2019, The DePaulia staff discusses the backlash to the Daily Northwestern's recent editorial and how journalists can be more transparent about how the reporting...

Tribune shuts down Spanish-language media Hoy

Tribune shuts down Spanish-language media Hoy

Maria Guerrero, Contributing Writer

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 deeply disappointed that Tribune Publishing is shutting down Hoy, which has gone beyond stereotyp...

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

The DePaulia Editorial Board

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 from across the country took aim at the student newspaper. Alumni of Northwestern’s famed Medil...

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.

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press

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, student activists criticized them for publishing photos of protesters on the suburban...

OPINION: Fake news needs to retire

Since President Trump’s inauguration, the term “fake news” has dominated discussions about journalism.

Brian Gilbert, Contributing Writer

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 are trying to provide truth, facts and transparency in today’s alternative facts society. The term fake news i...

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.”

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

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 number. The former Sun-Times music critic and “Sound Opinions” co-host spoke last Tuesday with...

OPINION: Golden Apple of my eye

Five diners inspired by the recent

Veronica Schoonover, Contributing Writer

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 been responsible for the facilitation of shared experiences in order to unite unfamiliar communities. ...

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.

Erica Carbajal, Staff Writer

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 of climate change denial, and as their platform grew, journalists felt more compelled to give denie...

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.

Richie Requena, Contributing Writer

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 breakfast at the Hotel Ramos with former Emiliano Zapata mayor Armín Marín Sauri and two others, h...

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