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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 ...

Cool War or Red Heat? No big difference

Ally Zacek  | The DePaulia
April 16, 2018

She has a thick accent, she is vulgarly dressed, and she runs a brothel on the second floor of a bar. Most of her girlfriends are in active search of old rich guys who will fall for their beauty. She has...

DePaul has high hopes for new media space

The recording studios in the John T. Richardson Library are a part of the University's renovation efforts.  (Rachel Fernandez | The DePaulia)
January 22, 2018

When Janice Scurio graduated from DePaul 10 years ago, the third and fourth floors of the John T. Richardson Library looked exactly as they do now.  When she came back 18 months ago as the Information...

Students explore transgender representation in the media

Photo courtesy of AMAZON.
September 26, 2016

Actress Michelle Rodriguez, known for her starring roles in the “Fast & Furious” franchise and “Avatar,” has been criticized for her demeaning remarks towards the transgender community for...

Cultural appropriation in ‘The Ridiculous 6’

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May 6, 2015

“The movie has ridiculous in the title for a reason: because it is ridiculous.” This was the statement released by Netflix after dozens of Native American actors walked off the set of Adam Sandler’s...

Media coverage of the trans community needs to change

April 19, 2015

As a gay man, I have come to understand that my sexuality is really none of anyone else’s business. As a member of the media, I have come to understand that everyone’s business is my business, including...

ISIS and the shocking weaponization of media

A  screenshot of an ISIS video that purports to show its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, speaking to a crowd. Such videos are credited for much of ISIS' recruiting success. (AP File Photo)
March 8, 2015

Since the militant group’s violent rise, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (popularly known as ISIS) has not failed to make their extremist and brutal behaviors known, releasing execution videos...

The right to joke: Which topics can satirists tackle after Charlie Hebdo?

The right to joke: Which topics can satirists tackle after Charlie Hebdo?
January 18, 2015

After the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, some wonder if satirists shouldn't tackle certain topics To some, satire is light-hearted humor, using comedy to poke fun at politics or recent events. But...

Power of the pen: Journalists strive to tell truth in face of violence, oppression, intolerance and hatred

People hold up pens and pencils as they stand at a memorial gathering for the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in France at Trafalgar Square, London, on Jan. 11. (Tim Ireland | AP)
January 18, 2015

As a journalism student at DePaul University, primed to graduate in June and get set loose into this chaotic world, I must say I have never been more proud to be a journalist and a DePaul student. The...

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