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Thuillier: United States should prioritize press freedom

Marcus Thuillier, Op-Ed Contributor

January 16, 2019

Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

Even in 2019, not much has changed for the international journalist community, as coverage of France’s “yellow vests” protests showed once more. We have become used to violence toward journalists in authoritarian countries,...

Closson: Being a black journalist is hard — but necessary

Troy Closson, Op-Ed Contributor

January 15, 2019

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

I didn’t want to write a story about the 50th anniversary of the Bursar’s Office Takeover last spring, but I wanted one to be written. When I first pitched my vision for the story, I basically said if anyone else also had...

Bian: It’s both a great and terrifying time to be a journalist

Andrea Bian, Columnist

November 19, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Criticism and suppression of the press have not been a new development since President Trump came into office. Recently, though, it seems worse than ever. On Nov. 7, President Trump and CNN’s chief White House correspondent...

Entrepreneurship is an option for anyone

Cassidy Jackson, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 7, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

As a high school student, the term “entrepreneur” always drew up an image of the Bezos-prototype: white, male computer science major. Essentially, in my head, entrepreneurship represented everything I wasn’t. As a black...

Srivastava: Hey journalists, be human

Heena Srivastava, Op-Ed Contributor

October 23, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

One of the first stories I made last year was for Anne Ford and Bill Healy’s “Introduction to Podcasting” class fall quarter. I was a freshman and determined to make something amazing. I recorded a story about my sister...

The Daily Northwestern’s 2018 Diversity Report

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

June 1, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Opinion, Top Stories

For nearly 137 years, The Daily Northwestern has been the newspaper of record for Northwestern and Evanston. And for the vast majority of that time, we have not been representative of either of those communities. It’s no...

Holtzman: Facebook’s identity crisis continues to endanger business of media

Rachel Holtzman, Op-Ed Contributor

January 9, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

On January 4, Mark Zuckerberg posted his personal challenge for the year: “fixing” Facebook. In his nine-paragraph post, he attempted to address problems of abuse that runs unchecked on the platform, anxiety about advertising...

Alfaro: In journalism, never forget empathy

Mariana Alfaro, Opinion Editor

October 1, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week, Medill’s Facebook page published a few comments from first-year students on what they want to accomplish before graduating. Goals included meeting alum and ESPN journalist Mike Wilbon, working for Pitchfork magazine...

Boyle: Photographers, all artists deserve due recognition for their work

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

May 2, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

About two years ago, I wrote an opinion piece for my high school newspaper regarding the importance of giving proper credit to photographers for their work. At the time, I was photo editor of the paper and was in my third year of...

Closson: In Trump’s era of ‘fake news,’ student journalists should not be discouraged

Troy Closson, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 9, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The federal government and Twitter have recently come to a clash. After the owner of an anonymous anti-President Donald Trump Twitter account claimed to be an employee of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration services, U.S. Customs...

Closson: Now more than ever, we need diverse journalists

Troy Closson, Columnist

February 26, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

A few weeks ago, Beyoncé’s Album of the Year loss stirred conversation about diversity and inclusion at the Grammys. This year’s Oscar contenders included significantly more people of color than in previous years, but there’s still room for improvem...