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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...