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Schwartz: Be vigilant of corporate bias in journalism

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

April 6, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

You may have seen it on Twitter over the weekend: A video compiled by the sports publication Deadspin showing almost 200 local news stations reciting a single script about the dangers of fake news. The stations are owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, a company that has come under fire for biased conservative and ...

The Spectrum: Television writers need to stop killing their LGBTQ characters

Jesseca Rodgers, Op-Ed Contributor

March 8, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion, The Spectrum

This essay is part of The Spectrum, a forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email spectrum@dailynorthwestern.com. A friend texted me a few weeks ago raving about a TV show she...

Srivastava: ‘Basmati Blues’ backlash shows progress in challenging cultural misrepresentation

Heena Srivastava, Op-Ed Contributor

February 18, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

In “Basmati Blues,” an American environmental scientist played by Brie Larson is outsourced to India to save the country with her revolutionary, genetically modified rice strain. When she realizes her strain does more harm than...