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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...

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...

Soto: Student journalists should have better support for harassment

Isabella Soto, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 1, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I decided I wanted to go into journalism, I knew full well that this was a pursuit in which I wouldn’t be able to shy away from the comments people had about my work. My passions lie in discussing reproductive justice,...

Reed: Lack of dual-degree program inhibits Medill, School of Communication students

Chase Reed, Op-Ed Contributor

January 17, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

For all intents and purposes, my first all-nighter at Northwestern was a total waste of time. Fueled by a potent mix of restlessness, anxiety and Pringles, I typed furiously away at my keyboard as the clock struck 2 in the...

Bannister: Donald Trump’s campaign against American civil society threatens the very institutions that hold the presidency accountable

Edmund Bannister, Columnist

January 10, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

The American experiment would not be possible without individuals who strive to understand our society through research, analysis and a careful consideration of nuance and detail. Although everyone has their personal biases, objective...

Cooper: Craig Sager should be honored with Northwestern award in his name

Danny Cooper, Columnist

January 10, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Craig Sager, the Northwestern alumnus who strutted the sidelines for 40 years and reported on some of the biggest events in sporting history, had a personality as loud as the garish suits for which he was known. Even after he...

Medill, Foley Foundation publish safety guide on conflict reporting

David Fishman, Assistant Summer Editor

August 17, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

Medill and the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation published a safety guide earlier this month for college journalism educators to teach students about the growing risk of reporting on conflict, terrorism and violence around the w...