The Daily Northwestern

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...

Srivastava: Amazon pushing facial recognition technology to police only empowers racist institutions

Heena Srivastava, Columnist

May 22, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Facial recognition technology has been developing since the 1960s and has taken off over the last 20 years. From tagging people on Facebook to searching faces in iCloud’s photo library, the technology adds another dynamic to...