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Journalists deserve more credit

When some people think about journalists, they think of primped up people who talk to a camera or go find out which celebrities are pregnant for their job at TMZ. In truth, some journalists risk their lives for important work. Lara Logan, CBS chief foreign correspondent, was sexually assaulted and beaten by a mob during her coverage of the celebration after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down in Egypt.... 
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N.Y. Times: Fire McKinley

From the earliest days on the job, journalists are taught to report honestly and adhere to a specific code of ethics. One would assume that a reporter for the New York Times would be especially well-rehearsed in following these codes. However, New York Times reporter James C. McKinley proved this assumption wrong in his recent article titled “Vicious Assault Shakes Texas Town.” The article reported... 

Commentary: Where has the real news gone?

<i>Commentary</i>: Where has the real news gone?
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief Two weeks ago one of my communications professors commented that his news quizzes, which cover the top 10 names in the past week’s news, usually have one recurring name throughout the semester and was hoping Charlie Sheen would be removed very soon. That comment got me thinking about the media’s story priorities. Why does the media have low standards? They are... 

Media should slow down

Since the invention of the Internet, the rate at which the media churns out news has been increasing at an extremely rapid pace. In the early years people could get news briefs on their home page when they logged into their AOL or Yahoo! account. That pace increased exponentially when Twitter made its way into our lives in 2006. Media outlets ranging from the highly respected CNN and Fox News to celebrity... 

Commentary: Be ready for me, journalism industry

<i>Commentary</i>: Be ready for me, journalism industry
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief I obviously have chosen to attend the University of La Verne to receive a degree in journalism. I went into this knowing the industry is known to be dying. However, if a writer has the will or the way to get into it, they will thrive and work doing something they love to do. Thriving in the industry as a writer with a strong mind is something I have always dreamed... 

Commentary: Journalism is still alive

<i>Commentary</i>: Journalism is still alive
Carly Hill, Arts Editor People tell me all the time that journalism is dead. That there is no possible way to make it in a digital world with a print background. And you know what I have to say to that? Well, most of the time it involves a lot of yelling, perhaps some crying and a few curse words strung in for added effect. Which brings me to last weekend, when I added another weapon to my arsenal... 

Give Newsweek another good read

The future of print journalism looks a little less promising everyday as readership declines and more people turn to the Web for news and information. Once-credible magazines and newspapers are now seeing large layoffs, decreases in advertising and circulation revenue. Unfortunately, Newsweek is another publication suffering from that negative domino effect. Newsweek has seen dramatic losses for the... 

Commentary: Ride alongs are not as scary as they seem

Commentary: Ride alongs are not as scary as they seem
Natalie Veissalov, LV Life Editor Yet again, I was given an eye-opening assignment for my advanced news reporting class. This time though it rattled my nerves a bit. Our professor by night and a Los Angeles Time reporter by day, Ari Bloomekatz, told us to schedule a ride along with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. He told us to choose a city we were not familiar with. At first I was excited.... 

Gossip consumption leaves real news in the dark

Gossip consumption leaves real news in the dark
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief The Web site minonline.com, a marketing publication that rates successes and failures throughout the media, released their results on which magazine covers were the best and worst sellers in 2009. A year that saw continuing economic disaster, the ongoing battle of fighting two wars and relentless debate on trying to reform a major sector of our social lives, health care,... 

Web news gives small towns big boost

Web news gives small towns big boost
As part of the faculty lecture series, Elizabeth Zwerling, associate professor of journalism, gave a talk titled “Rural News Network: Web Technology Meets Citizen Journalism to Restore a Sense of Community in Rural Montana Towns,” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Her article on the same topic was published in the Online Journalism Review in August 2009. / photo by Stephanie Arellanes Pui... 
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