editorial

Hate speech and free speech not the same

Hate speech and free speech not the same

02/21/2019 By Duke Staff The Democrat-Reporter, a newspaper in the western Alabama town of Linden, expanded its small readership this week with an editorial that forced its way into the mainstream news cycle by beginning with the sentence, “Time for the Ku Klux Klan to ride again.” The op-ed called for the return of the […]

Fighting fake news in the era of the Sinclair Script

Fighting fake news in the era of the Sinclair Script

04/05/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Sinclair Broadcast Group is the largest telecommunications company in the United States, owning a total of 193 stations across the nation. With an estimated influence in 40 percent of American households, Sinclair has a say in what nearly half of the country’s citizens see on the local news. […]

Franchesca Ramsey to bring bite back to late night

Franchesca Ramsey to bring bite back to late night

Zachary Landau | Asst. A&E Editor On April 18, Comedy Central announced its intentions to pick up a new, as-of-yet-untitled project produced by comedian and activist Franchesca Ramsey. While the details on the show’s format are scarce, Ramsey intends to have “the most diverse set of comedians on TV” and to “heal America through brutal […]

Culture must change to embrace road safety for all

Culture must change to embrace road safety for all

By Duke Staff With automobiles killing a cyclist in Oakland and two pedestrians in the Hill District this past week, there is a growing need for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to assume greater responsibility on the dangerous roads of Pittsburgh. For bicyclists, first and foremost, riding on city streets can be difficult. On streets without […]

Staff Editorial: WDBJ displays courage amidst tragedy

Staff Editorial: WDBJ displays courage amidst tragedy

By Duke Staff Facing the darkest of circumstances, the men and women at WDBJ – a broadcast news station in Roanoke, Virginia – provided one of the finest examples of modern journalism Wednesday, and showed America exactly what to do when tragedy strikes unexpectedly. In the hours after a gunman shot and killed two of […]