journalism

New course to showcase student work

New course to showcase student work

By Ollie Gratzinger | Editor-in-Chief  The McAnulty College of Liberal Arts is offering a course involving the production of materials for Praxis Magazine, the college’s yearly publication. Called Praxis Practicum, the course can be taken for one, two or three credits, and will be co-taught by Communications Manager Fletcher Dunham and Mike Clarke, an anchorman […]

Good programs exist beyond the Ivy Leagues

Good programs exist beyond the Ivy Leagues

03/14/2019 By Duke Staff Entering the “real world” and trying to find worthwhile, stable employment is a feat that every college student will have to grapple with at the end of their academic journey. This is especially stressful in the competitive field of journalism, where jobs are scarce as it is, let alone internship opportunities. […]

News outlets should respect grief of students in mourning

News outlets should respect grief of students in mourning

10/11/2018 By Duke Staff Incidents on college campuses that, for whatever reason, reach a wider audience, must be handled with extreme care. At a small university like Duquesne, many students may have a personal connection to the deceased, and will be extremely sensitive to how the occurrence is portrayed in the media. Even more vital, […]

Staff Ed: Tragedy in Maryland demonstrates dangers of journalism

Staff Ed: Tragedy in Maryland demonstrates dangers of journalism

Duke Staff 07/09/2018 A newsroom that looks like “a war zone,” according to a witness: that was the scene at the Capital Gazette newsroom near Annapolis, Maryland on June 28, when a gunman opened fire on the local newspaper’s staff. So far, five are dead, decimating a small newsroom of around 50. The actor was […]

Student publications vital to campus communities

Student publications vital to campus communities

Duke Staff 04/19/2018 The U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment lays out the fundamental dedication to the protection of the press. However, America has struggled with preserving that freedom. Between growing attacks from right-wing politicians and supporters, along with the lack of financial support, newsrooms everywhere are in a tight spot. Similarly, college newsrooms have faced these […]

Freedom of the press essential to democratic society

Freedom of the press essential to democratic society

Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor 04/12/2018 When Bloomberg Law yielded a job listing from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in search of a contractor for a “media monitoring services” project, journalists around the country held their breath. This news, coming in the weeks following the emergence of the propaganda-laden Sinclair Script, sits uneasily in […]

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. […]

Ex-New York Post journalist recounts 9/11

Ex-New York Post journalist recounts 9/11

Raymond Arke | News Editor 03/22/2018 March 20 marked the 15th anniversary of the Iraq War. American troops still patrol Baghdad streets long after the capture and overthrow of Saddam Hussein. While not directly related, the war in Iraq will forever be framed by the events of 9/11. Now, years later, one New York journalist […]

A look into the meaning of Duquesne’s crucifixes

A look into the meaning of Duquesne’s crucifixes

Krystina Primack | Staff Writer 03/22/2018 As Easter approaches, we are reminded that this time of year provides an opportunity to consider how Duquesne University, a Catholic institution, welcomes and serves students from different faiths and cultural backgrounds. This includes the role that religious iconography plays in producing meaning in the lives of students who […]

Panel suggests ways to fight back against fake news

Panel suggests ways to fight back against fake news

Raymond Arke | News Editor 01/25/18 Fake news. Alternative facts. Crooked media. Over the past year, these phrases have fixated themselves into everyday life. The dangers these labels present and what they really mean took center stage at “Media Literacy and Battling Fake News,” a panel discussion sponsored by the Duquesne chapter of the Society […]

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