Media

Midterm Mania: Mix of Democratic, Republican success across U.S.

Midterm Mania: Mix of Democratic, Republican success across U.S.

Kailey Love | Managing Editor 11/08/18 A “Blue Wave” in the House. GOP gains in the Senate. Over 100 women elected across all national positions. The first openly gay governor ever elected in the U.S. Welcome to the 2018 midterm elections. The long anticipated general election saw record numbers of voter turnout nationwide, up significantly […]

CW’s ‘Supergirl’ shows TV’s first transgender superhero

CW’s ‘Supergirl’ shows TV’s first transgender superhero

11/01/2018 By Rachel Krotseng | Staff Columnist The focus of Supergirl has always been equality and change, and now it is making history by casting Nicole Maines for the role of Nia Nal, a cub-reporter at Cat-Co Worldwide Media, television’s first transgender superhero. The current political divide between people on matters of immigration is reflected […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette begins digitization process

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette begins digitization process

08/30/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Beginning on Aug 25, the Post-Gazette began implementing its decision to publish only five days per week, making Pittsburgh one of the largest cities in the U.S. without a daily print newspaper, according to The Hill. On Tuesday and Saturday, the paper will run online only, much to […]

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 […]

OP-ED: Cancelling newspaper program a mistake

OP-ED: Cancelling newspaper program a mistake

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 06/21/18 My Duquesne morning routine is pretty simple. Wake up, shower, get dressed, pick up a free New York Times and go to breakfast. Each weekday, every student had a choice of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, New York Times or  USA Today waiting for them in their dorm building, completely free. Both […]

Free national newspaper program discontinued by Duquesne

Free national newspaper program discontinued by Duquesne

Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor With the arrival of the fall 2018 semester, students can expect a notable change around campus: The SGA-sponsored newsstands providing free copies of The New York Times, USA Today and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette will no longer be in place. The newsstands had a previously-permanent home in the Student Union, law school […]

Roseanne controversial, predictable

<em>Roseanne</em> controversial, predictable

By Zach Landau | Editor-in-Chief 04/12/2018 With the recent reboot of ABC’s Roseanne, the discussion has been dominated by True Americans who, finally, at last, have their views represented on prime-time TV. It’s been literally 10 bajillion years since a white, working-to-middle class family has made its way onto American television. God bless Roseanne Barr […]

Facebook comes under fire for selling identities

Facebook comes under fire for selling identities

03/22/2018 By Duke Staff Online privacy may be a new oxymoron. News broke this week about Facebook’s involvement with the far-right Cambridge Analytica data firm that showed the world that social media sites don’t much care about your privacy. A user, to Zuckerberg or any other data analyst, is just some point that can be […]

Gormley’s panel tackles media and discourse

Gormley’s panel tackles media and discourse

Alex Wolfe | Staff Writer 03/22/18 This past Tuesday, President Ken Gormley hosted a discussion in the Power Center Ballroom to discuss the ever-present topic of technological discourse. The event, “Technology, Social Media and Civil Discourse,” consisted of two panels. The first, titled “Your Brain and Technology: How Online Space Impacts Relationships, Empathy and Civility” […]

The Duke: Not a “nattering nabob of negativism”

The Duke: Not a “nattering nabob of negativism”

By Raymond Arke | News Editor 1/18/18  A new year is always a good time for reflection. As I enter my second semester as the news editor, I have always kept an ear open for talk on campus, and one of the things I — and most of the staff — have often heard from […]