Emma Baker named Student Life editor-in-chief for 2020-2021 year

Junior Emma Baker was named the Student Life editor-in-chief for the 2020-2021 year by the Washington University Student Media Inc. board of directors at their annual banquet Saturday, Feb. 17.

| Senior Editor

Day of Dialogue & Action keynote speaker Aisha Sultan talks journalism, justice

The ability to narrate one’s unique perspective effectively while also appealing to the higher masses has always been a useful skill for journalist Aisha Sultan.

Marc Ridgell | Contributing Writer

‘Enemy of the people’: Michael Barbaro on the future of American media

Every day, millions of Americans begin their days listening to the same voice. The New York Times’ podcast “The Daily” has become something of a cultural phenomenon, with over eight million listeners every month, and, as the show’s brand has grown, so has the ubiquity of the phrase that opens every episode: “From the New York Times, I’m Michael Barbaro.”

| Staff Writer

Seeing Anderson Cooper was the greatest moment of my life

You can imagine my excitement when I heard Anderson Cooper was coming to speak on campus. And judging by the event turnout, I wasn’t alone.

| Contributing Writer

Sean Penn’s message overlooked amidst journalism critiques

Sean Penn earned the ire of journalists around the world when Rolling Stone published his article “El Chapo Speaks,” in which he told the story of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Journalists take issue with the article largely on the grounds of journalistic ethics: a condition of the article’s publication was Guzman’s approval.

Ethan Kerns | Staff Writer

UCollege journalism department updates with new, integrated communications major

The University College journalism department is in talks to develop a new program that would combine the ever-growing presence of digital media communications with the art of investigative storytelling.

| News Editor

Balancing photojournalistic rights and responsibility at Mizzou

In light of recent altercations between journalists and community members at Mizzou working to protect protesters, Student Life finds it necessary to address the differences between the rights of photojournalists and our ethical responsibilities.

Welcome, Al Jazeera America

On Aug. 20, the Qatari news network Al Jazeera launched Al Jazeera America, a new cable news network directed at American domestic politics. This marks the global news organization’s foray into the American market, with the ability to reach more than 40 million households (compared to the 4.7 million of Al Jazeera English).

| Staff Columnist

Freshman reflects on experiences as naval journalist

When asthma prevented him from serving his mandatory two-year military service in Singapore, freshman Lee Kwok Hao found his own place on the front line as a naval journalist.

Mia Kweskin | Contributing Reporter

The failures of modern media

Integral to a successful democracy is an educated public. Initially, one of the main educators of the public was the media. Upon the conception of the printing press, and later newspapers, the media were resources in order to become more educated on important events surrounding citizens, allowing them to make better and more educated political decisions.

Quentin Dicken | Contributing Writer

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