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Woes of the gatekeeper

Following days of continuously inundating televisions, mobile devices, airwaves and newsstands with developments of the hunt, initial reports of the capture of teen-man Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev cited the same source — a tweet from Boston police. So, who needs journalists? Relaying information secondhand has always been part of the job. The reporter, simply put, collects, analyzes … Continue reading

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Separating the reporter from the reported: Should readers take a new critical approach to journalism?

Journalism is more than fifty shades of gray, and it isn’t exactly sexy. Today in class an interesting discussion sprung from Daniel L. Golden’s Pulitzer-winning series on affirmative action at U.S. universities. Golden, who largely examined the non-academic reasons white students were admitted to prestigious universities, is a graduate of one of the schools that relied heavily on legacy admissions:  Harvard … Continue reading