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Chavez: Media Literacy is Crucial for America’s Future

Chavez: Media Literacy is Crucial for America’s Future

By Paij Chavez

August 13, 2019

  Media literacy has always been a concern for educators and activists, but with the explosion of social media and online journalism in recent decades, the ability to evaluate what you are reading is crucial to being an informed citizen. With a president who has lied to the American people ove...

Rush: Journalism Has a Glaring Lack of Philosophical Inquiry

Rush: Journalism Has a Glaring Lack of Philosophical Inquiry

By Nicholas Rush

July 4, 2019

  Ever wondered why the corporate press is so apathetic in their not-so-hot pursuit for the truth? Professor Emeritus of Language Reading and Culture at the University of Arizona, Kenneth Goodman, has. In 1989, Goodman penned an article titled “Issues in the Profession, Journalism and Philoso...

Behind the Scenes of the University of Utah’s Response to Public Records Requests

Behind the Scenes of the University of Utah’s Response to Public Records Requests

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey and Emily Anderson

June 18, 2019

  No time to read? Check out this story’s episode of the Floodlights podcast. Transparency in government relies on the public’s access to information detailing governing bodies’ actions and tax-sourced finances. According to a 2015 Pew Research Center survey, only 5% of Americans think state governments share these records effectively. In an analysis of public records requests made under Utah's public records law to the University of Utah, The Daily Utah Chronicl...

Scott: A Timely GRAMA Process Empowers the Public

Scott: A Timely GRAMA Process Empowers the Public

By Elise Scott

June 18, 2019

  The Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) was passed by the state of Utah to regulate government entities as they release or deny information requested of them by the public. Not only may a citizen request records from their city and county officials and members of the state le...

Patience: The Humanities Needs Female Leadership

Patience: The Humanities Needs Female Leadership

By Alisa Patience

March 9, 2018

It may seem that with all the other problems in the world — terrorism, gun violence, climate change — that feminism shouldn’t be priority, but it absolutely should be. Feminism is the fight for gender equality for all genders, sexualities and races. Sexism is still a problem right here on the...

Barber: I Should Have Studied Art

Barber: I Should Have Studied Art

By Shaelyn Barber

December 1, 2017

There’s something about journalism that brings a thrill. Educating the public, uncovering important truths, traveling, the possibility of danger and more add to the appeal and adrenaline I feel when I think about my future. It will be a good job. It’s sustainable, useful, fun and interactive. I ...

Barber: Journalists are Biased, That’s a Fact

Barber: Journalists are Biased, That’s a Fact

By Shaelyn Barber

November 26, 2017

The late political climate has been waging a war on the media, attacking news sources as fake or biased. The media has been made out to be something evil, and the American people no longer trust it to bring them accurate, untainted news. As a result, it’s become difficult to find out what is really goin...

Bob Woodward Talks Watergate, Restraint, “Final Exam for Democracy” at the U

Bob Woodward Talks Watergate, Restraint, “Final Exam for Democracy” at the U

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

November 24, 2017

The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a discussion between local radio figure Doug Fabrizio and journalist icon Bob Woodward on Nov. 16. Named 2017's Hinckley Fellow at the event, Woodward discussed his career and involvement in the Watergate scandal, and what he thinks of politics and the press today....

Richards: “American Vandal” Accurately Portrays the High School Mindset

Richards: “American Vandal” Accurately Portrays the High School Mindset

By Connor Richards

October 13, 2017

While summer blockbusters are usually based around intense action and overwhelming special effects, some of the most popular movies of all time have been about a more mundane subject matter: high school. From "Dazed and Confused’s" depiction of burnt out teenagers in the late ‘70s, to "The Breakfast Club...

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