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Student journalists: do better.

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Looking up at the Weber Arch at Northwestern University in Sep. 2015. Photo by Leo Ji. If we want our readers to trust us, we need to listen to their criticisms — and not disparage them, as The Daily Northwestern’s opinion editor has done Before I applied to the Medill, I was studying physics and computer science. Despite being one of the few students who read the (physical) newspaper everyday, I...

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Photo by Evandro Saroka on Unsplash I am a pilot — trapped within the prison of my own body;Never to leave;And as I am the only voice in my head, I find myselfoften feeling or thinking as if I am the only one in the world a weird, wonderful, dangerous place. The world is whatyou make of it, but there are other people, and they are all tryingto make it for them, too. And as we walk bysay “Hey! How...

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“Wide angle shot of an elevated train speeding through the Chicago skyline.” by Sawyer Bengtson on Unsplash when i first walkedinto that room, wondering whetheri would be acceptedseennoticedreported we speak the same words yet they mean so differentwe think the same ideas yetand yeteither the world was not ready for these ideas or i was not ready for thearch we walked underspace jam i don’t...

I have an offer for you.

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Hear me out. I’m putting together a project and I’ve got a deal for you. OK, here goes: We all get sick, right? Or maybe we aren’t looking, or a driver isn’t looking, and we step out onto the road and get hit by a car. Or maybe you’re really unlucky and find out you’ve got cancer. Or diabetites. Who knows? So, I have an offer for you: You can call an ambulance, walk to a doctor’s office, visit...

Who will pay for journalism?

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Photo by Thomas Charters on Unsplash Answer: you, dear reader. And everybody else. The root of this post lies within the saga currently playing out at The Los Angeles Times, which is expected to be sold to one of the shareholders of its Chicago-based parent company, Tronc. Before this, journalists at the LA Times overwhelming voted to form a union, the publisher was put on leave and the newspaper...