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Bizarre editorial from the Northwestern student newspaper

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Alma, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    I’m not concerned with your criticism. I found his political yammer a non-sequitur, and, besides, you headed it off at the pass.
  2. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Well-Known Member

    From the story:
    And there has been dissent within The Crimson. Danu Mudannayake, 21, a senior who is an illustrator at the paper, said in an interview, “We just internally want to see more done to address the concerns on campus and not uphold this quite cold front that ‘We are a newspaper at the end of the day, and that is before anything else.’”
    She suggested that the era called for a different kind of journalism, particularly for student journalists.
    “We can still be serious student journalists, but still have more empathy,” she said. “I think the question of empathetic journalism is, at least for us on the inside, what’s at the heart of it.”

    But you work for a newspaper.
    You're there to report the news.
    Fairly, equally, without bias.
    You can do that with empathy — and sympathy, which many confuse with empathy — but empathy and sympathy shouldn't be the deciding factors.
  3. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    I knew it. The kids at the paper aren't apologizing. It truly is the new world of news, which frankly is what most companies deserve. Remember we are in a new era of layoffs layoffs layoffs, no raises, incredibly bad treatment of employees. So many good journalists are gone. Of course you are going to enter into a new age of journalism with no offense, but the dregs, applying for jobs. It's such a horrible profession the employees are going to be very very poor writers/news gatherers as compared to the past. Writer now is one of the worst jobs a college graduate can possess. No wonder so many don't know what news gathering is and is supposed to be. These kids appear to be snowflakes.
  4. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    You know what DOESN'T HELP? In the summer, real newspapers employ these Northwestern students, but how can they teach them when so many of the internships are unpaid? Can you imagine if editors were allowed to pay these summer interns and actually criticize them rather than praise praise praise all summer? Hell, if a kid is working an internship for free ... you treat them with kid gloves all summer and add to them being snowflakes.
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe, but the Northwestern journalism school isn't winning the battle in the public eye of "these aren't all our students!" A college newspaper is always going to be directly linked to the j-school.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2019
  6. cake in the rain

    cake in the rain Active Member

    The cancel culture destroys people and strips individuals of humanity, dehumanizing the brave ones to squash dissent. It herds the gullible. It invites the craven to bend the knee.

    It does not tolerate diversity of opinion. It is Orwellian and it is relentless.

    Journalism was once the province of the iconoclasts, but no longer. Now establishment journalism, in the main, serves the establishment. The cancel culture doesn’t shape journalists as much as it shapes propagandists, but ultimately this is not the fault of the students.

    It’s our fault. They’re our kids. We let it happen.

    Column: Northwestern University, the cancel culture and ‘Whatsoever things are true’
  7. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Yep. Good stuff.

    Kass could go a step further and suggest cancel culture is a power play, and he’d be right about that, too. He mentioned Orwellian. He’s right about that.
  8. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    It will and it won’t be fair and the only way to fight it is to address the politics behind it. Which is to do something that, in today’s higher education culture, puts a person’s well-being and livelihood at stake.
  9. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    When you break through a barrier (literally) to enter a private or temporarily privatized space without permission, you are not exercising rights to free speech or freedom of assembly. You are in the wrong. And that's news. You have clearly abdicated your privacy rights. Don't want to be photographed under police custody? Don't do anything impermissible that might tend to get you placed into custody. Like, you know, trying to run over or past cops.

    Would the apology have been issued if this situation involved a Trumpist disrupting Barack Obama? Almost certainly not.

    Nobody looks good here.
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  10. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    Come on man, I love reading these libtards defend the dumb little shits. Don't rain on their parade. This is some of the best humor I've read all year.
  11. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Your dispassion, fairness and objectivity is a model for journalism students everywhere.
  12. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    You must have missed your fake 401k posts. Now that was some funny shit.
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