We are Guaranteed a Free Press, not a Fair One

There’s a picture circulating on media channels that shows a man wearing a T-shirt stating “Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some Assembly Required.” The picture was taken at a political rally in Minnesota on Sunday. I’m already on record with this: I have no tolerance for threats against journalists, whether they work in the United States or … Continue reading

Global News Relay

The WTAMU Mass Communication program is involved in something really cool, and it’s called the Global News Relay. Described as “a collaboration of journalism schools across the world to broadcast rolling news,” we’ll be joining universities from the United Kingdom, India, Dubai, Indonesia, Norway, Australia, and elsewhere in the United States in providing 12 hours of news on Thursday, March 27. WT signed up for a two-hour … Continue reading

My Journalism Student is in Ukraine

“Everything is really eerie here.” That’s how a flurry of back-and-forth Facebook messages started this morning with Daniela Fierro, a WTAMU journalism student who is currently studying abroad in Ukraine. She’s living in Kharkiv, which is in the eastern part of the country. Until now, most of the unrest has been happening in Kiev, the capital, … Continue reading