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Respecting Journalists

Respecting Journalists

Megan Thorne, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2018

Over the past year, I have seen stories about how journalists have been disrespected, attacked and treated like scum. As a journalist, all of those things were heartbreaking to watch, and it is scary to believe that this is the current world we are living in. For the past 10 weeks, I have been ...

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor

January 17, 2017

  Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. The conservative elephant walking around a liberal arts college proudly proclaiming she plans to be a journalist. I am the elephant. While I identify as an Independent, I would be lying if I said my views do not fall mostly with the cons...

‘No good journalists’

‘No good journalists’

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor

December 8, 2016

Last week local journalist Brad Byrd spoke to an audience of 20 about the dark side of social media. Among other topics, Byrd addressed the allegation that all media is biased. As a journalism major writing for The Shield, I will admit it is a little annoying to have a prerequisite of sneaky, biased...

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