The Shield

Respecting Journalists

Respecting Journalists
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...

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room
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...

‘No good journalists’

‘No good journalists’
Dispelling journalism stereotypes
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...

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