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It’s All About Trust and Respect

One common theme that has come up repeatedly throughout our time here in DC is, regardless of field or profession, everyone values trust and respect. We have heard from people in journalism, politics, and Congress about how important it is to trust and be trusted, respect and be respected. While many fields value trust and … Continue reading

Conflicting media interests

Conflicting media interests

By Josh Cook We’ve been in D.C. for nearly a full week now. In that time, we’ve visited roughly a handful of publications with major clout in the city – most recognizably Politico and The Hill just to name two – and have had the privilege of speaking to writers and editors who have found … Continue reading

What draws people to politics?

Josh Cook I don’t want to be a politician. There’s no part of me that believes I’m even remotely worthy of having my name next to a box on a ballot, let alone for people to check that box. Luckily for me, there’s a myriad of ways to be involved in the political arena without … Continue reading

Journalism in the new Trump era

By Annie Hayes Reflecting back on the 2016 election cycle, one recurring message that came from the Trump campaign was his critique of the media coverage of his campaign, arguing that they were biased, and were actively trying to help elect Hillary Clinton. Since his electoral victory Trump has called certain media outlets including CNN … Continue reading

The ripple effect of a new administration

The ripple effect of a new administration

By Annie Hayes With every new incoming administration there are many changing dynamics that take place within the bureaucracy that is our federal government. A number of departments and federal agencies are led by politically-appointed staff, who are done with their duties on the last day the outgoing president is in office. It is the … Continue reading

A tour of NPR

A tour of NPR

By Jack Feldman Getting a chance to shop at the NPR gift shop was surreal. Well, I guess the tour was cool too. Actually, getting to see all of the people busily handling the next news cycle in the NPR building was fascinating. Not to mention the absolute pristine condition of the building they are … Continue reading

Challenges Run Deep for Journalists

Challenges Run Deep for Journalists

By Julia Wolf Today was a taste of heaven for the journalism students. The entire class got to visit with staff from The Atlantic, and the News/Internet majors got to make a stop at The Washington Post. I really enjoyed meeting with the Drake alums and their coworkers from those two organizations. Everybody was more … Continue reading

Why journalism still matters

Why journalism still matters

By Jess Lynk  There is a quote on the wall of the Washington Post that says: “The truth, no matter how bad, is never as dangerous as a lie in the long run.” These words said by Ben Bradlee, the executive editor during the Watergate investigation, reminded me why I signed up for my first journalism … Continue reading