Tagged with media

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

Memorable Moments: NPR

Memorable Moments: NPR

By Grace Dunn The 25 of us on this trip have a variety of majors; therefore, certain site visits interested some students more than others, and it was usually easy to predict who would like what. For example, the economics majors were excited about visiting The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the journalism majors … 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

The Times They Are A-Changin’

The Times They Are A-Changin’

By Riley Fink Throughout the course of listening to our many speakers and visiting sites today, a common underlying theme seemed to connect all of them. Time always moves forward, but the experiences we heard of on this day all expressed the need to adapt to what the future brings. Coincidentally, most of the change … Continue reading

Unbiased Opinions

Unbiased Opinions

By Harrison Yu Reading through these many blog posts, you might think that our day is done after running around D.C. and meeting with so many influential people.  Well, you’d be wrong.  At the end of just about every day, we come together to discuss, typically, what we learned that day, and any particularly striking … Continue reading

I Need a Hero

I Need a Hero

By Harrison Yu When a Democrat is in office, Vampire movies become more popular; Democrats are seen as blood-suckers/money takers.  When a Republican is in office, Zombie movies become more popular; Republicans are seen as mindless followers, forcing others to conform.  Now, this simplification of movie industry may not hold a lot of water, but … Continue reading

Halfway: a photo essay

Halfway: a photo essay

By Jack Hellie The #DrakeInDC gang is halfway through our intensive, experiential, and fast paced peak inside Washington, D.C. The last seven days have been jam packed with meeting folks who work in this town, and hearing what they each do. But these folks were once in our shoes. Our Nation’s capital is stuffed with … Continue reading