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Visiting journalist Dawn Paley co-teaches course on media writing

Visiting journalist Dawn Paley co-teaches course on media writing

Sara Platnick

November 17, 2015

Journalist Dawn Paley visited campus from Nov. 10-15 for a talk and a five day workshop on media writing.

Whitman Students Write for The Odyssey

Whitman Students Write for The Odyssey

Sara Platnick

October 28, 2015

A growing number of Whitman students are choosing to write for The Odyssey, an online platform geared towards millennials that describes itself as a combination of journalism and Buzzfeed, often focusing on more personal pieces or multimedia articles.

A Movie Reviewer’s ‘Hair’y Adventure

Illustration by Luke Hampton

Nathan Fisher

April 11, 2013

For almost two years I've had the awesome job of writing movie reviews for The Pio––Friday night: the theater with a tub of popcorn; Saturday morning: Zip off a short review. Easy! Never thinking that I would have to work and write a real article, I was shocked to see an email from my editor asking me to look into a ...

Games Journalism Needs Better Audience

Blair Hanley Frank

February 14, 2013

A few weeks ago, a good chunk of the game journalism world was fooled into believing a fake rumor about the future of the Xbox. An anonymous source, claiming to have inside information, sent an email out to a bunch of gaming news outlets about the X-Surface, which the source claimed was the name for...

Comparing the Pio with my Chinese university newspaper

Credit: Song

Rensi Ke

December 7, 2009

I applied to be a columnist mainly to explore how it feels to work with an American college newspaper. But a  comparison of The Pioneer and The STU Journal, Shantou University's newspaper where I worked for my first two university  years as a student reporter, needs more than the  columnist ex...

Bill Murray shares his experiences as an alumnus

Derek Thurber

March 12, 2009

Whitman alumnus Bill Murray '92 returned to campus this last week to present a lecture on his experiences as an embedded journalist in Iraq for the Hosokawa Endowed Lecture series. As part of his stay he met with The Pioneer to give this interview. Listen to the full speech that Bill Murray gave on campus ...

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