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Bad news sells

Scout Hutchinson , Opinion Editor September 16, 2021

In the past four years, Donald Trump has shifted the way in which people, especially people on the right, view the media. For better or worse (definitely worse), fake news has dominated the conversation...

Contributed by Film Independent.

“Q: Into the Storm” in review: Whitman alum Cullen Hoback investigates the QAnon conspiracy theory in new docuseries

Leo Polk , A&E Reporter April 9, 2021

What is the true identity of the person behind the elusive QAnon, the cult responsible for the Capitol Riots on January 6? This mystery is the guiding question for Whitman alum and filmmaker Cullen Hoback...

Illustration by Madi Welch.

Why don’t people trust the media?

Michael Conlin-Elsen, Columnist March 25, 2021

It’s no secret that a large portion of the American population regards mass media with contempt. Whether it’s in YouTube comments or Twitter threads, you hear users left and right decrying the...

Digital media’s impact on independence

Gavin Victor, Columnist November 21, 2019

The dependence we have on devices is one we often care about, one we scarcely analyze and one we almost never make a wholehearted effort to change. The nature of this dependence is both compelling and...

Illustration by Abby Takahashi

Absence of Asians in Media

Rina Cakrani, Columnist April 19, 2018

Asian Americans are one of the minorities with the least representation in American media. This minority group continues to struggle for equal opportunity and representation in key media roles while constantly...

Approach Media Consciously

Approach Media Consciously

Rina Cakrani, Columnist September 5, 2017

The media is an institution that continually has more and more impact on our lives, specifically in the way we think about the world and in the decisions we make. Media influences us on all levels, from...

Illustration by Meg Cuca

Mainstream Media: No Second Helpings Please

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist November 10, 2016

Like most of my colleagues, I am the result of an experiment. I am what happens when you take 25 million kids and raise them on a 24-hour all-you-can-eat information buffet. A buffet in which a few main...

Illustration by Meg Cuca

Treat your journalists right

Andrew Schwartz October 20, 2016

Two headlines off the impetuous digital press dateline September 8, 2016: “The Entire Seattle Seahawks Team Will Protest the National Anthem at Opening Game” and “Entire Seahawks Team Planning to...

Guardian’s Climate Campaign Fails to Challenge NeoLiberal Status Quo

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist May 5, 2016
It is painful to see a major news outlet ignore questions that need to be asked and criticisms that need to see the light of day—it is painful because it happens over and over again in the media.

Fresh perspectives yield personal growth

Benjamin Shoemake, Columnist September 17, 2015

Stories matter. This is hardly a controversial statement. Here at Whitman College, media organizations like The Pioneer and quarterlife, among others, are founded upon the idea that stories and journalism...

Morning Teleportation Performs on  Reid Side Lawn

Morning Teleportation Performs on Reid Side Lawn

Marra Clay September 6, 2014

Morning Teleportation, a psychedelic rock group from Bowling Green, Kentucky, performed on the Reid side lawn on Sept. 5, 2014. The group has been working with Glacial Pace Recordings, who also produce...

Is That a Person Or Is That Photoshop?

Hillary Smith February 12, 2014

You've probably seen that Photoshop time lapse video, in which a female model is essentially transformed into a Barbie doll. (If you haven't seen it, you can watch it on Youtube here). Global Democracy...

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