Opinion

Gotcha journalism mars public service

When I retired from Washington politics a year ago, I thought I had finally separated myself from click-driven “gotcha” journalism that is making public service a challenge. Unfortunately, I now find myself and my alma mater struggling uphill against an all-too-familiar media obsession.

lessons from media

“Gossip Girl” is a popular television show many of my friends binge watch on Netflix. As a fifth grader, I started watching the series live and followed the dramatic lives of high school aged Manhattan Elite, never missing an episode.

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On Thursday May 10, The Daily was honored for exceptional journalism by the Michigan College Press Association.

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The press has always played a significant part in American society. Whether it was when our founding fathers called for freedom of speech or President Trump’s condemnations of liberal news outlets as “fake news,” the importance of news outlets has never wavered.

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Do you have a voice that needs to be shared? Do you find yourself theorizing about why events in the news happen the way they do? Are you passionate about politics, the environment, technology, business, campus life or culture?

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I was 17 when I cut my hair into a pixie cut. It was my junior year of high school, and it had been an ongoing internal battle as I tried to decide if I was ready to make the chop. With the exception of a brief stint my freshman year of college, my hair has remained short.

Earlier this semester, I discovered one of my classmates is a racist. While sitting in our shared discussion, she sent me messages that were simultaneously abhorrent and surprising. Furthermore, she did so by using a deeply offensive term.

This past week, one of my favorite podcasts, "Stuff Mom Never Told You"  discussed a topic I have experienced but never found a way to articulate.

In light of a powerful feminist movement that has reinvigorated the fight for equality and brought together millions in an effort to fundamentally change the way women are seen and treated in American culture, it is important to begin a dialogue from a different perspective.

It has been a few months since the initial Twitter storm of #metoo, but women aren’t done speaking out.