Joel Weber, journalist and editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, spoke as part of the “My Life As” speaker series on Monday, Oct. 23. Weber graduated from the University of Oregon in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in magazine journalism
Janet Mock sat in front of a group of 50 students at a Breakfast Meet and Greet in the Goldstein Family Student-Athlete Development Center held in her honor on Wednesday, Oct. 16. “Live and speak your truth. If you’re not able to do that, then you’re not living,” Mock, a best-selling author, television host, director, producer and transgender rights activist, said.
Foreign correspondents Lindsey Hilsum and Anne Barnard discussed news coverage of the conflict in Syria and the life of war reporter Marie Colvin on Tuesday, Dec. 4 as part of the School of Journalism’s “My Life As” speaker series.
Since Trump became president, Sullivan said she is troubled by the frequency with which journalists covering the Trump White House publish anonymously-sourced stories, likening the thrill of an off-the-record exclusive to an addiction.
He said there is too much opinion in today’s journalism and talk shows, citing how the “The Sean Hannity Show” on Fox News and “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC are bad for journalism in America and the country as a whole.
“Democracy is not simply a political system in which elections take place and majorities rule,” Gitlin said. “Democracy is not a spectator sport, it requires alert, thoughtful and engaged citizens, and they are scarce.”