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Q&A with Ted Conover, Head of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, Part 2: On Journalism Education at NYU

Q&A with Ted Conover, Head of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, Part 2: On Journalism Education at NYU

By Hanna Khosravi, Opinion Editor May 10, 2019

Read Part I of the interview here. WSN (cont.): Do you have thoughts on the idea of how to prepare students for a world where information is so readily available? How can you make the curriculum in...

Q&A with Ted Conover, Part 1: On Journalism Education at NYU

Q&A with Ted Conover, Part 1: On Journalism Education at NYU

By Hanna Khosravi, Opinion Editor May 9, 2019

WSN: Do you have thoughts on the idea of how to prepare students for a world where information is so readily available? How can you make the curriculum in a journalism school adhere to this so that it...

NYU Journalism Professor Mitchell Stephens. (Courtesy of NYU Journalism)

Q&A with Professor Mitchell Stephens: On Opinions, Bias and the Future of Storytelling

By Hanna Khosravi, Opinion Editor May 8, 2019

Read Part I here. WSN: What is the gray area of differentiating between information dissemination and journalism? Twitter can be used for people who are trying to air their stories, for personal experiences,...

The Green Movement protests in Tehran, which were largely organized through and influenced by Twitter and other social media in 2009. (via Wikipedia)

How the Twitter Revolution Went From Green to Red, White and Blue

By Hanna Khosravi, Opinion Editor May 8, 2019

On June 12, 2009, the streets of Tehran radically combusted into protest. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s ultra-conservative Islamist President, had just been re-elected for a second term in office, despite...

NYU Journalism Professor Mitchell Stephens. (Courtesy of NYU Journalism)

Q&A with Professor Mitchell Stephens, Part I: How History Informs the Future and How Journalism Education is Changing

By Hanna Khosravi, Opinion Editor May 7, 2019

WSN: How do you feel that we are preparing future journalists for this incoming era in terms of journalism education at NYU in particular? How do you even go about preparing journalists for this very malleable...

Commemorating Lives Lost in the Attacks in Sri Lanka

Commemorating Lives Lost in the Attacks in Sri Lanka

By WSN Editorial Board April 22, 2019

The world awoke on Sunday to the news that at least 290 people had been killed, and more than 500 had been injured, in what can only be described as a disaster of horrific human carnage in Sri Lanka. With...

The Human Rights Catastrophe in China That We Should Be Talking About

The Human Rights Catastrophe in China That We Should Be Talking About

By Hanna Khosravi, Opinion Editor April 10, 2019

In the media, commentary surrounding China and its political sphere is usually dominated by clips regarding the economic value of U.S.-Chinese relations (you can hear the president saying the word “China”...

The EU Needs to Stop Delaying Brexit

The EU Needs to Stop Delaying Brexit

By Nathan Maue, Columnist April 10, 2019

In the weeks following the original Brexit date on March 29, the U.K. has again asked the European Union to postpone its reckoning as the British government struggles to reach a consensus on how to leave...

Language for a Changing World

Language for a Changing World

By WSN Editorial Board April 8, 2019

The question of how to fairly write and talk about race in journalism has come under controversy in journalism in the last few years. This debate has permeated the culture of our everyday language and...

Finding Hope in Springtime

Finding Hope in Springtime

By Hanna Khosravi, Opinion Editor March 25, 2019

This last weekend, I flew back from Tokyo, where I had spent my spring break during the inaugural blossoming of Japan’s world-renowned “Sakura,” or cherry blossom trees, in practically every crevice...

Body Types Aren’t Fashion Trends

Body Types Aren’t Fashion Trends

By Kylie Smith, Columnist March 13, 2019

The first time I was told I had to change my body, I was 15. When I was 17, my best friend was so excited because thigh gaps were out and thigh brows were in, meaning her body was on-trend. It’s still...

Staff Rants: Midterms Edition

Staff Rants: Midterms Edition

By WSN Staff March 13, 2019

Don't Sh-t Where You Eat, and Other Postulates By Yasmin Gulec, Under the Arch Editor This week I decided to rant about two things in one little blurb — it is midterms season so we all have a lot...