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DOXA was founded by Higher School of Economics students in 2017 as a independent, student-led magazine covering current events, politics and HSE-related issues. Last week four DOXA editors were arrested when their Moscow office and apartments were raided by police. (Photo by Finley Muratova)

Letter of Solidarity: Washington Square News stands in solidarity with Russian journal DOXA

By Finley Muratova , Editor-at-Large April 22, 2021

The Russian government’s rights violations, censorship and police violence stopped being news a long time ago. The international community has adjusted to hearing about yet another opposition politician...

Objectivity Is Complicated. Let’s Start Acknowledging That.

Objectivity Is Complicated. Let’s Start Acknowledging That.

By Janice Lee, Editor-at-Large May 9, 2019

“There is a bit of the reformer in anyone who enters journalism.” This quote from late media critic and journalism professor James W. Carey is weaved into a brief section on news judgment in a feature...

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 9, 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...

Go Digital Or Go Home

Go Digital Or Go Home

By Guru Ramanathan, Arts Editor May 8, 2019

There is more than one way to tell a story. In the age of digital resources, social media and streaming, it is imperative that this notion is not just begrudgingly acknowledged or accepted, but embraced....

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 8, 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...

Journalism as a Form of Advocacy

Journalism as a Form of Advocacy

By Melanie Pineda, Opinion Editor May 8, 2019

Last year, student journalist Rebecca Schneid from Stoneman Douglas High School — the site of a deadly 2018 school shooting — gained lots of media attention after claiming that journalism was a form...

What It Means to Tell the Story

What It Means to Tell the Story

By Cole Stallone, Deputy Opinion Editor May 7, 2019

On Sept. 25, 1690, “Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick” was distributed in Boston, becoming the first newspaper published in the Americas. By Sept. 29, the paper was recalled by the local...

So You Want to Be a Writer

So You Want to Be a Writer

By Mickey Desruisseaux, Contributing Writer May 7, 2019

So. You want to be a writer. In the first of his “Letters to a Young Poet,” Austrian writer Rainer Maria Rilke gently tells an admirer that he refuses to criticize his poetry, constructively or...

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 7, 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 7, 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...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

Letter From the Editor: Future of Journalism

By Melanie Pineda and Hanna Khosravi, Opinion Editors May 6, 2019

2018 was the deadliest year on record for the killing of journalists internationally. We heard of these horrific, politically-motivated tragedies, like that of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi...

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 6, 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...