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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

A week ago the Moscow office of Russian student magazine DOXA was raided by police, and several of the editors were arrested. Washington Square News would like to express its support for DOXA, from one student newspaper to another.
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...

Objectivity Is Complicated. Let’s Start Acknowledging That.

Objectivity Is Complicated. Let’s Start Acknowledging That.

The traditional sense of journalistic objectivity needs updating.
Janice Lee, Editor-at-Large May 10, 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...

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

Professor Ted Conover of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his book Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing. As director of the journalism school at NYU, Conover sheds light on how to create and maintain a dynamic journalism education for future journalists.
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...

Go Digital Or Go Home

Go Digital Or Go Home

As the presence of online journalism continues to grow, we must strive to use all forms of digital storytelling to our advantage.
Guru Ramanathan, Arts Editor May 9, 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...

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

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

Professor Ted Conover of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his book “Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing.” As Director of the Carter Institute at NYU, Professor Conover sheds light on how to create and maintain a dynamic journalism education for future journalists.
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...

Journalism as a Form of Advocacy

Journalism as a Form of Advocacy

It’s important to recognize how activism and journalism intersect, rather than existing independent of one another.
Melanie Pineda, Opinion Editor May 9, 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...

What It Means to Tell the Story

What It Means to Tell the Story

In the era of fake news, journalism has become one of the most controversial and important professions in the world. Was it always this way?
Cole Stallone, Deputy Opinion Editor May 8, 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...

So You Want to Be a Writer

So You Want to Be a Writer

A student at NYU School of Law reflects on what it means to be an aspiring writer today and how the route of a writer can take various forms.
Mickey Desruisseaux, Contributing Writer May 8, 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,...

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

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

Part II of an extended interview with Professor Mitchell Stephens, who teaches journalism at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU. Stephens is the author of the books “A History of News, Beyond News: The Future of Journalism” and “Journalism Unbound.” Stephens’s works focus largely on the history of journalism, the future of the journalism industry and journalism education.
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...

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

Social media’s democratization of information makes us stronger, but also more vulnerable.
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...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

Letter From the Editor: Future of Journalism

Hanna Khosravi and Melanie Pineda introduce WSN’S Opinion Desk’s latest project, analyzing the future of journalism in relation to politics, social media and journalism education.
Melanie Pineda and Hanna Khosravi, Opinion Editors May 7, 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...

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

This is part I of an extended interview with Professor Mitchell Stephens, who teaches journalism at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU. Stephens is the author of “A History of News,” “Beyond News: The Future of Journalism” and “Journalism Unbound.” Stephens’ works focus largely on the history of journalism, the future of the journalism industry and journalism education.
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...