Post Tagged with: "journalism"

#FreeAustinTice

Former Marine Austin Tice (SFS ’02) was kidnapped almost three years ago while freelance reporting in Syria. Since then, his family has recently started a campaign in cooperation with Reporters without Borders and advertising agency J. Walter Thompson in response to the murder of American reporter James Foley. Over the[Read More…]

by March 27, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

In Campus Journalism, the Best Education

The most cliche thing I could possibly say is that my Georgetown education has taken place outside the classroom. But, as you probably guessed, that’s what I’m going to say, and it’s true. As editor-in-chief of The Hoya, I’ve spent I-don’t-want-to-know-how-many hours in this office, skipped way too many classes[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
COURTESY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
Jon Stewart and journalist Maziar Bahari discussed Stewart’s film “Rosewater,” based on Bahari’s life, in Gaston Hall on Sunday afternoon.

Jon Stewart Screens ‘Rosewater’

The School of Foreign Service and Carnegie Endowment for Peace brought Jon Stewart, his directorial debut “Rosewater” and its subject, journalist Maziar Bahari, to Gaston Hall on Sunday afternoon. “Rosewater,” based on Bahari’s memoir “Then They Came for Me,” tells the story of his internment in Iran’s Evin Prison in[Read More…]

by November 11, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
BEN BRADLEE

Bradlee’s Georgetown Legacy

Ben Bradlee, the Washington Post editor who guided the paper through the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, was a Washington D.C. legend. But the longtime Georgetown resident also left a distinct legacy on the Hilltop, where he taught a journalism course and received an honorary degree. Bradlee took over the Post[Read More…]

by October 28, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
JINWOO CHONG\THE HOYA

In the Newsroom: The Storyteller

  During my freshman year of high school, I abandoned my lifelong dream of becoming a professional journalist and instead began to consider careers that would help me fulfill the much loftier goal of “helping people.” This goal eventually brought me to the School of Foreign Service and landed me[Read More…]

by October 5, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
COURTESY CLAUDIO FUENTES
Cuban journalist Yoani Sanchez was named Georgetown’s new Yahoo Fellow in International Values, Communications, Technology and the Global Internet. Sanchez will teach MSFS courses this spring.

Fellow Talks Blogging, Without Freedom of Speech

Cuban journalist Yoani Sanchez is one of the foremost online advocates for free speech worldwide. Her personal blog, Generación Y, is translated into two dozen languages and receives over 14 million hits per month, and she started Cuba’s first daily online newspaper, 14ymedio. Sanchez brings her knowledge of communication in[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FUNT: Advocacy Beyond the Armchair

FUNT: Advocacy Beyond the Armchair

  Some readers charge The Hoya and its writers with being aloof and elitist. That allegation is misguided, but I, for one, proudly wear the badge of idealism. Idealists, however, are not without flaws of their own. I served on this newspaper’s editorial board for a year and worked alongside[Read More…]

by April 10, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
FUNT: Justice and Journalism to Match

FUNT: Justice and Journalism to Match

I am an alliteration enthusiast, and it took restraint just now not to write “alliteration addict.” To my ear, words pack more of a punch if they form a sequence of similar sounding syllables. When I was chair of The Hoya’s editorial board, I remember the alliterative thrill I got[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
In the Newsroom: The Marine

In the Newsroom: The Marine

I have a desk in The Hoya office; in the top-left corner, there is a picture of Blackfoot 1-1, my squad from my 2008 deployment to Afghanistan. I bill that picture as my “roots” because in those eight months in Helmand Province, Southern Afghanistan, I changed from who I was[Read More…]

by March 27, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Who We Are to Judge

In the minds of many newspaper readers, the ethical editor suspends personal belief when on the job, having been trained in techniques that strip subjectivity from news reporting. Like a judge in the courtroom, editors in the newsroom are expected to flip a switch and become robotic reviewers of fact.[Read More…]

by November 22, 2013 0 comments Opinion