Which Guns Are Left?

Today there were shots fired at the Kansas City Zoo. No one was hit or hurt, it’ll inevitably spark more discussion about how accessible guns should be, and whether or not restrictions should be intensified.

Space Ripples: First Direct Proof of Big Bang

So last night I was kind of half-working, half-watching the local news, when a headline about space ripples was announced and I perked up.

Bury My Heart

This week, I watched a film called Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee because I hadn’t seen it in a while, and it’s actually relevant again. This may seem like an odd film to watch for a war reporting course, but I think it is necessary to remember how “news coverage” in this country began.Continue reading “Bury My Heart”

How the Press Advanced the American Civil Rights Movement

Many journalists have written stories that have made people cry. An article may inspire its reader to share it with others. A piece may even perk enough interest to motivate its reader to conduct further research on its subject matter. But every once in a while, a story comes along that demands a collective reaction.Continue reading “How the Press Advanced the American Civil Rights Movement”

War Zone Discussion: “Blood Diamond”

Before Watching Again… Even though the movie Blood Diamond contains fictional characters, the film is based on true events. Back in the late ‘90s, about 15% of the world’s diamond production came from conflict regions. This movie pretty much goes into why that’s unethical.