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The Hitchhiker's Guide to Journalism

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Journalism

Everything you never wanted to know about journalism and the media

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President Donald Trump continued his apparent war on freedom of the press this week by threatening to have NBC’s broadcast license revoked after the network ran a news story he found unfavorable. According to the NBC story, Trump asked for a tenfold increase in the United States’ nuclear arsenal. Trump claims the story is completely […]

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Several exterior windows were shot out at the offices of the Lexington Herald-Leader, the second largest newspaper in Kentucky. Police suspect a small-caliber gun was used to carry out the attack. This is the third threat to the free press in less than a week. Last week, a reporter for The Guardian was body slammed by Greg […]

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Lost in the shuffle of headlines about FBI Director James Comey’s firing is a telling quote from Kellyanne Conway that sheds a frightening light on how the Trump administration views the role of the press. In an interview with CNN‘s Chris Cuomo, Conway dropped the following on viewers: “You want to question the timing of […]

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I’ve spent the last few days pondering what to write about Friday’s chapter in the continued saga between the White House and the press. To be honest, I am still baffled by the whole thing, so this post will probably be raw and unpolished. To recap, during his address at CPAC, President Trump reiterated his […]

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Recently, Donald Trump sent out a tweet indicating that he would like to see the Senate Intelligence Committee investigate what he calls the “fake” news media. This sent up red flags for journalists, since the president is essentially saying that congress should investigate the free press, which is protected by the first amendment. Famed White […]

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