Political bias in media tarnishes ‘real’ journalism

Political bias in media tarnishes ‘real’ journalism

As the growing political divide in this nation continues to expand its reaches, accusations against the media’s ‘fake news’ and contribution to polarization are increasing. Despite this negativity, it is important to note that journalists have a responsibility to report the facts without bias. A journalist’s purpose is to provide...

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Editor’s Desk: Why criticism is needed

Readers role in future of The Mercury, journalism vital for success As the year comes to a close, students across campus are taking time to reflect on just how far they have come. As I do the same to look back on my year as Editor-in-Chief, I’ve realized that the...

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Ease of access to news can be mixed blessing

Ability of users to get information at any given time can lead to public more fixated on quick bites rather than substantial pieces In a day and age where information is disseminated in nanoseconds and an unfathomable amount of content is at our fingertips, it’s not surprising that people want...

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Writing, science and Oliver Sacks

Writing, science and Oliver Sacks

My parents rarely make note of anything I write unless I bring it to their attention, but whenever they do, they remark that they have no idea where I got my ability to pen words on paper (figuratively, of course). Though I don’t think I can call myself a writer,...

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A journalist’s oath

A journalist’s oath

I’ve been a student reporter for five years now, yet as I read through Neil Henry’s “American Carnival: Journalism under siege in the age of new media” a humbling realization dawned upon me. For someone who has passionately dedicated herself to bringing the truth before the student body at UTD,...

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TIPA Adventures

TIPA Adventures

This past weekend, UTD Student Media went to San Antonio for the second year in a row to attend the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, or TIPA, conference. For many in our group, this was a repeat experience, but for others, it was a new adventure. For me, however, the experience...

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‘A Rape On Campus’ as a lesson for student journalists, news consumers

‘A Rape On Campus’ as a lesson for student journalists, news consumers

As the UTD TV News Director, I spend a lot of time in the student media office reading other news publications, sitting in meetings about how to improve the organization and doing my research to understand journalism better as a whole. Yesterday, I sat down and read all 25 pages...

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