In the spring 2021 special edition, the Graphic staff explores the role of journalism in society and the assumptions surrounding it. Executive Editor Makena Huey and Managing Editor Rowan Toke discuss why they dedicate themselves to student-journalism despite increased distrust.
If It Bleeds It Leads
With daunting headlines and emotional stories, sometimes the news hurts people. Many Pepperdine students have found themselves in the breaking news spotlight during events such as the Borderline shooting and PCH car crashes, when some experienced insensitive encounters with the media.
The rise of social media as a news source highlights has many advantages and disadvantages, emphasizing a need for news literacy among users of social platforms. While social media allows for efficient consumption of news, it can also aid the spread of misinformation.
Since its first edition in 1937, the Graphic has adapted to the times to continue providing news to the Pepperdine and surrounding communities. Former editors, a former adviser and a current adviser to the Graphic share their experiences at the student newspaper.
Some people really love the news. Who are they and what makes them so involved in knowing the news? In this piece, the Graphic talks to a student and a professor on why and how they keep up with the news.