Journalists experience challenges as they fight against distrust of the media. With a focus on building trust and thoughtfully connecting with their audience in various ways, journalists share their goals to better inform their communities.
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.
COVID-19 presents everyone with challenges, but working mothers are severely impacted. Three female faculty members at Pepperdine discuss their experience helping their children with online learning while balancing teaching, researh and service.
As Pepperdine’s Malibu campus partially reopens for limited in-person activity, social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, are allowing community members to distribute information and share personal reactions.
The Black Lives Matter movement, the social media response to our By The Numbers special edition and the Jan. 6 insurrection strengthened the Graphic’s commitment to serving as an inclusive, unbiased news source. The Graphic’s senior leadership team reiterates their values for the spring semester and shares their plans for holding themselves accountable.
Pepperdine’s Affirmation Statement and the walls of the Graphic’s newsroom assert “truth, having nothing to fear from investigation, should be pursued relentlessly in every discipline.” For the fall 2020 special edition, the Graphic staff explores Pepperdine, Malibu and the world by the numbers.
Sexual assault is pervasive on college campuses across the nation, yet many students believe Pepperdine is exempt. Student leaders and staff discuss the reality of sexual assault on campus, including prevention education.
Reporters at Pepperdine Graphic Media share their experiences as student journalists during a national election and their thoughts on the projected results.
2020 has been a time of racial reckoning, prompting many to explore the impact of diversity — or lack thereof — on human interaction, especially on a college campus like Pepperdine.
In a time when everything required of college students necessitates a laptop or smartphone, the PGM staff offers advice on how to detach from technology — as difficult as this might be.