Pepperdine students talk more about how social media plays a big role in their news consumption.
If It Bleeds
Table of Contents: Letter From the Editors | If It Bleeds News The News Cycle: More Than Meets the Eye Former Graphic Journalists Reflect On Controversial Reporting Pepperdine Students Approach News Bias The News: Hurting Instead of Helping? The Double-Edged Sword: Social Media as a News Source History of the Graphic Stresses Responsibility of Student […]
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.
The news cycle can be overwhelming, perplexing and even frustrating. There is a lot that goes into it, from the perspective of both journalist and consumer.
A number of past Graphic articles bred controversy on campus, including ones on student DUIs, car crashes, Kenneth Starr and drugs. Three former Graphic reporters comment on approaching controversy with objectivity and a focus on telling all sides of the story.
When reading the news, students said they try to obtain information from a variety of sources with different biases. News bias can affect the relationship people have with the world around them.
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.