Infographic by Makena Huey Being a journalist at the height of distrust of the media is challenging, especially for those who are early in their careers. But journalists and those who study journalism are working through the problem to find solutions — most of which revolve around relationships and education. Although distrust is most prevalent among younger generations — … [Read more...] about Holding on To Hope in an Age of Distrust
Pepperdine alumna Emily Tencer interviews an individual outside a bar in Nebraska while practicing social distancing and wearing a mask. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, journalists have had to adjust to staying safe while also continuing to cover news. Photo courtesy of Emily Tencer Amid a crowd of more than a hundred demonstrators protesting in Omaha, Nebraska, on Aug. 24 in … [Read more...] about ‘The Biggest Story We Tell in Our Lives’: Journalism Alumni Remain Dedicated to Covering News for Their Communities
Art by Jordan Smith "The arts and the humanities belong to all the people of the United States.” President Lyndon B. Johnson gave this sentence power by signing the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965. However, as states continue to cut school funding and money toward public education declines, investment in the arts is hit especially hard. The … [Read more...] about How Do Declining Funds for Art Education Affect Aspiring Artists?
Photo by Milan LoaiconoModeled by Ifeanyi Ezieme and Jon Michael RaaschNixon's War on Drugs began 48 years ago. “America's public enemy No. 1 in the United States is drug abuse," President Nixon said in a June 17, 1971 press conference. "In order to fight and defeat this enemy, it is necessary to wage a new, all-out offensive.”Nixon allocated federal resources to … [Read more...] about Cracking Cocaine Myths
In response to reports of a spike in rent prices in Malibu after the Woolsey Fire, the Malibu City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Monday, Feb. 11 to increase protections against price gouging in the city. Malibu first prohibited price gouging on Dec. 4, 2018 when the council adopted an urgency ordinance that extends state law protections against price gouging to the … [Read more...] about Malibu Strengthens Protections to Prohibit Price Gouging