Art by Ally ArmstrongHalf of teenagers now get their news from YouTube, a well-known video-sharing platform, according to Common Sense Media. The rapid transformation of American media consumption is no secret, but is it cause for concern?People jump at new platforms, influencers and lingo, while credibility, transparency and honesty become lost in the transition. Additionally, … [Read more...] about Are YouTubers Becoming More Influential than Journalists?
Art by Madeline Duvall Last week’s news story about Kenneth Starr received criticism in the days following its publishing. “Hey Pepperdine Graphic, this is not someone you want to promote as associated with the university,” commented Facebook user Darin Campbell. Another user, Den Herring mirrored Campbell's sentiment: “Is this an appropriate flex?” These comments reflect … [Read more...] about Staff Editorial: Opinionated Journalism is Unethical Journalism
Art by Elizabeth BrummerEthical fashion is a buzzword in pop culture progressivism, but how much do people really know about sustainable ethics in the industry? It has become easier for companies to greenwash — convey a false impression of environmentalism — their products in order to maintain a sustainable and ethical appearance.This current generation of college … [Read more...] about Value Ethical Fashion over Capitalist Greenwashing
I continue to see polarizing videos as the United States’ political climate grows into a bigger headache every day. It starts with a zealous liberal or conservative person who attends an event — a Trump rally, pride parade, women’s march, anti-abortion protest — with people who share radically different views.They interview participants of these events, … [Read more...] about Stop the Polarizing Political Videos
After the multiple-vehicle crash on Pacific Coast Highway on Feb. 9, involving four Dance in Flight members and seven members of Pepperdine’s Men’s Basketball Team, the Graphic received video from two student journalists from the scene and used it as a storytelling tool in its coverage of the crash. People reached out to us, concerned that the video was unethical to publish … [Read more...] about Staff Editorial: The Graphic Stands By PCH Car Crash Video