Photo Illustration by Ali Levens Dedicating so much of ourselves to the news at a time when it is distrusted more than ever before is difficult. As student journalists, we must learn not only how to run a news organization but also how to cope with constant accusations of "fake news" while doing our best to improve the industry. “If it bleeds, it leads” — a phrase that … [Read more...] about Letter From the Editors | If It Bleeds
If It Bleeds It Leads
Photo illustration by Ali Levens Although journalism's primary goal is to inform readers of the news, sometimes reporting on traumatic events harms those who experienced such events. From the Borderline shooting in 2018 to several severe car crashes, Pepperdine is no stranger to events that inflicted hurt and suffering upon the community. These tragedies resulted in … [Read more...] about The News: Hurting Instead of Helping?
Art by Autumn Hardwick Today, anyone with an internet connection can access news. Social media users can share articles and follow specific news accounts, consuming information rapidly. It’s a seemingly perfect development for journalists and consumers alike, but can using social media as a news source really be that simple? While social media can provide an efficient way … [Read more...] about The Double-Edged Sword: Social Media as a News Source
Photos of Graphic students from various years appear behind the letters taken from old editions that make up the name of the student newspaper. The Graphic has been around for about 84 years since 1937, when George Pepperdine College began its first semester. Photos courtesy of Pepperdine Libraries Special Collections and University Archives Commons Graphic by Ali … [Read more...] about History of the Graphic Stresses Responsibility of Student Journalists to the Community
Photo illustration by Ali Levens News is an important part of the lives of both junior Finance major Grant Richardson and Great Books Professor Tuan Hoang. Although neither were born with a zeal for news, their different experiences and interactions in life led them to value and keep up with the news every day. Richardson and Hoang's perspectives and methods in navigating … [Read more...] about News Junkies Describe What Keeps Them Hooked