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 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.
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.
How are journalists supposed to explain news literacy when someone needs to be news literate to understand it? The Graphic challenges itself to educate its readers through transparency and a dedication to serving its audience.
With technology advancing every day and media providing faster methods of communication, opinions have shifted on what to believe regarding news media. Members of the Pepperdine community are speaking up on their views toward the storytelling within news media that runs the world.
After spending nearly her entire life as a journalist and in a newsroom, PGM Director and Adviser Elizabeth Smith still thinks the news is good news. In the first piece she has ever published in the Graphic, Smith reflects on why the freedom of the press is really freedom for all.
A holiday known for its misinformation is the perfect opportunity to double-check sources and context.
How the spread of fake news impacts people and what organizations are doing to stop the spread of disinformation.