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Editorial | Assange’s journalist credentials aren’t the issue

Editorial | Assange’s journalist credentials aren’t the issue

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

May 28, 2019

His prosecution is worrisome because it erases the line between the responsibility of government employees to safeguard information and the freedom of civilians who are protected under the First Amendment.

Former PG editor discusses truth in journalism

Former PG editor discusses truth in journalism

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

March 19, 2019

At the event, Shribman discussed the importance of truth in journalism and how the field has evolved over time.

Editorial: Fox-Trump relationship unethical, dangerous

Editorial: Fox-Trump relationship unethical, dangerous

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 4, 2019

The New Yorker article shows an unethical, incredibly alarming relationship between Fox News and the Trump administration.

Editorial: Executive order for free speech would do more harm than good

Editorial: Executive order for free speech would do more harm than good

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 3, 2019

The executive order is yet another swing and a miss for the Trump administration, as it manages to both fundamentally misunderstand the role of the Constitution and propose a problematic solution.

Editorial: Attack on Acosta is an attack on all media

Editorial: Attack on Acosta is an attack on all media

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 9, 2018

President Donald Trump’s administration has a history of attacking the press, but its most recent attack is alarmingly reminiscent of ways authoritarian countries like China treat the press.

Editorial: Commemorating a slain journalist

Editorial: Commemorating a slain journalist

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 18, 2017

It was a sunny afternoon yesterday in the island nation of Malta, between North Africa and Sicily. Daphne Caruana Galizia was driving her Peuguot near her home when a car bomb exploded, killing her and tossing the wreckage of the car into a nearby field. When The Guardian broke the news last night,...

Good gaming journalism needs know-how

Good gaming journalism needs know-how

By Thomas Wick | Columnist

September 25, 2017

As I watched the video game character move back and forth on the screen, struggling and failing to make a simple jump, I couldn’t help but cringe. I was shocked to discover the identity of the player grappling with a game tutorial with so much difficulty was an “experienced” gaming journalist. Video gam...

Long nights, loud protests and the truth: A four-year career at The Pitt News

Long nights, loud protests and the truth: A four-year career at The Pitt News

By Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editor

April 24, 2017

I’ve always struggled to articulate why I work at The Pitt News. In the four years I’ve spent working here, my friends have consistently commented on how much time I spend at the office. When I miss out on a night of drinks or a day in Schenley, they are understanding. They know my passion, an...

A final push for more journalism at Pitt

A final push for more journalism at Pitt

By Elizabeth Lepro | Editor in Chief

April 24, 2017

In the late 1700s, Benjamin Franklin — at the behest of King Louis XIV — served on a French Royal Commission to investigate some rather absurd claims by a German scientist. The back story is unimportant, what is important is a line from Franklin’s official report, in which he wrote, “Truth ...

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