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Pressing the student press: Inside the TPN newsroom

The Pitt News has been active since 1910.
January 29, 2020
In honor of Student Press Freedom Day, we’ve decided to report on something that we don’t often cover — ourselves.

Editorial: We support the Post-Gazette’s byline strike

Journalists of the Post-Gazette are participating in a byline strike to protest what they described as “a tense, toxic environment, bereft of joy and respect.”
November 20, 2019
For a while now, there has been an uneasy, seemingly hostile relationship between journalists at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the newspaper’s higher-ups.

Editorial: Harvard Crimson didn’t do anything wrong with ICE

The Harvard Crimson, the university’s student newspaper, recently became the center of controversy after reaching out to ICE for comment after an “Abolish ICE” protest.
November 12, 2019
The response from the student body shows a frankly concerning lack of media literacy that must be addressed.

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

Julian Assange gestures to the media from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates court on April 11 in London.
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

David Shribman discusses the importance of truth in journalism and how the field has evolved over time.
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

U.S. President Donald Trump greets Fox News talk show host Sean Hannity at a “Make America Great Again” rally in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on Nov. 5, 2018.
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

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during Conservative Political Action Conference 2019 on March 2 in National Harbor, Maryland. The American Conservative Union hosts the annual CPAC to discuss conservative agendas.
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

A White House staff member (left) tries to take away the microphone from CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta during an exchange with President Donald Trump on Nov. 7 in Washington, D.C.
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

Daphne Caruana Galizia ran a blog in Malta that had a daily readership of more than 400,000.(Screenshot via
October 17, 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...

Good gaming journalism needs know-how

(Illustration by Garrett Aguilar | Staff Illustrator)
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...

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