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Opinion | Media shouldn’t rub salt in the wound about COVID-19 pandemic

More than 1 million people are infected with COVID-19 around the world.

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist

April 12, 2020

Life in quarantine isn’t ideal for most people, and it’s mentally and emotionally taxing even for those who don’t know anyone fighting the virus.

Opinion | Move over, Chad: The importance of representation on-screen

Mindy Kaling plays novice comedy writer Molly Patel in a scene from

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

March 24, 2020

Growing up as an Indian American woman, I rarely saw people that looked like me on-screen and it really impacted how I viewed myself and how others viewed me.

Horton earns high praise from Capel, Johnson

Pitt sophomore transfer Ithiel Horton averaged 13.2 points per game as a first-year player at Delaware.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

One topic surprisingly rose to the forefront of Pitt basketball’s Monday media session — the behind-the-scenes play of sophomore transfer guard Ithiel Horton.

Opinion | Don’t be so Swift to shake off Taylor’s politics

Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles.

By Alison Sivitz, For The Pitt News

February 12, 2020

For the majority of my life, the most political statement she’d ever made was “haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate.”

Former PG editor discusses truth in journalism

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

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.

Super Bowl Scoop: Covering America’s Greatest Spectacle from the beat writers who’ve been there

NFL senior director of event operations Eric Finkelstein takes questions from the media during a Super Bowl photo and interview opportunity inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta during preparation for the game on Jan. 22.

By Ben Bobeck, For The Pitt News

January 30, 2019

If it weren’t for journalists, most people would have no idea what’s going on at the Super Bowl. But while they’re bringing you the news, their jobs aren’t always easy. The Pitt News spoke with some journalists to find out the scoop on covering the Super Bowl.

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.

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.

What readers need to understand about journalism

Investigative journalist Bob Woodward discussed the process of interviewing sources for his book “Fear” at Pitt Program Council’s “An Evening with Bob Woodward” on Wednesday.

By Brian Gentry, Contributing Editor

October 23, 2018

Widespread distrust of the media poses a threat to the free flow and sharing of knowledge, and journalists need to work with the community they inform to rebuild their relationship.

Editorial: Patience required in Antwon Rose case

Protestors at a June protest raise their fists, chant and lead the crowd with a banner that reads,

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

June 27, 2018

Antwon Rose, a 17-year-old black Woodland Hills student, was shot by a white East Pittsburgh police officer, Michael Rosfeld, on the evening of June 26. Since then, coverage of ensuing protests has been extensive — as has speculation surrounding the two parties involved. What is known to be true is...

Scandals trump news that matters

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Staff Illustrator)

By Ana Altchek | Columnist

March 29, 2018

You may or may not have heard about the school shooting that took place last week at Great Mills High School in Maryland. Two students were shot, and the teenage murderer committed suicide briefly after. The day of the shooting, my friend in the area was shocked and feared for her community. But when s...

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