Category «Media»

[Opinion]…and a P.S.

Speaking or printing the word is generally regarded as virtually taboo as the word is considered to be a viciously hostile epithet. So vile, in fact, that one is hard-pressed to think of a time this century that it has appeared in the print media or been uttered in a televised or broadcast news program. …

Documentary movies draw attention to the atomic city

Dawn Chapman and Karen Nickel of Just MomsSTL said some of the most effective media getting the message out about the fight against radioactive contamination at West Lake — and the sad impact of St. Louis’s atomic legacy — have been film documentaries. “We are thankful to any filmmaker who looks at our history of …

Activists draw national attention and EPA response to the atomic city

America won the race for the atomic bomb against the Axis powers in World War II. America also won the race for nuclear superiority against the Soviet Union in the Cold War that followed. America won these apocalyptic battles, but the Midwest metropolis of St. Louis paid the price. St. Louis paid the price because …

[Opinion] Striking through Redskins Bigotry: A Media Call to Action

Certain terms are simply not fit for media to print. The N-word is one. The F-bomb is another. Words like these pack such a strong semantic punch that society created new terms just to reference them. Redskins is yet another word unfit for print or any use at all for that matter. It is a …

Winners of GJR awards

Winners of GJR awards. The Gateway Journalism Review presented five awards at last week’s 7th Annual First Amendment Celebration.  From left, Bill McClellan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist who received the Lifetime Achievement award; Dawn Chapman and Karen Nickel, co-founders of the Just MomsSTL environmental group, winners of the Whistleblowers award; Thomas Harvey, co-founder of ArchCity Defenders, …

Media’s false equivalencies about Comey and Trump

opinion One thing the press does badly in its admirable pursuit of balanced coverage is create false equivalencies.  That’s what’s happening when the press says the exchange of accusations between former FBI Director James Comey and President Trump is just another “food fight.” That term – used by Fox’s Chris Wallace and House Speaker Paul …

The reporter’s view

I spent the fall in Israel as part of a semester-long international relations program far removed from my hometown of Carbondale. On the plane ride back to America I made a list of goals for my last semester of college. I figured as a “retired” editor-in-chief, I’d return to the Daily Egyptian to help out …

Daily Egyptian challenges chancellor’s ethics

In the past months the Daily Egyptian, the student newspaper at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, published a series of stories highlighting Chancellor Carlo Montemagno’s dealings at SIU since arriving to the university in July. These stories include his role in hiring family and using university money to move them to Carbondale from Alberta, Canada. The …

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