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Seib addresses future of journalism

What is a journalist? What is objectivity? And how will these two go together in the future? Professor Philip Seib of the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy answered these questions and more during a speech on Thursday afternoon. Seib’s recent study involved mainly terrorism and conflict reporting in relation to public diplomacy. … Continue reading

Newest learning community ‘Project’ soon to be TV stars

Hal-cy-on: noun: a bird identified with the kingfisher, held in ancient legend to nest at sea around the time of the winter solstice to calm the waves during incubation. Pro-ject Hal-cy-on: noun: a group of Elon University freshmen who write their own songs and who won “Wannabe,” a lip-syncing competition. Project Halcyon is the brainchild … Continue reading

Time to put the Tiger in its cage

Tiger Woods’ name is in a headline and suddenly, we’re paying attention. Unintentionally, because of our curiosity, we have begun to feed the machine. What machine? The Tiger Woods media coverage wood chipper: good intentions enter the machine like trees and come out as rotting excuses, more lies and overall junk. Maybe I’m being harsh. … Continue reading

Contradictions coalesce into confabulations: Khaled Mattawa’s Libyan-Arabic-American poetry

Born in Libya, raised in Louisiana. Majored in political science and economics, mastered in English and creative writing; Khaled Mattawa’s life is one of opposites. His poetry, which he read to a small audience in Yeager Recital Hall on Feb. 24, deals with such contradictions. The narrator of any given poem could be a woman … Continue reading


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