Washington Post editor Marty Baron visits campus, receives award

by Sam Fosness and Kelli Susemihl From orchestrating coverage on Pulitzer Prize-winning stories to leading the nation’s top industry media outlets as an executive editor of the Washington Post, Marty Baron’s influential contributions in journalism were recognized last night at the Al Neuharth Media Center. Baron was presented the 2017 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media and spoke to USD students and community members in various forums throughout the day about the current state of journalism and attacks on news media.  […]

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UPDATED: Tom Brokaw accused of sexual misconduct

Tom Brokaw, USD alumnus and famous broadcast journalist, has been accused of sexual misconduct including groping two women at NBC News, according to an article in the Washington Post published Thursday afternoon. Linda Vester, former NBC correspondent, said Brokaw made “unwanted advances toward her on two occasions in the 1990s, including a forcible attempt to kiss her.” […]

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Gay and underrepresented

Being gay is very “in” right now. No, really. It is. According to a 2016 report from GLAAD on LGBTQ+ representation in media, of the 895 series regular characters expected to appear on broadcast scripted primetime programming in the coming year, 43 of those characters (4.8 percent) were identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and […]

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Presidential candidates answer student questions at public forums

by Morgan Matzen, Devin Martin, Lauren Soulek and Kelli Susemihl  Finalists for the university’s next president visited campus Tuesday for multiple forums, meetings and a tour of campus.  Students and faculty alike were able to ask the candidates questions regarding the university’s progress and what they have planned if they were to be appointed by […]

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