Posts Tagged ‘ journalism ’

MSM vs Independent Media

Oct 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Featured Articles

The large media outlets, for a number of reasons, have never been so cozy with the people they are supposed to cover. The watchdog function of the media has been left to independent media, which is gaining in audience and importance.



Editorial; Ride more, drive less

Aug 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Editorials, Opinions

Back to class does not have to mean back to futilely searching for a parking spot everyday. We have a suggestion; leave the car parked at home or at the dorms and ride a bike instead. Simple, convenient, and non-polluting, it will not cost you a dime in gas money. Plus, you can tone those […]



Saying goodbye to Jeremy Clawson: A good friend, talented journalist, and all-around great person

Jul 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions

by Zach Becker I write this message in great sadness after receiving news of the death of Jeremy Andrew Clawson. The world has lost a great citizen and I’ve lost a friend. I mourn the best way I know how – with words. I want to tell you a little about my experiences with Jeremy […]



Debating the Newspaper Revitalization Act

Apr 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Opinions

Join us for our inaugural podcast in which we discuss the government potentially subsidizing newspapers through the Newspaper Revitalization Act. Underground staff members Nate Bassett, Zach Becker and Jason McGill debate the issue.



Why comics run circles around the media

Mar 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

Jason McGill Assistant Editor Will Bunch at the Huffington Post has written a piece praising Jon Stewart for his incisive skewering of the talking heads at CNBC for their myopic, fascile reporting and fawning interviews while the economy was starting to tank.  It’s easy to feel good about the muckracking at the Daily Show, especially […]



Free writing (and hello!)

Mar 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

Jason McGill Assistant Editor As this is my first blog here, I will quickly say hello and thanks for reading. On other blogs I’ve written, I’ve started by apologizing for mistakes I’m bound to make, overgeneralizing important issues, becoming melodramatic, resigning myself to coming eschaton and in the same post cheering with wild-eyed faith in […]



Editor recounts censorship battle

Feb 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions

Zach Becker Editor-In-Chief “If you print this letter, I’m going to sue you personally!” Barton County Community College men’s basketball coach Dave “Soupy” Campbell screamed in my face. After enduring several minutes of his sue-happy rant, I’d had enough. Never before and never since have I been treated in such an unprofessional and degrading manner. […]