Can we talk about how the ONLY piece of discriminating and humiliating evidence the media has on Bernie Sanders was a Rape/non con sexual fantasy smut he wrote when he was 20. Which 1, has nothing to do with his politics now. 2, was something he did over 50 years ago. 3, something he recognizes to be a mistake and horribly written work but gets right back to ACTUAL ISSUES IN OUR COUNTRY AND SHUTS THE MEDIA’S BULLSHIT DOWN.

How To Stay Upbeat When Your Job Search Pulls You Down

Try as you may want to sugarcoat it, losing your job is hard. And whether it had everything to do with your performance, or nothing at all, it can be a real kick to both your self-confidence as much as to your bank account.
Poynter: 10 ways to prevent plagiarism in college newsrooms (and other newsrooms, too)

From the article linked above from Poynter:

  1. Define plagiarism/fabrication
  2. Set clear expectations
  3. Offer training to writers and editors
  4. Seek teachable moments, let students know help is available
  5. Create sourcing notes, accuracy surveys
  6. Have multiple editors look at each story
  7. Involve students in the editing process
  8. Revise the newspaper’s ethics guidelines
  9. Use plagiarism software
  10. Determine how the paper’s adviser can help
When I was in college, my newspaper only did about 5-6 of these things that Poynter recommends. I wish we had done more because not only does it make plagiarism less likely, it makes the newspaper stronger — something that all newspapers need right now.

Several members of the Wright Times attended the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Orlando!

Last photo, from left to right: Shane Dunn, Editor-in-Chief; Remy Spencer, Arts and Culture Editor; Kris Long, Opinions Editor; Erica Harlston, Managing Editor; José Capetillo, Senior Reporter; Willie Ikerd, Comics Editor; and Terrence Doherty, Advisor.

We placed 6th in Best of Show! Thanks to the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention for the honor!

Photos by: Willie Ikerd and Kris Long

That’s why it’s so hard to leave now, because we didn’t just work at the Collegian. We grew up at the Collegian, and now we’re going away, to St. Petersburg and Allentown and Paris and Gainesville and a million, million other places, a million other newsrooms.

This is how I spent my summer.

As the campus editor for my school’s independently student-produced newspaper. This is the editorial staff and the adviser.

It’s been a lot of ups and downs, but let me tell you—it was so worth it. From covering the breaking news of a student death on campus, to attending various workshops and getting to meet other media professionals from around the state, I’ve learned so much about this profession and just fallen even more in love with it.

I’ll refrain from getting any sappier and boring now.

Ladies of the Board

The non-profit Skate Like A Girl helps to empower girls and women through skateboarding.

“Among the sea of men at the skate park, a young girl with long blonde hair breaks the boundaries. The boys are eyeing her to see if she is any good. Dressed in camo pants, a T-shirt, and a helmet adorned with stickers, she races down the bowl. Her lips purse as she rides down with fixated eyes.

Despite her small size, Zoe Safanda isn’t afraid of the bowl. The eleven-year-old has been skateboarding since she was five. She’s here to break all the ideas you have about skateboarding, and she’s not the only woman set on doing this.

Skateboarding is often seen as a sport for men, but thanks to organizations like Skate Like A Girl, more girls are getting involved in the skate scene. Skate Like a Girl (SLAG) founded in Olympia, Washington in 2000, is a non-profit committed to empowering girls, and women, through skateboarding clinics and classes. Since its establishment, the organization has relocated to Seattle and expanded with chapters in Portland and San Francisco.”

Story by Catherine Uy

Photo by Zhenya Sokolova

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New York CMA Conference Update

Hey guys! I haven’t posted in a while due to me spending time in New York with the rest of my school’s student media, and I have to say, everything has been great! I mean I knew that this was New York and that I was bound to at least enjoy my time being here in general, but man it’s been a blast and half the trip isn’t even done yet. I was satisfied with my experience after the first night alone, and I haven’t been this happy in a long time. Anyway, I’ll save my full thoughts on this whole trip for later, but I’ve been learning a lot after today’s sessions. I’ve gained a great appreciation for what I want to do, and I’ve also learned a lot about what I don’t want to do in my field as well. This trip couldn’t come at a better time for me, as I’m driving myself into a focus of finding out what’s best for me, and building my life in a way to where I can really be proud of myself as a whole and even just loving myself in general as a whole. I’ve been blessed, and I plan on not taking one single day for granted anymore.