Global Collaboration: Medill builds connections with Pakistani journalists

Global Collaboration: Medill builds connections with Pakistani journalists

By Nicole Bauke “Maximize learning opportunities. Find interests, niche areas now, before entering the workforce. Journalism is a dynamic, changing environment and having a reservoir of knowledge broadens your opportunities.” This is the advice Babar Taimoor, program director of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), wants to give aspiring journalists. Taimoor oversees projects like the […]

For how he lived: remembering James Foley

For how he lived: remembering James Foley

By Anthony Settipani   The death of James Foley at the hands of ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), brought a brutal end to a life dedicated to capturing and conveying the realities of a world in conflict. Foley was, as President Obama remarked in his honor, “a journalist, a son, a brother and a friend.” He was […]

Northwestern Faculty Senate Calls for “Immediate Release” of Qatari Poet – without NU-Q’s Support

Muhammad al-Ajami, imprisoned for a poem. By Charles Rollet When Qatari poet Muhammad al-Ajami was sentenced to life imprisonment for criticizing the Emir of Qatar in a poem, Faculty Senate member Helen Thompson felt a personal obligation to call attention to his case. “I felt that as an English professor, it was somewhat incumbent on me to respond […]

Reporting in Qatar, Part 1: A Fragile Balance

Reporting in Qatar, Part 1: A Fragile Balance

By: Charles Rollet, with additional reporting by Annalise Frank In this exclusive two-part series, The Chron investigates media freedom and reporting conditions in the rapidly-developing country of Qatar, where Northwestern’s first international campus is located. But beneath its ritzy surface, the Gulf state still has serious issues with freedom of expression which are often overlooked […]

Opinion: Balanced Journalism- A “Trope” which “Must be Crushed”

This article was originally published on Sep 6 By Charles Rollet The Medill Equal Media Project, directed by Northwestern’s branch of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, is meant to cover LGBT communities and issues in the run-up to the presidential election. It is supposed to do so fairly and accurately, and is not intended to be an […]

Closing Remarks

This article was originally published on Sep 16 By Charles Rollet My previous article about pro-same-sex marriage bias in an allegedly “non-advocacy” Medill project got many reactions. I thank the NC Equal Media blog’s authors and the Medill Equal Media Project’s director for taking the time to write civil responses to my article. (Read the NC Equal Media […]