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Journalism is changing, values are not

  Over the summer, I participated in the week long Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference at the Newseum. I stayed at a hotel downtown, only a seven minute drive from my real apartment. During the day I engaged in lessons, discussions, and activities relating to journalism along with 50 kids who were just

Blame Bad Journalism, Don’t Blame Jackie

BY THE BEACON EDITORIAL STAFF When you’re reading an intensely emotional story that seems to confirm all that you believe to be true, a story that seems to capture the essence of an issue almost too perfectly, alarm bells should start to go off. But too often, they don’t. Confirmation bias, the practice of believing