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Journalists have a responsibility to vote

by Charlie Vargas, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Objectivity and neutrality are concepts that have been debated amongst journalists and media scholars for decades, while audiences use those concepts to test for bias.  In “Elements of Journalism,” Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel ...

Media needs more black journalists

by Devin Whatley, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

When I arrived at San Diego State as a journalism major, I set myself out to become what I quickly noticed there was not enough of in the media world: a black journalist. With Black History Month underway, I want to take a moment to ma...

AB 5 hurts student journalists

by Charlie Vargas, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

For journalism students graduating this spring in California, or writers merely looking to work in the state, there is a new law that will affect their standing in the freelance workforce. On Jan. 1 2020, Assembly Bill Number 5 ...

The myth of objectivity in journalism failed the Latinx victims in El Paso

by Charlie Vargas, Staff Writer

August 21, 2019

Earlier this month, in El Paso, the U.S. saw one of the deadliest anti-Latinx hate crimes in decades. 22 people lost their lives.  The motive of the shooter resounded the rhetoric of white supremacist ideology that immigrants a...

JMS classes aren’t doing enough

by Will Fritz, Kemi Giwa, Jocelyn Moran, Julianna Ress, David Santillan, and Tristi Rodriguez

May 9, 2019

Most of the graduating seniors on The Daily Aztec’s editorial board are students in JMS. We know the territory. We know what’s taught in these classes. There are many things we love about JMS. But we have to be honest — our cl...