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Graduating from the University of Maryland

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It’s one of those nights. The moon is far and small in a brisk December sky. I’m in bed, not sleeping, but thinking about tomorrow. Tomorrow I’m graduating from the University of Maryland. Finally I can say those words: I’m a graduate, an alum of the university. Tomorrow the next part of my journalism adventure […]

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Tweeting about news: Top 20 journalism Twitter users

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Marlena Chertock APRIL 11, 2011 These are in no particular order, but they are all people or news organizations who I find Tweet useful and important information about journalism, media, the future of journalism, social media and other updates or trends in journalism. 1. The Washington Post-The Washington Post has multiple twitter feeds that offer […]

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Becoming media literate: professor encourages students, community to think critically about media

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Laura Roselle pushes media literacy at conclusion of Media and Politics Conference at Elon University MARCH 30, 2011 Marlena Chertock Practicing media literacy is everyone’s responsibility, according to political science professor Laura Roselle. Roselle gave a wrapping up session at 9:30 to 11 a.m. in McKinnon Hall in the Moseley Student Center at Elon University […]

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The media’s trustbusters

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Partisanship, scandal run perception aground by Marlena Chertock, September 22, 2009 The Pew Research Center has found the public’s trust in the accuracy of news stories to be at a 20 year low. But in an age when more students are going into the field of journalism and communications, according to an article by the Washington […]