journalism

Lawmakers urge Biden admin to secure release of Michigan journalist in Myanmar

BY: - June 27, 2021

The state House has adopted a resolution to “urge the Biden Administration and U.S. Department of State to act with the utmost urgency to secure the release” of Danny Fenster, a Michigan native and American journalist detained in Myanmar.  House Resolution 118, which was introduced by Rep. Regina Weiss (D-Oak Park), passed Wednesday and urges […]

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Susan J. Demas: Time for male journalists to step up and call out sexism in politics

BY: - November 23, 2019

This week, a story broke that the male Senate GOP leader called Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Democrats “batshit crazy.” The journalistic impulse in these situations is usually to drone on about partisanship and decry the lack of civility, while assiduously ignoring the blatant sexism. (The far less insufferable Twitter reaction was to drop an “ok […]

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Susan J. Demas: Knowing what you don’t know is one of the best lessons for journalists

BY: - September 19, 2019

Last week marked the 18th anniversary of 9/11. I will never forget listening to a couple Iowa hard rock DJs try and figure out what was going on after the first tower was hit — it almost sounded like a bad prank. I was 24 and had just put in my two weeks notice for […]