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First female photojournalist in Nicaragua speaks at CSUN

First female photojournalist in Nicaragua speaks at CSUN

Geovanni Botticella

April 4, 2019

Margarita Montealegre presented many of her photographs she has taken over the years and explained her struggle of being the first female photojournalist during her presentation at the Oviatt Library on March 29. She displayed her photographs taken during the Nicaraguan civil war in the '80s to her ph...

Review: “Between the World and Me” and “The Fat Tail”

Review: “Between the World and Me” and “The Fat Tail”

Ryan Mancini

August 30, 2016

Race in America is an issue that has gained new purpose in recent years. With the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and the subsequent protests against police brutality, it has been a national focus point. Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, who has closely observed and reported on these affairs, has already written a memoir about what i...

Captured: Career Day

Captured: Career Day

Ashley Grant

March 10, 2016

The Society of Professional Journalists held a Career Day today, geared towards journalists. The event was held in the Thousand Oaks and Flintridge rooms in the USU from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There were two different panels set up: Working Professional Panel and the CSUN Success Stories Panel which allow...

Choosing a side in the Harris/Greenwald feud

Choosing a side in the Harris/Greenwald feud

Ryan Mancini

October 22, 2014

  This conflict began long before the showdown with Ben Affleck on “Real Time With Bill Maher.” In the weeks since it re-erupted, the digital feud between neuroscientist and secular humanist  Sam Harris, and investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald, has brought critics, neutral obse...

Questioning the ethics of checkbook journalism

Questioning the ethics of checkbook journalism

Manny D. Araujo

October 8, 2014

Last month celebrity news website TMZ released a video showing Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice knocking out his then fiancée and current wife Janay Palmer in the elevator of an Atlantic City hotel. The video sparked a huge discussion on domestic violence and as soon as TMZ release...

New dean encourages art as form of communication

New dean encourages art as form of communication

Nicole Frost

September 3, 2014

For Jay Kvapil, the new dean of Mike Curb College of  Arts, Media and Communication creating art in the studio goes hand in hand with his administrative responsibilities. This might seem like an unordinary combination but Kvapil’s unique background explains this possibility. Kvapil brings a fresh ...

It’s OK to apologize for a graduation mess-up

It’s OK to apologize for a graduation mess-up

Luis Rivas

May 8, 2014

After years — on and off a total of 13 — I finally did it. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a university. The first in my family to do so, although my brother technically beat me to it  graduating early from DeVry earlier in the year. It was a great accomplishment, in spite of many setbacks. ...

Everything I learned was wrong

Everything I learned was wrong

Luis Rivas

December 9, 2013

In the newsroom at the Daily Sundial we often talk about the concepts of balance and objectivity. Reporters and editors have always shared opposing arguments. Our stories are an extension of this discourse. But it’s not our fault. We are conditioned We are all conditioned, and we are taught that we are not conditioned. Especially journal...

CSUN PRSSA named most successful student chapter in L.A., hosts first induction ceremony

CSUN PRSSA named most successful student chapter in L.A., hosts first induction ceremony

Clarissa Corona

November 20, 2013

>>>CORRECTION: CSUN PRSSA has not officially been named the most successful student chapter in Los Angeles. However, it is the largest student chapter in Los Angeles. CSUN’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has been named the most successful student chapter in Los Angeles. As such, the CSUN chapter celebrated and held its...

Critic speaks of race issues in media

Areli Rodriguez

March 28, 2013

Eric Deggans, media critic for the Tampa Bay Times, spoke to students Wednesday about how minorities are portrayed in the media and his latest book “Race Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation.” Students learned more about what inspired Deggans to write his book, how he loo...

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