For journalists, no substitute for ‘getting out there,’ columnist says

The proliferation of online news and information, much of it of dubious quality, is creating challenges for journalists and audiences alike, New York Times columnist Roger Cohen told students and faculty today at an Indiana University Media School symposium. “There is a tremendous cacophony out there,” Cohen said. “American citizens need to be educated in […]

IU’s Franklin Hall will be ‘election central’ Tuesday night

Planning to stay home and cower under the bed on election night? Here’s a better idea: Join IU Bloomington students, faculty and staff to watch election returns at Franklin Hall. The Franklin Hall commons will be “election central” on the evening of Nov. 8, with its 24-by-12-foot TV screen tuned to election coverage starting at […]

Ta-Nehisi Coates: No ‘5-day plan’ for justice

The vulnerability of African-Americans to violence and poverty isn’t an accident but an intended result of policy, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates told an Indiana University audience today. And behind policy stands the nation’s “long, long history” of slavery and inequality, much of it driven by economic self-interest. One lesson: Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of a […]