The Daily Eastern News

Contreras discusses her journalist experience

Inami Tapley, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2018

Filed under News

Guest speaker Daisy Contreras came to the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union to give an informative speech on her life and her work for NPR Illinois on Tuesday. With a room full of people, she mentioned her struggles of finding a major that fits her and her parents’ liking. She said she wanted to ...

The importance of guiding the next generation of journalists

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

June 27, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Currently, there is a summer camp being held on campus, the Illinois Press Foundation/ Eastern Illinois University high school journalism camp. The Illinois Press Foundation is one of the largest state press organizations in the country, and they sponsor the camp, so the students attending do not...

Student journalism is necessary to spread truth

Staff Editorial

April 24, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Journalism, regardless of it being student journalism or professional journalism, is a vital element in any institution. We, as journalists, have the responsibility to protect the truth and distribute the truth to the people who deserve to know it. We take pride in our enormous responsibility and...

Watch what you say in public

Liz Stephens, Columnist

January 11, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinions

My favorite thing to tell my friends while jokingly arguing is, “Don’t say or do anything you don’t want me to write about and/or have published one day.” The saying has resonated with me ever since I started joking about it, because it proves that whatever you say or do, you may be able...

Media literacy is important to practice

Staff Editorial

January 8, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

With the end of every year comes the annual “end-of-year” lists, where we get to find out what people thought were the best and worst aspects of 2017. According to USA Today, a Marist Poll found that 23 percent of Americans believe “fake news is the second-most annoying phrase used in casual c...

Role models inspire and challenge us

Abbey Whittington, columnist

December 7, 2017

Filed under Columns, Uncategorized

As I am getting my grave and tombstone ready for finals week, I have been looking for ways to stay sane and positive so I can be productive. I mostly find long "self-help" lists that tell me to put on a face mask and run a bath. While this can be relaxing, self-help does not always call for a spa...

Walk a mile in the shoes of student journalists

Abbey Whittington, Columnist

September 7, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Everyone makes mistakes, especially students who are learning in their field of study. Sounds redundant, right? We all know people make mistakes, but for some reason people always need to be reminded that student journalists fit into the same category of forgiveness during their academic journey. Is...

The Agency moves from journalism to public relations department

Madison Endsley, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2017

Filed under News

This year, the Agency, a registered student organization formerly housed within the journalism department, moved to public relations. This organization is now joining forces with the Public Relations Student Society of America; however, they each have different functions. The Public Relations Student Society...

Column: Silencing media comes with consequences

Mallory Kutnick, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Picture yourself waking up on a late summer’s morning. You drag yourself out of bed to get ready for the day that awaits you. Breakfast has come and gone, and you have had your pot of coffee. Just another day. Only there is no paper wrapped in plastic tossed haphazardly in your bushes by a paperboy in a rush. Your...

Tribune columnist to visit Eastern

Staff Report

November 1, 2016

Filed under News

Heidi Keibler Stevens, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune and an Eastern alumna, will give a lecture 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Roberson Auditorium of Lumpkin Hall. There will also be a meet-and-greet reception for the public scheduled from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in 2031 Lumpkin. According to a press ...

84 high schools to compete in journalism at Eastern

Stephanie White, Entertainment Editor

April 30, 2015

Filed under News

For the 10th year in a row, the journalism department will host the Illinois High School Association state journalism competition in which 84 groups of high school students will participate Friday in Buzzard Hall. Matt Torha, organizer of the journalism competition, is a member of the Illinois High...

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