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College taught me to live for myself

“What’s your major?” used to one of my least favorite small talk questions. When I answer with “journalism,” it elicits mixed reviews. Some people are quick to respond, while others pause before offering a reply. Those who pause are typically ...

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Fresno State students deliver coloring books, crayons to Valley Children’s Hospital

Students from a publication design class in the media, communications and journalism department delivered crayon boxes and coloring books to the young patients at Valley Children’s Hospital. The students delivered the crayons and books along with MCJ professor Dr. Tamyra ...

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How the ‘Golden State Killer’ rocked the student journalism community in the Valley

At first, I didn’t believe what I was reading on my Twitter feed early Wednesday morning. News was breaking that the Golden State Killer, who had terrorized the state in the 1970s and 1980s, had finally been caught. Then, after ...

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Fresno State broadcast students anchor 7-hour global news show

Matt Broughton realized his interruptible feedback (IFB) earpiece had stopped working mid-newscast. He uses the device to communicate with the control room. The senior broadcast student was co-anchoring with fellow student-journalist Mitzi Cardenas during the annual Global News Relay (GNR) ...

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The Collegian’s future is unknown. You can make a difference

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with a time and date of the open Collegian Task Fore meeting. We don’t know what the future holds for The Collegian. We wish we did. At a time when newspapers are faced ...

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Collegian gets 10 journalism awards at annual conference

Fresno State’s student newspaper, The Collegian won nearly a dozen awards over the weekend during the Associated Collegiate Press Midwinter Journalism Convention and subsequent California College Media Association awards banquet. The conference was held in Long Beach from March 1-3. ...

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What H.W. Bush said about the Armenian Genocide when this professor once asked

Fresno State journalism professor Jim Boren, retired executive editor of The Fresno Bee, gave listeners a peek into his 40 years in the industry on Tuesday. Boren discussed some of the highlights of his career, like the time in 1988 ...

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This one-woman show explores fantasy of Hollywood

Toni Weingarten had just graduated from Fresno State in 1977 when she moved to Los Angeles to try to make it in Hollywood. “I was very green. I didn’t have a clue, and it was like ‘Alice in Wonderland,’” Weingarten ...

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An unlikely career choice. Why writing means so much to me

If you were to ask me what I thought I wanted to do for a living back in my early high school days, I can guarantee you that being a journalist would not have been on the shortlist. It might ...

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How sexual misconduct policies are handled at Fresno State

The Collegian reached out to Deborah Adishian-Astone, Fresno State’s vice president for Administrative Services, for a brief Q&A on the university’s Title IX/sexual misconduct policies. Here are Adishian-Astone’s answers provided to The Collegian in an email. 1.) How does the ...

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Fact checking urged during panel on ‘fake news’

With President Donald Trump popularizing the term “fake news,” the issue of error, lies and bias in the media has sparked a heated conversation about media literacy. A panel discussion, “Fake News, Alternative Facts and Media Bias,” presented by Friends ...

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Political reporter gives insight into Trump administration

It is too early to tell if the Donald Trump administration is a successful one, according to Washington Post reporter Robert Costa, who spoke at Fresno State on Monday as part of the President’s Lecture Series. The event was held ...

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ASI strips Fresno Bee daily newspaper from campus

Fresno State students will not be picking up a print copy of The Fresno Bee daily newspaper on campus any time soon this fall. The Associated Students Inc. confirmed last Friday that it has decided to discontinue the subscription due ...

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Too much of a good thing

With summer around the corner and finals in the books, hours of laying around watching the Office awaits. The idea of being lazy and unproductive on a Wednesday afternoon instead of pulling my hair out in Dr. Rice’s Community Journalism ...

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MCJ department changes its name

Fresno State’s Mass Communication and Journalism Department has changed its name to “Media, Communications and Journalism” upon approval of the university’s Academic Senate. What was the motivation for changing the “M” in MCJ? Betsy Hays, professor at the college of ...

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Ebola in the United States: Don’t believe the hype

There is a pandemic in this country. A real, measurable phenomenon; it’s a dangerous virus that has the power to tear apart our society. No, it isn’t Ebola. It’s the fear mongering we see everyday on television news. Yes it’s ...

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No room for bias in the press

As a columnist and a reporter, I’ve gotten a lot of backlash for things I’ve written. Dissent and criticism are always a part of writing, no matter what the medium is. I respect the criticism I’ve received from readers because it has helped me to understand the difference between an opinion column and a legitimate news story.

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Bring back Electronic Media

Last semester, I had the honor and privilege of being the assistant director on the student short film, “9 Ball.” The half-hour hit-man movie was a class project, written by a classmate, directed by another classmate, and put together in every aspect by students. None of us would have had the time or resources to make this movie happen had we not been in the electronic media productions class MCJ 119.

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