• BEST IN STATE—Senior Courtney Schoen Lewis was named Best PR Student in Utah. Story
  • CROWBAR—Athletes compete in annual Crowbar backcountry race in Logan Canyon. CHRISTIAN HATAHWAY
  • HINDU FESTIVAL—Hundreds of Hindus and friends gather for annual Holi Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork. DANA IVINS
  • RAINBOW CELEBRATION—Holi celebrants joyfully paint themselves at Hindu festival. DANA IVINS
  • HUT! HUT! HUT!—ROTC teams compete in Ranger Challenge at Camp Williams. ALISON OSTLER. Story
  • SNOWBARD JAM—Boarders show their stuff on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • SNOWBOARD TRICKS as hotdoggers show off on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • WINTER A and the American flag over a snowy USU campus. WHITNEY PETERSON
  • QUADVIEW—A springtime view of the USU Quad and Old Main from atop the business building.
  • PRESS CONFERENCE—USU President Stan Albrecht briefing journalism students. CHRIS ROMRIELL. Story
  • HIGH-HEELIN’ IT—Men in high heels and their female supporters walk a mile to protest sex abuse. TY ROGERS
  • ELK PICNIC—Elk and humans mingle at the winter refuge at Blacksmith Fork's Hardware Ranch. CARESA ALEXANDER. Story

San Bernardino crisis reporting: On deadline, reporters work on instinct

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on San Bernardino crisis reporting: On deadline, reporters work on instinct

By Morgan Pratt SAN BERNARDINO, California — Beatriz Valenzuela arrived at her job on Dec. 5 at 5 a.m. just like any typical morning at the San Bernardino Sun: She updated the So-Cal traffic report and Tweeted it out, and then ...

1978 USU journalism grad watching evolution of newspaper business

Saturday, April 26th, 2014 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on 1978 USU journalism grad watching evolution of newspaper business

By Noelle Johansen OGDEN—A group of tired-looking journalists was gathered in a second-floor conference room of the Ogden Standard-Examiner, learning how to shoot and upload video from their cell phones. At the opposite end of the table, possibly the youngest guy in ...

Fast-changing industry is a challenge, journalists advise USU students

Friday, February 28th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Fast-changing industry is a challenge, journalists advise USU students

By Sarah Romero ST. GEORGE—The journalist’s job is more complex than it once was. Simply being able to write a well-balanced and unbiased story isn’t enough for today’s ever-growing online audiences, say two Utah “content providers.” [caption id="attachment_9993" align="alignleft" width="300"] Brittny Goodsell ...

CNN reporter comes to USU to talk about compassionate journalism

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Danielle Manley The Utah Statesman LOGAN—CNN enterprise reporter Jessica Ravitz will be on campus Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the Agricultural Science Building as part of the Morris Media and Society Lecture series. Ravitz is well known for her coverage of the ...

Advocacy journalism: Photographers ‘build bridges’ in USU event

Monday, January 14th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | 2 Comments »

LOGAN—Veteran photographers and activists Lynn Johnson and Jen Saffron come to Utah State University this week to discuss how journalism, art and activism can work together to tell powerful stories and raise public awareness of humanitarian challenges. “Building Bridges: When Journalism ...

Journalism is an (active) verb, and other lessons learned as a Church News intern

Thursday, June 21st, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Journalism is an (active) verb, and other lessons learned as a Church News intern

By Allie Jeppson Salt Lake City Corrrespondent SALT LAKE CITY—I began journalistic writing only two years ago as a college freshman. If someone had told me in the summer directly following my high school graduation that I would be working for The ...

Journalism prof known as quirky, dedicated, passionate, inspirational

Monday, April 30th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | 2 Comments »

By Kristi Ottley LOGAN—USU alumna and longtime journalism professor Nancy Williams is an adviser, a cheerleader, a professor, a confidante, a friend, and a mentor to many students in the journalism and communication department, and those roles don’t end after ...

LaPlante: Doing ‘missionary journalism,’ from classroom to war zone

Saturday, January 21st, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

By Kristen Munson Liberalis Editor LOGAN—Framed on one wall of Matthew LaPlante’s office are stories of dying veterans, sick because they had the audacity to breathe on their military bases as open-air pit fires spewed chemicals into the sky. Photographs of a ...

USU essayists tackle Chris Matthews, pundits to win statewide contest

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 2 Comments »

By Ted Pease SALT LAKE CITY—Are pundits and political commentators “the ultimate independent journalists”? Two Aggie writers topped 128 other Utah college students to take the top two spots in a statewide essay contest to answer this question. Their resounding “NO!” startled ...

New reporting prof brings real-world standards to the classroom

Sunday, September 11th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

Story & Photos by Cassidee J. Cline LOGAN—Some see him as a loud, in-your-face, reporter. In fact, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly called him “an ideologue who’s out to hurt you.” To Matthew LaPlante, this review from the conservative commentator is nothing ...

Media professionals take aim at ‘moving target’ at JCOM Career Day

Sunday, April 17th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Media professionals take aim at ‘moving target’ at JCOM Career Day

By Heidi Hansen LOGAN—With flashes of humor and the sharing of personal stories, the message that journalists must be flexible and have diverse skills to survive in today’s changing media market was repeated and reinforced by a panel of media professionals ...

Trumped again—The failure of modern journalism

Saturday, April 16th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Trumped again—The failure of modern journalism

By Ben Zaritsky With nearly a year-and-a-half left until the 2012 election, the country has once again plunged itself into a mode of self-hatred and disrespect known as campaign mode. For a short time after the 2010 election, I allowed myself to ...

Dig into public records to unearth important stories, Tribune reporter advises

Sunday, February 13th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Dig into public records to unearth important stories, Tribune reporter advises

By Satenik Sargsyan Photos by Armen Hovsepyan LOGAN—If All the President’s Men inspires you to become a modern-day Carl Bernstein or Bob Woodward, it is time to learn about the nuances of investigative reporting. Salt Lake Tribune crime reporter Nate Carlisle visited ...

Pulitzer changed America and the role of the press, biographer says

Saturday, January 29th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 2 Comments »

By David Bowman LOGAN—When Joseph Pulitzer arrived in the United States in 1864 as a 17-year-old Hungarian mercenary soldier imported to fight for the North in the American Civil War, it is safe to assume that no one could have had ...

National Public Radio Ombudsman Speaks on ‘Promise & Perils’ of Internet Age

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on National Public Radio Ombudsman Speaks on ‘Promise & Perils’ of Internet Age

Shepard explains how to balance instant information, free expression and journalistic credibility LOGAN—An “ombudsman” is charged with handling concerns about an organization. In Alicia C. Shepard’s case, that means answering public complaints about the news. Shepard, ombudsman for National Public Radio in ...

Four prominent journalists visit USU in lecture series

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Four prominent journalists visit USU in lecture series

Four media professionals come to USU this Fall for the Department of Journalism & Communication’s Morris Media & Society Lecture Series. MARK TRAHANT, EDITOR, AUTHOR, TWEETER • September 28: Mark Trahant, journalist, author, "Twitter poet" and former editorial page editor of the Seattle ...

If journalism’s a religion, I need help converting

Friday, April 16th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | 3 Comments »

By Safiyyah Ballard LOGAN--Joe Dougherty, Tyler Riggs, Josh Loftin, Emilie Wheeler, and Kristen Moulton are all journalists. Real, live journalists who write for a news source as a way to make a living. Their community has accepted that they have an ...

Student reporters discuss journalism’s future

Sunday, April 4th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Storee Powell LOGAN—Chances are that those who are reading this article are newspaper readers. But newspaper readers are a dying breed and journalism as a whole is evolving and mysterious to much of the public. Mention “journalist” or “newspaper,” and ...