After a two-year pilot phase, BC’s six-course journalism minor became an official program this academic year.
“The truth is now under attack,” said Charles Sennott, an award winning journalist and author. Right now, and forever more, we need to work a lot harder to be sure we do our jobs. We have to do better. Journalism has failed us. We have to do better.”
Though he never planned on working in journalism, that’s where Bodetti’s interest in the Middle East led him. Where that interest will take him next is unknown, but soon to be revealed come graduation in May.
The idea behind the minor was to combine a liberal arts education of Boston College with the global perspective that journalism entails.
“This is American exceptionalism in the 21st century,” Andersen said. “Our drift toward … doing our own thing, and having an altogether uncertain grip on reality has overwhelmed our other exceptional national traits and turned us into a less-developed country as well.”
Donald Trump’s constant use of the term “fake news” to describe the work of career journalists has deeply insulted and alienated many in the industry, according to Lebeau.
Editor-at-large for Vanity Fair Cullen Murphy, writer Paul Elie and BC English professor James T. Lester held a panel on Thursday night to discuss their career paths as editors at major publications.
Lara Logan, a 60 Minutes correspondent, shared her experiences reporting in dangerous areas, including when she was sexually assaulted during protests in Egypt.
A panel discusses the state of journalism and the changing role of the ‘Newsworthy’ in contemporary society.