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The Aiken Standard worked with our journalism class today to teach them how to be effective writers and reporters.

The Aiken Standard worked with our journalism class today to teach them how to be effective writers and reporters.

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This just in, in the mail! Can’t wait to read this book by NBC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent, !

., great insights at the PRSA sports lunch. See ya for a game in Chambana?

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Uconn Senior majoring in Art draws 1 Liberty Square (Tomasso) building as thank you gift for Tomasso's Sponsorship

Inside Today's Paper. Open House on Sept 7th 1-4 pm at Trinity on Main for Queen Ann Nzinga youth program ages 5-17

The ABSOLUTE state of : receiving a Pulitzer Prize for publishing B.S. stories of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. The determination revealed these "" as DNC propagandists. Their new marching orders? Write Trump racist! Pathetic.

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Like I know this comes from Reddit but the video evidence provided here should maybe make you question just how “liberatory” these protests really are.


Krystal Ball exposes anti-Bernie media bias

Although I don’t agree with his comment that the Supreme Court was the #1 reason why people voted for Trump (Seriously? Um, no.), this is a great peak inside the mechanics behind broadcast news.

I’m more familiar with newspaper and magazine journalism, so I know more about how reporters are “controlled” there. But this info on how broadcast reporters are “handled” is definitely interesting.

Before my storm-induced Rendell marathon, I’d been reading the wrong way. John Gardner, the literary critic, wrote that the job of the novelist is to create a “vivid and continuous dream” for the reader, but I’d somehow developed a case of readerly sleep apnea. I’d gotten into the habit of consuming novels so fitfully that I was all but sealed off from their pleasures. It was as if I’d been watching movies in a special buffering-only mode, or listening to music through the world’s balkiest Bluetooth headphones.

some late night reading 📖

i leave for a european cruise in a few days and i’m so scared but so excited! i hate traveling bc it gives me really bad anxiety but this is a one in a lifetime opportunity and i won’t let it go to waste! i’ll be sure to post some pictures on the trip 💛

have a happy tuesday!


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Try Again, 4 a.m. Thoughts

Have you ever tried something for the first time in a long time and realize, it’s no as easy as it used to be? Well, that’s the problem I’m having right now. When I was in middle school I would write. I don’t mean small things either. I would sit down for hours and handwrite stories, poems, and/or thoughts in a spiral notebook. The ideas just would flow so naturally. I used to be in a writing club as well. Though I was always a bit apprehensive about sharing my work publicly, I was always told that my writing was good and relatable. 

It wasn’t until about freshman or sophomore year of school that I stopped writing all together. Perhaps I felt the stress of life bearing down on my shoulders, of maybe I had just run out of juice and didn’t have the time to come up with anything. Whatever happened then, I stopped. The point is, I had stopped all my writing. Not just for a short amount of time either, for years I went without writing a personal piece. It’s a bit disappointing. 

Ever heard the phrase, “Either use it or lose it”? Well, I am definitely feeling that now. My skills were powerful, at least for my age. I regret not making time to focus on and better my skills as a writer. Especially now, I’m thinking of fulfilling an old dream of becoming a journalist. However, truth be told, I have a long way to go if I ever want to accomplish that. But, this is step one, I suppose. Writing down some thoughts, googling words and just practicing. 

Whether people take the time to read this or not, I’m content with knowing I’m returning to doing something I love. I’m satisfied with knowing that I am improving my skills with every word I type out. Maybe this positive, full of energy feeling won’t last forever, but I’m going to keep pushing through. A goal of mine is to improve my writing and perhaps pursue a career out of it. I won’t stop until I feel accomplished either! These are my for 4 a.m. thoughts. I’ll sign off with a famous quote from my favorite poet. 

“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” 
-Edgar Allan Poe 

This weekend was weird because I got very drunk with a load of people who went to my postgrad a couple of years ago. I can barely remember their advice (and a lot of it made no sense) and it took me several minutes to spell out he word “shorthand” in shorthand, which makes me think I was spelling out the word “shrthnshrtshrtshrtshrthndndndndndndnd”

              The English band You Me at Six recently released their new single entitled What’s It Like this Thursday after teasing it on social media earlier. This is their first song since their VI album that was released October of last year. In this imaginative new song, the band effortlessly blends together hip-hop techno beats and the classic roughness of the alternative rock we all know and love. The leading man Josh Franceschi likens it to a way for the band to “flex [their] muscles”.

              The song tackles the societal idea of appearing perfect all the time to everyone and how a simple use of healing crystals or understanding of star signs make the perfect person. It goes on in the chorus to talk about how time has changed him to become more jaded and uncaring for someone who once was important because he got tired of hiding his truth and pretending to be someone he wasn’t.

              Tell me what you think of the new song. But before, let’s cheers to being our perfectly imperfect selves.


Meanwhile, at VICE MAGAZINE HQ…


FEATURE: Malcolm X on CBC’s Front Page Challenge
The Campaign Press: Members of the 10 Percent, Reporting For the One Percent
Media companies run by the country's richest people can't help but project the mindset of their owners.
By Matt Taibbi

The news media is now loathed in the same way banks, tobacco companies, and health insurance companies are, and it refuses to understand this. Mistakes like WMDs are a problem, but the media’s biggest issue is exactly its bubble-ness, and clubby inability to respond to criticism in any way except to denounce it as misinformation and error. Equating all criticism of media with Trumpism is pouring gasoline on the fire.

The public is not stupid. It sees that companies like CNN and NBC are billion-dollar properties, pushing shows anchored by big-city millionaires….

Trump may have accelerated distaste for the press, but he didn’t create it. He sniffed out existing frustrations and used them to rally anger toward “elites” to his side. The criticism works because national media are elites, ten-percenters working for one-percenters. The longer people in the business try to deny it, the more it will be fodder for politicians. Sanders wasn’t the first, and won’t be the last.
Journalist Owen Jones attacked outside pub in 'premeditated assault by far-right'
Left-wing journalist Owen Jones has said he was kicked in the head in a "blatant premeditated assault".

The Guardian columnist said in a tweet that he and friends were set upon while out celebrating his birthday.

He said: “Six of us left the pub at 3am and were saying our goodbyes 30 metres away, then a group of three or four men left the pub, made a beeline for me, kicked me in the back, threw me on the ground, slamming my head, and kicked me in the skull.

"My friends were punched trying to defend me.”

Mr Jones indicated he thought the attack was motivated by far-right ideology.

He added: “Given the far-right attacks I’ve had in the streets, and generally escalating far-right attacks I’ve had, I’m in no doubt what this is.

"They spotted me in the pub, waited for us to leave, and then launched their attack when we were away from the pub.

"It was planned, not a random attack.”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sent a message of “solidarity” to Mr Jones.

Mr Corbyn said: “Owen believes it was politically motivated, and we know the far right is on the march in our country.

"An attack on a journalist is an attack on free speech and our fundamental values.”

Guardian editor Katherine Viner has condemned the attack.

She said on Saturday evening: “At the Guardian we deplore the outrageous attack on Owen Jones that took place late last night.

"Violent assaults on journalists or activists have no place in a democratic society.”



“Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country.”


Chomsky Calmly Tells Reporter Why He Sucks


You’re watching Fox News. You just don’t know it.

We tend to assume that if a story is being covered by major news networks, it’s because journalists have decided that the story is important. But thanks to Fox News, that’s not always true. The network was specifically created to generate scandals that would hurt Democrats and help Republicans.

And because most major networks pay attention to what happens in conservative media, those pseudoscandals end up creeping into mainstream coverage.