Zainab Baloch, The First Muslim Woman Who Ran for Raleigh City Council



Embedded or Entombed

James Foley and Steven Sotloff had one thing in common

Updated: Friday, September 29 2017 | Published: October 2016

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In the video “A Message to America,” American journalist James Foley is kneeling next to a masked jihadist before execution | Daily Mail UK photo

More than three years has passed since two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, were executed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

In August 2014, ISIS released the video “A Message to America,” in which Foley wearing orange jumpsuit was kneeling next to a masked jihadist in black. Foley got beheaded at the end of the video, as a warning to the U.S. military intervention against ISIS.

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DACA dilemma: What’s next?

The first question people always ask to a DACA recipient is “why don’t you become legal?”

Leslie Arreaza, in navy, with other DACA supporters at a protest in Raleigh | Leslie Arreaza photo

Third-year Meredith student Leslie Arreaza gets a lot of questions from people after they know she is an undocumented immigrant.

But the first question people always ask is “why don’t you become legal?”

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Is a master’s degree in journalism worth it?

Exploring the worthiness of higher education in journalism

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Higher education often leads to student loan debt challenges. | photo

Columbia University’s School of Journalism recently introduced a new graduate program in data journalism, which is estimated to cost $147,514 for a year.

Getting a master’s degree in journalism from this renowned private university amounts to the cost of owning a luxury car.  Continue reading “Is a master’s degree in journalism worth it?”

The Power of Feeding Fear

The definition of terrorism in the media

Azzedine Najd, right, and his wife Fadwa Achmaoui look at a memorial near the site of a fatal shooting at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec | Mathieu Belanger/ Reuters photo from The Globe and Mail)

Soon after the Quebec mosque attack which took place earlier this year, Fox News tweeted that suspect was Mohamed Belkhadir of Moroccan origin, without mentioning the other suspect, a French Canadian Alexandre Bissonnette.  Continue reading “The Power of Feeding Fear”

Message to Millennials: Successful New Yorkers’ Advice

Inspiring stories from College Media Association convention


Ann Shoket and Joanne Lipman at CMA Media Conference | Photography by Seung Pang

The Metropolitan Ballroom at Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel buzzed with young and diverse college students with hopes of winning the big media life. Continue reading “Message to Millennials: Successful New Yorkers’ Advice”