News & Commentary

Public School Athletes Can Protest During the Pledge of Allegiance

While it may be orthodox to stand before the flag or during the pledge, the First Amendment safeguards students’ freedom to differ and protest peacefully.
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The steps to landing a job

Two Chipsters from the 2017 class share thoughts on what awaits every CQS alum: job-hunting. This week we hear from Jenny Ung; next week Tomas Rodriguez provides insights.
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Where in the World Are Our Chipsters: Oakland, Calif.

Chips(ters) and guacamole: The latest photo in the Where in the World Are Our Chipsters Series comes from a Oaxacan-inspired restaurant in Oakland, Calif., during an investigative reporting fellowship.
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Kentucky Appeals Court Upholds Teacher Abuse Law

The court found that a law prohibiting critical, abusive speech to teachers was not overly broad, ignoring the danger of such a law being applied to someone merely expressing disagreement with a school official.
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High Court to Examine Minnesota Law Banning All Political Speech Near Polls

Does a ban against wearing political buttons into a voting booth violate the First Amendment?
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Trust, Media and Democracy in the Digital Age

Alberto Ibarguen

In a speech delivered at the Newseum, Knight Foundation President Alberto Ibargüen talks about how civic engagement and civil discourse are endangered by new technology, and what this means for democracy.
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Tough assignment, great reward

Photographer Loren Townsley (2017) knew she was pushing her boundaries when she got her wish: to cover professional baseball.
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Podcast: Journalism in the Age of Trump

What’s it like running a newsroom today and covering an administration that’s often hostile towards journalists? Carrie Budoff Brown, editor of POLITICO, gives us the inside scoop.
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For source of fake reporter ‘robocall,’ look under a rock

Smartphone

The fake robocall was a disgusting attempt to discredit reporters investigating the sexual misconduct allegations against Senate candidate Roy Moore.
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Talking with Harry Harris of the East Bay Times

Jackeline Luna (2017) chats with one of the top crime reporters in the country.
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