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With press freedom comes much responsibility

With press freedom comes much responsibility

Guest ViewBy Alan Blanchard | Faculty Adviser Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress […]

by · May 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Stop censoring the truth

Stop censoring the truth

We owe Taylor brave journalismBy Cassidy Grom & Becca Robb | Contributors Taylor University’s practice of censoring its student press is dangerous. We require a free press to increase accountability in our community and to encourage student journalists to pursue hard topics. The Echo’s online policy states, “The University can […]

by · May 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Department Chair and Associate Professor of Communication Donna Downs is proud of this year’s seniors.

Communications Department showcases portfolios

Senior’s exhibition to take place on May 7By Hannah Stumpf | Echo A public exhibition of public relations (PR) and journalism majors’ senior portfolios will take place on May 7 from 6–7:45 p.m. in Rupp lobby. Afterward, there will be an awards ceremony for all Communication Department majors. The awards […]

by · April 27, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
The complexity of objectivity

The complexity of objectivity

Student reflects on Israel-Palestine conflictBy Annabelle Blair | Contributor Last October, I paid $620 to reserve my spot as one of 29 journalism and media students traveling to Israel. On Dec. 6, President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Protests broke out in Palestinian territories, and an Israeli […]

by · April 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Student news is an institutional watchdog

Student news is an institutional watchdog

Our ViewEditorial Board | Echo Last Saturday morning, eight Echo staffers caravanned to the Indianapolis Marriott North for the Hoosier State Press Association Newsroom Seminar and Awards Luncheon, and they didn’t come away empty-handed — competing with the likes of Indiana University and Purdue University, The Echo walked away with […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Photograph by Brad Timmerman

Preparing tomorrow’s generation of truth-tellers

Meet the Echo’s new faculty adviserDr. Alan Blanchard | Faculty Adviser “Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so truth be in the field, we do injuriously by licensing and prohibiting to misdoubt her strength. Let her and falsehood grapple; who ever knew […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
The Echo: a critique

The Echo: a critique

The Echo does what it should, but it could be betterBy Sean Mitchem | Contributor I don’t read newspapers. Rather, I don’t have the time to read them. I pick up a newspaper if I am intrigued by something being featured. So I felt more than a little nerve-wracked when […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
The write profession

The write profession

Alumni writing majors tell how they use skills they learned in their fieldsBy Hope Bolinger | Echo  You’re a writing major? Do you have a backup plan? Does typing words actually pay these days? What are you going to do with that? Do you plan to go into editing? Will you […]

by · November 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features