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Journalists bowing to sources, betraying readers

By Tyler Davis

October 7, 2012

“Journalists should be free of obligation to any interest other than the public’s right to know,” states the code of ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists. Yet some reporters have been allowing their sources to comb through transcripts and decide what they do and do not want published.Traditionally, politicians have spoken carefully in the company of journalists because the press has the power to expose th...

Students need alternatives

By Editorial Board

September 25, 2011

An activist organization, Student Public Interest Research Groups, rallied at Truman College on Sept. 15 to protest the ever-rising costs of textbooks in a movement they call the “Textbook Rebellion.” The group has traveled to college campuses across the country since the start of the fall semester, rallying restive students who feel administrators are unsympathetic to the financial burden placed on them. Thousands of stu...

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