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Journalism in an Age of Fake News

A big thank you to Salt Lake Tribune's Paul Huntsman Sr. and Jennifer Napier-Pearce for speaking on USU Campus
Paul Huntsman Sr and Jennifer Napier-Pearce

Many of us are stuggling to make sense of information environment in which the media has been denigrated by political leadership and has evolved into what some call mutually exclusibe echo chambers. On Thursday, March 23, two prominent members of the jounalism community in Utah - Paul Huntsman Sr., owner of the Salt Lake Tribune and Jennifer Napier-Pearce, Tribune editor - discussed how the paper navigates this terrain, how they select the stories the Tribune considers news and what it all means to an informed citizenry.

From left to right - Damon Cann, Jennifer Napeir-Pearce, Jeannie Johnson and Paul Huntsman Sr.
Tribune Lunch

USU and the CIA
A look inside the life of Dr. Jeannie Johnson

GenMattisTony Peacock, Jake Falcon, General James Mattis and Jeannie Johnson

Jeannie Johnson lives a life guided by her passion of political science, an addiction to Dr. Pepper and a great love for our nation.

“You come here, you work hard and get a great education. This can be your circle,” she said. “You have no idea what adventures are in store for you. You don’t know who you are supposed to meet or what you are going to do to contribute. But those may be fairly extraordinary.” 

Read the entire article about our own Dr. Jeannie Johnson in The Utah Statesman! 


Check out Laura Gamboa's post on Venezuela in the
WZB Democracy Blog

For years now, Venezuela has been going through a severe crisis, the economy is collapsing, crime is reaching record high levels, and the government is turning more authoritarian. In order to address the crisis the opposition has been pushing for a recall referendum against President Nicolás Maduro. On October, however, the government suspended the referendum process, increasing fears that Venezuela is becoming a full-fledge dictatorship. This post discusses Venezuela´s situation today, the reasons the government might have had to stop the referendum, and what are some of the mechanisms the opposition could use to get out of the crisis.

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