If information were a product, if readers paid for that product and if journalists acted as a normal workforce, maybe this could all be explained by a trite tale of the internet’s power and the declining relevance of printed newspapers. But it can't.
Women's history month: Celia May Southworth, part of the first editorial board, didn't want to sacrifice her femininity for acceptance in the workplace. How could she do that in 1891? She wrote: “Choose friends who are brave enough and noble enough to rise above the social rottenness of the day.”
Last week I tried to take my dog for a walk at 5 p.m. on a Monday night. It’s still winter in Colorado, so it was about to get dark, but it wasn’t yet. It’s the kind of dark in which the trees lose their color, only appearing as silhouettes — the kind of dark in which only half of the cars passing by have headlights on.
Editorial: While The Collegian respects the student government’s decision to start the conversation on bias-motivated incidents, it is long overdue. Why did it take so long?
Editorial: When hundreds of high school students walked out of their classroom Tuesday afternoon in response to a shooting in Parkland, Florida, we were in awe. We would like to offer our complete support of their demonstration. We wish we were that brave in high school.
Editorial: The Collegian condemns Nazis, white nationalists or anyone else who spreads hateful and dangerous ideology. We’re grateful that CSU and many conservative and liberal student leaders did the same. But, we do not believe “condemning” extremists is enough. Implicit and subtle racist rhetoric also needs to be explicitly and directly rejected.
Editorial: This semester, we want to continue reporting hate on our campus, but we also want to document it in a meaningful way. And, we need your help to do it.
Maybe it was one headline one day. Maybe it was an ongoing story. But, I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say we all saw a headline this semester that broke us. When you mourn, we mourn. When you want to talk about it, we want to publish it for everyone else to hear.
Editorial: “So, they impeached that guy? Why?” Here, we offer one answer: our own interpretation as outsiders (without a stake in an outcome) who were offered an inside look.
My managing editor and I held an internal meeting with our team to work to undo the perceptions and assumptions about how reporters cover communities of color. We need to take responsibility.