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Editorial: W&L needs to reconsider its relationship with the press

Bri Hatch and Shauna Muckle May 8, 2023

Let’s talk about that Pi Phi piece. Yup, the one that got us called lazy journalists, anti-Greek indies and—our personal favorite—weirdos. We knew long before publishing that members of Pi Phi wouldn’t...

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New York Times investigative reporters blast McKinsey in campus visit

Lily Mott, Staff Writer February 8, 2023

Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe, investigative reporters at The New York Times and the authors of “When McKinsey Comes to Town: The Hidden Influence of the World’s Most Powerful Consulting Firm,”...

Kate Dewing, ‘23, hosts the show “Aural Pleasure” once a week. Photo by Steve Cross

W&L’s campus radio expands, innovates

Veronika Kolosova, Staff Writer December 14, 2022

At the beginning of the 2022-23 academic year, only seven students had a show on WLUR 91.5 FM. Now, the campus radio station has 50 regular programs on the air.  Washington and Lee’s journalism department...

Walters worked in journalism for 15 years before entering academia in 2014.

New faculty profile: Patrick Walters

Claire DiChiaro, Staff Writer November 15, 2022

For newly-hired journalism professor Patrick Walters, one story from his reporting days stands out in his memory. As he reported on new regulations of African hair-braiding salons in Philadelphia, Walters...

David Barstow is a senior investigative reporter for the New York Times. Photo by Hannah Denham, 20.

Q&A with New York Times Senior Writer David Barstow

Hannah Denham October 31, 2018
"My first piece of advice [for young journalists] is not advice at all. It’s a plea: God, we need you, right?"
Vivian Schiller addresses students and faculty in Stackhouse. Photo by Nuoya Zhou, 18.

Emphasizing ethics in the media

Nuoya Zhou March 21, 2016

Independent Media Executive Vivian Schiller delivered Washington and Lee’s 61st Media Ethics Keynote Address on March 18, telling the audience that she believes ethics is the key for standing out for...

Lou Hodges

Former Journalism Professor dies, leaves mark on University

Madeleine Haight March 7, 2016

The Washington and Lee community voiced the loss of an influential professor whose distinctive teaching methods and broad interests expanded the vision of his department. Louis Wendell Hodges, the John...

Journalism students report on internships

Journalism students report on internships

Abigail Summerville October 12, 2015

When Maggie Dick, ‘17, walked into the Zimmerman Advertising headquarters on the first day of her summer internship, she didn’t expect to see the company’s founder help himself and a client out of...

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