journalism

MSU Denver professor’s tweet leads to uncertain future

MSU Denver professor’s tweet leads to uncertain future

NOTE: An edit has been made for clarification. Frei’s book was not specifically about the Battle of Okinawa as originally implied, and the passage discussing it has been amended. The future is uncertain for former Denver Post sportswriter and part-time MSU Denver professor Terry Frei after a controversial tweet on Memorial Day weekend. Frei, who […]

How the Post won the Pulitzer: Aurora theater coverage

How the Post won the Pulitzer: Aurora theater coverage

The Denver Press Club added another accolade to its wall of fame after reporters from the Denver Post presented their Pulitzer to the club on April 13. The Denver Post won the Pulitzer for their print and pioneering digital coverage of the mass shooting that took place in an Aurora theater in 2013. Former and […]

Met Opinion: Inside the news room

Met Opinion: Inside the news room

If Met Media collected a nickel for every time someone accused a member of our news staff of over stepping their bounds, asking questions they “shouldn’t” or misrepresenting someone or something on Auraria Campus, we would empty out a sizeable jar on a regular basis. This is not to say that we are unethical or […]

Controversial comments overshadow Greg Dobbs lecture

Controversial comments overshadow Greg Dobbs lecture

Comments made by veteran reporter Greg Dobbs generated controversy while he spoke at Auraria on the changing nature of terrorism. Dobbs took questions  toward the end of his Oct. 21 lecture at St. Cajetan’s. A member of the audience asked, “With the overall failure of democracy in the region, how do you explain the success of […]

Met Media staff responds to journalist killings in VA

Met Media staff responds to journalist killings in VA

I was watching the news the night the two journalists were killed. I was so absorbed, and shocked by what had happened, that I didn’t realize my daughter was paying attention. ‘Mom, that’s not going to happen to you is it?,’ she asked. I struggled to answer, because the truth is, I don’t know. While […]

Wendy Williams talks tough about media

Wendy Williams talks tough about media

Talk show host Wendy Williams told a room of students at the Tivoli what it takes to make it in media and held nothing back. “Communications is a stupid major,” Williams said. “I would have majored in business. You need a solid internship or two. You also need a hustle.” Despite majoring in communications herself, […]

Journalist Janet Mock tells stories about telling stories

Journalist Janet Mock tells stories about telling stories

Notable journalist and author Janet Mock came to Auraria Feb. 26 to speak about transgender rights and intersectionality as the 2015 Rachel B. Noel Distinguished Visiting Professor. Mock’s speech, titled “Weaving Our Stories: Trans Women & Our Legacy at the Intersections,” was also part of the Institute for Women’s Studies and Services’ annual Bridge Speaker […]

Jessica Redfield Ghawi’s family offers scholarships to female journalism students

Jessica Redfield Ghawi’s family offers scholarships to female journalism students

Jessica Ghawi was a broadcast journalism major at MSU Denver before she was killed in the July 2012 Aurora theater shooting. Ghawi’s family has established the Jessica Redfield Ghawi Scholarship in memory and celebration of her life. The scholarship was created to help female students studying for a journalism career, preferably in broadcast or sports […]

Culture of integrity: Real or imagined

As I enter my fifth year at Metro State, I can’t help but notice a sudden sharp atmosphere change. Perhaps it is because I expected my last year to be, well, my last. But the usual, small paradigm shifts of graduations and new students seems particularly jarring to me this time around.