128 Editorial Boards Fighting the War on the Press

128 editorial boards are taking a stand on Thursday (August 16) against the “war on the press.” This is a fascinating struggle for credibility for these papers. Here’s some coverage:

Globe rallies newspapers to protect free press from Trump attacks

‘‘We are not the enemy of the people,’’ said Marjorie Pritchard, deputy managing editor for the editorial page of The Boston Globe, referring to a characterization of journalists that Trump has used in the past. The president, who contends he has largely been covered unfairly by the press, also employs the term ‘‘fake news’’ often when describing the media.

The Globe has reached out to editorial boards nationwide to write and publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing what the newspaper called a ‘‘dirty war against the free press.’’

You can read more here: “More than 100 newspapers will publish editorials decrying Trump’s anti-press rhetoric

History vs. Augustus: Power Hungry Politicians

“His reign marked the beginning of one of history’s greatest empires … and the end of one of its first republics. Was Rome’s first emperor a visionary leader who guaranteed his civilization’s place in history, or a tyrant who destroyed its core values? Peta Greenfield and Alex Gendler put this controversial figure on trial in History vs. Augustus.” (From TED Ed Website)

History vs. Augustus – Peta Greenfield & Alex Gendler

Special Illinois Bicentennial Events (podcast)

We are excited to be part of Illinois’ bicentennial celebration. This discussion with Jessica Crotty, MVCC’s Bicentennial Event Planning Committee, outlines the special events coming in the fall semester.

Special Illinois Bicentennial Events

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The Mosaics Program, G. Willow Wilson, and Ms. Marvel (podcast)

Tommy Hensel, Director of the Fine and Performing Arts Center, discusses the program Mosaics: Muslim Voices in America. He discuses previous and upcoming programming with a special emphasis on This is part of our One Book programming and our Graphic Novel Symposium.

 

The Mosaics Program, G. Willow Wilson, and Ms. Marvel

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The Identities of Ms. Marvel (podcast)

Sundus Madi-McCarthy and Nina Shoman-Dajani club advisers for the Arab Student Union and the Muslim Student Association discuss G. Willow Wilson’s graphic novel Ms. Marvel and the ways that it presents main character Kamala Khan’s identity as a Muslim woman superhero.This program will run from September 208 to May of 2019. This is part of our One Book programming and our Graphic Novel Symposium.

The Identities of Ms. Marvel, One Book, One College 2018-2019

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Why Study Pop Culture? (One Book Podcast Review)

Faculty member Carey Millsap-Spears discusses the importance of studying popular culture in preparation for the upcoming One Book program on the graphic novel Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona. This is part of our One Book programming and our Graphic Novel Symposium.

Why Study Pop Culture? 2018-2019 One Book: Ms Marvel

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Ms. Marvel a New Kind of Hero (One Book Podcast)

Librarians Tish and Troy give a brief overview of Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona, which is the 2018-2019 One Book text. They also discuss the program themes. This program will run from September 208 to May of 2019. This is part of our One Book programming and our Graphic Novel Symposium.

Ms. Marvel Review, 2018-2019 One Book, One College

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