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    Reece Waddell named as the Daily’s new editor-in-chief

Reece Waddell named as the Daily’s new editor-in-chief

A committee of 16 faculty, students and university administrators selected current sports editor Reece Waddell to be the editor-in-chief of the North Texas Daily beginning this summer. Waddell, a digital and print senior, has worked for the paper since spring 2015. Before becoming a section editor, he was the senior

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    North Texas Daily staff recognized for excellence at Texas Intercollegiate Press Association conference

North Texas Daily staff recognized for excellence at Texas Intercollegiate Press Association conference

Editors, reporters and photographers of North Texas Daily were recognized for journalistic excellence at the annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association awards ceremony Saturday. Journalism, public relations and broadcast students representing dozens of community colleges and universities across Texas gathered in Dallas for a three-day conference of intense on-site competitions and workshops

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    Hannah Lauritzen chosen as new Daily editor-in-chief

Hannah Lauritzen chosen as new Daily editor-in-chief

Staff Reports A committee of faculty, students and university administrators this week selected Hannah Lauritzen to be the editor-in-chief of the North Texas Daily beginning January. Lauritzen, a digital and print journalism senior, currently serves as the paper’s design editor. She has worked for the paper since September 2014 and

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    Why we allow profanity in our stories

Why we allow profanity in our stories

If you read the North Texas Daily regularly, you may have noticed an uptick in our body copy’s profanity this semester. Through social media, professors, journalists, readers and students have discussed whether it’s appropriate for our newspaper – or any – to run swear words in print or online stories. After reading

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    Nobody has time for a media conspiracy

Nobody has time for a media conspiracy

Donald Trump just had the worst week of his presidential campaign and claims of a world-wide news media conspiracy to get Hillary Clinton elected are at an all-time high. Cries that “the media” are a terrible mass aiming to corrupt conservatives is nothing new, but this latest outcry underscores just

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Facts first, opinions later: media literacy works for everyone

The Editorial Board Online journalism, in the politically polarized world in which we live, has its equal share of pros and cons. On the positive side, it’s a wonderful way to circulate news since print newspapers have declined. The dawn of social networking superseded the casual reader’s necessity for print,

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A final letter from the editor

Harrison Long | Editor-in-Chief @HarrisonGLong The long, hot summer Three short months ago, I took the position of editor-in-chief of the North Texas Daily. The journey has been more arduous and challenging than I could have ever imagined at the onset, but I have found that the most rewarding experiences

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What will the history books say about millennials?

The Editorial Board Despite the challenges plaguing the world this summer – whether it’s been police brutality, anti-LGBT hate crimes or terrorist attacks – we are currently members of a generation surrounded by innovation. Since Generation Y is the last to remember a technology-lite childhood, as opposed to now where

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Letter from the editor: It’s really been a year already?

Nicholas Friedman | Editor-in-Chief @NMFreed After more than 20 years, I was the first North Texas Daily editor to stay on for a full school year. It was a scary thought at first, but I grew into it, and I think it all worked out. Don’t you? We told a

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Panama Papers just the tip of the iceberg

The Editorial Board Sunday, April 3 did not begin with the promise of anything out of the ordinary. The presidential race was as much of a train wreck as it had been for the last eight months, Villanova was gearing up to play No. 1 ranked North Carolina the following

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