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Capital Gazettes coverage of the shooting in their own newsroom.

Pulitzer Prizes shed light on wounded newsrooms, both literal and metaphorical

Fitting into a broader industry pattern, in January of this year, 1000 jobs were cut in newsrooms across the country. The Pulitzer Prizes reinforce why that is a dangerous trend.
Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content April 22, 2019

In Annapolis, Md., June 28, five journalists at the Capital Gazette newspaper were murdered by a disillusioned man who had his questionable conduct scrutinized by the paper. They wrote a story detailing...

The physical newspaper is a manufactured product—but it is also so much more. (Lonnroth/LION)

Media Mayhem: What even is a news organization?

It can be very easy to think of a newspaper as a manufactured product like your soaps and your silverware. But a newspaper is more than just that.
Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content March 4, 2019

It can be very easy to think of a newspaper as a manufactured product like your soaps and your silverware. If you look at the way you get your soap and silverware and the way you get a newspaper, they...

LION Staffer Pilar Valdes looks at the upcoming newspaper issue. This kind of work can only happen with rights for student journalists. (Lonnroth/LION)

Robust student press freedoms used to be the norm. Now, they’re the exception.

Tinker v. Des Moines asserted in 1969 that the right to freedom of speech was just as important for students as it is adults. It’s only gone down from there.
Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content February 23, 2019

The LION’s blog Media Mayhem evaluates the implications and the legacy of the Tinker v. Des Moines Supreme Court Ruling to mark the end of Scholastic Journalism Week 2019. On this day 50 years ago—Feb....

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Media Mayhem: Podcast Serial grapples with the complexity of justice in America

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content January 31, 2019

When I heard that the third season of the hit narrative podcast Serial would be a deep-dive into America’s criminal justice system—through the lense of a courthouse in Cleveland—I was very intrigued...

Local news is online. But is it online enough?

Media Mayhem: To survive in the modern age, local news needs to adapt

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content December 17, 2018

Local news is in a crisis and it’s only getting worse. Over the past 10 years or so, an innumerable number of newspapers and periodicals have gone defunct. The incredibly fast destruction of these...

Media Mayhem: Khashoggi’s last column call of accountability

Media Mayhem: Khashoggi’s last column call of accountability

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content October 30, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey on Oct. 2, but he would never come out alive. Almost a month after Khashoggi disappeared into the consulate, his disappearance is still...

Max  Abrahamson looks over some of his work at the LTTV studios.

Media Mayhem: LTTV sportscaster becomes Emmy Award presenter

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content June 4, 2018

When LTTV Sports Director Max Abrahamson walked across the stage at the Senior Honor’s assembly, there were audible gasps when his scholarship sum was announced. Such a feat was possible due to his...

The iconic Tribune Tower, the headquarters of the Chicago Tribune, in downtown Chicago. Employees at the Tribune are rebuking the papers long-time anti-union stance as they push for unionization among their own ranks.

Media Mayhem: Inside the Chicago Tribune’s unprecedented push for unionization

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor April 16, 2018

As long-time readers of the Chicago Tribune can attest, the prestigious newspaper's editorial page has consistently published eviscerating editorials that have taken a vociferous anti-union posture. But...

Media Mayhem: How a church retreat reminded me of the value of points of view

Media Mayhem: How a church retreat reminded me of the value of points of view

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor March 12, 2018

Despite what some may claim, teenagers are aware of the world around them. Some are more aware of world than others, but high school students do consume news—but teenagers often consume the news in forms...

Media Mayhem: Buzz about Buzzfeed

Media Mayhem: Buzz about Buzzfeed

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor February 26, 2018

Throughout all of its existence, Buzzfeed has garnered a reputation for being uber popular and uber inconsequential. But there is a side of Buzzfeed that is not factory-made viral videos, top 10 lists...

Lars Lonnroth’s Media Mayhem: The LION’s look at media, journalism and the world

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor February 12, 2018

The media is a field that carries significant clout and influence on the world around us. The media shines a light on the things that impact people’s lives, but the media also impacts people’s lives....

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