Bypassing traditional spring break, FMU students visit Atlanta to observe hands-on journalism

By JaConna Brooker, Mass Communication major at Francis Marion University While many college students were heading to the beach, three Francis Marion University mass communication majors decided to devote their 2018 spring break to investigating their future in journalism by visiting three media outlets and one public relations firm in Atlanta, Georgia. The trio visited…

Savannah State shooting; how the student media covered the crisis

Editor’s Note: With thousands of students protesting against guns on high school campuses this month, one SPJ student member and The Tiger’s Roar reporter shares how his university covered a shooting on his own campus in February 2018.  Xavier McKnight, NABJ president, collaborated with The Tiger’s Roar on this video covering the February 2018 shooting…

Student journalists say they are not producing Fisher-Price journalism

By Ariel Cochran, SPJ Region 3 intern and SPJ Auburn student chapter president The fight to retain First Amendment Rights is a constant battle for student journalists within college campuses across the United States. Chip Brownlee, a junior journalism and political science major and editor-in-chief of The Auburn Plainsman says, “There’s little things every day” that might fragment…