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Letter from the Editor: A new era for North Texas Daily

For the first time in four decades, the North Texas Daily has a new home. In June we left our beloved, albeit dated newsroom in the GAB behind for a beautiful, brand new office in Sycamore Hall. Room 230, to be exact. Although we have a new space, we’re still

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UNT’s bus route changes are for the greater good

Much to the chagrin of students, UNT unveiled changes to its bus routes Wednesday via Twitter. Buses will no longer enter the center of campus, and instead, riders will be dropped off at either the Student Union or Fouts Field. New #UNT bus routes for the 2017 – 2018 academic year

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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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