Journalism in the height of the #MeToo movement

The New Yorker gave Deborah Ramirez a platform to speak. Yes, Ramirez used anonymous sources to backup her claims. No, it doesn’t make the New Yorker or the writers, Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer, any less credible. And here’s why: this societal and justice system was set up to disenfranchise survivors of sexual, emotional and physical abuse while simultaneously protecting abusers. The New Yorker gave her a platform—a voice.

Courier Chat: Photography with Mike Watkins and James Membreno

This week, Sam and Grace talk to Courier photo editors Mike Watkins and James Membreno about what it’s like to take photos for the Courier and how to get into photography. Mike Watkins: watkins.courier@gmail.com watkins@twovivid.com twovivid.com James Membreno: membreno.courier@gmail.com Have something you want us to talk about on the podcast? Want to appear as a guest or have your story told? Email us!: podcast.courier@gmail.com

Twitter’s new 280 character is stupid and too long and no one wants to read this much and have I proven my point yet?

During the past couple weeks the public interest in Twitter’s decision to switch it’s character limit to 280 characters for certain countries has diminished, which is the opposite of what the profoundly negative social impacts of this decision will do in the current social and journalistic climate.

Courier transitions into digital-only editions

The cupboard in PCC’s newsroom is filled with books that bind every print edition from 1949 until 2016. The library archives hold newspapers from before the 50s, back when the Courier was called the Chronicle for Pasadena High School. However, for the first time in 102 years, and onward, there will no longer be a book or any physical archive that binds every print edition of each respective school year. PCC’s independent student voice, the Courier, will now be an online-only publication.

Editorial: Advisers inspire JACC wins

This past weekend the Courier staff attended the Journalism Association of Community Colleges State Conference in Burbank where we not only attended panels and workshops but also competed in State Publication contests and On-the-Spot contests. We did extremely well individually and as a whole, winning a total of 19 awards including the Pacesetter Award, which is given to the top four student publications in the state.

PCC Courier brings home nearly 20 journalism awards

Staff writers and photographers for the PCC Courier, a student-run media organization, took home 19 awards this past weekend at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) 2016 state conference. Students had the opportunity to compete, network and attend workshops. PCC was joined by 45 other community colleges in the three-day event that took place at the Marriot conference center in Burbank. Amongst the 19 awards, the PCC Courier staff also received the coveted Pacesetter award for all-round newsroom excellence. This was the first time …