Mayor Gray, along with 40 other individuals, was arrested yesterday (Monday) for protesting on Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. On the scene, WAMU had a reporter covering the events for the radio. The story was published on the radio, via print online, and the reporter ended up on television. (More …)
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I worked on a story with one of the reporters investigating a Washington, DC political figure. It was exciting to research in hopes of discovery, but there are certainly pros and cons that come with investigative journalism. It appears that journalism becomes the search for discovery, with hopes that there is some sort of transparency; and that is certainly one appealing trait of the field.
So early in the semester at my current internship, Pres. Obama delivered his State of the Union address. As an undergrad, it always seemed as though I was one of a very select few who looked forward to the event. I would get together with fellow PoliSci students in a lounge somewhere and watch the speech… usually snacking and yelling at the TV was involved from both sides of the room. Never did I actually think about the physical divide of the two parties within the room – it seemed normal, the ‘way we always do it’. However, as my employer’s title states, there is a ‘Third Way’ of doing things… bipartisan musical chairs.
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Hi, I’m Linda. I’m a second semester sophomore in the School of Public Affairs, majoring in political science. This semester is a time of adjustment for me, because not only am I acclimating back into AU after spending a semester abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, but I am also interning two full days a week at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (the RAC.) Although you might not think it from the title of the organization, the RAC’s main goal is to advance the Reform movement’s goal of social justice by lobbying the government, working with other organizations, and hosting 6 seminars a year teaching high school students about the political process and how to lobby their members of Congress. Fun fact from my intern manuel: Much of the 1964 Civil Rights Act was drafted in the offices of the Religious Action Center! (More …)
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