Despite its shocking title, ‘Conversations with a Killer’ is boring

Content warning: This article refers to a serial killer and contains a brief discussion of violence.  With the release of “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes” (2019–), Netflix at first glance seems to have a powerful premise for their new true-crime documentary: While Bundy was in prison awaiting his execution, he claimed once more […]

Tufts students, journalists discuss safety threats, dealing with repression

Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist who published criticisms of the Saudi Crown Prince’s policies, was killed inside a Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. While the murder of journalists may seem relatively uncommon, many journalists and individuals conducting research, including Tufts students, either face threats that compromise their personal safety in areas affected […]

Anita’s Angle: What opinion means to me

I have spent almost four years in the Daily’s Opinion section, sharing my takes with the Tufts community. This week, I started wondering why it matters, after a friend of mine shared with me that he doesn’t normally read opinion writing. He prefers data, numbers and objective information from which he is free to draw […]

The Tuftonian Dream: Dream on

When you were young, you maybe had a dream. You were going to fly to the moon, pass EC 5, cure cancer. Then, you grew up. You cut your hair, chose your major, changed your outlook. You changed a lot, but did you change your dream?  Over winter break, I didn’t have much to do, […]

A critique of the Tufts Daily from within

“Cold objectivity in the face of injustice is a form of complicity,” renowned Mexican author Octavio Paz writes about Elena Poniatowska’s journalistic testimony “Massacre in Mexico” in his introduction to her book. Last year, the Intentionality and Inclusivity (I&I) Committee wrote a statement with the spring 2017 Managing Board for the Daily that dissuaded journalists from seeking “objectivity” […]

Katy Tur headlines Murrow Forum, encourages resilient, fact-driven journalism

Katy Tur, NBC News correspondent, MSNBC anchor and author of “Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History,” discussed contemporary media issues and the state of journalism at Distler Performance Hall in the Granoff Music Center yesterday. Tur is best-known for covering the Donald Trump presidential campaign for NBC News and MSNBC, as well as […]

A statement from The Tufts Daily on objectivity in journalism

The following is a letter from the Daily’s Intentionality & Inclusivity (I&I) Committee and its Managing Board. A spring 2015 Nieman Reports article describes one of journalism’s major problems: “In a 2014 study by the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, only 25 percent of African-Americans and 33 percent […]

Becoming the Opposition

If the past week is any guide, millions of Americans are unhappy with the Trump administration. Among them are college students, many of whom are in the opposition for the first time. Our generation, born in the 90s, was too young to be politically conscious during the Bush years and grew up in the Obama […]

CBS News President David Rhodes discusses news media in politics

CBS News President David Rhodes spoke at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy last night at an event sponsored by the Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World. The primary subject of the discussion was the role of news media in the presidential election and beyond. Dean of the Fletcher School James Stavridis, introduced Rhodes […]

Letter from the Managing Board

An undeniable truth of creating effective, holistic news coverage is that to represent the community as accurately as possible, a paper needs to have writers who bring myriad perspectives and experiences to the table and to their writing. Unfortunately, in our paper and in media outlets across the country, the voices and identities that create […]