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Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Keynote speaker Dann Gire speaks to the room about the importance of truth in journalism.

Scholastic journalism program celebrates 50 years of educating youth

Jayden Kimpel, Campus Journalist October 8, 2023

“American journalism represents one of the noblest professions in our nation,” Chicago Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire said during his keynote speech at the 2023 Kettle Moraine Press Association...

Sara Myers (photo provided by Sara Myers)

The benefits of becoming a journalist

Felicity Knabenbauer, Editor October 2, 2022

“From my perspective as a newspaper reporter, you learn a lot about the community you cover when you work for a daily newspaper like the Beloit Daily News and Janesville Gazette (the two papers I...

The best way for journalists to head off accusations about fake news is to be forthright and transparent about the newsgathering process. Readers should be told who owns a news medium, where the medium gets its money, who the editors are, and what the editorial aims of the organization are. Stories should be thoroughly sourced, with the sources identified by name whenever possible. Claims about fake news should be answered with documented, verifiable facts. News media should be open to criticism, but willing to answer criticism vigorously when warranted.
 - Journalism Professor James Kates

Combatting the fake news stereotype

October 2, 2022

"The best way for journalists to head off accusations about "fake news" is to be forthright and transparent about the newsgathering process. Readers should be told who owns a news medium, where the...

“I’d like to shout out to my grandpa who served in the army for a number of years in the 50s.”
Junior John Leahey, Journalism

What do we appreciate our veterans?

November 7, 2021

“When I think about our Veterans, my heart is flooded with appreciation. Appreciation for their bravery; appreciation for their sacrifice; appreciation for their selflessness. Thank you endlessly, now...

Editor/Reporter Kim McDarison

Happy National Newspaper Week

Kim McDarison, Contributor October 3, 2021

Editors today, like those in many professions, face the challenges of a complex and fast-changing world, but, in our case, along with the reporters who gather the news, we get to document events, learn...

UWW-TV adviser Jim Mead adds closed captioning to a video clip for the hearing impaired.

UWW-TV adviser receives press award

Katie Childs, Assistant News Editor November 8, 2020

The Kettle Moraine Press Association (KEMPA) honored 15-year adviser and director of UW-Whitewater Television station Jim Mead with the Friend of KEMPA award at the 2020 fall conference. The award was...

Sam Martino faces the bayonets of National Guard  soldiers during a protest on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus in 1969.

Journalists get it ‘write’

October 11, 2020

Journalism matters. Facts matter. Truth matters.  These are the ingredients that help shape the pursuit of information in newspapers. Journalists get it “write.” From selling newspapers on...

Scholarship opportunities for journalism majors

February 10, 2020

Hi Royal Purple, My name is Dror Liebenthal and I lead, a student scholarship platform. One of our donors just funded a new College Journalism Grant, and I’m writing to see if you can share...

Proud to find home at the Royal Purple

Kaylee Pryble, Arts & Rec Editor September 30, 2019

I am ecstatic to be the new Arts and Rec Editor for the Royal Purple. When I was a kid, starting just before kindergarten so four or five, I would be glued to the news whenever it was on TV (I was a bit...

Los Angeles Times reporter Sam Quinones presents data and ideas on the issue of heroin use to a crowd of students on March 12 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

LA native, reporter speaks on heroin use

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor March 18, 2018

Opioids are taking over the United States. Not a single area across the country isn’t affected by the issue, and that includes Whitewater. Los Angeles native Sam Quinones is an award-winning author...

Journalism classes benefit all majors

October 13, 2015

Oct. 13, 2015 The disinterest in general education and elective courses is something I’ll never understand. Why would you want to live in a world where college graduates aren’t educated about different...

Entire ‘Rolling Stone’ staff at fault for reporting failure

April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015 Following an outside review by Columbia Journalism School professors, Rolling Stone magazine has retracted Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s story “A Rape On Campus” after “major avoidable...

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