Foothill College

By Finn Mennuti

When one thinks of the word “journalism,” generally an image straight out of the movie, “Spotlight,” comes to mind: a bustling newsroom, full of uniquely focused departments that each are engaged in researching and writing within the focus of their niche, all adhering to the strictest regulations of journalistic integrity and a hunger for the absolute truth. (to be continued)

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Niches and Newsrooms

By Finn Mennuti Foothill College journalism class When one thinks of the word “journalism,” generally an image straight out of the movie, “Spotlight,” comes to mind: a bustling newsroom, full of uniquely focused departments that each are engaged in researching and writing within the focus of their niche, all adhering to the strictest regulations of…

Songs of a Man’s Life

My long memory makes it easy to recall that this student and I were discussing terminology about transgender people after our regular, Thursday class period on Sept. 28, 2017 when he noted aloud how much he enjoyed pursuing LGBT stories. “When I write them,” he said of such stories, “I’m learning about LGBT people and…

Council Leads the Way to LED

Note: This story was reported and written in 2017. By Ashley Loaeza PLEASANT HILL — The Pleasant Hill City Council has approved the purchase and installation of an LED sign at City Hall. During their Nov. 20 meeting, councilmembers authorized the city manager to enter into a contract with Sunny Neon Signs to install the…

Why is Concord not a Sanctuary City?

Learning AP style is tough but necessary in college journalism. While on deadline, this student called my attention to the AP stylebook entry that discouraged use of the term, undocumented immigrants. I was unaware of this, but was certain that I had already read the phrase countless times in news stories. So I suggested to…

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