Spring sports deserve attention

Enough about football, eh? Just kidding, football never sleeps at this school. Football is king. Period. The End. And rightfully so, seeing as it is responsible for funding all of USC’s other athletic programs. But football season is a long eight-plus months away, and so I present to you my spring sports primer. This isn’t […]

Daily Trojan wins 10 College Media Awards

The Daily Trojan was recognized for 10 awards at the California College Media Association awards ceremony Saturday night at San Jose State. The CCMA awarded college publications that showed excellence in the print, online, advertising and magazine categories. Judges noted the paper for having articles that were thought-provoking, well-executed and examples of solid reporting. The […]

Boston tragedy sparks review of TV coverage

In light of the recent Boston Marathon tragedy, a lot of attention has been focused on the effect of how media — specifically, television news and scripted shows — conveys breaking news to the public. Despite past breaking news mistakes (CNN’s and Fox News’ coverage on the 2012 Supreme Court health care decision, anyone?), reporters […]

Traditional film criticism finds new platform online

With the rise of the digital age, it’s easy to say that traditional film criticism is dead. Blogs, Twitter, Facebook and myriad up-and-coming digital outlets have become the norm, pushing established film critics — many of whom started in print — out of the way. But it’s too much of a generalization to say that […]

The trouble with shrinking media access

When USC instituted a new football practice policy in August barring media members from reporting injuries, it joined a number of its Pac-12 counterparts in the clampdown of information in the name of maintaining a competitive advantage. USC now prohibits the reporting of injuries observed during in-season practices — much like conference foes, such as […]