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Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors 
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2016 * Issue No. 4

Got questions? Well, we have answers! If you are unsure about classes you are taking, or just want to see if you are on the right track, feel free to come into the Journalism Department office to speak to an advisor! Faculty advisor hours are listed in the department office in MZ 210, and are also posted outside of each faculty advisors office. 


-SPJ/LA Sponsors a Panel Discussion: Is Objectivity Over?
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016
Time: Doors open at 6:30p.m. / Discussion begins at 7p.m.
Location: KPCC's Crawford Family Forum 
Address: 474 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, California 91105
FREE & open for all.

Actor Sean Penn's recent Rolling Stone Magazine account of his interview with Mexican "drug lord", "El Chapo", has led to some discussion amongst journalists in regards to the "objective" of Penn's interview-- which included his opinions about issues such as, the so-called "war on drugs".

The discussion will include questions such as:
  • Is objectivity over?
  • Is it OK for print/online or broadcast reporters to expand their messages with commentary and unattributed opinion?
  • Do the rules change when the topics are drug trafficking, domestic violence or political campaigns?
  • Are readers intelligent enough to judge the content of such messages?
-CSUN SPJ Club hosts Porter Ranch Gas Leak discussion with guest speaker, Los Angeles Times reporter, Alice Walton.

Date: Thursday, February 25
Time: 1p.m.-2:30p.m.
Location: Panorama City Room, USU (in the East Conference Center, near the student Rec Center)