Category: 100th Anniversary

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Wheel alumni reflect on the sate of journalism today

Former Editor Ben Shpigel (02C) Talks Wheel, New York Times

Ben Shpigel (02C) is a Sports Reporter for The New York Times. Courtesy of Earl Wilson/New York Times Ben Shpigel (02C) is a sports reporter for The New York Times and former Executive Editor at The Emory Wheel. Shpigel, a Richboro, Pa. native, was a staff writer at The Dallas Morning News before joining The [...]

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Wheel, University Politics Evolve Dramatically

As we celebrate the 100th birthday of this independent newspaper, it's interesting to look back at some important journalistic events in the United States, Georgia and Emory. I was editor-in-chief of the Wheel from 1956 until 1957. At that time, the governor of Georgia was Marvin Griffin, a solid segregationist. Even though the U.S. Supreme [...]

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Students, Consider a Career in Podcasting

When you scroll through Apple Podcasts, Spotify or any podcast application, you won’t see any Generation Z-produced shows dominating the charts — even though Americans aged 12 to 24 were the key demographic that increased in listenership this year, surpassing the previously largest group of 25-34 year olds.  There is a huge need to fill [...]

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Emory Must Revive Journalistic Curriculum

When I was a freshman at Emory, I fell in love. Before then, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life: I hated the idea of being in school for a long time, found too many subjects interesting to commit to one and — most importantly — wanted a job that wouldn’t [...]

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College Newspapers Encourage Active Listening

It wasn’t until I reported a story about a fish in a river that I fully realized the most important thing I learned from three years of working at The Emory Wheel as an undergraduate. Writing in AP style, rigorous fact-checking and effective time management are all things that I use daily as a political [...]

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