With the recent uptick of demonstrations and activism on college campuses — in Baltimore especially, but also nationwide as issues surrounding Black Lives Matter and Title IX come to the forefront — student newspapers have a vital, yet delicate, role to play. As Cody Boteler, editor-in-chief of The Towson Towerlight, says: "Often, if something truly significant happens on campus — like when a couple of students occupied the president's office, for example — nobody is
The exhibit will run through Dec. 20 at the Laurel Museum, 817 Main Street in Laurel. It is divided into sections that focus on different types of news: the Firehouse Beat, the Disaster Beat, the National News Desk, the Police Blotter, the Bad News Beat and on the Lighter Side.
For more than a century, Laurel has been prominently featured in newspapers as a "boomtown." The city itself has helped with this image with effective marketing, especially beginning in the 1950s. But while there's no denying Laurel experienced a boom in the second half of the last century, it never lived up to the population predictions.
Richard H. Harryman, a well-known Maryland artist whose portraits include U.S. senators, business leaders, military and clergy, died Nov. 4 at his Severna Park home of complications of prostate cancer. He was 86.
John A. Bartgis, a senior copy editor in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, died Oct. 28 at Good Samaritan Hospital of acute pancreatitis. He was 87.
We ask that Lodge 70 reconsider the donation to Officer Darren Wilson's legal defense fund and publicly clarify its position regarding the incident in Ferguson, Mo. We don't know all the facts and this is too sensitive of a community issue to make an early judgment.
In 1970, a cub reporter was hired by the Evening Capital. He was nearly 30 years old -- borderline ancient. Unlike other Capital staffers, he was a Naval Academy graduate with a master's degree in journalism, and he was a Vietnam war combat veteran whose service left him severely disfigured. And he could not type.
Tribune is just the latest multimedia news company to split up its broadcasting and publishing assets, joining Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. and E.W. Scripps, which completed such a spinoff just last week. Such separation is gaining momentum as traditional media seek to adapt to the fast-evolving digital landscape.