Archives for October 2017

The Megaphone Podcast: David Carroll

20171019_132637On this week’s episode of The Megaphone Podcast, Igor interviews David Carroll, the Associate Director of Student Media at George Mason University. They discuss his role, how Student Media operates, and the role of student leadership within Student Media as an organization. Give it a listen!

 

 

 

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Talks #RealNews At Mason

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Host of MSNBC’s Hardball Chris Matthews opens up this year’s Mason Communication Forum. Photo By (Kaitlyn Koegler/Office of Student Media).

On Tuesday, October 24, host of MSNBC’s Hardball Chris Matthews opened this year’s Mason Communication Forum with a conversation addressing “fake news” and journalism today.

The conference, named #RealNews2017, was an interactive event that enabled students to exchange insight about today’s “social-mediated world”, first illustrated by Matthews. Though “fake news” has become a hot topic circulating throughout social media platforms, news outlets, and even in 3 a.m. tweets, it is not a new concept. It has always been here.

Today, consumer-run, unedited content initiatives contribute to the disparity among opinions and a misinformed populous. Driving unfiltered ideas and revealing raw content is an unprofessional yet tempting move, all of which can lead to deviance away from the truth. And that is what makes up the role of a journalist today. They strive to repair consensus, expose the absolutes, and inform the public with honesty and clarity.

According to Matthews, there are three rules to journalism. One, is to peer-review and edit. “This is what separates journalists from B.S.”, Matthews said. Second, is to embrace diversity. Viewpoints are no longer linear, and tending to multiple audiences should be made a priority by professionals entering the journalistic field. Last, is “to have to want to make it.” Quality writers attain a passion driven by the truth.

Following Matthews’ keynote address was a panel discussion and speed table sessions from distinguished media professionals. His introduction set a foundation that continued the on-going conversation of what journalism is now. Modern coverage means unveiling the truth, checking the facts, remaining honest, and tuning out outside forces which populate the inter-web today.

Video coverage brought to you by Mason Cable Network: https://youtu.be/pmD61iMYTbM

The Megaphone Podcast: Chris Byrne

IMG_2973On this week’s episode of The Megaphone, Igor interviews Chris Byrne, the host of “What’s Your Style, Mason?” on MCN. They talk about teamwork, MCN, his show, and being a TV anchor. Give it a listen!

WGMU: Turtle of the GMU Role-Playing Club

Role Playing Club LogoDJ Ariana Havens interviews Turtle from Mason’s Role-Playing Club to talk about his passion for tabletop role-playing games, the club itself, his best role-playing stories, and when and where they meet!

Interested? The GMU Role-Playing Club meets Saturday nights from 9PM-12AM in the Hampton Roads 6th floor common room. Find them on their page on getconnected.gmu.edu, or email Turtle at J-C-R-O-M-A-R-2-[AT]-MASONLIVE[DOT]GMU[DOT]EDU

Oh Wonder at 9:30 Club

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By: Laurel Griffin

What a wonder Oh Wonder was at the 9:30 Club in D.C. on Monday, October 2. Who is Oh Wonder? The band originated in London, England, back in 2014 and consists of two band members – Josephin Vader Gucht and Anthony West. The band bases their genres around Indie Pop and Electropop. They became internationally known through their DIY debut album and have been having several singles hitting top charts here in America and in a few other countries.

At the concert they had a fantastic set up going on – they had different color lights hitting/strobing the crowd to the different songs they played. They played a mixture of songs from their previous album and their new one. Two songs that stood in general that were very good was their singles “Drive” and “Lifetimes“. Watching the concert and being a fan of the band itself they rocked the house. The crowd was very pleased by their performance as was I and personally think they are better in concert than on Spotify or Apple Music. After reviewing the concert and their performance, I highly recommend going to see them the next time they come to a town near you. Their energy and excitement is thrilling, which truly shows their love for music and makes for a good time.

Solid 5, hands down. Will definitely be attending another one of their concerts.

Lit&Local With Death From Above

 

 

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Death From Above’s Jesse F. Keeler joined WGMU’s George Minning for an upbeat conversation revolving around their newest album, Outrage! Is Now (2017) and recent fall tour.

 

 

 

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Death From Above with The Beaches will be stopping by The Filmore Silver Spring on Saturday, October 28th.

Follow Death From Above on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube, and their official website.

 

The Megaphone Podcast: Jackie Reed

IMG_2597On this week’s episode of The Megaphone, Igor interviews Jackie Reed, the Music Director for WGMU. They talk about student motivation, music management, taking initiative, and the convergence of the different departments of the Office of Student Media. Give it a listen! Listen HERE:

 

The Megaphone Podcast: Sosan Malik

20170929_131104On this week’s episode of The Megaphone, Igor interviews Sosan Malik.

Sosan is one of the editors-in-chief for IV Estate. They talked about student motivation, and she gave good suggestions about how to be an effective student leader and how to motivate your staff. Give it a listen!

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Lit&Local With Venn

dcShoegaze spinsters Venn joined WGMU’s Jackie Reed in the studio for an epic interview. Hailing from Woodbridge, Virginia, Venn takes their VA roots to shows and brings a blend of undeniable energy and smooth rhythm to the D.C. music scene.

Venn is Jon Fetahaj, Holden Cihelka, and brothers Julian and Gabe Earle. In February 2017, they launched their self-titled EP after a year of playing shows, writing music, and curating their own, unique sound. Their dreamy set is layered and multi-faceted. Their tracks take listeners on a trip, typically to an intangible dimension that goes above and beyond music expectations today.

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