Fran Dwight / Southwest Michigan's Second Wave

Southwest Michigan’s Second Wave Managing Editor Kathy Jennings says the On the Ground Project launched by Issue Media Group is old-fashioned “shoe leather journalism.” Spending a lot of time “getting to know people and what’s important to them.”

Ed Murray / NJ Advance Media via AP, Pool

Western Michigan University Whitney DeCamp says millions of people play violent video games, but he says very few of them commit violent acts. DeCamp’s research into the link, or lack of it, between video games and violent crime has recently been getting more attention.

Brian Rohan / The Associated Press

Rawya Rageh says she always knew that she wanted to be a journalist since she was 13 years old. In fact, she says Rawya means story teller in Arabic. Rageh will be part of a panel discussion on the news media Saturday night in Kalamazoo.

Detroit News Wins Free Speech Lawsuit

Nov 1, 2017

(MPRN-Lansing) A conservative radio host lost his fight against the Detroit News Wednesday. The Michigan Court of Appeals said associating The Political Cesspool host, James Edwards, with the Ku Klux Klan is protected opinion speech. 

Courtesy of Encore Magazine

Western Michigan University Professor Sue Ellen Christian says her conversations with Encore Editor Marie Lee about students contributing to the magazine turned into a “takeover” of the May edition.