Date

1-4-2016 12:00 AM

Major

Journalism & Mass Communication; Political Science

Department

Greenlee School of Journalism & Communication

College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Project Advisor

Jason Chrystal

Project Advisor's Department

Political Science

Description

The concept behind Veritas magazine is to create opportunities for the Iowa State community to engage with politics. This process is a response to many of the issues the field of journalism faces in an atmosphere filled with mass media. Through observations on how the media influences the public, Veritas was created as an education and engagement tool. It is filled with meaningful content instead of “buzz” content. Through these journalistic contributions, the Veritas team has learned how to make smart editorial decisions that will benefit our readership. The outcome is a community service that gives readers the tools they need to be active citizens, all because they were presented with the information they needed. This is an effort to reconnect our audience to the world instead of allowing it to get wrapped up in the pseudo-image of news, where content is simplified instead of explained (Boorstin, Daniel J. The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-events in America. New York: Vintage, 1992. Print.) Copies of the first edition of the magazine are available in Hamilton Hall. The second issue will be published in Fall 2016.

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Apr 1st, 12:00 AM

Bringing Politics to Iowa State

The concept behind Veritas magazine is to create opportunities for the Iowa State community to engage with politics. This process is a response to many of the issues the field of journalism faces in an atmosphere filled with mass media. Through observations on how the media influences the public, Veritas was created as an education and engagement tool. It is filled with meaningful content instead of “buzz” content. Through these journalistic contributions, the Veritas team has learned how to make smart editorial decisions that will benefit our readership. The outcome is a community service that gives readers the tools they need to be active citizens, all because they were presented with the information they needed. This is an effort to reconnect our audience to the world instead of allowing it to get wrapped up in the pseudo-image of news, where content is simplified instead of explained (Boorstin, Daniel J. The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-events in America. New York: Vintage, 1992. Print.) Copies of the first edition of the magazine are available in Hamilton Hall. The second issue will be published in Fall 2016.