Journalism isn’t dying

(The Gutenberg Parenthesis) – its an idea that everything after Gutenberg and the printing press was an interruption to the ‘original’ form of communication, word-of-mouth. In Megan Garber’s blog post ‘ The Gutenberg Parenthesis: Thomas Pettitt on parallels between the pre-print era and our own Internet age’ she quotes Thomas Pettitt, a professor at the […]

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Mason student explores the history of slaves in Fairfax County

Georgia Brown, an undergraduate history major, is working with the Fairfax County Historic Records Center to create a searchable index of slaves mentioned in court documents. Brown, along with the other historians in the office, searches through documents like wills, inventories, deeds and estate accounts, looking to find any mention of slaves: who owned them, […]

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Position Announcement: Editor-in-Chief

UPDATE: This position has been filled. Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Mason Graduate Research (JMGR) The Editorial Board of the Journal of Mason Graduate Research (JMGR) invites applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief to launch the JMGR to the next level of its development. The Editor-in-Chief is the chief executive officer and official representative of the Journal […]

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#GetaDateWithFourthEstate Update

To the Mason Community, We want to start off by thanking everyone who has submitted a response to our #GetaDatewithFourthEstate survey. In just the first few days we had over 200 applications, which is way more than we ever expected. With that said, we have heard concerns from students about not yet being matched. This […]

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Mason alums selected for Artist-in-Residency music program

This story was originally published in the Jan. 26 issue of Fourth Estate. Allison Lundy, staff writer Mason music students are making their mark on the D.C. area and even the world. Many music majors at Mason go on to perform in the D.C. area, so it is no surprise that a couple of Mason […]

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Mason’s gardens provides local and organic food for community

Ashley Anne Strobridge, staff writer The organic produce is an expanding trend on Mason’s campus. Not only does the Office of Sustainability sponsor a weekly farmer’s market, but there are also a number of gardens and greenhouses on campus dedicated to growing produce. Last week the Mason Organic Garden Association harvested fall root crops and lettuces […]

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An ode to Steve Klein

Professor Steve Klein is a professor of journalism at George Mason University who has worked as a journalist, media consultant, and sports content specialist during his lengthy career in the field. He specializes in cross-platform communication and has served as coordinator for the Electronic Journalism minor. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, […]

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First Annual Take a Patriot to Work Day a Success

Barbara Brophy, staff writer A new annual program at Mason helps students develop professional skills and allows them to explore possible career paths. Last Friday, University Career Services held Take a Patriot to Work Day, a one day job shadowing event scheduled to occur each fall. Similar to an externship, the program allows both undergraduate […]

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Support and education important in eliminating AIDS

Asher Ackman, staff writer According to the World Health Organization, HIV/AIDS was the number six leading cause of death in the world in 2012. Though HIV/AIDS related deaths have decreased since 2012, it is still present. The Walk to End HIV website reports that 1 in 20 adults in the D.C. area have the disease. […]

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Take Back the Night

George Mason University students came together in an effort to bring about awareness and end all forms of sexual violence. On Oct. 21, 2014, the annual Take Back the Night rally took place on campus. Rain postponed the event but did not stop this influential rally from taking place. “It’s been a long time in […]

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