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What’s AIDS?

“On Oct. 15, 1982, at a White House press briefing, reporter Lester Kinsolving asked press secretary Larry Speakes about a horrifying new disease called AIDS that was ravaging the gay community.

 

“‘What’s AIDS?‘ Speakes asked.

 “‘It’s known as the ‘gay plague,’” Kinsolving replied.

 “Everyone laughed.

 “‘I don’t have it,’ Speakes replied. ‘Do you?’ The room erupted in laughter again.

“Speakes continued to parry Kinsolving’s questions with quips, joking that Kinsolving himself might be gay simply because he knew about the disease. The press secretary eventually acknowledged that nobody in the White House, including Reagan, knew anything about the epidemic.”

—Mark Joseph Stern, “Listen to Reagan’s Press Secretary Laugh About Gay People Dying of AIDS,” Slate, Dec. 1, 2015

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Aggie TV wins student Emmy

Oct 14, 2016

With only an airport carry-on and a garment bag for his suit, Utah State University journalism professor Brian Champagne spent this past Sunday morning in a Phoenix airport wondering how he was going to get 12 clunky Emmy award statues onto his flight and back to Logan. Read More

From ‘polarizing’ Palin to ‘crooked’ Hillary: Utah State speaker to discuss history of labeling women politicians

Sep 29, 2016

The former political reporter, an assistant professor of journalism at South Dakota State University, will visit Utah State’s Logan campus on Monday, Oct. 3, as the third Morris Media & Society Lecture Series speaker of 2016. The lecture will be held at noon in The Merrill-Cazier Library, Room 154. Read More

JCOM Welcomes a New Department Head

Jun 16, 2016

Kim Hixson was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His background consists of working in media, industry, government and education. Read More

French photojournalist discusses her exploration of capital punishment in the United States

Apr 27, 2016

There are no rich people on death row. That was one of the first things photojournalist Caroline Planque noticed in 2005 when she began visiting prisoners condemned to die by lethal injection in Texas. Read More

Non-traditional student becomes first Media Scholar at Utah State University

Apr 27, 2016

This wasn’t Melissa Allison’s first try at college. It wasn’t her second. And as she neared her 50th birthday — with four children at home and a bevy of personal challenges to overcome — Allison wasn’t certain she’d make it to graduation on her third try, either. Read More

Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in New Mexico

Apr 20, 2016

The Society of Professional Journalists recognizes the 2015 Mark of Excellence Awards winners from Region 9. The MOE Awards honor the best of collegiate journalism from a calendar year. Read More

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