Rifts in the Face of Tragedy
(By Avital Chizhik)
The media's bias isn't something I like to pounce on often; even if I disagree with an article or headline, I accept its attempt at balance. And as a journalism student, I am constantly seeking objectivity in everything I read, with every newspaper article and news broadcast becoming an object of scrutinizing study and analysis.
I write this as the girl who struggled and succeeded to screen liberal films that expose the Palestinian side of the conflict in a university that is mostly uniform politically. I write this as a Jew who corresponds with Israeli Arab pen pals, as a daily reader of BBC, Haaretz, The New York Times, Al-Jazeera, The Guardian, and The Jerusalem Post, as a student activist who is organizing an apolitical demonstration in Times Square in support of peace in the Middle East:( Read more... )
Avital Chizhik is studying journalism at YeshivaUniversity's SternCollege for Women in New York. She is a board member of the YeshivaUniversityIsrael Club, vice president of the university's political science society, and features editor of The YU Beacon.