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Papakie Warns Students of Bias

“Check your biases at the door.”

That was one of the first things Michele Papakie, a professor in the Journalism Department at IUP, asked of the writers attending Friday’s annual high school student reporters’ luncheon hosted by the Indiana Gazette.

Dressed in a black Adidas track suit, she challenged the writers to guess the three jobs she holds. Upfront the writers knew she was a professor and guessed she was a mother (making it, actually, four jobs), but they then took turns guessing about the other two.

Read the Gazette’s entire article, “IUP Journalism Professor Warns Students of Bias,” by Rebecca Singer.

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