“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.