Papakie Warns Students of Bias

Posted on 5/9/2011 10:16:02 AM

“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.