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Gabrielle Abdelmessih is the editor-in-chief of The Oakland Post for the 2022-2023 academic year. She is a senior majoring in biomedical sciences and minoring in journalism.

Letter from the editor: We challenge you to challenge us

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief May 18, 2022

Welcome to the first issue of the summer! You might have noticed some changes to our website today. We’ve added two new sections — “Arts” and “Science & Technology” — to Vol. 48, and...

A photo from The Posts end of the year office party. In this article, Seniors leaving The Post share their favorite memories from their time working on the newspaper.

Seniors of The Post share their favorite memories of being Posties

The Oakland Post Staff April 13, 2022

In light of this being our final issue of Volume 47, our seniors are here to share their favorite memories from their time at The Post. Bridget Janis, Journalism Major & Graphic Design Minor, Managing...

(From left to right) Professor Garry Gilbert presenting, with panelists Catherine Shafran, Professor Kate Roff and Professor Chiaoning Su.

CJPR hosts “Reporting from a War Zone: Ethics, Trauma, Impact, and Solutions”

Leticia Cezário Santos, Marketing Director March 30, 2022

On March 22, the Communication, Journalism and Public Relations Department (CJPR) at Oakland University hosted “Reporting from a War Zone: Ethics, Trauma, Impact, and Solutions.” The panel discussion...

OU journalism alumna and former Post editor, Cayla Smith, talks overcoming obstacles and minority representation.

Former Post editor Cayla Smith talks representation, mental health and working in journalism

Lauren Reid, Content Editor February 2, 2022

Dreaming and goal setting are instrumental in Oakland University alumna Cayla Smith’s post graduation mindset. The Post’s former campus editor, Smith currently works as a Multimedia Journalist for...

Dr. Khalid Malik is working on Anti-Deep Fake technology and Deep Forgery Detector.

OU professor awarded research grant for Anti-Deep Fake technology

Alexander Gustanski, Senior Reporter January 19, 2022

Khalid Malik, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at OU, was awarded a $92,000 research grant for his work on a program that can detect deep-faked videos. A...

The Department of Communication, Journalism and Public Relations announced a new minor in Communication, Advocacy and Social Justice. The minor will be available in fall of 2022.

New Communication, Advocacy and Social Justice minor

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor January 12, 2022

The Department of Communication, Journalism and Public Relations at Oakland University is offering a new minor in Communication, Advocacy and Social Justice. The 20 credit minor will be available starting...

OUs Center for Civic Engagement partnered with the Journalism Departments Holly and Garry Gilbert (pictured) held a virtual office hours presentation. The Gilberts discussed navigating todays news sources.

CCE hosts Journalism Department presentation on navigating news sources

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter November 10, 2021

Facts vs. Opinion, an “office hours” virtual presentation, was hosted by Oakland University’s Center for Civic Engagement led by Director David Dulio, Ph.D. on Thursday, Nov. 4. At the event, professors...

The Oakland Post has seen page views on their website and engagement on their social media pages reach all-time highs this fall semester. Student newspapers at CMU and Wayne State have also experienced increased engagement.

Student newspapers seeing considerable uptick in readership this fall

Bridget Janis, Managing Editor November 3, 2021

Given the shifting landscape of higher education, event coverage and campus news, journalism is more important than ever for college campuses, and is in high demand across a number of Michigan colleges...

Emily Morris strikes a pose in front of the archives she spent the 2020-21 school year organizing. Thanks to her hard work, The Oakland Post archives are now accessible to the campus community.

Recent OU grad brings accessibility to The Oakland Post’s history

Tori Coker, Content Editor June 30, 2021

Determined to leave The Oakland Post better than she found it, Emily Morris completed a newly organized library housing the paper’s 62 years of archives ahead of her graduation this past May. Having...

Diane of Netflixs Bojack Horseman.

Netflix’s “Bojack Horseman” influenced my work as a journalist

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor May 26, 2021

Netflix’s "Bojack Horseman" may have ended in January of 2020, but its pressing social commentary on modern issues keeps it feeling relevant. As I begin my path as a reporter, I can’t help but reflect...

New professor of journalism-advertising Guolan Yang.

Advertising analyst joins the journalism department

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter February 17, 2021

In August 2020, the department of Communication, Journalism and Public Relations at Oakland University welcomed its newest faculty member, Guolan Yang. “It was a dream come true moment for me,”...

Explorations lecture series discusses ‘Truth Decay’ in news

Jessica Orlando, Reporter February 16, 2021

Oakland University hosted their final winter session in the Explorations lecture series featuring OU professors Garry Gilbert and Holly Shreve Gilbert.  On Wednesday, Feb. 10, the pair hosted a presentation...

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