SMWA is a non-profit, non-partisan organization founded by U of M students.
We feel that the news in its current state is overwhelming, over-commercialized, and under-consumed. By holding journalists and news organizations accountable for their news content, we hope to encourage the general public to think critically about the news it consumes and to uphold journalistic standards of objectivity and integrity. Our agenda is not influenced by an interest in ratings or profit but rather the pursuit of news that better informs our student body and enlightens public discourse. We are about making the news more accessible for you.
All four founders are University of Michigan Department of Communications concentrators in their Senior Year. Collectively, other areas of interest include French, American Culture, International Studies, and Applied Statistics.
Katherine Bies – Editor-in-Chief
Christina Lawson – Associate Editor
Marisa McKay – Treasurer
Kelsey Heckert – Blog Manager