RIOTOUS COVERAGE

fter days of violence in Baltimore following the funeral of Freddie Gray, an African American man who died after injuries he received while in police custody less than two weeks ago, media focus shifted quickly…

SOCIAL MEDIA: REDEFINING POLITICS

arlier this year, NGP VAN (Voter Activation Network) the main provider of software and data for Democratic political campaigns, opened up their voter database by adding social media platforms. Now they plan on using this social…

ISIS MASTERS SOCIAL MEDIA

ore than 10,000 Twitter accounts linked to the jihadist group, ISIS, were shut down last week. The group is known to use multiple social media platforms to promote, recruit and demonstrate what they are about.…

FACEBOOK: THE NEW NEWS SOURCE

acebook has been discussing with various media companies about hosting their content, rather than relying on external sites for users to view it. This recent development would drastically change how news sources distribute and regulate…

CONSEQUENCES OF CENSORSHIP

fter the release of a documentary on the pollution crisis in China, authorities made sure news outlets were not reporting on the previously government-supported documentary. The documentary, “Under the Dome” is a first-person documentary made…

GUILTY CHARITY

eople today have become desensitized to the appeals of numerous charities and organizations. Think about the last time that you actually paid attention to a billboard or an emotional commercial asking you to send money…

THE FUTURE OF JOURNALISM

rofessor Jay Rosen has established a new journalism class at New York University. This class is taking an in-depth look at the New York Times and their efforts to adapt with the future of journalism.…

JOURNALISM ETHICS

ournalism at its best should be a source of information that is reliable and unbiased. The recent firing of Brian Williams is an example of the credibility journalists are expected to maintain. Williams, former NBC…

JOURNALISM TODAY

avid Carr died two weeks ago after collapsing in The New York Times newsroom from heart disease. The renowned journalist’s recent passing spurs on a deeper look at  journalism today. Carr defended verified journalism. People’s…