Long Time No See – Season Two Preview

With media coverage now almost exclusively devoted to the coronavirus pandemic, countless stories may be left out of the media spotlight. Some stories, such as immigration or gun violence prevention, may not be getting as much attention, but may nevertheless have unique intersections with the

Analysis: The 72 Hours That Revived Joe Biden’s Campaign

Early last week, Joe Biden’s path to the Democratic nomination was pronounced all but over, as polling showed him behind Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in several key Super Tuesday states. By Tuesday night, however, Biden had emerged victorious in 10 of the 14 states being contested with a healthy pledged delegate lead over Sanders.

Zamboni Driver Steals Show, Takes Social Media by Storm

On Saturday, February 22, the day Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin scored his 700th goal, another hockey story happened that completely overshadowed Ovechkin’s milestone. Any other day in the league, a future Hall of Famer crossing a milestone would dominate the day’s social media coverage.

Gotcha Journalism Turns to Target Anyone on the Street

A new form of gotcha journalism targets everyday people rather than high-profile politicians with questions designed to elicit a newsworthy response. While most agree this approach erodes ethical journalism, media users love to hate it. The latest incident of viral gotcha journalism involves Kaitlin Bennet,

Are Journalists Making the Same Mistake Twice?

There’s an entire genre of journalism that emerged following Donald Trump’s surprise victory in 2016. Every story or TV segment of this genre goes something like this: New York- or DC-based journalist goes to a diner in a mid-sized town in a middle-America swing state,