For the Media, Popularity is an Uphill Climb

The Trump administration has called the media dishonest, fake, and unreliable, and it’s clear that these attacks are designed to undercut the legitimacy of the mainstream media. This is the administration’s strategy for winning over public opinion: shut down criticism by going after the credibility

Trump and Russia: Is the Media’s Reaction “Overblown?”

Since intelligence agencies uncovered that Russia likely hacked Hillary Clinton’s email server to benefit the Trump campaign, the Democratic party and many mainstream media outlets have focused their coverage of the new administration around its possible ties to Russia. In particular, the cases concerning Michael

The Week in Multimedia – March 6, 2017

Vox, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times round out our top picks for this week. Vox – 37 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants Although these maps are not all designed by Vox, the detail that

The Women in Media: Hayley Tsukayama

In honor of Women’s History Month, MediaFile will be interviewing “The Women in Media” – those who inspire, lead, and make a difference inside the newsroom and beyond. This interview is the first in a series. Hayley Tsukayama, 31, landed her dream job directly after college at

Why We Need Cameras in the Supreme Court

House Resolution 464, the Cameras in the Courtroom Act, is the most recent effort to bring cameras into the Supreme Court. Recently, the legislation moved to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet where it is likely to die. However, the idea of

When Propaganda Turns “Presidential”

Last Tuesday, Donald Trump gave a joint address to Congress to discuss his progress so far as president and his plans going forward. Most of the mainstream media reacted quite positively to the speech, deeming Trump “presidential,” and saying his speech was even “inspirational.” But,

It’s Not Easy Being ‘Prime Minister Selfie’

The day was January 12, 2017 and Justin Trudeau was holding his first town hall event of the year. Unlike most political Q&A’s, this one was held entirely on Snapchat. The event, like many moments featuring Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister, quickly went “viral.” Beaming through