Polling and the Sensationalism of Election Season

Over the course of a poll’s life – its production, analysis, and consumption – there are circumstances that can reduce its value. Not only are there are so many variables that contribute to an “efficient” poll, but the reporting of polls (specifically, candidate election polls)

Islamic State Spokesman al-Adnani Killed in Aleppo

Editor’s Note: Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook has released a statement confirming that “coalition forces conducted a precision strike near Al Bab, Syria, targeting Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani, one of ISIL’s most senior leaders.” Islamic State spokesman and “overseer of external terrorist operations” Mohammad al-Adnani was killed today,

Editor’s Corner: Introducing MediaFile

Journalism isn’t dying. But, it’s changing rapidly. Every day, the news media industry seems to reinvent itself. Business models adapt, sections reorganize, and journalists adjust their focus. Journalism is a crucial tenet of democracy, holding the powerful accountable for its actions. And, oftentimes, journalism transports

Ailes, Carlson, and the Future of Fox News: A Primer

Editor’s Note: Some names used in the following story are pseudonyms, per the original report by New York magazine. Gretchen Carlson, long-time Fox News anchor and former co-host of morning show “Fox & Friends,” was discreetly let go from the network on June 23, 2016. Almost two

Brand Presence Converges on Instagram and Snapchat

Brand presence on Snapchat and Instagram is converging. In recent days,  both social platforms have added new features that contradict their typical styles. While Instagram is opening the door for publishers to interact with their followers on a more intimate, less edited level, Snapchat is