Sometimes, getting a friend to do something is as easy as saying “plz.” VotePlz is a new app geared towards helping smooth the process of getting millennials registered to vote, getting them to the voting booths, and having them spread the word to their friends as well.
Last month, mainstream media discovered the alternative right (usually referred to as the “alt-right”). The alt-right is an emerging political movement whose exact definition is difficult to pin down. It has gained mainstream visibility in recent weeks due to its connections with the presidential campaign
In February of 2014, students took to the streets throughout Venezuela to address grievances with their government. The country had one of the highest murder rates globally, a 50 percent inflation rate, and a lack of critical daily supplies such as toilet paper and milk.
While one is known for animated movies and theme parks, and the other for trolls and opinionated users, rumors of Disney’s interest in acquiring social media platform Twitter has had investors and analysts chirping throughout the last week. Twitter’s interest in a buyout is nothing new. The
Op-ed: Rethinking the Polls. Whistling Past the Graveyard – The Threat of Low Response Rates in Political Polls
This is the second in a series of op-eds about polling in the election. Read the previous piece here. John E. Newhagen is an associate professor emeritus at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. “Rip” Smith, played by Jimmy Stewart, solved the problem of getting respondents to
This article is the third in a series about how foreign media covers the election. Read the first article about Israel here and the second about Ghana here. The first debate, this past week, between presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump had Russian media
Media bias is nothing new – the term “liberal media” is thrown around regularly by conservatives, and Fox News has been crowned the face of conservative outlets. We’ve seen obvious bias in our two-party political system, and the most recent headlines have largely focused on
Twitter newsfeeds were moving at lightning speed during Monday night’s record-breaking debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But, amongst all the noise, what were some of the best 140-characters-or-less moments of the night? Between a heavy scouting of “Media Twitter” and our hashtag #MFDebates, we’ve compiled our
Earlier this month, Gimlet Media released the trailer for Heavyweight, a new podcast hosted by author and producer Jonathan Goldstein. In an interview for the podcast Startup, Gimlet founder and CEO Alex Blumberg’s introduction of Goldstein says it all: Blumberg: “For people who don’t know,