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Video has the unique ability to draw out feelings we didn’t even know existed. On August 17th, the Aleppo Media Center posted a video of a bloody, ash-covered, and utterly frightened Syrian child after medical workers pulled him out of the rubble from an airstrike
Summarize your field of expertise in 500 characters or less, and you could earn the highest level of authority on Twitter: a nifty, light blue checkmark. On July 19th, Twitter launched a simple verification application so users can nominate themselves for verification and, thus, that
This story is the first in a three-part series, Battleground Media 2016. This series covers the Presidential candidates’ relationships with the media. Part two in the series will focus on Donald Trump and part three will look at Jill Stein and Gary Johnson. It has
The Olympics, summer or winter, is one of the greatest sporting events in the world. Not only are most countries of the world participating, but there are multitudes of sports displayed in grand fashion. The games allow for unity between countries, many of which, in
Two days before the Democratic National Convention, Wikileaks released 20,000 private emails stolen from Democratic National Committee officials. The same information was released to the public at the same time, in the same way – but how it was reported in the establishment press and
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign endured another shakeup last week when it hired Stephen Bannon, the executive chairman Breitbart News’ parent company, as the campaign’s chief executive. The press is often referred to as “the Fourth Estate,” meant to keep a close eye on those in
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)
Analysis: George Washington Hires Reformed al-Qaida Recruiter. A Hero’s Journey or a Reason to Worry?
When reformed al-Qaida recruiter Jesse Morton was hired by a think tank at The George Washington University, it spurred headlines at major national news outlets. Morton, formerly known as Younus Abdullah Muhammad, spent three years incarcerated in Virginia on charges of inciting hatred, and conspiracy
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,