Buying into the Experience of Virtual Reality

You’re standing in a dimly lit living room. You hear a woman’s voice desperately ask if her son is alive. Something crashes. The lights start blinking and you start to follow them towards the kitchen. The phone rings, but the sound is distorted. The volume

The Week in Multimedia – September 12th, 2016

The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vox, and The Atlantic round out our top picks for this week. The New York Times – Images of Ground Zero, Transformed by Sandy’s Waters Fifteen years after the tragic events of 9/11, The New York Times’ John Leland unveils

Univision Bulks Up with Digital Acquisitions Ahead of IPO

Last month, it was announced that broadcast conglomerate Univision had purchased the embattled Gawker Media for $135 million at auction. This effectively saved the online media company from complete collapse after a costly suit from famed ex-wrestler Hulk Hogan. While the pairing of Univision, a Spanish-language media network, and Gawker, an often-inflammatory gossip blog, may seem odd,

Donald Trump and Fair Coverage

“I’m not running against Crooked Hillary [Clinton], I’m running against the crooked media,” Trump said at a rally in Fairfield, Conn on August 13th. “That’s what I’m running against. I’m not running against Crooked Hillary.” From the beginning of this election cycle, Trump surrogates and

Analysis: A Tale of Two Interviewers

Last Thursday morning, Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson was asked a relatively routine question about how he would deal with the crisis in the Syrian city of Aleppo if elected. His answer was a gaffe that echoed around the world: “And what is Aleppo?” “I

PokemonGo in DC: There’s a Subreddit for That

As the online saying goes, “if it exists, there’s a subreddit for it.” PokemonGo is no exception. The mobile game has captured the hearts, minds, and precious time of longtime fans and the general public alike. PokemonGo’s community on the popular message board site Reddit is

The Week in Multimedia – September 8th, 2016

Vox, Singapore’s The Straits Times, The Washington Post, and The New York Times round out our top picks in multimedia for this week. Vox – What Homer Simpson’s 100+ jobs tell us about America’s middle class The beauty of this article comes from its ability to