From Johnny to Jimmy: The History of Politics in Late Night TV

Last Friday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper aired a segment about late night comedy coverage in the presidential election titled “2016: The Year Late Night Picked a Side.” It is a supercut of Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, John Oliver and Samantha Bee skewering Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on

Twitter Killed The Vine Star

On Thursday, Twitter announced the shutdown of short-form video app Vine and the internet blew up in outrage. This came just as Twitter announced they’ve cut 9 percent of their employees (roughly 350 people) along with announcing their Q3 earnings. According to The Verge, these

‘Rigged’: How the Media Became an Enemy

“Rigged.” It’s a word we’ve been hearing a lot. From who? Trump. To whom? Towards the media itself. In the weeks leading up to the final debate and the election itself, the media – whose job is to shine the spotlight on the candidates –

Tomi Lahren: The ‘Black Sheep’ of Her Demographic

With 301,000 Twitter followers, over 315,000 Instagram followers, 3,219,876 likes on her Facebook page, Tomi Lahren is poised to be the Megyn Kelly of her generation, or better yet the John Oliver of the alt-right. Lahren is a native of South Dakota, a graduate of

The Week in Multimedia – October 27, 2016

The Washington Post, The New York Times, National Geographic, and The Atlantic round out our top picks for this week. The Washington Post – The uneasy mix of forces battling the Islamic State These maps and timelines are beautiful. They are visually appealing, flawlessly organized, and

No, Trump TV Doesn’t Already Exist. But, Here’s What it Might Look Like.

On March 12, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his “Fireside Chat,” a regular radio broadcast that helped define his presidency. The Fireside Chat marked a turning point in presidential communication.  Roosevelt’s experiment didn’t set an immediate precedent. Eventually, President Ronald Reagan picked up the practice again, delivering

Live From New York, It’s the 2016 Presidential Election

Many Americans are dreading the outcome of the upcoming election between two of the most disliked presidential candidates in American political history. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have stirred up drama, hope, and contempt throughout this election cycle, leaving voters searching for a light