#MFDebates: A Poppin’ Pregame and a Dreary VP Debate

Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate turned out its lowest ratings since 2000 – for obvious reasons. Other than the VP Debate being notoriously “less newsy” than the coveted Presidential ones, a Mike Pence-Tim Kaine tête-à-tête didn’t really seem all that exciting in the ramp-up.   Can’t wait

Politico Turns to Panoply for Listeners and Sponsors

Politico announced earlier today that it has joined forces with Panoply, Slate Magazine’s podcasting network, to stream its podcasts Off Message and Nerdcast. In the announcement Politico’s President, Poppy MacDonald, said, “this partnership will make it easier for our listeners to tune in each week, as

The Week in Multimedia – October 3, 2016

The New York Times, National Geographic, The Washington Post, and USA Today round out our top picks for this week. The New York Times – 4.1 Miles This heart wrenching short documentary from the New York Times is beautifully done. It is an example of multimedia

Need to Register to Vote? There’s an App for That

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.

A Study of Press Freedom in Venezuela

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.

Election 2016 in Global Context: Russia

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

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How Partisan Media Coverage Changes an Entire Story

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