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 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 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
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