As Venezuela is in deep political crisis, citizens turn to social media and messaging apps for news and updates.
The South by Southwest conference and festival celebrated its 30th anniversary this past week in Austin, Texas. From March 10 through 19, the annual pilgrimage of entrepreneurs, artists, businesses and interactive organizations proved the conference has grown even larger and more influential over the past
Unamerican. Spy. Traitor. Edward Snowden’s name brings these words to mind for many Americans. The former NSA contractor has become a household name for his role as a global surveillance whistleblower, and reintroduced many Americans to the concept of whistleblowing. While many dispute the legitimacy
Trump waged a war on the media and truth is getting caught in the crossfire. The first step to mending the wounds of this war is to reduce hostilities at the epicenter of it all: the White House briefing room. The briefing format needs to
The Amazon Echo was one of 2016’s hottest items. The device sold out over Christmas. One of the many features or “skills” of Echo is the Flash Briefing, a collection of mini podcasts from news outlets that can be customized by the user. Sources for the
Since the presidential election in November, Facebook has been under constant public scrutiny in anticipation of how it would address its fake news problem. In December, the company added features that warn readers of dubious sources and also allow them to flag stories as potentially
This is the fifth piece 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. Post-election analysis is awash with commentary and analysis asking how