Tag Archives: Media

MediaFile History: The October Surprise

The media’s favorite phrase in the month of October was “October Surprise,” due to a promise that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange made that didn’t end up coming to fruition. But since that announcement, reporters have been running the phrase during the tumultuous final month of

Is the Media Stumbling on Immigration Coverage?   

Immigration reform has been a hot topic during this election cycle. With both presidential nominees presenting very different plans for the betterment of our current deportation system, it is clear that the issue is far from being resolved. Traditionally, when people think about illegal immigration and

Grabbing Tr**p by the Pussy: Censorship in the Media

Disclaimer: This article contains graphic language. Since the video of Donald Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women was released, news organizations have been questioning whether they should publish exactly what he said word for word, obscenity for obscenity. Ultimately, the words he used and how he used

The Week in Multimedia – October 10, 2016

NPR, Quartz, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post round out our top picks for this week. NPR – Looking Back on Fifty Years of Busing in Boston This report from NPR’s All Things Considered is an interesting look back at the history of Boston’s desegregation program. The audio

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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

The BizBeat – September 1st, 2016

Each Thursday, MediaFile’s Business section will publish The BizBeat, an overview of the past week’s news in media organizations and industry. Think Reliable Sources meets TheSkimm meets BloombergBusiness. Have a tip, see something we missed, or want to put something on our radar? E-mail Shiplett@Mediafile.com.