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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Must Resign

Sanders, the official spokesperson for the President and a public servant, amplified a doctored video with the intent of smearing a high-profile reporter as a broader warning to the press. Sarah Huckabee Sanders must resign, now.

Jamal Khashoggi: This Story is Not Finished

“The Arab world needs a modern version of the old transnational media so citizens can be informed about global events. More important, we need to provide a platform for Arab voices.” This was Jamal Khashoggi’s message in his last column for The Washington Post before

A Call for UN Action and an End to Impunity

In the past year alone, a confirmed 44 journalists were killed worldwide. In September, a female journalist from Bulgaria was found raped and murdered in Germany on October 6. Just this week, the suspicious disappearance of Washington Post Correspondent Jamal Kashoggi has left many wondering

#MeToo Human Interest Stories Miss Systemic Issues

At times, it can be difficult to tell whether the public controls the media or whether the media controls the public. On one hand, the public gives intriguing topics more traction by talking and tweeting about them so more stories about those topics are written.

The UFC Has A Race Problem

Since its inception, mixed martial arts has always had a frayed relationship with mainstream America. The late John McCain initially referred to it as “human cockfighting” in letters to the athletic commissions of all 50 states imploring them to ban the sport entirely. Over the

What #WhyIDidntReport Does that #MeToo Couldn’t

Almost a year has gone by since #MeToo spread rapidly through social media and eventually received global attention. The campaign, which was started in 2006 but gained popularity throughout 2017 and 2018, was meant to bring attention to ongoing sexual assault and harassment that goes

Newseum Undermines Itself With ‘Fake News’

Free speech and the debate over Fake News have intersected in the past week as the Newseum in Washington, DC made the decision to include T-Shirts from its gift shop which read ‘You Are Very Fake News,’ only to pull them less than a week

The Danger of Putting out the Damn Paper

Four journalists and one sales assistant at the Annapolis-based Capital Gazette were shot dead while working in their office on Thursday while two sustained serious injuries. The gunman, 38-year-old Jarrod Ramos, reportedly targeted the newspaper to retaliate after losing a years-long defamation case he brought

The Legacy & Secrecy of Detention Centers

Recent footage and detailed stories released this past week from detention centers near the Texas-Mexico border sent the media into conflicting criticisms, theories and opinions detailing the causes and potential effects of secretive ‘tent cities.’   Earlier this week, it was revealed that the US