Category Archives: Opinions

The Dangers of Clickbait During the Coronavirus Pandemic

On Friday, President Trump signed the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill, the third phase of the recovery package while the fourth is currently in the works, sealing its fate as the largest economic stimulus in modern U.S. history. The monumental bill was signed after days

Gotcha Journalism Turns to Target Anyone on the Street

A new form of gotcha journalism targets everyday people rather than high-profile politicians with questions designed to elicit a newsworthy response. While most agree this approach erodes ethical journalism, media users love to hate it. The latest incident of viral gotcha journalism involves Kaitlin Bennet,

Are Journalists Making the Same Mistake Twice?

There’s an entire genre of journalism that emerged following Donald Trump’s surprise victory in 2016. Every story or TV segment of this genre goes something like this: New York- or DC-based journalist goes to a diner in a mid-sized town in a middle-America swing state,