Opinions

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

Newspapers are Dying, but the Future of Journalism isn’t Grim

Since the creation of the Internet, smartphones, and cable television, the nature of journalism has changed drastically. For newspapers, this means people are not relying on them as a sole source of information anymore. Although the Internet is forcing papers out of business and costing

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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

Op-ed: Are the Media Falling Down on Covering Anti-Muslim Bigotry?

Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslim immigrants has gotten extensive coverage during the presidential campaign. So did his disparaging comments about a Muslim Gold Star family. But has that degree of media attention to anti-Muslim bigotry been the rule, or an unusual exception? Journalists on

Why You Haven’t Heard of the Aga Khan

There is so much more to the Muslim religion than the broken record of terrorism and extremism the media perpetuates. Ismaili Muslims, for example, have a religious leader, the Aga Khan, who is responsible for $625 million worth of philanthropic programs all across the world that

Op-ed: The media doesn’t create change, the people do

The media’s duty is not to make the world better. Although some might believe that it is, the media isn’t meant to change the world directly. The media’s job is to inform the public of what people in power are doing. Today, journalists are faced