Opinions

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

The Faces of Global Conflict

No breaking news story today is complete without a captivating image. These images become associated with all aspects of the story, and sometimes become the story. This has certainly become the case in many recent headlines, where the story becomes less about the issue, and

Polling and the Sensationalism of Election Season

Over the course of a poll’s life – its production, analysis, and consumption – there are circumstances that can reduce its value. Not only are there are so many variables that contribute to an “efficient” poll, but the reporting of polls (specifically, candidate election polls)

Editor’s Corner: Introducing MediaFile

Journalism isn’t dying. But, it’s changing rapidly. Every day, the news media industry seems to reinvent itself. Business models adapt, sections reorganize, and journalists adjust their focus. Journalism is a crucial tenet of democracy, holding the powerful accountable for its actions. And, oftentimes, journalism transports

Facebook is Taking Over the News Industry, One Post at a Time

When Facebook launched in 2004, it was an individual social profile directory. It has come a long way since. Today, Facebook is essentially a live feed not only for individual life updates, but worldwide events. Since the start, we’ve seen the addition of profiles and