Category Archives: Opinions

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,

We Don’t Talk Anymore

Republicans and Democrats are not just tuning each other out. Instead, thanks to an education system and an increasing distrust of news that creates opposing realities, discussing politics across the aisle has become nearly impossible.  A recent study conducted by Pew Research Center found that

The Dangers of Diet Culture in the Media

The mixed messages sent by Jenna Bush Hager and Hoda Kotb when they weighed themselves on their morning talk show are emblematic of the unhealthy diet culture in the media. Two women weighing themselves on live television became a news event, proving the unhealthy pressure

The New Political Standard for Media and Entertainment

This week, Apple’s new credit card is being investigated for an allegedly sexist credit algorithm. Last week, Netflix was facing criticism for limiting artistic freedom by removing an episode of Patriot Act, Hasan Minhaj’s talk show, that criticized the Saudi government. The ethical standard for

How Markle is Holding the Media Accountable

All it took for a reporter to get a genuine response from Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, was a simple question. The reporter, in an interview with ITV for the new royal documentary, asked Markle what impact the media criticism has had on her

How Buttigieg’s Campaign Success is a Product of Media Savvy

The “Mayor Pete” phenomenon is not something that happened by chance. His campaign’s success stems from the extensive exposure gained from his relationship with the media. This is due in large part to the work of his Senior Communications Adviser and renowned political operative, Lis