Late in the morning Saturday, August 3, audiences began receiving news alerts with initial reports of a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. A total of 22 people have been confirmed dead since the attack. Less than 24 hours later, a shooter
Teen Vogue wants its readers to know that they are a force to be reckoned with. Since the 2016 election, fashion magazines marketed toward young women like Teen Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire have stepped up their politics coverage. It is not a coincidence. Younger
In the age of Twitter, fake news and intensely polarized politics, candidates are putting more effort than ever into public relations. A few ill-spoken words can trend within the hour and approval ratings fluctuate rapidly in anticipation of the high-stakes 2020 presidential race. Criticism is
On March 1, a sign appeared in the West Virginia Capitol building that linked Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar to the 9/11 attacks. On March 4, the Democrats announced that they would vote on a resolution about her controversial tweets on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. The largely
Media coverage of House Resolution 109 wrongly focuses on mocking its ideas and proponents rather than fostering a balanced policy debate. Criticism centers on the vague yet ambitious policy aims. Many observers question the budget impact of the resolution, though such concerns often ring hollow.
Public reaction to the recent viral video of Covington Catholic high school student Nick Sandmann, who mocked a Native American man while wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, showed exactly how harmful doxxing can be towards identifying and solving issues facing society. Doxxing is
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.
In light of the shooting of Tree of Life synagogue where 11 people were killed by a white supremacist, the media and members of various Jewish communities are starting a conversation around the impact of unchallenged hate speech in America.
“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
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