FOX Fosters a Culture of Misogyny

The termination of Bill O’Reilly may, on its surface, look like a victory in the war on inequality in the media, but it’s just another example of how the news media values their advertisers opinion above all else. On Wednesday, O’Reilly was forced out of his position as cable news’ top-rated host after allegations of sexual…

Native Advertising

In John Oliver’s segment on Last Week Tonight, he discusses the rise of native advertising. That is, disguising an advertisement as a news story. Advertisers adopt the tools of narration to make their ads less conspicuous and more entertaining to the consumer. Oliver describes the rather grim ramifications of the blurring lines between the “church and state.”…

Monsanto Silences Journalists

When WTVT, a Fox television station in Tampa, Flordia launched an investigative news segment, I’m sure they had no idea how deep their journalists would dig. Emmy Award winning journalists, Jane Akre and Steve Wilson, created a four-part news series centered around Monsanto’s practice of using Bovine Growth hormones (rbGH or rbST). At the time, 90 percent…

“Good Night, & Good Luck.” Analysis

Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) is an Oscar-nominated film about Edward R. Murrow, one of the most famous and influential broadcast journalists of all time. The movie chronicles his experience as a journalist during the McCarty era. During this time, Americans were overly suspicious of anything related to communism. Senator Joseph McCarthy alleged that a…

Non-Profit Internship Opportunites at GSU

“Don’t wait to be told what to do,” encourages Tyler Rogers, a member of the internship panel hosted by Georgia State University (GSU) at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYS). On February 23, GSU students gather to hear first-hand experiences from fellow students who obtained interesting internships in the non-profit sector. Rogers earned…

Snapchat

Snapchat has over 100 million active users that produce over 7 billion videos daily. Snapchat members range from the White House to all the Kardashian sisters. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter display permanent static stories. The creators of Snapchat, Reggie Brown and Evan Spiegel, challenged this norm. They wanted their new medium to mimic interactions in…

GSU Students Tour CNN

I had the opportunity to tour CNN with my Advanced Media Writing class at Georgia State Univerity. Our tour began on March 7 at 9:30. On this bright Tuesday morning, our class gathered at the giant CNN sign, where we met Monte Platt, CNN’s Digital Editor. After being ushered through two security checkpoints, we convened…