If you’ve been on Twitter or Facebook recently (and I’m guessing most of you have), it’s very likely that you’ve seen the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag. As this article from Lost Remote points out, this increasingly popular hashtag is reminiscent of a similar social media outburst awhile ago, #Kony2012.
There are many times in the field of journalism where the ethical line blurs and a decision must be made. If you got a really great, intense, controversial quote from a political leader in a “closed” meeting, would you report it to the public? Or would you keep it confidential? Josh Rogin, a writer for The Daily Beast, recorded Secretary of State John Kerry in a private meeting in which he stated Israel could become “an apartheid state” among other controversial comments.
Poynter posted the covers of several Colorado publications this week that reported the “420 holiday”–that is, the day that many marijuana smokers celebrate. The topic of Colorado’s legalization of recreational pot use has been widely discussed for the past few months–and most of it being good news about how much money the state is making. So, it would make sense for Colorado publications to cover the event, right? Continue reading
If there’s anything that I’ve learned from the internet, it’s that anonymity can make people act really ugly towards each other. Anyone who’s ever ventured south of a YouTube video can tell you how a video about something like pancakes can somehow turn into hateful speech and vulgar bickering. Even in the 7 years that I’ve spent on the internet, I’ve become somewhat cynical regarding human behavior. It seems as though in the cloak of anonymity, people will say just about anything. Continue reading
Lost Remote posted a piece this morning that says Yahoo wants to get on the “original content” bandwagon, along with Netflix and (apparently quite recently) Amazon. Yahoo plans to “order four different half-hour original comedies”. My immediate to reaction to this: “Wait, what?” When did this happen, and how in the world did I miss it?? Continue reading
There have been several cases in the past where people question whether or not a reporter went too far for a story–especially when it comes to undercover investigations. In this type of situation, a reporter has to be sneaky–but they also must be careful that their actions are worth the cost in the end. Continue reading
I haven’t done nearly as much traveling yet as I would like to, but I have had some amazing opportunities and I’ve seen some amazing places. Here are five U.S. cities I would recommend to anyone looking for an amazing time!
We live in a society where people want things fast. The growth of technology has both created and assisted this new craving. So now you can pay your bills online, apps can count calories for you, your favorite TV shows are at your fingertips, and arguments can be settled with a 30-second Google search.