Nov 20 2016

News Map

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Nov 13 2016

Social Media Shows Its Strength Through 2016 Election

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It is safe to say that the shock of this election is still settling in for most people. Despite your political view, if you followed most of the polls leading up to the general election you would have assumed that Hillary Clinton was going to be the likely winner. A variety of polls were showing her up by several points, especially in critical demographics. Things did not follow as the polls were predicting.

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Nov 06 2016

Media Trust

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In the news lately, there have been a lot of reports of fake news stories. Most of these stories have been linked to the upcoming election. These stories have eroded the trust that readers and viewers have in mass media. This decline in trust is not new, but something that has been accumulating for a long time. This worrying trend is examined in an article by Terry Heaton. He explains that the public’s trust in mass media is hanging by a thread. Less than 35% of those polled in a recent Gallup poll indicated that they had a “great deal or fair” amount of trust in the mass media, currently. He explains that not only have the fake news stories contributed to this decline, but the election itself: namely presidential candidate Donald Trump. Trump’s accusations against the mass media have influenced a generous portion of the public. Continue Reading »

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Oct 30 2016

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Oct 30 2016

Social Media, Stress, and Politics

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pollingElection season is here and almost everyone is sick of hearing about it. For active social media users, the election coverage and conversation is constantly in our face. In an article by David Cohen for SocialTimes, the amount of frustration and stress that this election is causing is dissected. David Cohen presents a Pew Research Center report about social media users, the election coverage, and how these two relate.

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