By: Carson Aft There is no second place. The threshold between first and last can be infinitesimal, but the consequences are always substantial. On the morning of June 28th, 2012, time stood still. For one of the first times in the 21st century, all eyes were on the Supreme Court, the greatest arbitrator in all the land. This was not [...]
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By: Korey Boehm Over the course of the last two weeks, new details have gradually emerged regarding the nature of the Boston Marathon bombings. As law enforcement officials have continued to investigate, an increasing amount of inaccuracies and exaggerations in the initial reports by the media have been revealed and contradicted. With more of the facts now finally at hand, [...]
By: Rachael Zipperer As the second season of the HBO series “Girls” comes to a close, the show’s creator/writer/director/star Lena Dunham is coming out on top. With two Golden Globes and a $3 million book deal under her belt, Dunham is doing pretty well for a 26-year-old, but the polarized opinions about the show and its creator often reinforce [...]
By: Robert Jones In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting this past December, many Americans found themselves drowning in media coverage. Though much time was devoted to grieving for the children and adults lost, eventually a debate began over how to prevent anything like this from happening again. The two main solutions argued were better mental health treatment and [...]
By: Emily Kopp The capricious public has adopted and abandoned Republican primary candidates in recent weeks with the rapidity of the ficklest lover. Only one target, though, seems damned to forever draw voters’ ire—the news media. For every fatalist who argues the internet will eventually render professional outlets obsolete, you’ll find another naysayer, wagging his finger at the “media elites” [...]
Media Bias and the Myth of an Independent Press By TUCKER GREEN “The notion of a neutral, non-partisan mainstream press was, to me at least, worth holding onto. Now it’s pretty much dead.” – Newsweek chief political reporter Howard Fineman, 2005. Mr. Fineman’s quote touches on an unfortunate but all too important fact of society: the media, by all accounts, [...]