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Google Employee’s Anti-Diversity Manifesto Goes ‘Internally Viral’

In response to this story about Google’s Anti-Diversity Manifesto, University of New Hampshire media professor, author, and artist, Dr. Kevin Healey, remarked: “Tech development is never neutral. It is always entangled with ideology, always ethically fraught. This is a debate about whose voices are being heard, whose voices and views are privileged in the creation […]

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Reporting on Crimes Committed by Undocumented Immigrants, Political Implications

An 18-year-old undocumented immigrant and his 17-year-old classmate were charged with raping a 14-year-old female in the bathroom of a Rockville, Maryland, public school.  The case received relatively little coverage from mainstream, including CNN. Conservatives claim the story was under-reported because it would have reinforced President Trump’s immigration ban. How should decisions to report or […]

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Pepsi Pulls Kendall Jenner Ad After Backlash

A Pepsi ad featuring Kendall Jenner giving a Pepsi to an officer at a peaceful protest received immediate online backlash. Pepsi pulled the ad and issued an apology stating it missed the mark. According to Pepsi, the intended message was one of global peace and unity.  News commentators question which was worse, ethically speaking, the […]

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Should Fox News Talk Show Hosts be Held More Accountable?

Fox News’ talk show hosts have been consistently criticizing “the media’s” coverage of Trump’s presidency. Recently, Bill O’Reilly argued that security leaks are the media’s fault and not the administration’s. He continued to say that anti-Trump news is part of a “witch-hunt.” Any examples or facts are nowhere in the article. Should Fox News be doing […]

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Is NPR’s coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict skewed?

NPR heavily criticized a recent law passed by Israel’s parliament that retroactively legalized almost 4,000 settler homes– homes of Israeli citizens built on contentious territory to settle the territory– built on private property. The article painted Israel as territory-grabbing and conflict-causing. Is this reporting fair and peace-causing or is it damaging and biased against Israel? Read […]

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Thomson Reuters Product Incorrectly Links Mosque to Terrorism

Thomson Reuters paid British Finsbury Park Mosque ten thousand pounds for incorrectly linking it to terrorism in a database used by law enforcement that relied on old information. The incorrect information caused banks to turn the mosque away or freeze their accounts. How should news sources report on some members of a community while being […]

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Should news sources call Trump a liar?

NPR recently explained why they do not call Trump a liar, saying that in lying, intent is key and it is impossible to ascertain Trump’s intent in his contradictory remarks. The New York Times on the other hand, has chosen to call Trump a liar. Is assuming Trump’s intent ethical journalism when Trump will not address his […]

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Cause-Related Marketing- a necessity for connection young consumers?

Linn Jordan’s article in the Huffington Post focuses on a Walgreens product called “Me to WE” Rafiki, a beaded bracelet made by Kenyan artisans. Linn Jordan writes that due to young Americans’ access to information from around the world, they will expect to have tangible evidence that cause-related marketing is making a real difference. Linn Jordan […]

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Depictions of sexual violence in filmmaking

Indiewire reports that “The Exorcist” creator, Jeremy Slater has said the recent spike of depiction is a “plague” on the film industry. A female writer for Game of Thrones has focused on the fact that rape scenes are usually filmed from the male perspective implicitly glorifies sexual assault and ignores female characters’ perspective. How do filmmakers acceptably depict […]

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