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Advertising On Social Media to Target Audiences

People spend an average of almost 2 hours each day on social media. During that time, they are exposed to messages from friends, family, acquaintances, and advertisers (“Alert but not Alarmed,” 2019). Given that marketers are increasingly more clever – and subtle – in their messaging, should we be concerned that we may be manipulated […]

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Facebook Taking Steps to Halt Misinformation From Spreading on Vaccinations

Facebook and Instagram, its subsidiary, recently announced that they will be taking steps to reduce messages that spread misinformation regarding immunizations (Scutti, 2019). How much authority should the social media giant exert over medical information or misinformation? Do you want your information verified by social media? Is this a case of overreach by “Big Brother,” […]

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Published Cartoon of Serena Williams Racist or Not

The Australian Press Council, a media ombudsman group, ruled that a recently published cartoon depicting a tantrum by tennis champion, Serena Williams, was not racist. The National Association of Black Journalists vehemently disagrees, saying that the cartoon was racist and sexist in its depiction. Since cartoons are satirical in nature, who decides what is acceptable […]

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Craigslist Founder Donates Millions to Support Media Integrity

Craig Newmark recently donated $15 million to found initiatives aimed at improving ethics in journalism. This prompted claims of hypocrisy from many who see Craigslist as the demise of newspapers. Newmark has previously given over $40 million to schools and other ventures to champion journalistic integrity and this latest round of donations includes $5 million […]

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Journalist Reporting for the Next Presidential Election

Journalist circles are discussing how and what to cover for the next Presidential election to focus the media more on issues and concerns, and less on the entertainment or drama. To focus on the strengths and weaknesses of the party candidates. And check the facts of everything before reporting to benefit the readers and voters. […]

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Ethics Surrounding Jayme Closs Story

A 13 year-oldĀ kidnapping victim is found alive after months of captivity. Stories such as this capture the nation’s heart and attention because so often these stories becomeĀ tragedies. Questions arise in our minds, such as: what happened? how did she get away? how is she coping with the horrors she witnessed? will she ever heal from […]

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Source’s Comment Can Sway A Story

Fox News covers only positive stories about the current administration; CNN only carries the negative ones. Journalists need to sell stories. They often use whatever tactics they have at their disposal to publish narratives that generate public interest, including omitting details or framing stories to support their ideology. When a news agency publishes false – […]

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Realities of NYPD Excess Force

New York Police use excess force with citizens. A gentleman that insults and swears to a police officer should be disciplined with a ticket and fine but officers use excessive force to put him to the ground to cuff him. An incarcerated woman in the Bronx was handcuffed while giving birth to a baby (Smith, […]

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