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Editor Pointing Finger to President Trump in a Tweet after Shooting

A senior Reuters editor, Rob Cox has apologized for telling President Trump that he has blood on his hands following the deadly shooting of five journalists. The tweet has since been removed (Flood, 2018). Does the feud between the president and the press mark represent the end of civility? Click here to read the full […]

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Papa John’s Founder Using Racial Slurs

Papa John’s founder, John Schnatter has resigned after using racial slurs on a conference call back in May. Mr. Schnatter used the N-word during a company media training exercise on how he would distance himself from a racist group(s). He publicly apologized and has stepped down. Papa John’s stock has dropped nearly five percent this week (Kirsch, 2018). […]

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The Duchess of Sussex’s Dad Was Paid Over $13,000 For An Interview

Thomas Markle was reportedly paid £7,500 for a live television interview with a British network to share details about his daughter, Meghan Markle and Princess Harry (Koubaridis, 2018). Is it acceptable for a news broadcast to bride individuals to tell their story? Click here to read the full article. See ME10, Part 1 News Case […]

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A Website Can Locate Your Location Through Your Mobile Phone

LocationSmart can identify the location or whereabouts of phones that have service with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon. The firm reports it only picks up location by legitimate circumstances but the LocationSmart website could be accessible by anyone to track the real-time location of someone (Farivar, 2018). How can you protect your privacy from locating […]

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Neutral Political Ad Campaigns on Social Media

Ireland prohibits foreign individuals and groups from contributing donations to an election campaign and political ads on television or on the radio. However, the laws do not extend to social media networks such as Facebook or Google.  A volunteer organization, Transparent Referendum Initiative (TRI), has set-up to monitor social media platforms and has collected over […]

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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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