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Sexual Abuse Victims Right to Privacy on Media

The #MeToo movement has gained much notoriety as of late. In its wake, many public claims have been made of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Should someone who claims to have been victimized have a right to privacy when a claim has been made against a pivotal and public person? Do the media have the […]

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Campaigning to End the Stigma of Obesity

Obesity is a growing global problem, and many medical professionals and government officials are working to fight against it, but many of their methods of promoting anti-obesity end up shaming those who are obese. In a recent UK study, 4 out of 5 people responded that they believe overweight people are viewed negatively, prompting the […]

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IRS Warns Taxpayers to Watch Out for Fake Charities Seeking Relief Donations

Natural disasters bring out the best and worst in people. After every significant storm, fake charities pop up seeking donations that will allegedly go to help victims.  Such schemes take advantage of kind hearted people who just want to help. It is important to investigate claims carefully to see if they are legitimate. What criteria […]

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New Social Media Guidelines for County School Board Members

In the wake of increasing online social media battles, which can get aggressive and ugly, one school board has responded by setting guidelines for online communication. Has civility completely eroded in social media? Do we need guidelines for interpersonal communication? Should other organizations implement similar guidelines? Click here to read the full article. See ME10, […]

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#AerieReal Campaign Highlights un-Photoshopped “Imperfect” Women

In 2014, clothing retailer Aerie began a campaign called #AerieReal which committed to posting images of models that were unaltered by Photoshop or other editing software. In 2018, they expanded this further with a campaign featuring models with disabilities and illnesses. The campaign has garnered positive feedback for showcasing “real” women and not promoting impossible […]

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Cause Marketing Lessons from Nike

Nike recently stirred up controversy with their ad featuring football player Colin Kaepernick, who has been strongly criticized for his controversial decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality against minorities. Despite an initial drop in stock value, Nike has largely received positive feedback from millennials, the targeted demographic in their campaign. […]

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Closure – an impossible goal

In the wake of tragedies such as 9/11, the Oklahoma Bombing, or even a local event on a far smaller scale, reporters may have a goal of providing closure. A more realistic goal might be to bring peace to a chaotic event – how can you achieve this more realistic goal in your own reporting? Click […]

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Media Weinstein Reporting

NBC News and Ronan Farrow are at odds over the release of the story of Harvey Weinstein. Farrow accuses NBC of squashing the story and NBC fires back. Should journalists “kill” stories when they might be explosive? Click here to read the full article. See ME10, Case 12.

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New York Times Anonymous Op-Ed Spurs Controversy

The decision by the New York Times’ editorial staff to publish an op-ed credited only to “a senior Trump administration official” has opened a debate about the ethics of anonymous sources. Many claim that the writer loses credibility by not revealing his or her identity, while others believe protecting the identity allows the writer to […]

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Millions of Facebook User Accounts Compromised in Data Breach

Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based data collection firm, harvested private information from the Facebook accounts of up to 87 million users without their knowledge or consent for the purpose of creating specifically targeted political ads. This information was collected through an app called This is Your Digital Life and included the apps users and their friends. […]

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