Last weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live featured a sketch titled “DNC Town Hall” which featured parodies of the 2020 Democratic candidates, and all of their portrayals seemed to have one thing in common. From Kamala’s (Maya Rudolph) now famous “that little girl was me” line to Beto O’Rourke’s (Alex Moffat) demonstration of his “8th... Continue Reading →
First Amendment Forum
Ethics and Disasters: How to Report Suffering Without Intervening
I will begin by stating clearly in the spirit of integrity that my moral compass and my own faith drive me to be unequivocally in support of helping fellow humans regardless of your professional duties or commitments, the story is not as important as the life you could save. With that said I will now... Continue Reading →
Objectivity in War, is There Such a Thing?
By Lennox Orion Theories of objectivity are central to the field of journalism, as most journalists view themselves as completely objective. Yet, where does objectivity intersect with coverage of war and conflict? Can a journalist remain objective when the war the most bias of all coverage, conflict is the direct result of two sides and... Continue Reading →
Black Twitter, News and the Fight for Accurate Reporting.
By Lennox Orion Communities of color have a stressed relationship with media coverage and trust of the news from histories of false reporting, racist tropes being perpetuated as news, and of having their communities not being covered in the news cycle. Prior to the invention of the internet communities of color created their own sources... Continue Reading →
The Gendered Coverage of Hillary Clinton Versus Elizabeth Warren
Youtube link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE12ubYy6CA&t=8s