Media Literacy

Virginia’s statue debate through the lens of media students

Virginia’s statue debate through the lens of media students

Conflict is essential in pretty much all storytelling and among one of eight news values journalists consider when covering a news story. We must weigh relevance with significance in an effort to prioritize what matters to the audience. The Confederate statue debate definitely falls in […]

What to make of the fake news furor

What to make of the fake news furor

Fake news has now become synonymous with the media. Everyone seems to be scrambling to identify or define what’s real but few have really captured the symbolism of this recent phenomenon. That’s why how you respond and what you do to get your news and […]

Racial rhetoric heats up presidential campaign

Racial rhetoric heats up presidential campaign

In the real life movie that is the 2016 presidential election, the campaign has taken an ugly, predictable turn. When the nominees from both parties take to calling the other racist with no signs of backing down, you know the gloves are off. Tara Wall […]

Why a free press is a free market mandate

Why a free press is a free market mandate

Ramped up rhetoric in the heated 2016 campaign for the U.S. presidency has notably taken a turn. Journalists, fact-based filmmakers and the public at large who care about the First Amendment and the impact future leaders have on public discourse, should take notice. Generally speaking, […]

Can media coverage keep you alive in a mass attack?

Can media coverage keep you alive in a mass attack?

What some may see as sensationalized, wall-to-wall coverage of the deadliest shooting in American history┬áis the very kind of coverage that could save your life in the future. That’s according to security experts. With cable and network TV dropping or preempting regularly scheduled Sunday morning […]

3 takeaways from the brand that was David Bowie

3 takeaways from the brand that was David Bowie

The ’80’s was an era where, like many American teens, David Bowie filled my collection of eclectic albums from British artists. Mom wasn’t a fan, so of course every indulgent listening session represented a level of rebellion for me then. The creative genius of the […]