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A LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF FAKE NEWS

Fake news can have many definitions and isn’t necessarily a concrete concept. At the heart, fake news is a story or report that is made to look real, but in reality holds no truth to it. An early example of fake news was Bernardino da Feltre, a Franciscan priest in the 1400s, giving sermons that labeled Jews as evil “bloodsucking” demons.Bernardino wasn’t a reporter, nor did he use multimedia to get his anti-Semitism ideals across. Instead he preached and used religion as his basis for credibility. With that, people revolted against local Jews within Italy and started burning them at the stake.

But sometimes fake news isn’t a complete fabrication or product of someone’s imagination. Fake news can be grounded in reality using statistics and interviews with people that may or may not exist. The ambiguity…Read More


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Donald Trump speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

COMMENTARY ON THE CRISIS IN JOURNALISM: RISE OF FAKE NEWS IN TODAY’S MEDIA

Fake news and alternative facts have begun to raise in power as the field of journalism continues to be tested to its limits.

Newly elected President Donald Trump and his administration are at the heart of a crackdown on journalism, by calling out a multitude of news organizations on their credibility. The same news organizations that millions of Americans had previously seen as trustworthy. Organizations such as the New York Times, CNN, and the Washington Post are getting scrutinized by President Trump as being outlets that do nothing but spread false claims in an effort to make him and his policies look bad… Read More


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POLITICO REPORTER KESHIA CLUKEY ON BUILDING UP YOUR BRAND

Keshia Clukey is an established education beat reporter at POLITICO and has continued building her journalistic brand through her Twitter account @KeshiaClukey…Read More


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Americans around the country were shocked by the outcome of tthis presidential election. Donald Trump, the republican candidate, won the presidency despite not having the popular vote majority. This lead people to take another look at the electoral college system here in the United States.

DOES OUR VOTE MATTER? ELECTORAL COLLEGE VERSUS THE POPULAR VOTE

It is not about winning each individual citizen’s ballot, but rather it’s a game to win 270 votes from the 538 members of the Electoral College, a group of mystical beings who represent each state that the average American only hears about once every four years…Read More


THE RISE AND FALL OF THE TOBACCO CULTURE IN AMERICA

In 2014, the Center of Disease Control (CDC) reported that 16.8% of all Americans above the age of 18 years old classified themselves as a smoker; a person who has smoked at least 100 cigarettes within their lifetime.

The radical shift in the way cigarettes are viewed by Americans occurred about four decades ago, labeling these “cancer sticks” as the leading cause of 1 out of 5 deaths among U.S. citizens each year. Countless amounts of  research has been done to show tobacco’s harmful contribution to several forms of cancer, as well as lung and cardiovascular diseases. Numerous campaigns have been made to stop people from… Read More

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