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Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law professor, recently sued the New York Times for “clickbait defamation,” claiming a headline misrepresented an interview he gave to the paper. In the age of social media headlines, will the media see more of these … more
Innovation has long been the buzzword of the digital era. It has been called “the mantra of business leaders” and “the most important and overused word in America.” According to a McKinsey study, 84 percent of executives say that innovation … more
Several newspapers like the Los Angeles Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer have written editorials calling for the impeachment of President Trump. Should journalists take part in political movements? Anna Zarra Aldrich, 22, senior, University of … more
The debate over how social media is handling—and should handle—false political advertising covers a lot of ground. On one side, Mark Zuckerberg’s public declaration that Facebook will continue to accept payments for political advertisements … more
The editorial staff of Deadspin resigned recently after they were issued a company mandate to “stick to sports.” Is this a mandate that all sports journalists should follow? Jack Carlough, 19, sophomore, University of Colorado Boulder Carlough … more
There is a simple irony in dealing with climate change. To get a handle on the problem means that, at a certain level, the conversation has to move away from climate change. What does that mean? The secretary general of Amnesty International shed … more
Recently, California passed a bill which restricts the use of classifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees. This puts a 35-content submission limit on freelancers. As a result, some publishers have cut ties with freelancers. … more
Facebook recently announced it would offer news outlets millions of dollars for the rights to their content in a news section the company plans to launch. Should newsrooms accept the additional funding?     Abby Parsons, 21, senior, Boston … more
Think of it like the rise of “design thinking.” Nobody has ever said: “But what’s the business model for ‘design thinking?’” That’s because design thinking isn’t bundled with a single revenue model. It is an approach to the world. … more
Federal and state anti-trust laws date from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, way before the emergence of the modern internet-fueled economy. But increasingly these old laws and concepts are being seen as the means of limiting the influence of … more
How can newspapers come together to create a national identity?   Mira Petrillo, 21, senior, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.  Petrillo is currently studying comparative history of ideas and philosophy, and works as the editor-in-chief … more
The good news is that somebody is once again making money from journalism. The bad news is that it’s not those who are doing the actual work of producing journalism; instead, it’s Google and Facebook, which have figured out how to “monetize” … more
Recently, the New York Times stopped printing editorial cartoons in its international edition due to a cartoon’s anti-Semitic imagery. Other editorial cartoonists have been fired for their depictions of President Trump. Did those publications … more
A number of prominent figures have called for some sort of regulation of Facebook—including one of the company’s co-founders and a venture capitalist who was one of Facebook’s early backers. Much of the criticism of Facebook relates to how the … more
With more women running for president in 2020, is the media fairly covering them compared to the male candidates?     Tameka Poland, 34, junior, California State University, Fullerton Poland is studying journalism and sports … more
If Facebook wants to show us they’re opposed to hate speech, banning individual trolls is about as effective as a Band-Aid on a sucking chest wound—painful, messy, and worse than useless. In 2016, when I was managing editor at fact-checking site … more
How can the media improve its coverage of climate change?       Michael Moore Jr., 30, senior, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Fla. Moore was editor of his campus newspaper, The Crow’s Nest in 2017 and secretary of his … more
What is local news? A recent report by the Pew Research Center claims to measure Americans’ perceptions of journalism in their communities. But the results show that the largest share of the 35,000 people who were surveyed—38 percent—say … more
If you could put all your resources into one revenue project, what would it be and why?     Dean Galiffa, 21, junior, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. Galiffa recently transferred to Temple University from Delaware County Community … more
A banker asked me recently if my industry had to deal with a lot of government regulations. He noted that even small banks have frequent visits by regulators and several examiners report to work each day in offices located within some of the larger … more
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