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  • Sinclair shows problem of media consolidation

    Sinclair Broadcast Group has spent decades acquiring the 193 local TV news stations it currently owns, and for the last couple of weeks, has been the subject of many local news stories. Though Sinclair's broad reach into the television-viewing households of America has not exactly flown under the radar, with many news outlets covering Sinclair's acquisitions of outlets and struggles with regulator...

    Forum | April 9, 2018
  • We need more equal coverage in the media

    Today, it seems that acts of violence are so commonplace in our lives that we have almost become accustomed to them. Acts of terror, specifically, have become such typical parts of our lives that — while they still raise questions of “why?”, “how?”, and “when will this end?” — they are now unsurprising stories on our news broadcasts and Twitter feeds. But what about how these events are covered? H...

    Forum | April 2, 2018
  • Betsy DeVos fails her 60 Minutes interview

    It was probably her last opportunity to patch up her reputation.

    Forum | March 26, 2018
  • Arming teachers is ludicrous and shortsighted

    The solution to America’s gun problem does not lie with teachers. Rather, it is the responsibility of policymakers to implement effective school safety measures. It is incredibly shortsighted to think that distributing more guns within schools will reduce the number of school shootings. Suggesting that teachers should be armed with guns reflects an avoidance of the real question of why school shoo...

    Forum | March 5, 2018
  • Sports Illustrated is still exploiting feminism

    The topic of women’s issues and bodies has garnered a lot of attention recently. In the case of the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, we are faced with a conversation involving both. Following the events of last spring surrounding both the controversial political climate and the feminist movement that passionately ensued in succession, MJ Day and her team at Sports Illustrated began wo...

    Forum | February 26, 2018