Young Americans don’t evaluate online information

Young Americans don’t evaluate online information

We had lots of journalism-class discussions about echo chambers, filter bubbles, confirmation bias, hyperpartisan sites and fake news this semester. It has been an interesting end to the year. In all of the above, the finger is being pointed at social media. The sites...
Pardon for Snowden?

Pardon for Snowden?

The Washington Post published an editorial last week saying Obama should not pardon Edward Snowden, as various global groups ramp up their pardon campaign and Oliver Stone’s new movie opens in theatres.  (“Snowden,” a fictionalized version of the...
Visit Pluto in VR

Visit Pluto in VR

Check out Pluto with this new 360/Google Cardboard VR video from The New York Times. They used data from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft that passed the planet last summer. This is exactly what VR should be used for: to transport viewers to a place they can never...
And The Panama Papers Continue

And The Panama Papers Continue

Here come more names.  Today, May 9, at 2pm EST (that’s actually 2am May 10 Hong Kong time) the The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is going to release a searchable database of more than 200,000 secret offshore companies, including the...
A druglord, two actors and a 10,000 word story

A druglord, two actors and a 10,000 word story

With a new semester that includes Longform Journalism, I’d thought we’d kick off with a look at the bizarre story that involves Mexico’s biggest drug lord, a famous American actor and, arguably, the US’s biggest pop-culture magazine....