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Oct 30, 2018

We explore how businesses make a statement by the media channels they choose to run ads and when they decide to pull ads. During the past year, several examples have occurred when businesses have pulled ads due to given program’s controversy or other issues. Media and journalism are necessary elements for a strong...


Oct 23, 2018

Journalism plays a critical role in preserving democracy. Although currently under attack, it is important to understand the role of journalism and the process of journalistic accountability. Refreshing our perspective on what good journalists do in writing a story is important, along with understanding the importance...


Oct 16, 2018

Although there is a lot of conversations about the role of social media and polarization, few have investigated it as this team from MIT Labs. Using Twitter and a Social Mirror experiment, we explore what this team learned about how social media polarization happens and what we can do about it.

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Oct 11, 2018

Jennifer Petersen, Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia, continues the conversation by highlighting one of her favorite early radio stories and personalities. The character is Reverend Bob Shuler, who is sometimes known as "Fighting Bob" Shuler. Learn his story, especially as it relates...


Oct 9, 2018

When radio first was introduced, there was a trajectory of adoption, concerns, and regulations. History provides an interesting perspective when we look at how social media compares to the advent of radio. In the early days of radio, some even spread falsehoods. In looking at the role of social media today, we take a...