#FireColbert – Twitter’s Latest Failed Coup (A Brief Summary)

Over the last two weeks, Stephen Colbert has been fighting Twitter users calling for his jobs as host of CBS’s “The Late Show” following his comments on May 1st accusing President Trump of taking part in a sexual act with Russian President, Vladimir Putin. Some users found the comment homophobic and unamerican. What ensued was two weeks of ratings-boosting material for the “Late Show” including an “FCC … Continue reading #FireColbert – Twitter’s Latest Failed Coup (A Brief Summary)

Blogs: A Journalist’s Best Friend in This Century – Course Reflection for Final Exam

The internet is full of blogs these days, in fact, you’re currently reading one. There are about 152 million blogs on the internet, that are home to approximately 1.53 million new blog posts a day. Blogs are the internet-based version of the traditional  “journal”. Writers or “bloggers” can update as often as they want and post content on whatever their fingers feel like typing. But … Continue reading Blogs: A Journalist’s Best Friend in This Century – Course Reflection for Final Exam

North Carolina Tries to Raise the Age: Telling a Story Using Storify

Storify is a platform allows journalists to incorporate social media posts directly into their stories. Journalists are able to link their Storify account to major social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and actually, search for posts that related to the story that they are trying to tell. They can also incorporate entire websites either by embedding the URL or doing a google … Continue reading North Carolina Tries to Raise the Age: Telling a Story Using Storify

Technology Timeout – Is It Too Late?

In our society, we are never alone, not truly. We are always connected to others through our phones and social media. Sometimes this leads to us being lost in information without ever actually having a conversation. Unplugging isn’t the same as it used to be. Turning your phone off today while going for a drive, for many, including myself, means not being able to navigate … Continue reading Technology Timeout – Is It Too Late?

9 Movies in 4 Days: A Look at This Year’s Best Picture Nominees 

Nine movies in four days. That’s around 17 hours of movies spread over three days, and two hours on a fourth because of a projector malfunction. Harrison Taylor, author of SnowFlakeWithoutaCause and I were going for the perfect 19ish hours in three days, but the movie gods said no. We had one goal: watch all nine nominees and rank them. A task that’s easier said … Continue reading 9 Movies in 4 Days: A Look at This Year’s Best Picture Nominees 

Hello, Goodbye – My First and Last Trip to the Circus

When Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey announced they were closing the big top, that was a wake-up call. As a young adult that was never allowed to go to the circus as a child, I was eager to see the show before I lost the opportunity forever. I very quickly looked up the remaining tour dates to check if they were coming to my … Continue reading Hello, Goodbye – My First and Last Trip to the Circus