Art by Ally ArmstrongHalf of teenagers now get their news from YouTube, a well-known video-sharing platform, according to Common Sense Media. The rapid transformation of American media consumption is no secret, but is it cause for concern?People jump at new platforms, influencers and lingo, while credibility, transparency and honesty become lost in the transition. Additionally, … [Read more...] about Are YouTubers Becoming More Influential than Journalists?
Journalism is intended to check the power of government. Today, it appears as though journalism is failing in its ability to seek truth and report it, allowing an epidemic of fake news to engulf our screens.Evidence of the effectiveness of fake news and its ability to spread can be seen in the recent 2016 presidential election.The most circulated fake news stories concerning … [Read more...] about Fake News – Can it be stopped?
Photo courtesy of Buddy KennedyThe week of Nov. 5 was catastrophic. Even this word does not fully encapsulate what transpired or how the Pepperdine community has wrestled with the tragedies it has endured. Before students, faculty, staff and all of the Pepperdine community could fully process the aftermath of the Borderline shooting and the loss of freshman Alaina Housley, … [Read more...] about Misinformation Plagues Pepperdine After Fire
Art by Madeline Duvall Since the creation of Facebook, social media has become one of the most integral parts of the internet. Americans are constantly sharing pictures, life updates and funny videos. Unfortunately, social media has evolved into something else entirely — a primary news source. A surprising sixty-seven percent of Americans get at least some of their news from … [Read more...] about Stop Using Social Media as a News Source
Image Courtesy of Penguin Random HouseThe election of Donald Trump last November marked a monumental change in American politics, as is argued in the book "On Tyranny" by Timothy Snyder, Housum Professor of History at Yale University, published Feb. 28. This change, Snyder writes, bears unsettling resemblances to the beginnings of authoritarian movements in the 20th … [Read more...] about Yale Professor Compares Trump and Historical Tyranny