Social Media


Just skip to the end, already

Online Twitter debates cut down to 280 characters a bite. Snapchat messages that disappear in seconds. Clickbait. Eye-catching, snappy and compact. Condensed news...


Sensationalism of child actors causes long-term damage

Child actors and influencers are subject to public scrutiny as a result of media sensationalism and social media networks. While seeing child actors...


Athletics should expand reach

Staff members in the athletic department staff announced on Twitter that they will dress up in costumes as an incentive to raise money...


Ease of access to news can be mixed blessing

Ability of users to get information at any given time can lead to public more fixated on quick bites rather than substantial pieces...

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