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How Does Social Media Impact the Perception of Global News?

How Does Social Media Impact the Perception of Global News?

Cameron Takmil, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

For good or bad, social media has undeniably had a large impact on journalism. It has made the spread of news more rapid and to a larger audience, but at the expense of credibility and true news reporting. Instead of waiting for news anchors to talk about a news headline, people today use social media f...

How We Got Here: A Timeline of Events Leading up to Iran’s Female Olympic Medalist’s Decision to Defect

Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin, of Iran, celebrates after winning a bronze medal in women's 57-kg taekwondo competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Mary Ford, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

December 29, 2019 11am EST: The United States strikes 5 facilities in Iraq and Syria connected to an Iranian-backed militia, Kataib Hezbollah, killing 24 militants. December 31, 2019: Thousands of militia members gather outside the heavily guarded “Green Zone” in which the American embassy in ...

Presidential Election Update

Presidential Election Update

Cameron Takmil, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

As we reach less than one year until the Presidential Election, many Democrat candidates are rallying to defeat and succeed Donald Trump (presumably the GOP front-runner). Assumptions that all 20 candidates were running for the Democratic nominee. However, by the end of the year, many candidates have ...

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