Media & Society

The US Won the World Cup—Not the Women’s World Cup


On July 7, 26.7 million Americans tuned in to watch the World Cup final between the US and Japan. Not only did the game score...

  • Hoards of Jack Kennedy fans would greet the candidate during his 1960 campaign for President. (Wikimedia Commons)

    Showbiz Politics: Through Campaign Songs, Candidates Become Stars

    The next presidential race has begun, and over the next year and a half, Americans will watch extravagant political productions unfold. Those looking to succeed... Read more

  • A mother shows her son around the grounds of a school in Vancouver in preparation for his first day in kindergarten, Aug. 20, 2013. A burgeoning teacher-led movement that rejects unproven education education trends is quickly growing, and some educators say a change in how education is delivered in Canada is long overdue. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

    Do Canada’s Schools Need a ‘Quiet Revolution’?

    A grassroots teacher-led movement that has taken hold in the United Kingdom is spreading around the world and last weekend landed in North America. Its... Read more

  • A woman faces down a line of Baltimore Police officers in riot gear during violent protests following the funeral of Freddie Gray April 27, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    The Media and Baltimore: Covering the Dramatic Versus the Representative

    Does the news media make bad situations worse? President Obama said as much in his comments about the uprising in Baltimore triggered by the latest... Read more

  • Both science and journalism can do better at acknowledging and correcting errors. (*Shutterstock)

    Unlike a Rolling Stone: Is Science Really Better Than Journalism at Self-Correction?

    Rolling Stone’s retraction of an incendiary article about an alleged gang rape on the campus of the University of Virginia certainly deserves a place in... Read more

  • Does this represent the degeneration of language? Not quite. (*Shutterstock)

    Emoticons and Symbols Aren’t Ruining Language – They’re Revolutionizing It

    txt msgs r running language *ruining ^lol, jk!! In many casual discussions of language and the internet, it’s not uncommon to hear about how such... Read more

  • Decorated easter eggs are seen hanging on a tree in Britzer garden park in Berlin on April 21, 2014. (Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)

    Happy Easter Wishes, Quotes for 2015

    Here’s a few Easter quotes for the holiday. “Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life” — Janine di Giovanni... Read more

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    Easter Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe: How Long to Cook? Safe to Eat?

    Hard boiled eggs are something many people use for Easter egg hunts. So, here’s how to make them: - Put egg(s) in a pot with cold... Read more

  • FILE - This June 4, 2014 photo shows a Walgreens retail store in Boston. Walgreen Co. reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa. File)

    What is Open on Easter Sunday 2015?

    Pharmacies like CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Duane Reade will be open on Easter–some 24 hours. Pharmacies at stores like Walmart and Albertson’s likely may... Read more

  • Patrons enter an Olive Garden Restaurant in Short Pump, Va. May 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Easter Restaurant Hours: Denny’s, Applebee’s, Golden Corral, and Olive Garden

    A number of popular restaurants (and many, many food places) will be open on Easter, as it’s one of the biggest holidays of the year... Read more

  • Seismic changes in the television industry have transformed the ways stories are told and consumed. (Shutterstock*)

    Why Has TV Storytelling Become So Complex?

    If you watch the season finale of The Walking Dead this Sunday, the story will likely evoke events from previous episodes, while making references to... Read more

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    Olga Syahputra Dies: Comedian Born Yoga Syahputra Mourned on Twitter With ‘RIP’

    Comedian Olga Syahputra, born Yoga Syahputra, died in Singapore on Friday as he was battling meningitis, Indonesian media reports say. His manager confirmed his death... Read more

  • Zayn Malik’s announcement that he is quitting boy band One Direction has triggered an unsettling amount of mostly teenage girls to tweet they’ll kill themselves over the move.   (Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

    After Zayn Malik Quit, ‘Suicide’ Tweets a Tad bit Alarming

    Zayn Malik’s announcement that he is quitting boy band One Direction has prompted a large and unsettling amount of teenage girls to tweet they’ll kill themselves... Read more

  • Twitch TV, the streaming website, was down for many users on Wednesday. (Twitch screenshot)

    Twitch TV Streams Down on Wednesday: #RIPTwitch

    Twitch TV, the streaming website, was down for many users on Wednesday. On Twitter, users expressed their dismay over the outage with #RIPTwitch. Users said... Read more

  • In this Aug. 15, 2014 file photo, New York City real estate heir Robert Durst leaves a Houston courtroom. Durst was arrested in New Orleans on an extradition warrant to Los Angeles on Saturday, March 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

    Fred Durst Jokes Pop Up on Twitter After Robert Durst AP Mishap

    Following the arrest of real estate magnate Robert Durst, there were continual jokes about Fred Durst–the singer of Limp Bizkit–this week. The Associated Press apparently... Read more

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    Whistling and Staring at Women in the Street Is Harassment – and It’s Got to Stop

    A hidden video camera records the unwelcome advances a woman in Manhattan, New York, over ten hours/Hollaback.   You may not have heard the term... Read more

  • The NBC Nightly News of ancient Greece… (Wikimedia Commons)

    Brian Williams, Herodotus, and Eyewitness Reporting

    Brian Williams was born too late. Last month, the realization that the “NBC Nightly News” anchor had misrepresented experiences in Iraq led to a six-month suspension... Read more

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