Trolling Has Gone Mainstream

You’ve seen it in the comment sections of just about every article or post on the internet. You’ve seen people stirring the pot simply for pot-stirring’s sake, and trying to get a rise from anyone and everyone no matter which end of the (political, etc.) spectrum they fall on. People seem to think they’re sparkingContinue reading “Trolling Has Gone Mainstream”

Being Right in the Digital Age

The Digital Age is the current period of human history in which we’ve moved from the industry-based society of the Industrial Revolution to a focus on computerizing information and creating a more knowledge-based society. Also known as the Age of Information, the Digital Age’s greatest achievement is the internet. With the internet (connecting computers through aContinue reading “Being Right in the Digital Age”

Be Responsible With the Internet

The internet has made information accessible to almost everyone. We now turn to social media to get our news, as platforms like Twitter and Facebook are often the quickest way to get information when tragedy strikes. These platforms can also seem more real and honest, without the bias and agenda of major news outlets. ButContinue reading “Be Responsible With the Internet”

Real Websites, Fake News

Fake news has existed from the earliest days of journalism, long before Bat Boy became Hillary Clinton’s alien baby. In 1835, Richard A. Locke published a series of six fake articles about the discovery of life on the moon, now known as the Great Moon Hoax, in The Sun newspaper. Sales of The Sun went through the roof. Writing false news storiesContinue reading “Real Websites, Fake News”

Clearly, this isn’t journalism.

This first example of journalism perverted (personal, unfounded opinions tucked away under the guise of news) comes from breitbart.com’s Total Irrelevance: Trump-Hating Emmys Hit All-Time Ratings Low written by John Nolte and published on 9/18/17. Highlighted in red are the sections most offensive to the tenements of honest journalism. Are readers curious which states he is referringContinue reading “Clearly, this isn’t journalism.”