NYT intros augmented reality: Is it the future of visual journalism or a bunch of hype?

The ways that journalists report on news – and the way that their audiences consume it – is changing day to day. Earlier this month The New York Times ran its first augmented reality (AR) feature story previewing the Winter Olympics, allowing readers to “meet” and watch Olympic athletes in 3D through their smartphones. As […]


2018 Edelman Trust Barometer Reports Record-Breaking Drop in Trust in the U.S.

The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals that trust in the U.S. has suffered a record-breaking drop in the survey’s 18-year history. No country saw steeper declines than the U.S., with a 37-point drop in trust across all institutions. While the survey provides deep insight into the polarization of trust in business, government, NGOs and media […]


HuffPost Halts Unpaid Contributors: Can Anyone Be a Credible Journalist These Days? Should They?

In an unexpected move for its readers and its more than 100,000 contributors, HuffPost announced recently it would be ending its popular unpaid contributor network. According to The New York Times, “The decision was rooted as much in a move to declutter the site as in Ms. Polgreen’s (editor in chief Lydia Polgreen) desire to […]


Reflecting on United Airlines’ Disaster

As 2017 comes to a close, I thought it would be interesting to look back on one of the bigger crises of the year: the forcible removal of a passenger from United Airlines’ flight 3411. Many people remember the disturbing video that fellow passengers captured of the screaming and bloodied man being dragged by security […]


Will the #MeToo Movement Change Corporate Culture?

Imagine sending out a tweet, going to bed, and waking up to 53,000 replies. That is what happened to actress Alyssa Milano when she decided on the evening of Oct. 15, 2017, to send a tweet in support of her friend who had been assaulted by Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein. Alyssa Milano’s Tweet read, “If […]

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