Social movements usually have some sort of moral compass to guide them, but this one clearly does not. The Alt-Right movement represents an extremist faction of America’s Republican Party (Even though they’ll tell you that only Muslims can be extremists). Most Alt-Right members are … Continue reading The Alt-Right is… Unique
If we’ve learned anything from the most iconic Civil Rights Movement champion, it’s that as Americans (and Canadians) who celebrate this holiday, we can’t afford to stop educating ourselves. The champion, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is a victim of revisionist history – explained by … Continue reading Revisionist History Disrespects MLK
Over the last few months, I’ve turned “Lonnie’s FooteNotes” into a blog that focuses on various aspects of mass communication in today’s society. From tabloids, politics, to (my personal favorite) sports, mass media affects our world in unprecedented ways. I’ve learned from my Mass Media … Continue reading 10 Lessons I’ve Learned from Mass Media
The role of a journalist represents one of the most demanding occupations in today’s world. The news cycle is moving at warp speeds, and social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook deliver live news 24/7. Nowadays, all a person needs to spread breaking news is … Continue reading Ethics & Journalism
On October 11, I was determined to Make America Great Again…or something like that. 20 days before Halloween, I was dressed up in a costume of my own. I walked around my college campus with one of Trump’s patented posters. I did such a good … Continue reading I Supported Donald Trump for a Day
Many researchers have suggested that the evolution of social media is creating an isolated society. Chances are this isn’t the first time you’ve heard this proposition. I think I hear a gloom-and-doom condemnation of social media at least once a week. With how rapidly technology … Continue reading Is Social Media Isolating Us? (COMM 226)
Spoiler Alert: The Bengals win a playoff game.