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Baltimore News Coverage

Post by Angela Ufheil

Freddie Gray was 25 years old when he died from a spinal injury while in police custody. Activists took to the streets to protest what appeared to be yet another case of police brutality against an African-American man. Unfortunately, the point of those protests was obscured when several protesters became violent, and the “riots” became the focus of the story.


Activists march down historic US Route 1 to protest Freddie Gray’s death. Photo courtesy of Stephen Melkisethian.

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Bud Light Marketing Faces Criticism

Posted by Melissa S.
Photo by Michael Dorausch. No changes were made.

Photo by Michael Dorausch via Flickr. No changes were made.

Marketing errors happen. One company’s mistake will shortly be forgotten by the time the next scandal plays out. But with how often these occur, you’d think by now brands would get a second opinion. Earlier this week, Bud Light could have used a second opinion. Continue reading

Social Media Companies Want to Control the Internet of Things

By Lauren Reno


Photo Credit: Vintagedept via Creative Commons.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming huge in recent years. You can find an explanation of the IoT here, but basically, it means connecting with “things” via your smart phone. This can be as simple as opening your garage door, or viewing how many miles you’ve driven recently, using apps.

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Ads versus content: BuzzFeed’s struggle

Posted by Sydney Price

On April 9, BuzzFeed deleted a post by Beauty Editor Arabelle Sicardi. Its removal sparked an uproar. The reason? The post criticized Dove’s new advertising campaign. The catch? Dove is a big advertiser on BuzzFeed. Ben Smith, BuzzFeed’s Editor-in-Chief, quickly apologized and put the post back up, calling it an issue with unclear standards for opinion writing. Twitter users who responded to Smith’s tweet had mixed reactions. Some praised his transparency and others questioned the legitimacy of BuzzFeed’s editorial standards.

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Political reporter leaves CNN for Snapchat

by Brita Olmstead
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National political reporter Peter Hamby is leaving CNN to join Snapchat as the popular photo-messaging app’s Head of News, Politico reported Monday. At CNN Hamby earned the reputation as one of its best political reporters, where he has his own weekly series Hambycast. On it he tells the stories “behind the campaigns.”

Hamby will work on Snapchat’s newer feature called Snapchat Discover, a feature for media organizations to share news stories and updates.

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“Daily Mirror” Continues to Face Phone-Hacking Allegations

Posted by Beth LeValley

Mirror Group Newspapers, Britain’s biggest newspaper group, has been under question for articles that could include information gathered from phone-hacking. While the last three years it has been denying these allegations, it has recently confirmed that phone-hacking was involved in former stories.

Piers Morgan was an editor at Daily Mirror from 1995-2004, when these phone-hacks would have been present.

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Ted Cruz: hypocrite or lawful American citizen?

Openly religious president candidate (R) Ted Cruz once spent 21 hours filibustering ObamaCare. So, when the Cruz family adopted ObamaCare recently, media controversy was inevitable.

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