By now, you’ve probably heard of Todd Akin’s latest brilliant comment (and we don’t mean this comment or this comment).
In Springfield this past weekend, Akin compared incumbent Claire McCaskill to a dog who plays fetch for expansive government.
Had this been any other candidate, the story might have been overlooked, but because he’s, well, Todd Akin, the story was published by PoliticMo.com immediately.
From there, the story was picked up by what seemed to be every single news outlet with a politics section–The New York Times, The Washington Post, Jezebel and even New York Magazine, to name a few. Continue reading
CNN immediately jumped on the Supreme Court’s ruling this morning on ObamaCare, claiming that the law was completely struck down. Thing is, most of the Affordable Health Care Act was upheld. Whoops!
And not only that, but after they realized they misinformed the American public, their Twitter feed magically deleted all of their tweets–except one. Talk about transparency.
In the span of approximately three to four minutes, CNN’s headlines went from the mandate being “completely struck down,” to “partly upheld,” to “completely upheld.” OK guys, I’m confused. Continue reading
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When people come to the University of Missouri to attend the prestigious Missouri School of Journalism, it’s pretty safe to say that their end goal is to receive a Bachelor’s in Journalism. Simple enough.
When you hear the words “fault lines,” what comes to your mind? For some, it reminds them of the earth as an accomplice in earthquakes. However, for many j-schoolers, it takes them back to the annoying repetition of Cross Cultural Journalism, otherwise known as J2000. Continue reading
Behold, Missouri School of Journalism students, and be appalled. This is an actual defense of the oxford comma currently making its way around the Internet. We found it when several (former) friends shared it on Facebook, along with their enthusiastic support.
When Google+ launched during the summer of 2011, it was hailed as the next big social initiative – the website with the ability to dethrone Facebook. But, Google+ seems to missing in the bookmarks folder in many of our computers. Why do members of its bandwagon – which was overflowing in the summer – continue to jump out? And why, as journalism students, should we make an effort to build up a Google+ profile?
Simply put, Google+ is Google’s own social networking service.