politics

The Evergreen editorial board says students have a responsibility to think critically about the media during this election

Resource Date:  10/14/2016
Resource Name:  The Daily Evergreen
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With the 2016 presidential election on the horizon, media literacy has never been more important.

The American people are receiving reports at high speeds on every detail and scandal of the campaign, and today’s media consumers must be extremely critical of everything they read.

Bruce Pinkleton, the interim dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, has researched media literacy, particularly the effects of advertisements on American youth.

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Concern Over Colin Powell’s Hacked Emails Becomes a Fear of Being Next

Resource Author:  MICHAEL D. SHEAR and NICHOLAS FANDOS
Resource Date:  09/15/2016
Resource Name:  New York Times
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WASHINGTON — A panicked network anchor went home and deleted his entire personal Gmail account. A Democratic senator began rethinking the virtues of a flip phone. And a former national security official gave silent thanks that he is now living on the West Coast.

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Obama After Dark: The Precious Hours Alone

Resource Author:  Michael D. Shear
Resource Date:  07/02/2016
Resource Name:  New York Times
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WASHINGTON — “Are you up?”

The emails arrive late, often after 1 a.m., tapped out on a secure BlackBerry from an email address known only to a few. The weary recipients know that once again, the boss has not yet gone to bed.

The late-night interruptions from President Obama might be sharply worded questions about memos he has read. Sometimes they are taunts because the recipient’s sports team just lost.

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Sen. Warren Blasts SEC Disclosure Initiative as Harmful to Investors

Resource Author:  Melanie Waddell
Resource Date:  07/07/2016
Resource Name:  Think Advisor
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., blasted the Securities and Exchange Commission’s disclosure effectiveness initiative, saying it was “ill-conceived” and could limit public companies’ disclosure requirements “in ways that would harm investors.”

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Voters face information overload

Resource Author:  05/23/2016
Resource Date:  05/23/2016
Resource Name:  The Orange County Register
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On Nov. 8, voters could face an imposing array of 18 statewide ballot measures, up from just six measures in 2014. That’s on top of the races for president, U.S. Senate, U.S. representatives and numerous state and local offices and measures.

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The Internet’s Loop of Action and Reaction Is Worsening

Resource Author:  Farhad Manjoo
Resource Date:  12/09/2015
Resource Name:  New York Times
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Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton said this week that we should think about shutting down parts of the Internet to stop terrorist groups from inspiring and recruiting followers in distant lands. Mr. Trump even suggested an expert who’d be perfect for the job: “We have to go see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what’s happening, and we have to talk to them — maybe, in certain areas, closing that Internet up in some way,” he said on Monday in South Carolina.

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