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How Demagogues Harness Social Media

How Demagogues Harness Social Media

Despite clear visual evidence to the contrary, former President Donald Trump and his press secretary, Sean Spicer, insisted that his inauguration crowd had been larger than the one at President Obama’s inauguration in 2008. In a series of experiments done not long...

The Case for Transparency Over Objectivity

The Case for Transparency Over Objectivity

Earlier this month, James Geary, an editor at Nieman Reports, published a letter calling into question the role of objectivity in journalism. He referenced two stories: In the first, a Black teenager in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was named as a kidnapping suspect...

NYT Downplays Assault on Paul Pelosi, Sparking Outrage

NYT Downplays Assault on Paul Pelosi, Sparking Outrage

In the wake of the brutal assault on Paul Pelosi during the attempted kidnapping of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on October 28, media critics and readers alike have expressed their discontent with the New York Times’ immediate coverage of the attack, which seemed...

Opera Ithaca Festival Runs Through November 6

Opera Ithaca Festival Runs Through November 6

The inaugural Opera Ithaca Festival runs from October 22 to November 6 and includes mainstage performances of a double bill of Missy Mazzoli’s "Proving Up" and William Grant Still’s "Highway 1, USA" running in repertory with Giuseppe Verdi’s "Nabucco." Focusing on the...