Imagine that a journalist, with outside political views, decided to go undercover to expose corruption. That investigation turned into a series of articles in a political magazine, which found a sympathetic audience. Then the journalist turned those articles into a novel and pushed it through to publication.Continue reading “Welcome to The Jungle”
As mass media has become more segregated, the news, in particular, has to address one challenging question. Do people actually care about accuracy?Continue reading “We're not sure if online news is accurate, but read & share it anyways.”
Autumn is such a sensory season.
You can hear the crankle of a bonfire. You can smell the sweetness of apple cider. You can taste the musk of pumpkin spice. You can feel the swish of warm sweaters. You can see the oranges, reds and yellows of nature.
Say it with me, “Smokey The Bear”.
His comic books, his origin story, even his very name, have all been blurred and befuddled with the passage of time. As one of the most well-known mascots, Smokey shaped generations of preservationist attitudes by encouraging simple fire safety rules.
As a long time fan, I was surprised to find out that I actually knew very little of Smokey’s truth. So, I did a little research in an attempt to uncover why his message has lasted so long.
Who would have thought that ten inches of plastic could cause such a stir?
Well, that’s the problem, isn’t it.
Americans use 500 million straws every day. Someone thought we should ban them to save the environment.
No one asked if the catchy pollution solution would hurt anyone.
Spoiler: It did. Continue reading “How the Plastic Straw Ban Went So Wrong So Fast”