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As the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump continues to expand, one question comes to mind. Did Silicon Valley put Trump in office somehow? Is social media to blame for this strange presidency, or is the problem much deeper? Facebook, Twitter and to some...
International and Local Journalists Tackle ‘Anti-media’ World and Ethics at St. Thomas Forum on Oct. 15
Freedom of the press is under attack around the world, and in the U.S. journalistic ethics are being scrutinized as never before. What to make of this radically changing media climate? The event, Reporting in an “Anti-media” World, ...