Taking Connection in the Right Direction

Published on July 23, 2017, at 8:09 p.m. by Jessica Banks. If you are like me, your parents used to harp on you to put your cellphone down in your teenage years. It is even…

The Evolving Role of the News

Posted on February 2, 2016, at 5:45 p.m. by Hayley Kilgo. Long gone are the days when reading a newspaper and turning on the television were the only ways people could find out the latest…

Ebola Crisis: Disappearing Fear

Posted: March 16, 2015, 10:31 a.m. by Sadie Schwarm. Fall of 2014 was filled with widespread fear after the microscopic killer, Ebola, swept the nation. News cycles ran 24/7 to update the public about newly…

Brian Williams: Propeller of Lies

Posted: February 20, 2015, 2:00 p.m. by Laura Gregory. As public relations students, we learn time after time that the key to crisis communication is an immediate and sincere apology. However, the news headlines seem…

The Creative Newsroom

Posted: November 13, 2014, 11:02 a.m. by Rachel Uniatowski. When the word “newsroom” comes to our minds, many of us think of a room filled with journalists running around trying to find stories to write…

Michael Sam: First a Football Player

Posted: February 12, 2014, 2:40 p.m. by Shannon Auvil. On Feb. 9, 2014, University of Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam revealed that he is gay via a breaking article in The New York Times. Sam…

Instant Ancient History

Posted At: April 11, 2012 2:30 PM
by Anna Ellis

Rather than consistently reporting stories with elements of newsworthiness, such as relevance, timeliness and prominence, the 24-hour news cycle is infamous for reporting on trendy topics and sensationalism. This biased agenda setting creates unnecessary drama that the 24-hour news cycle seems to thrive off of, also known as “fluff stories.”

US News Media: Bad PR for Americans?

Wolf Blitzer was interviewing the family familiar with appearing on television and reality shows when the cat was let out of the bag. Wolf didn’t throw a curveball but was definitely taken aback by what…