Rob Williams, PhD

  • #MAGA Insanity Is US: Matt Taibbi’s Insane Clown President (BOOK REVIEW)

    How did the United States end up with President Donald J. Trump? Insane Clown Posse, Matt Taibbi’s brilliant new book, details the insanity. If you are new to Taibbi’s writing, brace yourself. The long-time Rolling Stone journalist writes in the tradition of Hunter S. Thompson’s “gonzo journalism.” Reading his new book is like encountering...
  • Project Censored 2017: What You Don’t Know Can Kill You

    Throughout its 40-year history, Project Censored has covered a lot of ground that the corporate mainstream media has missed. Begun by Carl Jensen, a sociology professor at California’s Sonoma State University shortly after Watergate in 1976, it’s become an endeavor involving dozens of faculty members and institutions working together...
  • #Revolution: How Social Media is Changing Business

    “Social media is no longer considered a lightweight addition to the serious business of the newsroom. It is recognized as a central pillar that the newsroom depends upon to operate.” As the quote shows, social media is no longer a platform where young adults flash their emotions and complaints....
  • The Incestuous Relationship Between Media and Politics by Ginevra Marengo

    The media is at the heart of freedom of speech and American democracy, it has also become the driver of all media elections since the 1950’s. It allows citizens to access information about candidates with the click of a button, and today we run into media coverage even more...
  • #GridironGang: Social Media and NCAA recruiting

    We all have been told at some point in our lives to “watch what we put on social media”, because at some point in time it could come back to bite us.  The boom of recruitment and job seeking via social media platforms has effected how people land jobs...
  • #SmackTalkOnIce: NHL’s Twitter Twibe Skates into Hearts of Fans

    Most professional sports teams have Twitter Accounts for updates, promo information, ect. However, some of the teams in the NHL have become very engaged in communicating with fans as well as the Twitter accounts of other teams. These interactions show a side of professional hockey that is approachable, as...
  • #PrezElect2016: Social Media’s Impacts on the U.S 2016 Elections

      Social media has become an essential tool for influencing public opinion and political participation, particularly in the 2016 presidential election. Social media has given candidates the opportunity to reach out to a larger pool of voters, who are able to access information about their campaigns 24/7. Candidates have...
  • #RomeoandJuliet : Love in a Time of Social Media

    It’s 1am on a Saturday night and just when you put your head down to fall asleep, your phone lights up to a text message from Bae. Sleep has now become irrelevant because Bae saw your snapchat story of another guy and is now convinced you are cheating on...
  • #BachelorNation: How Social Media Promotes ‘The Batchelor’

    Capturing millions of viewers, and an audience on a steady upward trend, The Bachelor Series is a growing past an ordinary hit ABC television show. Millennials grip on to this series as it’s dramatic plot unfolds, and with a vast internet community following, this event trends far longer than...