• The NFL: How the Hegemonic Elite are Ruining the Greatest Sport on Earth

    By Paul Todaro There is no doubt that the National Football League (NFL) represents one of the largest and most profitable, capitalistic, and hierarchical sports conglomerates in the 21st century. Upon hiring NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in 2006, the league’s total revenue that year was approximately $6 billion. Almost...
  • The Hegemonic and Patriarchal Order of The Office: Exposing Racism and Sexism on NBC’s Hit Show

    By Shayla Schoeneberger Today we live in a society of mass media consumption in which “nearly all of American homes have at least one television, and the average American home has more televisions than people – 3.3 televisions and fewer than 3 people per household, and at least one of...
  • Corporate News

    Corporate Media Lacking Courage

    Reported by Gabrielle Bennett, Alexandra Kornspan, Kelly Mealey, Jaclyn Nicholson (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) The British American Tobacco Company (BAT) is currently increasing its presence in several African countries, and has created a monopoly which has been heavily covered by corporate media. NBC, CNN, and Fox News have all covered...
  • Hamilton: How Do You Love Something You Cannot See?

    by Hallie Gibbons, CDAE Public Communication major at the University of Vermont. Lin Manuel Miranda has created an army of supporters for his shockingly brilliant, politically clamorous, full-bodied brainchild that is Hamilton. Miranda has been immensely successful in creating mass-market exposure to the modern and historical mix of magic...
  • American Horror Story: How Pop CULT Plays Into Political Stereotypes

    by Shannon Tinkham, Economics major at the University of Vermont. Since its release in 2011, American Horror Story has been known for taking chances and testing the limits of cable television. It has touched on subjects such as supernatural events, mass shootings, and serial killers, among many others. This season...
  • #NastyWoman: How a Nasty Remark Contributed to a Revolutionary Movement

    by Isabel Salcedo, Public Communications/CDAE major at the University of Vermont. October 19th 2016: a nasty day for many women that shall live in infamy. As the third and final presidential debate was coming to a close, Donald Trump uttered a phrase that many will never forget. As Clinton was giving...
  • 21st Century Media Monopoly

    Written by: Michelle Halpin (Diablo Valley College) Editted by: Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Evaluator: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) The Sinclair Broadcast Group will soon be allowed to have a 72% reach into U.S. households due the FCC restoring an arcane rule. Corporate television media...
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    ‘Junk Food News’ Distracts from Systemic Issues

    As media ownership becomes more consolidated and more reliant on advertising as a source of profit, the quality of news that is distributed declines. This is because owners, who tend to be extremely wealthy individuals, need to protect their conservative business interests in order to maintain their wealth, and...
  • Blaxploitation in American Media

    Written by William Camacho The prevalence of racist depictions in corporate media continues to influence Americans in subtle ways. Although minstrelsy was the start of misrepresenting African Americans in entertainment, it is important to understand how racist character types are perpetuated in contemporary media. One of the most applicable...