• 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...
  • Materialism, Misogyny, and Masculinity in Hip Hop and Rap

    Written by McKenzie Gaudette Gender bias in the corporate music industry remains a prevalent issue affecting female artists and audiences alike through sexualized images, degrading lyricism, and stereotypical normative behaviors. Since rap and hip hop genres are predominately male oriented in terms of the ratio of male to female...
  • EDUCATING OUR WAY OUT OF POVERTY

      EDUCATING OUR WAY OUT OF POVERTY: A PROPOSAL TO DIGTIZE EDUCATION Written by Amber Abadia, Steve Chrtisman, and Gabe Cox (California State University, East Bay) Faculty Evaluator: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) It is clear that one major solutions to solving poverty is education. This means...
  • Extreme Weather and Global Warming

    Written by: Ruben Saucedo (California Maritime Academy) Edited by: Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay)   In the United States, the corporate media dictates public information which heavily impacts the public opinion.  Stories of little importance permeate coverage and relegate relevant...
  • Round Up the Roundup

        Written by: Sebastian Trucios (California Maritime Academy) Edited by: Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay)   Recent studies have uncovered potential toxins and carcinogens within the active and inactive ingredients of Monsanto’s Roundup® weed-killer.  Corporate media outlets have intentionally...
  • Gold is the New Green

      Written by: Kevin Shepherd (California Maritime Academy) Edited by: Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay)   De-dollarization throughout world trade is vastly underreported by corporate media outlets with larger implications of the United States’ declining power throughout the global economy....
  • Global Epidemic of Electronic Waste

      Written by: Steven McCombs (California Maritime Academy) Edited by: Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) Many stories go unreported by corporate news outlets. The issue of electronic waste was ranked the nineteenth most censored story according Project Censored’s annual publication...