• Boston: No More Police Brutality!

    Weave News Social Media Director Nicole Eigbrett reports on mass action in the city of Boston. “Organized by Mass Action Against Police Brutality (MAAPB), the Not1More Rally Against Police Brutality gathered more than 120 activists, students, Boston residents, and concerned community members on a rainy, chilly day. Organizers felt...
  • Student Voice and Problems of Journalism

    In Spring 2017, I had the pleasure of sitting in for journalism teacher Kevin Coen at Springfield High School in Vermont. I was there for the last quarter, about half of this semester-long course. With Kevin, the students had delved into press function (via the Constitution and the market),...
  • Weaving Student Action: #Enough!

    Welcome to the second installment from GCMLP partner Weave News! Student action, at every level of education, is core to the GCMLP’s mission, and to Weave’s. In this piece, Wyatt Adams (Class of 2018) shares his account of the student action at St. Lawrence University on March 17, held...
  • We Do It for Love

    On Valentine’s Day we show our love through flowers, poems, and chocolate. Some chocolate, though, comes with blood in it. A great deal of chocolate is grown in northwestern Africa, in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Guinea, and Burkina. Some of it is harvested with child slave labor. Children are...
  • Is PG-13 the new R? Exposing the MPAA’s Conflicts of Interest

      By Connor Frechette-McCall In the past decade, there has been an undisputed change in the culture regarding how adult topics and themes are portrayed in the mass media. In the realm of films, arguably the most successful and profitable form of mass media, each generation has seen an...
  • Inaugurating the Weave News Story of the Month

    GCMLP Partner Weave News, founded in 2007, at St. Lawrence University, is grounded in the concept of citizen journalism: the idea that ordinary people can act as journalists by gathering and sharing information about what is happening in the world. Weave News seeks to fill in the deeper context surrounding important contemporary...
  • 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...
  • Businesses Beware! Social Media May Do More Harm Than Good.

    by Jennifer Caoli, CDAE Public Communication major at the University of Vermont. As social media have become prominent in today’s society, businesses find it necessary to take part in the social media phenomenon, specifically Instagram. Having your company be on Instagram is one thing, but it’s another thing to...
  • Who’s the Target?

    Advertisers often heavily target children. Why is this? Strasburger, Wilson, and Jordan (2014), authors of Children, Adolescents and the Media (2014) say that there are at least three reasons. The first is that American children have a great deal of their own money to spend (an estimated $42 billion)....