• Re(MEME)bering the 2016 Presidential Election

    Dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries, political cartoons have served as illustrations or comic strips that contain a political or message that usually relates to current events or personalities. Additionally, the high rates of illiteracy amongst the public were estimated to have been the most influential factor...
  • Civil Rights Are “Blowin’ in the Wind:” Bob Dylan’s Songs Highlight Why Black Lives Matter

    Written by Jennifer Michaud, Worcester State University Bob Dylan recently accepted the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize of Literature in honor of his inspirational protest songs that have cultivated American culture. Dylan, though a white male, has made noteworthy political statements for civil rights dating back to the early 1960s. Fifty years...
  • Assessing Representations of Diversity through DC Comics Superheroes

    By Nicholas Ray, Worcester State University Ever notice how the majority of superheroes in DC Comics are white, heterosexual, hyper-violent American males? According to Julianna Aucoin, author of The Superhero Diversity Problem, “aside from their popularity, superhero movies enforce cultural and moral norms. When Superman explains to Lois Lane...
  • WhiteOut: Whitewashing In Hollywood

    ...
  • Is Tesla Being Held to an Unfair Standard?

    Written by Connor Frechette-McCcCall Since its creation in 2003 by Silicon Valley visionary Elon Musk, the electric car manufacturer Tesla has effectively changed the course of automotive history. It was the first company to produce a cost effective and practical electric vehicle. It created the world’s first Gigafactory that...
  • Yellow Cabs vs. Uber: Taxi’s Struggle to Control NYC’s Transportation Market

    Since going live in the app stores, 21st century ride system apps like Uber and Lyft, have begun to poach yellow cab’s customers by lowering their prices and increasing their fleets to rival the 13,000 taxis in New York City. The NYC taxicab industry’s growth since its start in...
  • Jared Fogel at Army Base

    Corporate Media’s Fogel Folly on Transgender Abuse

    The corporate press continues to distract from news worthy stories by feeding the public a hefty dose of junk food news. The corporate press oft distracts the newsworthy story of transgender abuse to cover celebrities such as Caitlyn Jenner and Jared Fogle. These diversion techniques serve to hide the...
  • Oil Pump

    Corporate Media and Big Oil Coup

    Mark Twain titled the late19th century as The Gilded Age. An age where industry giants, otherwise known as robber barons, such as Andrew Carnage, J. D. Rockefeller, and JP Morgan dominated commerce and politics. It was an age where violent working class altercations with authorities in conjunction with protests...
  • CNN Sign

    Environmental Offenders and Their Corporate Media Megaphone

    Student Researcher and Writer: Hanna Begnell Faculty Evaluator: Nolan Higdon California State University, Maritime Academy The incomplete and inaccurate media coverage of climate change results from the mutually beneficial relationship between the corporations that contribute to climate change and corporate media. Ninety seven percent of active researchers with published papers...