Junk food news

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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...
  • Toblerone and Child Soldiers

    Written by Matthew Meyers (California Maritime Academy) Edited by Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay)   In November 2016, the corporate media covered the junk food news story “Toblerone changes its iconic shape and chocoholics go crazy” while the independent media...
  • Ocean Robbed In a Nuclear Stick-UP

    Written by Michael Torreano (California Maritime Academy) Edited by Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay)   In August 2016, during the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the corporate media covered “U.S. Swimmer Ryan Lochte Robbed at Gunpoint in Brazil” while...