Pew Research Center releases annual State of the News Media report

Last week the Pew Research Center released its State of the News Media 2014 report, and it’s pretty optimistic. Some major points from the report: Despite the trimming of traditional newsroom staffing, which saw a 6.4% decline in 2012, digital media is revitalizing the news industry. The report states, “at a time when print newsrooms … More Pew Research Center releases annual State of the News Media report

Mac ‘n Cheese Bowl raises money for Foodnet Meals on Wheels

It was a Mac ‘n Cheese lovers dream come true last Saturday inside the Ithaca High School cafeteria as local restaurants competed for their batch of the much-loved comfort food to be named the best in town. Sixteen local restaurants and caterers were in the running, and the results have been tallied: Kilpatrick’s took first … More Mac ‘n Cheese Bowl raises money for Foodnet Meals on Wheels

How to be BuzzFeed

Everyone either seems to love to hate or hate that they love the site BuzzFeed. Many people I know mock it because of its unimportant and often arbitrary “listicles” that—albeit however cute or funny they may be—lack in substance and often do not qualify as journalism. However, at over 100 million monthly viewers and endless … More How to be BuzzFeed

Alternative breaks offer college students meaningful experiences

In 2011, Morgan Allen and a group of other Ithaca College students were in Joplin, Mo. when they came across a man whose home had been destroyed in a recent tornado. “He was in his mobile home (during the tornado) and he looked out the window and everything was black, you could not see anything,” … More Alternative breaks offer college students meaningful experiences

Thoughts on Alec Baldwin’s ‘Good-bye, Public Life’

I should probably provide a disclaimer before getting started: I’ve always vehemently defended Alec Baldwin against haters for two very subjective reasons: 1) “30 Rock” is one of my favorite shows and 2) we share the same birthday. But biases aside, his “essay” published this earlier this week in the New York Magazine titled “Good-bye, … More Thoughts on Alec Baldwin’s ‘Good-bye, Public Life’