Trust in the media plummets

Jessica Himelfarb is wary of the state of the news media. She said in a recent interview at American University that amidst the publicity of fake news, she doesn’t trust the media to give her accurate information and inform her fully about what’s going on. “It’s brought to the awareness of everyone the pervasiveness of…

Social media brings big risks; opportunities

Adolescents, who have the ability to connect constantly on their phones, may be putting themselves at a higher risk for mental health disorders and poor quality in personal relationships. The entertaining features of smartphones have created an unhealthy atmosphere for some, where people are not living in reality. Because of this consistent use, problems like…

Public preference shifts towards digital news as cable news declines

People on American University’s campus gave their opinions in July regarding digital methods of accessing news in contrast to cable news services, an increasing concern about accessing information in a democracy. The decline of broadcast and print news sources is no secret to the American public, as the Internet gains popularity as an alternative news source.…

Social media brings risks and rewards

With increased technology and mobility, social media has become a staple of everyday life and teenagers and young adults this week in Tenleytown voiced their opinions about the positives and negatives of the trend. A majority of people interviewed this week in Northwest Washington D.C.’s Tenleytown neighborhood use outlets such as Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and…