#AtlantaProtest2020

On Friday May 29, 2020, organizers for #AtlForUs planned a peaceful protest and march to the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. What was intended to be a civil, socially distant march metamorphosed into something else entirely.

ARIEL PACHECO

ARIEL PACHECO MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST Place of Origin: Harlem, NY Ariel Pacheco is a graduate student at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in New York City. He has a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and loves to read and write. Sports and gaming are his two biggest passions. Read more…

FIIFI FRIMPONG

FIIFI FRIMPONG MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST Place of Origin: The Bronx (NYC)    Fiifi Frimpong is a 23-year-old graduate student at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in New York City. He is a multimedia journalist and hopes to specialize his work covering sports teams in America. He is usually Read more…

Aiming for novelty in coronavirus coverage, journalists end up sensationalizing the trivial and untrue

For centuries, what has made news valuable and news organizations profitable has been the speed at which journalists collect and disseminate information.
This is useful for both commerce and public service. But the rush for novelty can prioritize sensationalism over depth, and elevate the newest tidbit of information over more important reporting.
When novelty replaces context, the ironic result is a less-informed but more up-to-date public.

Stuck in the Middle: how Coronavirus Impacted College Students

College students across the country found themselves devastated and quite frankly, ignored. Like many people, their plans were cut short or cancelled altogether. There were no more classes, no formals, no more studying in the library and no graduation. While these all seem minuscule in the grand scheme of things, they were important to the individuals involved.


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