The Gannett and GateHouse Media Merger and Our Nation’s Local News Crisis

This blog post was created for a blog reporting on the newspaper industry as part of Drew University’s New York Semester on Media and Communications in Fall 2019. Last Tuesday, Gannett, the parent company of USA Today and over 100 other dailies, and New Media Investment Group, owner of GateHouse Media officially joined forces. The …

The University of Alabama Wants to Increase Football Game Attendance with App that Tracks Students

This blog post was created for The New York Semester on Media and Communications (Fall 2019) at Drew University. Last season, the attendance at The University of Alabama football games fell to a shocking 22-year low. Nick Saban, head football coach, struggled to find a solution for an issue that was foreign to the university’s …

How Much Do People Know About Their Facebook Privacy?

Mini Investigation #3: Have You Checked Your Facebook Privacy Recently? The other day I asked my 76-year-old grandmother, (who has 8 Facebooks because she forgot her password so many times) if she knows who can see the stuff on her profile. For a moment, she grew frantic and questioned why I asked such a thing. …

Tracking Myself Being Digitally Stalked for 24 Hours

This blog post was created for Drew University’s Digital Sociology course in SP 2020. “I decided to take note of my own surveillance on and offline. I was curious as to what patterns I would recognize and what my trusted platforms had access to when I, with very little thought, clicked “agree” to their terms …