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May 24, 2020   |   Ithaca, NY

Editorial: Media potential

By | Sep 18, 2013

Ithaca College recently hosted Carl Corry, the online editor for Newsday, to speak about the rise of smartphone journalism.

Editorial: Use new media responsibly

By | Apr 24, 2013

When a tragedy on American soil sparks a widespread sense of nationalism, the mainstream media finds itself in a powder keg holding a match. This was the case for major news organizations during the Boston bombings and the subsequent manhunt. The reporting from Boston shed light on the many opportunities for failure in America’s current…

Community unites after fatal bombings at Boston Marathon

Ithaca College students gathered Wednesday night to lend each other support in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. Thirty-four students stood in a circle by the Textor Ball holding candles and sharing comforting words.

Social media a good place for Science Fun 101

By | Mar 3, 2013

Science can be scary. Even as a biology minor wanting to pursue science journalism, I’m a little intimidated by the ideas of quantum physics, thermochemistry, or developmental psychology. Unfortunately, it’s the stigma that science is hard that keeps a lot of people out of it, and once they’re out, it’s difficult to get them back…

Photo-sharing app with time limit feature entertains student body

By | Dec 5, 2012

Ithaca College students use Snapchat to share photos with their friends.

Interview with a Common Squirrel

By | Nov 9, 2012

I’ve always depended on the kindness of strangers. No, seriously. A big part of this “talking to weirdos on the Internet” job involves unearthing stranger’s personal email addresses and tweeting at people I’ve never met in the hopes they’ll waste twenty minutes of their life answering my questions. A surprising amount of people are completely…

I was rejected by a cartoon cereal mascot

By | Oct 29, 2012

Sun. 4:15 PM Sent off my fourth or fifth tweet to @RealCapnCrunch, the official, verified[1] twitter account of Captain Crunch. Yes, that Captain Crunch. The foremost naval commander of Quaker Oats cereals. He’s never responded to any of my tweets asking for an interview. This is worrisome. I have a bunch of followers who can…

Where does instagram fit in?

By | Sep 14, 2012

An outlook on what Instagram means for professional and serious amateur photographers. It’s not as bad as some may think.

The elusive common squirrel of the Twitter universe

By | Sep 9, 2012

Discussion of a hauntingTwitter account. Call her Ishmael.