Regarding the future of journalism

I’m experimenting with a series of posts regarding the future of the journalism industry. I’m probably underqualified to write this as a second-year undergraduate journalism student, but I’m also told to say something whenever “something doesn’t feel quite right,” so here goes: the journalism industry is in a critical condition. There. I said it. We’ve… Continue reading Regarding the future of journalism

We need new data privacy legislation, because Apple’s getting away with eroding your privacy

A sign at the Apple Store Union Square today. Apple claims all rights to use your image however they want, without your consent or permission. Photo by me. I get that your personal data privacy protection probably isn’t high on your list of political priorities. It certainly isn’t high on my list. But it’s something that… Continue reading We need new data privacy legislation, because Apple’s getting away with eroding your privacy

Hate speech is free speech.

Demonstrations in Berkeley on Feb. 1, 2017 after protests against the scheduled speech by Milo Yiannopoulos, a far-right speaker and editor of Breitbart News. While hate speech is free speech, property destruction and arson aren’t. This brilliant photo by Joe Parks on Flickr. I was in San Francisco when Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at… Continue reading Hate speech is free speech.

Eight days

It literally took me eight days before I felt that I could no longer support the individual that has been constitutionally elected as our president. Eight days. 1453 days to go.

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This is a terrible idea.

Don’t do this. Screenshot by TechCrunch. TechCrunch is reporting that Charter Communication’s Spectrum service encouraged people to change the WiFi passwords to show their support for the Super Bowl, scheduled to take place in two weeks. I’m going to repeat what the article said: this is a terrible idea. Don’t do this. As I write… Continue reading This is a terrible idea.

President Donald Trump

The Executive Residence of the White House. Image by Daniel Schwen [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering… Continue reading President Donald Trump