Research #2: Renee Davidson on the Success of Film Studios

For my second source of research, I assessed the report, “The High Cost of Hollywood’s Gender Bias”, published by the non-profit organization American Association of University Women. In this article, Renee Davidson, the digital communications manager for AAUW’s online content, focuses on how and why women are pigeonholed in the entertainment industry. Hollywood is seen … More Research #2: Renee Davidson on the Success of Film Studios

Research #1: Maureen Dowd on Female Underrepresentation in Hollywood

My first piece of research is an editorial article titled, “The Women of Hollywood Speak Out” written by Maureen Dowd from the New York Times. In the article, Dowd interviews many successful women who work as directors, producers, and writers in the entertainment industry, as well as some men. Dowd explores why there is a lack … More Research #1: Maureen Dowd on Female Underrepresentation in Hollywood

Can the Los Angeles Times pass the SMELL test?

This week I was interested in seeing if the news article, “Trump’s unproven claims of widespread voter fraud trip up White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer”, written by the well-known news organization, the Los Angeles Times, could pass the SMELL test. I began by assessing the credibility of the source. This article was written by … More Can the Los Angeles Times pass the SMELL test?

Technology Blackout

On January 14, 2016, I participated in a twenty four hour technology blackout, disconnecting from any device used for information and communication. Every morning after waking up, I usually spend ten to fifteen minutes visiting all my social media applications, such as Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter. However, waking up on Saturday morning, I stared at … More Technology Blackout