Even as he decries the news media, President Donald Trump actively seeks its approval.
Trump despises the media and says it's a threat to the American people. Yet the White House's daily newsletter scours the US to find good press, touting even tiny bits of praise from local newspapers.
H.F. ‘Gerry’ Lenfest, left, donated tens of millions of dollars to sustain Philadelphia’s newspapers.
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Without credible news and information, a healthy democracy is not possible.
Are these people suffering from a disorder – or just having fun?
AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu
Just because people enjoy a recreational activity doesn't mean they're addicted to it, even if they spend lots of time doing it.
The iconic shooting game in its original stand-up arcade form.
A reflection of its own time, the iconic arcade game planted the seeds of today's video game culture.
Social media companies combine many pieces of information into a complex digital profile.
For years, watchdogs have warned of the potential problems of sharing data with online companies. The Facebook data crisis has made these concerns much more real. What should be done now?
Silvio Berlusconi, left, arrives to vote as a bare-breasted woman protests in background.
AP Photo/Luca Bruno
Together, two parties with a tough stance on immigration and the EU – the Five Star Movement and the League – received nearly 50 percent of the vote.
Waktunya membangun kepercayaan.
Dari algoritme pencarian Google hingga algoritme umpan berita Facebook tidak saja kompleks dan tertutup, tapi memang sengaja dibuat kabur.
It’s time to build trust.
Social media companies arose from libertarian, free-market origins but must embrace social benefits and democracy to survive.
Do we really want one conglomerate to control so much of the media landscape?
Disney's veneer of innocence shouldn't distract people from recognizing the danger of giving one conglomerate the power to control so much information.
Beaming in news from far away.
The FCC has made it even easier for broadcast media conglomerates to focus on making money. The public – who own the airwaves those companies depend on – will suffer as a result.
Starting a new school can be stressful. But as a parent, you can help.
School can always be stressful, but starting high school for the first time comes with its own fears and anxieties. Here's some simple advice for parents to help their freshmen navigate the new year.
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American citizens have long favored government openness over secrecy. But with heightened anti-leak and anti-press rhetoric, do some now want strengthened government control of information?
Mildred and Richard Loving in 1965.
In 1958, Mildred and Richard Loving were arrested in Virginia for the crime of being married. The couple helped spark an effort to strike down laws against interracial marriage in the United States.
In ‘Big Huggin,’ players control the action by giving affection to a teddy bear controller.
Game by Lindsay Grace; Photo by Stacey Stormes
Readers read, viewers watch and players do. That level of engagement gives games real power to influence people both within and outside the play itself.
A supporter of Raisi at a rally in Tehran, Iran on May 16, 2017.
AP Photo/Vahid Salemi
President is not the most important leadership role in Iran. The election is not completely democratic. That said, there's a pretty competitive contest happening.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is just one scientist celeb who already unofficially does the job of a science laureate.
A bill before congress would create a science laureate position akin to the poet laureate for poetry. But some science stars are already essentially doing the job now.
The new normal?
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This week’s news brings an important “ah hah” moment. The conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries and their political network of donors and opaque outside groups are…
Hollywood’s version of Stephen and Jane Hawking.
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Early in The Theory of Everything, the student Stephen Hawking strides across the grounds at Cambridge University in the 1960s, his face dreamy. He is lost in thought about the nature of time. Then he…
embodies the heroic scientist in Interstellar.
Interstellar’s protagonists spend a significant portion of the movie’s 169-minute running time giving mini-lectures – sometimes with props and a little whiteboard – on theoretical physics. The characters…
There’s more information than ever before today but less journalists to cover it. Can institutional corruption still be brought to light?
More then ever, we are awash in information. With the advent of the internet, search engines and now more than two billion people wired users globally, information “has become the modern era’s defining…