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Job Shadow: Bob Meyer, legislative staff member

By Libby Schauer It was through a 360-mile trip and casual conversations that I found solace and hope that my time here at UW- Eau Claire will not have been in vain. Job shadowing Bob Meyer in Madison at the capital … Continue reading

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China builds media firewall

By Ke Jin  Freedom of expression in China is a privilege, not a right. The Communist Party has long striven to control freedom of expression in China. Websites from around the world are blocked, like Yahoo,Wikipedia and Google system. Major … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia media censorship flourishing

By Sidan  Qi In Southeast Asia, media freedoms are in crisis. According to the 2015 Map of World Press Freedom of Freedom House, most countries in Southeast Asia are either “partly free” or “not free” at all. “Both off and online, … Continue reading

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Harvard Law professor seeks to fix institutional corruption in Congress

By Helen White A Harvard Law professor spoke on institutional corruption in Congress at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Schofield Auditorium on Wednesday night, enlightening an audience of more than 300. “At the core of our democracy is a hole,” Professor … Continue reading

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Political activist gives plan to fix Congress

By Erica Jones With its focus on fundraising, Congress has corrupted the system the framers of the Constitution originally intended, according to a one-time presidential candidate and current Harvard professor. “Democrats and Republicans alike are increasingly distracted by this fight … Continue reading

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Political activist addresses a corrupt Congress

By Taylor Pomasl Congress is corrupt and hindering our representative government, a Harvard law professor and one-time presidential candidate said at a University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire forum Wednesday night. “The reality is that today in America we have … Continue reading

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Misogyny in Media: Reporting on Female Politicians

By Kessa Albright “She scares me. I cross my legs every time she talks,” Tucker Carlson, MSNBC political correspondent, infamously said on his show Tucker July 16, 2007. Political leanings aside, anyone can agree that media coverage of Hillary Clinton … Continue reading

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North Korea leads world in repression of speech in media

by Leland Orfield For the most part, global broadcasting has been a huge advance in allowing for freedom of speech in journalism, as reporters have been able to cover news on an international scale to an immense audience. Freedom of … Continue reading

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How Twitter impacts political journalism

Live tweets change political journalism By Kim North There is no denying that social media affecting political journalism says Chris Cillizza. The degree to which it is doing so is still unknown. We can only speculate that “the changes, which … Continue reading

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Media criticizes female politicians

By Kristin McLeod The negative portrayal of women in the media is not a completely new concept to anyone who has basic access to the Internet or news. However, a slight spin on this situation involves looking at women politicians’ negative … Continue reading

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