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    Citizen Journalists and Journalist Citizens

    As our culture continues to progress into the world of technology, society becomes more and more dependent on digital media. The Internet gives us access to an infinite amount of information within seconds. Sorting through this information is exhausting. Instead of putting in so much effort to verify every detail, we tend to absorb everything that is thrown at us in the digital world. And more than that, we like it that way. People like what is easy. Googling something and reading one sentence at the top of the search results is easier than reading a whole article or digging through information for yourself. This is why some people say…

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    Is Photoshop Fake News?

    If you asked someone to boil down the journalism industry into one word or phrase, you might get some colorful answers. Some might say “bias.” Others might go with the ever-popular accusation of “fake news.” But I would wager that anyone who actually contributes to media coverage would chose the word “truth.” After all, what is news reporting but the pursuit of verified facts, presented in a manner reflective of reality, in order to elevate and educate the people? This principle does not only apply to print or broadcast journalism. It is true, or at least should be true, of all forms of media coverage. Not least among these is…

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    Millennials: From Hipsters to CEOs

    The advent of new technology never only influences the platform or form methods which it replaces.  The nature of technology is all-encompassing.  It affects its users in almost every capacity, shaping our minds and changing the way in which we see the world.  It alters our concepts of efficiency, productivity, creativity, and the purposes of various contents.  Because of these gradually radical shifts, technology inherently creates a divide between those on the inside of the digital revolution and those who prefer to observe from a removed position.  In other words, the increase of a digitally reliant culture significantly widens the generation gap which the younger populace feels with their wiser…

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    The Massive Implications of Mass Data

    The target of all business is, by necessity, its consumers.  But until recently, consumer is a much more personal concept than it is today.  Before technology infiltrated the world of business, decisions were made based on individual customers.  There was no way to quantify a diverse combination of people.  Feedback came in the form of personal testimonies from customers and convictions and ideas from the creators or managers.  But the introduction of the means of collecting mass data has completely changed the focus of business. Mass data allows companies to evaluate performance from the perspective of profitability.  Instead of emphasizing personal details and increasing overall quality, mass data encourages companies…

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    It’s a Small Word After All

    Imagine a device that would make communication limitless.  There would be no need for those frustrating language classes.  No more struggling with confusion when talking to a foreigner.  No more trying to find a bathroom in another country and accidentally asking for a goat instead.  Well, with a universal translator, the concept of “lost in translation” is no longer an issue.  It’s a shame that universal translators do not exist.  But as of last year, we do have the Pilot.  This advancement is the most recent step in the advancement toward uniting the world in a uniform method of communication.  The Pilot is a device resembling a hearing aid which…