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The Blue & Gray Press | April 24, 2018

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Dr. Stephen Farnsworth on modern presidency

April 12, 2018 |

By RACHEL MANNING

Staff Writer 

This spring, presidential scholar and University of Mary Washington professor Dr. Stephen Farnsworth published a book titled  “Presidential Communication and Character: White House News Management from Clinton and Cable to Twitter and Trump.” Read More

Social media brings separated twins together for the first time

November 19, 2014 |

By MEGAN FLOURNEY

Our generation has known how to utilize social media since we were in middle school, and it has impacted us in more ways than imaginable.Read More

Why national media should aquire a holistic world view

October 29, 2014 |

By MONA OSMER

On Sunday of last week, a 28-year-old transgender female was beaten unconscious on the streets of Brooklyn, New York. However, the New York Daily News did not publish an article on the incident until the following Tuesday.Read More

Media jumps the gun with 2016 presidential election coverage

January 29, 2014 |

From the relentless Chris Christie bridge scandal coverage to speculation within Time magazine and the New York Times, the American news media are determined to push American politics forward by two years; but why? Could it be that our current political environment is stagnant?Read More

Staff Editorial: Media Correct to Report on New WikiLeaks Documents

December 1, 2010 |

From Guantánamo Bay to North Korea, American citizens are a step closer to understanding an often-tricky U.S. foreign policy.  But the information has come with criticism.

On Nov. 28, 250,000 cables, or government-diplomat daily correspondence, were published by the New … Read More

Media Portrayal of Women is Harmful

April 22, 2009 |

BY CAITLIN CARTER

The media’s portrayal of women and men is harmful to everyone, and college students are not exempt.
Women are the more obvious victims of the misuse of sexuality. Advertisements on television, the Internet, and in magazines all over America use female sexuality to sell their products. Breasts, legs, and alluring faces sell beer, furniture, energy drinks, and even the woman’s sexuality itself.

Women in sitcoms and reality television shows, such as “America’s Next Top Model,” represent a body type that very few women possess. According to the documentary “Killing Us Softly,” the average person spends three years of their life watching television commercials. Still, many people view themselves as unaffected.

We see the effects every day. Recently, Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer underwent a “makeover,” from average child to sexed-up preteen.

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