The Prospector, the student newspaper of the University of Texas at El Paso, abandoned its TikTok account earlier this year after the state’s TIkTok ban began to take effect. In December 2022, Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott directed state agency leaders to immediately ban employees from downloading or using TikTok on any government-issued devices. That would not … [Read more...] about Student journalists lose access to TikTok in states where the video sharing app is restricted, banned
We’ve talked about this ad nauseam: How did our once-upon-a-time era of “Walter Cronkite credibility” give way to current polarization perpetuated by rancorous social media? And where is our government in overseeing mass and social media? Why isn’t it fixing this? What ever happened to the Fairness Doctrine? Couldn’t that be our guide in dealing with these platforms? … [Read more...] about Are investigative reporting and news literacy the new Fairness Doctrine?