Articles by Stephanie McVicker

January 21, 2022

The Shift from Journalism to Propaganda

Dr. Sarah Oates discusses the fundamental shift in U.S. media from journalism to propaganda.

By Stephanie McVicker
Published: January 21, 2022


April 14, 2021

The Need for Critical Media Literacy

Dr. Jeff Share talks about the urgency for critical media literacy in a rapidly evolving media landscape.

By Stephanie McVicker
Published: April 14, 2021


April 08, 2021

Sowing Discord through Trolling

Dr. Josephine Lukito discusses how Russian trolls, posing as Americans online, sow discord and heighten U.S. political and racial divisions.

By Stephanie McVicker
Published: April 08, 2021


March 19, 2021

The Firehose of Falsehood Effect

Dr. Christopher Paul discusses going up against the "firehose of falsehood" and strategies to counter its formidable impact.

By Stephanie McVicker
Published: March 19, 2021


March 19, 2021

The "Umbrella Protection" of Inoculation

Dr. Bobi Ivanov discusses the endurance and virality of inoculation messaging and its role in building "umbrella protection."

By Stephanie McVicker
Published: March 19, 2021


March 03, 2021

Buying into Conspiracy Theories

Dr. Dannagal Young discusses the emotional traits those buying into conspiracy theories have in common and what those close to them can do about it.

By Stephanie McVicker
Published: March 03, 2021