Diversification: A path forward for newspapers?

May 16 2013

Greg Boothroyd needed to find a reason to stay in the mountains where he wanted his son to grow up. So he turned to Scott McLeod and found a way, albeit a very risky way. Boothroyd and McLeod decided to start a weekly, regional paper in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina. This may seem […]

Twitter reveals growing trend against traditional media outlets

Apr 25 2013

R.I.P. Justin Bieber. And LeBron James, Charlie Sheen, Adele, Will Smith and many others. These are just a few of the many celebrities “killed” multiple times by Twitter hoaxes every year. These false celebrity deaths frequently reach “United States Trend” or “World Wide Trend” status. Justin Bieber alone has been Twitter assassinated three times within […]

Politicians, promises and problems: What it’s really like to hold leaders accountable

Jan 23 2013

At the end of last semester, our team of five students began a project focused on bringing accountability to the newly elected legislators of North Carolina. The project The project, which we simply call “Promises” right now, is a database that we are compiling of all the promises that politicians made along the campaign trail […]