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For The Love of Dogs

Written by: Lauren Cheever Every year on Valentine's Day, singles are plagued by reminders of their relationship status. Advertisements and social media posts are rampant with happy couples and messages of love, leading to a lot of people feeling left our and lonely. This Valentine's Day, you can see advertisements that cater to experiences and emotions of those who are…read more
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Twitter Summary: 2/10/20 Social Media Audit

By Evan Spisla, Josie Ruff, Tylar Blansett, and Jason Jantz Our week 6 kicked off quite differently from a normal class --  with an extensive social media audit. This preparation for our final project showed us a real world example of an Oregon real estate company’s online presence. The company came to Kelli looking for help growing its Facebook presence.…read more
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How some weight loss programs damage body image

By Klaire Olson Weight loss companies like Flat Tummy Co emotionally appeal to consumers and exploit body image standards. While the current generation is making great improvements turning away from an “ideal” body image and more towards “ body positivity” there continues to be a socially ingrained association with skinniness and beauty. Meaning that a woman must fit a certain…read more
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Ethics and Permanence: Social Media and a Country in Mourning

By: Brandon Yee As the news of Kobe Bryant’s death spread across various news outlets almost two weeks ago, a cascade of posts flooded social media in the hours and days following the helicopter crash that ultimately claimed nine lives in Southern California. While the majority of the posts across social media shared an overwhelming sentiment of grief and remembrance…read more
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When is the Right Time to Break Tragic News?

By: Bridget Kraus How soon after a tragic event happens should news outlets be able to post publicly about them? It seems as though certain news sources broadcast about tragedies in barely any time at all after the fact. News posts covering these events do not leave any time for those directly impacted by the event (i.e. family, close friends,…read more
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Twitter Summary: 2/5/20 Social Media Ethics & Crisis Management

By Sara Espinosa, Sarah Naciri, Anushka Pawashe, Jack Ritt and John Wright We spent the second class of Week 5 talking more about the ethics that surround social media decisions and started the topic of crisis management.  The class started with a discussion of how some companies don’t spend enough time or don’t have enough resources when it comes to…read more