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Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication Embraces Cancel Culture

“Cancel Culture has spread like wildfire through the media industry and now its infiltrating college campuses, namely, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.”

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The “Cancel Culture” has spread like wildfire through the media industry and now its infiltrating college campuses. 

Namely, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Over the summer, the school was forced to retract its offer to Sonya Duhé who was hired to replace the school’s longtime dean, Christopher Callahan. 

Her tenure was cut short almost instantly after she published a tweet praying for “the good police officers who keep us safe.”

Former students at Loyola University in New Orleans, where Duhé was the director of the School of Communication and Design told a student-run newspaper at Arizona State University that she exhibited racist and discriminatory behavior. 

In a letter to ASU President Michael Crow, the former students promised irreparable harm to the school’s reputation and finances if Duhé became dean. 

An online petition to retract the school’s offer to Duhé amassed 4,000 signatures.

The story was first reported by the Arizona Republic

In May, Cronkite News, the news division of Arizona PBS, published a poll about looting in Scottsdale. The poll was quickly attacked by students who considered it too friendly towards police. Cronkite News deleted the poll and apologized for publishing it.

The station manager for Arizona State’s student run “Blaze Radio” said she would not conform to the cancel culture after she shared a Tweet from the New York Post about Jacob Blake, a black man paralyzed after he was shot in the back by police. 

“Always more to the story, folks,” she Tweeted. “Please read this article to get the background of Jacob Blake’s warrant. You’ll be quite disgusted.” 

Klein has since deleted the Tweet and apologized for her comments. She said she thinks the backlash she has received is a product of “cancel culture” and “mob mentality.”

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Lulu Garcia-Navarro to Host Opinion Podcast for NY Times

“When a lot of us hear the word “opinion” we think of hot takes — points of view in reaction to the news. But what about the experiences that shape our opinions?” The Times said in a press release. 

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The New York Times will have a new opinion podcast coming out soon called “First Person.” The company announced that Peabody Award-winning journalist Lulu Garcia-Navarro will host this new show beginning June 9th. 

“When a lot of us hear the word “opinion” we think of hot takes — points of view in reaction to the news. But what about the experiences that shape our opinions?” The Times said in a press release

“That’s the question we’re exploring in “First Person,” a new podcast from New York Times Opinion with Lulu Garcia-Navarro. In each episode, Lulu sits down with people living through the headlines for intimate and surprising conversations that help us make sense of our complicated world.”

Garcia-Navarro will bring plenty of experience to her new podcast as a two-time Peabody Award-winning journalist with years of interviewing world leaders, authors, artists, and people living on the front lines of a changing world.

“This show is a new way of understanding where people’s opinions come from. It’s urgent and intimate and takes someone who is living through something incredible and asks them how they came to believe what they believe,” Garcia-Navarro said per Radio Ink

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Twitter Will Not Renegotiate Original Offer with Elon Musk

Twitter doesn’t plan on backing down from the agreement even as Musk attempts to cast doubt about the number of fake accounts on the platform. 

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Twitter is playing hardball with Elon Musk, who initially agreed to buy the social media platform for $44-billion. During a town hall meeting, executives of the company told staffers they would not renegotiate the price of his takeover agreement, per The Daily Beast

Furthermore, Twitter doesn’t plan on backing down from the agreement even as Musk attempts to cast doubt about the number of fake accounts on the platform. 

Nonetheless, earlier this week, the company stated that they had plans to “close the transaction and enforce the merger agreement” between the Telsa CEO and the social media giant. 

The terms of the buyout contract will make it hard for him to evade the deal with Twitter. It contains a $1 billion breakup fee, and the company could sue to compel Musk to follow through on the transaction.

Last week, the entrepreneur tweeted that he was placing the deal on hold until Twitter could verify that spam and fake accounts do not comprise more than 5 percent of its users. 

Musk stated that he was dedicated to purchasing the company and indicated that he was open to a deal at a lower price.

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Donald Trump Accuses Google of Trying to Ruin TRUTH Social

Truth Social was developed by Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) and is headed by former congressman Devin Nunes.

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Former President Donald Trump is not happy with Google. According to Rolling Stone, Trump believes that the tech giant is trying to ruin his new social media platform, TRUTH Social. The platform is currently not available to Android users which have drawn the ire of Trump.

“One person whom the outlet did not identify claimed to have discussed TRUTH Social’s unavailability for Android users with Trump,” the magazine wrote. “The person said he has also asked questions such as, “What’s up with Google?” and, “[is Google trying to] screw with me?”

Truth Social was developed by Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) and is headed by former congressman Devin Nunes.

Trump reportedly believes that Google and YouTube are out to get him. “This has left Trump with questions about the status of the product and whether his perceived enemies at Google had any plans to reject it,” the report said.

“Is Google trying to f**k me?” Trump asked.

Big Tech banned Trump from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat following the Jan. 6 riots. 

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