Universities evaluate importance of standardized test scores

Many colleges and universities are making the shift to deemphasize standardized test scores, but some are eliminating the need to submit them entirely.  Most recently, Northern Illinois University decided to stop requiring ACT or SAT scores from undergraduate admissions. High school seniors applying to NIU for the fall 2021 semester will not need to submitContinue reading “Universities evaluate importance of standardized test scores”

News organizations use ad campaigns to gain subscribers

Seeing advertisements for products is nothing new, so in the information age, it’s likely we will see commercials for knowledge. Recently, The New York Times has done just that. They bought a spot during the 2020 Academy Awards broadcast to advertise “The 1619 Project” and entice readers to subscribe with “The truth is worth it”Continue reading “News organizations use ad campaigns to gain subscribers”

News is everywhere: TikTok is now being used as a journalistic tool

The popular app that once went by Musical.ly rebranded in 2018 under the name TikTok. What was once a place for goofy lip-synch videos, is now a place for a range of content. This even includes the news. Although TikTok mainly consists of short, funny videos and memes, some news outlets have decided to useContinue reading “News is everywhere: TikTok is now being used as a journalistic tool”

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