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Media Mayhem: To survive in the modern age, local news needs to adapt

Media Mayhem: To survive in the modern age, local news needs to adapt

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

December 17, 2018


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Local news is in a crisis and it’s only getting worse. Over the past 10 years or so, an innumerable number of newspapers and periodicals have gone defunct. The incredibly fast destruction of these valuable, community-based institutions has likely been fueled by a painful reality: local news’ inability t...

Media Mayhem: Khashoggi’s last column call of accountability

Media Mayhem: Khashoggi’s last column call of accountability

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

October 30, 2018


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, Opinion

Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey on Oct. 2, but he would never come out alive. Almost a month after Khashoggi disappeared into the consulate, his disappearance is still captivating the world—and complicating the United States’ already tricky relationship with Saudi Arabi...

Media Mayhem: Inside the Chicago Tribune’s unprecedented push for unionization

Media Mayhem: Inside the Chicago Tribune’s unprecedented push for unionization

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, News, Top Stories

As long-time readers of the Chicago Tribune can attest, the prestigious newspaper's editorial page has consistently published eviscerating editorials that have taken a vociferous anti-union posture. But despite that long-held position, staffers at the nearly 171 year old paper are pushing for un...

Media Mayhem: How a church retreat reminded me of the value of points of view

Media Mayhem: How a church retreat reminded me of the value of points of view

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, Opinion

Despite what some may claim, teenagers are aware of the world around them. Some are more aware of world than others, but high school students do consume news—however, teenagers often consume the news in forms different than people have in the past: online. I read the news like some adults do, in prin...

Media Mayhem: Buzz about Buzzfeed

Media Mayhem: Buzz about Buzzfeed

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, Online Exclusives, Opinion

Throughout all of its existence, Buzzfeed has garnered a reputation for being uber popular and uber inconsequential. But there is a side of Buzzfeed that is not factory-made viral videos, top 10 lists and articles claiming that “We Can Tell Which Office Character You Are From What You Get At Starbucks.”...

Lars Lonnroth’s Media Mayhem: The LION’s look at media, journalism and the world

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, Online Exclusives, Opinion

The media is a field that carries significant clout and influence on the world around us. The media shines a light on the things that impact people’s lives, but the media also impacts people’s lives. The content churned out daily by media organizations across the nation impacts how people view the wor...

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