TikTok has made a surge in media within the last few years. This mobile app allows for users to create custom videos, ranging anywhere from a 15–60 second range. Beyond the average user, many businesses, icons, journalists, and political figures have also joined the app. TikTok’s fame has grown in…


Artificial intelligence has accelerated deep fake’s damage across all media platforms, growing the number of fake audio clips, videos, and images spread throughout the internet. Verification is extremely essential to ensure accurate, reliable images or videos of news -related content to protect the rights of our citizens.

People tend to…


The voter turnout at the University of Houston was remarkable for the 2020 presidential election. I head to campus to see how the turnout was on election day November 3rd, hopping on Instagram live for my followers to see how the process went for those working onsite!

Despite the majority…


Social media is unintentionally infested with fake news. Verifying original sources and detecting false ones on the internet is an accomplished skill. This week’s class readings emphasized the importance of verification and how tediously necessary these practices should be.

“Fake news” are stories containing falsities. The facts, sources, information, or…


The immigration policies of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden couldn’t appear more differently from one another as America awaits the future of immigration in the United States.

Biden aims to remove immigration restrictions set by the Trump administration and provide a “roadmap to citizenship” for illegal…


Tweets and interactions from before and after the 2020 Vice Presidential Debate between VP Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris. #Elections2020 #Debates2020 #2020ElectionTweets


I feel that the ideal relationship between a journalist and their audience members boils down to trust. If their audience doesn’t have faith in the words the journalist publishes, they’ll be easy to discredit the author. …

Ryan Hampton

Hello! My name is Ryan Hampton. I’m currently a journalism major at the University of Houston. I have huge aspirations for teaching in the future.

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