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New Neflix docu-series “Trial by the Media” sheds light on media coverage in court cases

Carla Vreeland

June 12, 2020

“[For] high profile cases there are two trials: outside the courthouse and inside.” Donald Watkins, the defense attorney for the former CEO of HealthSouth, Richard Scrushy, had perfectly encapsulated the significance of the media in many of today’s major court cases.  “Trial by the Med...

Disney+ ends Netflix’s reign in streaming debate

Disney released its highly anticipated streaming service, Disney+ on Nov. 12, 2019.
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Lakshya Vegiraju and Sam Skolnick

January 17, 2020

Disney released its highly anticipated streaming service, Disney+ on Nov. 12, 2019. In a world where money is not an issue, you could subscribe to both Disney+ and the world’s leading streaming service, Netflix, without hesitation. In reality, many feel the need to choose one over the other out of monet...

Streaming services threaten cable television’s existence

With the rise of streaming services, such as Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+, a movement emerged for cable users to “cut the cord” and cancel their
subscription. According to Forbes magazine, 69% of consumers pay for some type of internet video streaming service, while only 65% of consumers pay for cable or satellite subscriptions.

Ryan Hart

January 17, 2020

With the mass increase of different streaming services, such as Netflix, Hulu and Disney+, becoming a more efficient way for people to watch their favorite movies and shows, cable television has been on a downward spiral.  However, this does not necessarily mean that the benefits of cable television h...

Netflix’s “Sugar Rush” is enough to satisfy viewer’s sweet tooth

The Netflix original series

Jordan Durkin

September 13, 2019

When it comes to deliciously themed cupcakes, confections and cakes, Sugar Rush is the place to be. The Netflix original series currently features two seasons, and on July 13th, the second season was released. Each episode has three rounds where four teams of two compete to win $10,000.  Each team ha...

True crime media turns the evil into misunderstood celebrities

Serial killer Ted Bundy sits in court during his murder trial. Bundy is one of the many criminals covered in recent movies.
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Emily Toro

May 10, 2019

You binge watch Netflix for hours only to end up with burning eyes and a strong, confusing appeal to the series’ attractive and emotionally broken serial killer. People are sometimes more inclined to empathize with serial killers after gaining a greater perspective into their lives and mental states...

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” tells same story of romance, gains mixed reviews

Lana Condor stars as Lara Jean Covey in Netflix's

Jordan Durkin

November 21, 2018

Recently, Netflix movies have been taking the internet by storm. “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is no exception. The popular streaming site released the movie, based on a novel by Jenny Han, on Aug. 17 and viewers immediately began buzzing about its characters and storyline. Han released the ...

“Queer Eye” sheds light on social issues while entertaining

Lauren DeFelice

September 14, 2018

I’ll be honest, I don’t remember the 2000s. But when I told my mom I was watching “Queer Eye,” her eyebrows rose. “Oh, you mean ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’?” she asked. I didn’t know the Netflix show was a reboot. So, I researched and learned how Netflix improved the formula. ...

Cannes affected by controversy

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Meredith Prud'homme

June 15, 2018

Every year, 30,000 people flock to the Cannes Film Festival, also known as the International Film Festival, according to Forbes. Audiences full of fashion moguls and actors preview new films and documentaries and flood the small town of Cannes, France. On the 71st birthday of the festival, attend...

New series has more than meets the eye

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Veronica Yaron

March 2, 2018

Netflix underwent a series of changes since its founding in 1997, evolving from an online Blockbuster to an on-demand streaming service. Yet, its biggest revolution was the introduction of its  Netflix Originals in 2013, and since then the site has distributed over 500 self-commissioned hits – and ...

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