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  • A new iteration of the Black press is changing the media landscape

    Some present-day organizers for racial justice are using journalism as a form of advocacy, a long-practiced tactic. In Kansas City, Missouri, Ryan Sorrell founded the Kansas City Defender in 2020, a nod to the Chicago Defender, one of the most influential Black newspapers. “Throughout history, the Black press has served an advocacy role,” the Hussman School of Journalism and Media’s Trevy A. McDonald told NPR.

  • If TikTok, SnapChat aren’t harming kids, they should prove it

    U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has issued a warning that social media could be harming our kids and has also called for more transparency from social media companies. “Companies are assertively hiring psychological scientists from our own programs and labs, but we don’t know what they’re doing and what information they have,” the School of Medicine’s Mitch Prinstein told Blomberg.

  • Women’s health providers face mental health ‘tsunami’

    The pandemic, political discord, misinformation and what the U.S. surgeon general has called an “epidemic of loneliness and isolation” confront obstetrics and gynecology professionals as intensely as the rest of the population, according to the School of Medicine’s Samantha Meltzer-Brody, who was quoted by Healio. Health care has been under attack, she said, and “it can feel like there’s a tsunami that’s hitting us each day.”