Trump vs. News Media: A war neither party will win?

By Uchenna Ekwo Thursday’s coordinated editorial campaign by over 350 newspapers in the United States that denounced President Donald Trump’s unrelenting attacks on the news media amounts to a formal declaration of war between the two institutions of American democracy: the executive and the fourth estate of the realm. Prior…

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UK Election: Issues in Social Exclusion, Tolerance

By Uchenna Ekwo Ostensibly, the upcoming UK general election has been portrayed as an ugly battle over Brexit but, below the surface even uglier questions about race and identity define this election as much as they do the particulars of any trade agreement. In particular this election has focused on…

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Muller Report and Triumph of Journalism

By Uchenna Ekwo With all the imperfections and credibility challenges the news media faces, one thing that Robert Muller’s investigation into Russia’s interference into the 2016 presidential elections reveals is the resilience of American journalism in the face of unprecedented vitriol from a president that claims the “media is the…

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