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Interviews with leading academic experts in their field for journalists.

Expert Spotlight: Trump’s Iran nuclear deal pullout impact on Pakistan and India

“The United States is only a step away from going into Pakistan and taking away their nuclear weapons. A far fetched scenario, but one that is widely believed across Pakistan.”

This is a side effect of President Trump pulling the United States out of the Iran nuclear agreement it negotiated with its allies according to Professor Kanishkan Sathasivam of Salem State University in Massachusetts.

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Expert Spotlight: “Social media is like getting the toothpaste back in the tube”

Julie Smith speaks to a lot of schoolkids. At the moment, the Visiting Professor, School of Communications at Webster University, is gearing up for a student-led media conference in Syracuse, NY where she’ll be taking her message: social media isn’t going anywhere and kids and parents need to manage it. “Social media is like trying to get toothpaste back into the tube,” says Smith. “We need to tell [kids] how to do it right.” Continue reading

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Expert Spotlight: Transgender and LGBTQ Stories in Film

The conversation surrounding diversity and representation in the media is constantly changing and evolving. With ongoing efforts such as #MeToo and Time’s Up, the platform has never been larger for marginalized stories to be told.

We interviewed filmmaker and University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) professor Maureen Bradley about the representations of the LGBTQ+ community in film. Continue reading

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