Setting our expectations for the COVID vaccine

Setting our expectations for the COVID vaccine

IN JANUARY, when scientists in China released the genetic sequence of the novel coronavirus, researchers around the world began the race to develop a vaccine. The press followed along: Updates on tiny, incremental advances in the clinical trial process—largely...

Foreign Correspondent: The Upcoming Fights Over COVID-19 Vaccines

Foreign Correspondent: The Upcoming Fights Over COVID-19 Vaccines

In recent days, two U.S. pharmaceutical companies announced that their COVID-19 vaccines could be available by December. U.S.-based Pfizer, who partnered with the German-based BioNTech, said it has a 95 percent success rate during clinical trials....

Student Work

“Home is Here” Documentary by PCIM Intern Julien Sobel

“Home is Here” Documentary by PCIM Intern Julien Sobel

“Home is Here” explores the life of Dolores, an undocumented farmworker in Upstate New York, as she talks about her experiences, her struggles, and the work she is doing to help others in situations similar to hers.  The 26-minute documentary broadcasted...

Internship: Madison Fernandez at The Ithaca Voice

Internship: Madison Fernandez at The Ithaca Voice

Madison Fernandez '21 (Journalism) has been working with The Ithaca Voice, where she's been pitching and writing lots of stories—around 40 her first month. Her favorites covered the new Odyssey Bookstore, where she conducted her first socially-distanced in-person...

The Indy Brief

Vaccines and Immigration

Vaccines and Immigration

November 16, 2020 The Park Center for Independent Media circulates the Indy Brief. Subscribe for a weekly selection of news stories from journalists operating outside traditional corporate systems. Subscribe   The Headlines Upcoming Events   Unpacking...

Approaching the Election

Approaching the Election

October 30, 2020 The Park Center for Independent Media circulates the Indy Brief, a weekly selection of news stories from journalism outlets operating outside traditional corporate systems and news organizations.   The Headlines The Izzy Award Watch...

PCIM Exclusives

‘2016 Was Not A Fluke’ — Unpacking Election 2020

‘2016 Was Not A Fluke’ — Unpacking Election 2020

The Park Center for Independent Media hosted a panel discussion on the results of election 2020, featuring Ithaca College-affiliated speakers who are experts in politics, media, and culture. The conversation tackled the issues that influenced the presidential race,...

Election 2020: Why Trump Lost But Trumpism Didn’t

Election 2020: Why Trump Lost But Trumpism Didn’t

By Raza Rumi The November election in the United States took place under most extraordinary circumstances. A deadly pandemic, historic levels of unemployment, massive protests against racism and deep polarization defined the context within which the electoral battle...

Facebook Tuned its Algorithm to Hinder Progressive Outlets

Facebook Tuned its Algorithm to Hinder Progressive Outlets

In late 2017, Facebook executives were briefed on major changes to the platform’s News Feed—the code that determines which of innumerable posts appear when a user views Facebook. The changes would reduce how much news people saw, and therefore decrease outlets’...

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‘2016 Was Not A Fluke’ — Unpacking Election 2020

‘2016 Was Not A Fluke’ — Unpacking Election 2020

The Park Center for Independent Media hosted a panel discussion on the results of election 2020, featuring Ithaca College-affiliated speakers who are experts in politics, media, and culture. The conversation tackled the issues that influenced the presidential race,...

Election 2020: Why Trump Lost But Trumpism Didn’t

Election 2020: Why Trump Lost But Trumpism Didn’t

By Raza Rumi The November election in the United States took place under most extraordinary circumstances. A deadly pandemic, historic levels of unemployment, massive protests against racism and deep polarization defined the context within which the electoral battle...

Unpacking Election 2020: A Panel Discussion on Nov 18

Unpacking Election 2020: A Panel Discussion on Nov 18

The Park Center for Independent Media is hosting a panel discussion following the results of election 2020 on Wednesday, November 18, at 7–8:30 p.m. This election yielded record turnout and confirmed the deep polarization among American voters. Our panelists will...

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