Recent Articles by Chandra Johnson
Published: Monday, July 27, 2015 10:23 am MDT
Some past studies have suggested that food advertising that makes food appear appealing is partially responsible for America's rising obesity epidemic. Now another study looks at how disgusting images can repel...
Published: Friday, July 24, 2015 7:58 am MDT
YouTube filmmaker and app developer Casey Neistat knows it's a given people will use their phones to share information with friends. But his new app, Beme, looks to limit the phone's encroachment on everyday li...
Published: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 4:11 pm MDT
Time Magazine's Trump insult generator is the latest example of how the news media is struggling with whether or not to take republican presidential candidate Donald Trump seriously.
Published: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 9:54 am MDT
Social media isn’t always the ideal place to stage a healthy and diverse debate on political beliefs, as U.S. presidential candidate Chris Christie learned this month on Twitter.
Published: Friday, July 17, 2015 5:38 am MDT
A new survey from the Pew Research Center this week finds that 21st-century parents say they rely on social media for emotional support and parenting questions.
Published: Thursday, July 16, 2015 8:17 am MDT
The L.A. Times recently hired a reporter to exclusively cover Black Twitter, or a Twitter community of black activists.
Published: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 11:14 am MDT
Since the early 1990s surge of iconic fairy tale films to Pixar films, Disney characters have always made popular baby names.
Published: Sunday, July 12, 2015 12:32 pm MDT
The viral Vine video trend #DontJudgeChallenge seeks to put value on personality traits over outward appearance, but some say it misses its mark.
Published: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 10:20 am MDT
There was plenty of news coverage about public celebrations as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court deeming same-sex marriage constitutional in all states. But did media outlets show bias by supporting the cause?
Published: Friday, July 3, 2015 8:27 pm MDT
In his new book, Wilson argues a person’s individual identity is a work in progress, and it’s harder than ever to craft an individual sense of self with the rise of social media and a 24-hour news c...