Broadway workers moments before the March on Broadway on Thursday April 22, 2021, in Columbus Circle (Photo/Amanda Almonord)

In September, the Broadway lights will shine again, and for the first time in a long time, Ben Brantley won’t be there to write a review. Instead, The New York Times critic will be replaced with Jesse Green, another white theater critic.

How charming.

This past April, theater workers banded…


by Amanda Almonord

Annie Bercy

This story was originally published on the Brooklyn News Service.

If you want to understand why Annie Bercy is so passionate about her work, you’d have to take a quick look at her background. Growing up with her family on a quiet block in Queens, her days…


by Amanda Almonord

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This story was originally published on the Brooklyn News Service.

When Sabrina Yvonne’s 13-year-old sister asked her to watch the French coming of age drama Mignonnes or Cuties as it’s known in the United States, she didn’t think anything of it. …


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It’s 7 p.m. on a Friday and you’re excited because you’re finally seeing
the Broadway show that you’ve saved up for. As the usher guides you to your seat, you find yourself surrounded by murmurs of excitement. The lights dim and the crowd collectively lowers their voice. The orchestra begins to…


by Amanda Almonord

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It is thought that honest journalism is objective journalism. Objective journalists do not appear to be partial to one side or the other. They write or broadcast news that doesn’t favor one political party over another. Or so it would appear.

While writing objectivity is the goal…


by Amanda Almonord

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Propaganda. It’s a word that we’re all familiar with. It’s the spreading of information or rumors to help or harm a group of people or a movement. …


by Amanda Almonord

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Times have changed. Floppy discs have been replaced by flash drives and flash drives have been thrown out in favor of storing files on clouds.

In the same way, we’re witnessing massive changes in the journalism industry, particularly how news is being reported and paid for. The…


by Amanda Almonord

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James Carey said that journalism is “the keeping of a collective record of the facts and events, important or merely interesting, in the collective life of a community”. This largely remains true. Modern journalism is still a collection of interesting and important news. It is bundled and…

Amanda Almonord

Journalist, Writer, Part-time YouTuber, Full-time Blerd ⚡

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