October 31, 2023

Opinion: Influencer Lauren Norris is a Journalist Who Just Doesn’t Know It Yet

Influencer Lauren Norris is unknowingly doing the job of a lifestyle journalist, and doing it better than just about anyone. Spanning every social platform, she is a compelling example that social media could be the latest form of real journalism.

Model and influencer, Madeline Ford sitting.

December 22, 2021

Madeline Ford Says “Be the Exception”

Viral sensation Madeline Ford, a model and influencer, has over 600k followers on Instagram and over 700k on TikTok, uses her authentic spirit and incredible wit to discuss controversial topics. This 24-year-old red-head beauty based in Chicago, is using her “pretty privilege” to talk about women’s rights issues and is even using her platform to shine a spotlight on Black creators to promote diversity within the fashion industry. 

October 11, 2021

Can Instagram Influencers Add “Journalist” to Their Resumes? A Closer Look Into This Question Through Lauren Ellison Fox

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Born and raised in Charleston, S.C., Lauren Ellison Fox is a local mom who prides herself on […]

Instagram posts created by impact

October 11, 2021

Opinion: Can a Popular Instagram Account Be Considered Journalism?

A popular Instagram account called ‘impact’ claims to provide what it calls, “Digestible and socially impactful content,” for its 1.8 […]

October 11, 2021

Understanding Gray Area Journalism Through Carlotta Vagnoli

To understand why Carlotta Vagnoli fits in the gray area of journalism, her Instagram account, the platform she uses to […]