COMMENTARY: Comic Con and the Power of Cult Fandom

Jul 22, 2024 at 04:08 pm by WGNS News

COMMENTARY: San Diego Comic Con is a huge event focused on comics, movies, TV shows, and more, attracting about 150,000 people. Many of these events celebrate works with "cult.... Read More

Commentary: Free Speech Under Threat: The Importance of Exercising Our Rights

Jul 16, 2024 at 07:15 am by WGNS News

COMMENTARY: On July 14, 1798, the Sedition Act was passed, making it illegal to publish negative content about the government, despite the First Amendment guaranteeing free.... Read More

Editorial: Gold, Litmus Tests, and Lame Ducks

Jul 15, 2024 at 07:58 pm by WGNS News

by JC Bowman EDITORIAL: In politics, the Golden Rule is not what we are accustomed to in our spiritual walk; instead, it is, “those with the gold make the rules.&r.... Read More

Typewriters to Handheld Computers: The Rapid Evolution of Technology

Jul 08, 2024 at 07:34 am by WGNS News

  Commentary: The changes that have been seen over the last 10 to 20 years have been great, but the changes seen in the past 50 years has been profound. With today'.... Read More

COMMENTARY: Evaluating Truth in the Age of Misinformation, by MTSU Journalism Professor Larry Burriss

Jun 07, 2024 at 09:55 am by WGNS News

COMMENTARY: In today's media landscape, distinguishing truth from misinformation is a growing challenge. False flag operations and AI-generated content exacerbate the issue,.... Read More

The Straightforward News Delivery of the 1970s, Commentary by MTSU Professor Larry Burriss

May 20, 2024 at 08:14 pm by WGNS News

  Commentary: The straightforward news delivery of the early 1970s, highlighted the simplicity and factual nature of stories. Wire services even had a straightforward ap.... Read More

Commentary: On Screen Behavior, Short Kisses and How the Media has Changed, by MTSU Professor Larry Burriss

May 06, 2024 at 10:11 pm by WGNS News

Commentary: The evolution of media, historical censorship in broadcasting and movies, kisses that lasted for 6-seconds or less - - with more, here's MTSU Professor of Journa.... Read More

Commentary: The Hindenburg and Pioneering Live Radio News, by MTSU Professor Larry Burriss

May 02, 2024 at 05:42 pm by WGNS News

COMMENTARY: It was a historic broadcast that took place in May of 1937 when the Hindenburg disaster occurred. In fact, the airing of the events that unfolded marked one o.... Read More

Commentary: Unraveling the Media's Influence of Fame, Perception, and Reality – by Larry Burriss

Apr 23, 2024 at 05:26 pm by WGNS News

COMMENTARY: Fame and its relationship with the media, it is fascinating. Especially when the influence of media plays a role in shaping public perception and determining what.... Read More

Audio Commentary: The Value and Vulnerability of Genetic Information, by MTSU Professor Larry Burriss

Feb 19, 2024 at 03:44 pm by WGNS News

Media Commentary: In the digital age, the protection of personal and private information (PPI) has become a paramount concern, governed by a myriad of federal and state laws..... Read More

COMMENTARY: MTSU Professor of Journalism Takes a Stab at Today's Digital Format Vs. Vinyl Records

Feb 01, 2024 at 11:25 am by WGNS News

COMMENTARY - In today's media commentary by MTSU Professor of Journalism Larry Burriss, he expresses joy and vindication over the resurgence of long-playing vinyl records, w.... Read More

COMMENTARY: Plagiarism in the Midst of Other Social Discourse, by MTSU Professor Larry Burriss

Dec 28, 2023 at 12:02 pm by WGNS News

OPINION: In today's Media Commentary by Dr. Larry Burriss, an MTSU Professor of Journalism, he reflects on recent global events to include inflation, border issues, and politi.... Read More

OPINION: Bill of Rights and History, by MTSU Professor Larry Burriss

Dec 18, 2023 at 11:41 pm by WGNS News

  RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN (OPINION) - In today's media commentary, Journalism professor Larry Burriss reflects on the importance of the Constitution and its first ten amen.... Read More

Opinion: Technological Times and Being Locked Out of Social Media for Bad Things - by MTSU Professor Larry Burriss

Dec 05, 2023 at 08:56 pm by WGNS News

OPINION: In today's media commentary by MTSU Journalism Professor Larry Burriss, he addresses concerning incidents in technology that lead to Google accounts being permanent.... Read More

OPINION: "Rep. Mike Sparks Shares Passion Behind Firearm Safety Act and Efforts to Curb Rash of Stolen Firearms”

Nov 28, 2023 at 11:01 am by WGNS News

SMYRNA, TN - Opinion: A pivotal moment for firearm safety in Tennessee began Nov. 1 with the enactment of the Safe Storage of Firearms Act. The new legislation, formerly known.... Read More

COMMENTARY: The Retail Merge of Thanksgiving and Christmas, by Professor Larry Burriss

Nov 13, 2023 at 02:54 pm by WGNS News

Years ago, there was a line drawn between the dates leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas. But today, there's no line between the dates and a visit to any retailer would.... Read More

Commentary by Commissioner Harris: Wokeism

Oct 24, 2023 at 09:48 pm by WGNS News

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Commentary by Commissioner Harris: Far Left and/or Far Right - The Wide Divide

Oct 12, 2023 at 11:19 pm by WGNS News

Listen to the 5-Minute Commissioner Corner Above. Listen to more below by clicking the graphic. 

Errors, Blunders and More in News - Commentary by MTSU Professor Larry Burriss

Oct 10, 2023 at 06:49 am by WGNS News

Mistakes and errors in the news, along with over reactions. Blunders and accidental sayings that may not belong. MTSU Professor of Journalism Larry Burriss dives into news o.... Read More

The Commissioner Corner: A Commentary on Hollywood by Commissioner Craig Harris

Sep 25, 2023 at 09:30 am by WGNS News

In today's Commissioner Corner, Rutherford County Commissioner Craig Harris talks about the ugly side of Hollywood. Listen to his entire segment above.