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Casey Mendoza

Culture Reporter

Casey is an enthusiastic admirer of all things journalism-related. Before joining Newsy, she worked as a photojournalist, videographer and sometimes writer for small local newspapers and radio stations. She is recovering from a liberal arts education, but her friends say she "at least comes across as normal now." When she's not working, you can find her tweeting about journalism, politics, television and food.

  Recent Work
YouTube's Pride Month logo.
YouTubeU.S.

YouTube Still Hasn't Figured Out How To Stop Restricting LGBTQ Videos

Line of Kate Spade New York purses
Kate Spade New YorkEntertainment

Kate Valentine Spade Leaves Behind A Legacy Of Modern Style

Screenshot of "Active Shooter" game.
Acid / "Active Shooter"Tech

What Happens To Video Games That Mimic Real-Life Violence

Child sits in trailer
Getty ImagesWorld

What Are The Best And Worst Places For Children?

"Roseanne" stars
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Roseanne Barr Overshadowed Roseanne Conner, So The Show Got The Ax

Man takes health exam at home
American Psychological AssociationPolitics

What Is 'Health Equity'? Lawmakers Are Working To Get It On The Table

Smokey Robinson testifies before Senate committee
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Lawmakers Are Trying To Modernize Music Licensing Laws

"This Is America" song album cover.
RCA Records / Childish GambinoU.S.

'This Is America' — How Musicians Add Perspective To Social Issues

Woman holds 'Me Too' sign.
Getty ImagesU.S.

#MeToo Monologues: How Theater Empowers Survivors Of Trauma

Sanrio character "Aggretsuko" at desk.
Sanrio, Inc.Entertainment

When Sanrio Gets Angry: How Meme Culture Influences Legacy Brands

Justice Ginsburg exercising
Magnolia Pictures / "RBG"Politics

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: From Women's Rights Lawyer To Judicial Icon

North Koreans watch concert featuring South Korean musicians
Getty ImagesWorld

Beyond The Peace Talks, Could North And South Korea Ever Reunify?

Donald Trump attends 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Getty ImagesPolitics

What Actors Gain From Going To The White House Correspondents' Dinner

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone sits with Kourtney Kardashian.
Office of U.S. Rep. Frank PalloneEntertainment

Not Reality TV: Kardashian Sister Argues In Congress For Makeup Reform

Women in film "I Feel Pretty."
STX Entertainment / "I Feel Pretty"Entertainment

Movie Trailers Strive To Attract Viewers — But They Can Repel Them Too

Whole Foods reusable bags.
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Plastic: America's Indispensable Cultural Icon

James Comey's "A Higher Loyalty"
Getty ImagesPolitics

Political Tell-Alls Are Really Popular Now, But Are They Impactful?

Police officer in Netflix original "Amo."
Netflix / "Amo"Entertainment

Netflix's First Series From The Philippines Is Pretty Gruesome

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings speaks.
Getty ImagesTech

Netflix's Aggressive Content Strategy Is Working — At Least For Now

Photographers surround Mark Zuckerberg
Getty ImagesTech

From Plucky To Embattled: Mark Zuckerberg's Public Image Is Evolving

Mother hushes daughter.
Paramount Pictures / "A Quiet Place"Entertainment

For 'Get Out' And 'A Quiet Place,' Silence Is Cinematic Gold

"Chappaquiddick" film poster
Entertainment Studios / "Chappaquiddick"Politics

'Chappaquiddick' Portrays One Of The Kennedy Family's Darkest Scandals

The Conner family of "Roseanne"
ABC / "Roseanne"Entertainment

Telling More Than Just Jokes: How Sitcoms Tackle Politics And Trump

"Ready Player One" character enters virtual world.
Warner Bros. Pictures / "Ready Player One"Entertainment

The Effects Strike Back: What 'Ready Player One' Owes To 'Star Wars'

Dan Schneider receives award.
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Nickelodeon Is Ending Its Decadeslong Relationship With Dan Schneider

Film screening for "The Meyerowitz Stories"
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Should Netflix Originals Be Up For Major Film Awards? Many Disagree

"13 Reasons Why" poster
Netflix / "13 Reasons Why"Entertainment

Many Say '13 Reasons Why' Is Dangerous; Netflix Wants To Change That

Students protest outside White House.
Getty ImagesU.S.

Student-Led Protests Are Ingrained In American History

"Love, Simon" film poster.
20th Century Fox / "Love, Simon"Entertainment

'Love, Simon' Is A First For LGBTQ Film, But Is It Revolutionary?

Obamas attend Hanukkah reception.
Getty ImagesPolitics

The Modern Presidential Legacy: Social Media, Podcasts And Netflix