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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
Guillermo Del Toro holds Oscars
Getty ImagesEntertainment

'And The Award Goes To ...': A Rundown Of Award Show Season

Film poster for "If Beale Street Could Talk"
Annapurna Pictures / "If Beale Street Could Talk"Entertainment

'Beale Street' Pairs An Iconic Civil Rights Voice With A Modern Eye

Kesha at the Time gala
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Dr. Luke's Lawsuit Against Kesha Could Broaden The Scope Of Defamation

Movie poster for "Mary Queen of Scots"
Focus Features / "Mary Queen of Scots"Entertainment

Long Live The Big-Screen Queens: The Draw Of This 16th Century Rivalry

Giving Tuesday celebration.
Getty ImagesU.S.

Spending Vs. Giving: What Motivated The Creation Of 'Giving Tuesday'

"Star Trek" kiss scene
NBC / "Star Trek"Entertainment

This 'Star Trek' Kiss Was Iconic — But Not For The Reason You've Heard

Man shoots at bulletproof table.
First Line FurnitureU.S.

Bulletproof: Why Tables And Backpacks Are Now Doubling As Shields

Roll of Georgia voter stickers.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Georgia Is Headed For A Runoff — But Will Voters Go Back To The Polls?

Stan Lee beside a Spider-Man poster
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Stan Lee: The Godfather Of Modern Comic Book Superheroes

Red poppies placed on Australian War Memorial.
Getty ImagesU.S.

Poppies For Veterans: The International 'Flower Of Remembrance'

Voters line up at polling station.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Waiting To Vote: Solving The Problem Of Long Election Day Lines

Pres. Trump at rally.
Getty ImagesPolitics

The Soundtrack Of A Trump Rally: Rock, Pop And... Broadway?

Rally attendees hold signs.
NewsyPolitics

We Asked Trump Rally Attendees What Issues Were Driving Them To Vote

Film poster for "Bohemian Rhapsody"
20th Century Fox / "Bohemian Rhapsody"Entertainment

Biopics Are Pretty Formulaic, And 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Is No Exception

"Gab" logo surrounded by web pages.
Twitter / @getongabTech

How 'Gab' Is Connected To The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Tractor plants in field.
Zipporah Films / "Monrovia, Indiana"Entertainment

'Monrovia, Indiana': Going Against The Caricatures Of Small Town USA

People eat noodles in theater.
The Food Film FestivalEntertainment

Eating In Reel Life: The Fandom Of Film Foods

Shonda Rhimes speaks at Elle event.
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Shonda Rhimes: 'I Am The Highest-Paid Showrunner In Television'

Michael Myers wielding a knife.
Universal Pictures / "Halloween" (2018)Entertainment

'Halloween' Is A Horror Classic — But Does It Need A Tenth Sequel?

Photographers surround press conference
Getty ImagesPolitics

After 1 Year Of #MeToo, Are Reporters Handling The Topic Responsibly?

Man gets food from Waffle House during storm.
Getty ImagesU.S.

How Bad Could A Storm Be? Look To Waffle House For Answers

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper singing
Warner Bros. Pictures / "A Star is Born"Entertainment

'A Star Is Born': A Film Remade For Every Generation Since 1937

Characters of "Mean Girls" at mall.
Paramount Pictures / "Mean Girls"Entertainment

Why Do Millennials Love 'Mean Girls' So Much, Anyways?

Animation of two women
MyPlanPolitics

How Digital Resources Can Help Abuse Survivors In The Age Of #MeToo

Row of lockers
 Politics

'Boys Will Be Boys' — The Harm Of Justifying Assault With Stereotypes

Film poster for "Captain Marvel."
Walt Disney Pictures / "Captain Marvel"Entertainment

The Complicated History Of The Captain Marvel(s)

Donald Glover holds Emmy awards
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Here's What To Watch Out For During The 2018 Emmy Awards

Family plays game in hurricane shelter.
Getty ImagesU.S.

How Parents Can Help Kids Understand The Dangers Of Hurricanes

Romantic comedy movie posters
20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. Pictures, NetflixEntertainment

Rom-Coms Have Gotten A Makeover — And Now They're Winning Viewers Back

Aerial photo of Yale University.
Michael Marsland / Yale UniversityPolitics

This Title IX Case Set The Foundation For Campus Sexual Assault Policy