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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
Girl holds newspaper with "Statehood" headline
Hawaii State ArchivesU.S.

Hawaii's Complicated Road To Statehood Took 40 Years

Album cover for Aretha Franklin's "Respect"
Atlantic Records / Aretha FranklinEntertainment

Aretha Franklin Made 'Respect' A National Anthem For Social Justice

Posters for "Daria," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Charmed"
The CW, The WBEntertainment

Networks Are Rebooting These '90s Feminists, And Fans Aren't Happy

Protest of neo-Nazi march in Germany
Getty ImagesWorld

Germany Is Now Allowing Nazi Symbols In Video Games

Man tests airport body scanner
Getty ImagesU.S.

Policy Changes Could Make Air Travel Easier For Transgender People

Collection of 2018 September Issue covers
NewsyU.S.

Here's Why September Is The Most Important Month For Fashion Magazines

Still from "Random Acts of Flyness"
HBO / "Random Acts of Flyness"Entertainment

HBO's 'Random Acts Of Flyness' Is Random For A Reason

Film posters for "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" and "Boy Erased"
FilmRise, Focus FeaturesEntertainment

2 New Films Are Tackling A Controversial Practice: Conversion Therapy

"From Russia With Love" poster
Johan Oomen / CC by SA 2.0Politics

From Russia With Love: The History Of Russian Espionage In The US

Still from Lionsgate's "Robin Hood"
Lionsgate / "Robin Hood"Entertainment

'Robin Hood' Is Classic, But Is It Worth At Least 8 Film Adaptations?

World Emoji Day banner
EmojipediaU.S.

'World Emoji Day' Is A Global Celebration For A Reason

Still from "Duck and Cover" PSA
U.S. National ArchivesU.S.

'The Atomic Age': How The Era Of Nuclear Anxiety Affects Us Today

Emmy Award in front of Netflix logo.
NewsyEntertainment

It Took Netflix Just Five Years To Become The Emmys' Biggest Contender

Protester holds sign against violence
Getty ImagesPolitics

Next Ill. Governor Has To Address The State's Major Violence Issue

San Diego Comic-Con photo booth
Getty ImagesEntertainment

San Diego Comic-Con's Origin Story Involved More Than Just Comic Books

"Sorry To Bother You" film poster
Annapurna Pictures / "Sorry To Bother You"U.S.

Code-Switching: A Linguistic Phenomenon And The Focus Of A New Film

Lauren Ridloff and Kenny Leon in 2018.
Getty Images / Noam GalaiU.S.

Director Kenny Leon Had Much To Learn From Deaf Actress Lauren Ridloff

JFK speaks in Berlin.
Rathaus SchönebergPolitics

'Ich Bin Ein Berliner': The Legacy Of JFK's Speech 55 Years Later

Film poster for "Creed II"
MGM / "Creed II"Entertainment

'Rocky IV' Was Very Political — Will 'Creed II' Follow Up On That?

Chris Hardwick moderates panel.
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Chris Hardwick And The Scrutiny Of The Nerd Entertainment Industry

Jim Beam Bourbon inside distillery
Getty ImagesBusiness

Bourbon: One Of The All-American Targets For Counter-Tariffs

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