Dr. Rebecca Hains


On Jim Acosta, the intern, and inappropriate internship expectations: A professor’s perspective

As a Media and Communication professor who regularly supervises undergraduate interns, I have been thinking about the situation with Jim Acosta and the intern who attempted to remove the microphone from his hands, as well as the White House’s suggestion that Acosta assaulted her and therefore deserved to have his White House press “hard pass” access revoked. I have a few thoughts to share.

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Are you “part of the problem”? Yes, if you treat social justice as a zero-sum game.

Let’s bring a “win-win” mindset to social justice movements. Remember: improvements on one societal ill often pave the way for improvements on others.

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