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Casey Mendoza

Culture Reporter

Casey Mendoza is Newsy's in-house pop culture nerd and entertainment critic. Before joining the company in 2017, she studied political science and journalism at Knox College and freelanced as a reporter, photographer and videographer in western Illinois and Washington, D.C. Even when she isn't working, Casey is constantly devouring pieces of entertainment and thinking about them in the context of social issues, politics, history and culture. Outside of Newsy, you can find her geekiest musings on Twitter.

  Recent Work
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ONE CampaignSci/Health

Celebrities Are 'Passing The Mic' To Public Health Experts

Armed police watch protesters in Seattle
AP Photo/Elaine ThompsonU.S.

Former Police Officers Explain The 'Blue Wall Of Silence'

Cars at drive-in movie theater

The Pandemic-Driven Revival Of Drive-In Movie Theaters

Painting depicting woman at Black Lives Matter protest
Instagram / arswithloveU.S.

For These Black Artists, Public Art Can Be A Form Of Protest

Open letter to "White American Theater"
We See You, White American TheaterU.S.

Actors And Playwrights Call Out Racism In 'White American Theater'

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Hollywood Wants To Get Back On Set, But Can Studios Afford It?

Cameraman films inside a car with police officer.
Paramount Network / "Cops"Entertainment

Cop Shows Are Facing Major Scrutiny Amid Calls For Racial Justice

Social media brand images decrying racial injustice

Brands Are Calling Out Racial Injustice. But Are The Messages Sincere?

Black posts on Instagram in support of "Blackout Tuesday"

'Blackout Tuesday' Is Reaching Millions, But Not In The Way Intended

A protest leader with megaphone
AP Photo/Julio CortezU.S.

Pop Culture Fandom Groups Are Supporting Protests Online

Grandmother, mother and child watch TV

Asian Americans Are More Represented In The Media Than Ever Before

Different celebrity chefs raising money online for small family farms.

Celebrity Chefs Are Raising Money For Struggling Family Farms

Elmo hosts a late night show
HBO Max / "The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo"Entertainment

Run Out Of Stuff To Watch? HBO Max Is Launching This Week

Exterior of Washoe Theater in Montana

What Does The Post-Pandemic Future Of Movie Theaters Look Like? homepage with search bar and book covers.

Bookshop Platform Gives Independent Booksellers A Way To Sell Online

TV behind desk displays "Virtual Pop Expo" logo.
Virtual Pop ExpoEntertainment

Can Virtual Comic-Cons Replicate The Real Thing?

Family waves at tablet

These Companies Are Making (Virtual) Game Nights Possible

The storefront window of The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles.
The Last BookstoreEntertainment

Local Indie Bookstores Are Facing A 'Daily Fight' Against The Pandemic

Film titles on Netflix.
Newsy / Megan SmithEntertainment

What Are People Actually Watching During The Pandemic?

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The Brothers TrustEntertainment

This Web-Slinging Superhero Hosted A Live Trivia Game From Home

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Kid-Centered News Shows Aim To Help Children Understand COVID-19

Family watches Netflix

Netflix Gained Over 15 Million New Subscribers Since The Start Of 2020

NBC's Peacock streaming platform on TV

Streaming Is Thriving Amid The Pandemic. Can Newcomers Succeed, Too?

A homeless person carrying a sign and wearing a mask
AP Photo / Nam Y. HuhSci/Health

Nonprofits And Public Health Groups Step Up Support For The Homeless

"SNL" cast members Michael Che and Cecily Strong
Will Heath / NBC / "Saturday Night Live"Entertainment

'Saturday Night Live' Is Returning With A Remotely Produced Show

Save the Children workers pack boxes of books for self-quarantined children.
Save the ChildrenSci/Health

Nonprofits Are Still Supporting Their Communities Amid The Pandemic

Poet Nikki Giovanni signs books
Davon Clark / Chicago Humanities FestivalEntertainment

Self-Quarantined Authors Are Pivoting To Virtual Book Tours

Colton Underwood recovers from COVID-19
Instagram / coltonunderwoodSci/Health

Former 'Bachelor' Star Speaks On Public Recovery From COVID-19

Camera on tripod

Displaced TV And Film Workers Among Millions Helped By Relief Package

Person stands behind Olympics rings logo.

NBC Invests A Lot In The Olympics — So What Happens Next For Them?