Views Preview: Asking the Tough Questions After the Oakland Warehouse Fire

Dec 6, 2016

Credit Courtesy: NBC News

More than 35 people died in Friday night’s Oakland, Calif. warehouse fire. A distraught Derick Almena, the building’s landlord, appeared on The Today Show Tuesday hoping to apologize to the public. But, the interview took a quick turn when the co-hosts asked some pointed questions. Were they too hard on him? Or, where they asking the same questions investigators would likely ask?

Eun Kyung Kim, NBC News: “’I’m not going to answer these questions’: Oakland warehouse manager Derick Almena anguished in interview

Elizabeth Weise, USA Today: “Oakland fire puts spotlight on lack of affordable spaces for artists

Alyssa Newcomb, NBC News: “Oakland fire exposes Silicon Valley’s ugly housing crisis

Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle: “Among Oakland’s dozens of artist warehouses is one called Deathtrap

Fake news with real implications

Eric Lipton, New York Times: “Man motivated by ‘Pizzagate’ conspiracy theory arrested in Washington gunfire

Faiz Siddiqui & Susan Svrluga, Washington Post: “N.C. man told police he went to D.C. pizzeria with gun to investigate conspiracy theory

Kevin Bohn, Daniel Allman & Greg Clary, CNN: “Police: Gun-brandishing man sought to investigate conspiracy theory

Tim Mak, The Daily Beast: “’Pizzagate’ gunman liked Alex Jones

Craig Silverman, BuzzFeed: “How the bizarre conspiracy theory behind ‘Pizzagate’ was spread

Kait Richmond and Tatianna Amatruda, CNN: “Why Trump supporters stand by debunked claim

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Trump supporters bought bogus Obama conspiracy theory peddled by Fox Business

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “CNN-famous Trump supporter cites ‘confusion’ on whether Obama said undocumented immigrants could vote

Chris Sanchez, Business Insider: “Trump supporters stun CNN host with question about voter fraud

Michael Calderone, Huffington Post: “Trump supporters inadvertently show how easily misinformation spreads online

Christian Datoc, The Daily Caller: “CNN host questions Trump supporters on voter fraud

David A. Graham, The Atlantic: “The ‘Comet Pizza’ gunman provides a glimpse of a frightening future

Brian Stelter, CNN Money: “Fake news, real violence: ‘Pizzagate’ and the consequences of an internet echo chamber

Brian Melley, Associated Press: “Police use ‘fake news’ in sting aimed at California gang

James Warren, Poynter: “The worst kind of fake news comes from the cops

CNN’s producer’s off-air joke

Scott Jones, FTV Live: “CNN crew jokes about Donald Trump’s plane crashing

Kelsey Sutton, POLITICO: “CNN apologizes to Trump transition team after ‘unfortunate and inappropriate’ off-air joke

$10,000 subscriptions?

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Journalism Lab: “The premise of Jim VandeHei’s new media venture: People who care about real news are now a niche

Axios: “The Axios Manifesto

Nathan McAlone, Business Insider: “’Axios’ – here’s everything we know about it

Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair: “Exclusive: Mike Allen and Jim Vandehei reveal their plan for media domination

Jim Warren, Poynter: “Will people pay $10,000 to read Politico founder’s new startup?

Johana Bhuiyan, Recode: “Jim VandeHei’s new site wants writers with newsletters that have 10,000 or more followers

Merissa Marr, Columbia Journalism Review: “Inside (the) information

Obama's next move

Jake Horowitz, Mic: “Obama considering post-presidential digital media career, sources say

Peter Sterne, POLITICO: “White House: President Obama has ‘no plans to enter the media business’

Benjamin Mullin, Poynter: “Here are all the jokes about President Obama starting a digital media company