Views Preview: 'Black Panther': Movie or Movement in the Making?

Feb 20, 2018

American movie-goers flocked to the fictional African nation of Wakanda. “Black Panther” has gone from studio film to the makings of a movement. Is that good marketing? Or a sign of changing times.

Brooks Barnes, New York Times: “’Black Panther’ poised to shatter Hollywood myth

Lisa Respers France, CNN: “More than a movie, ‘Black Panther’ is a movement

Kenan Malik, The Guardian: “Black Panther has a burden that no superhero is strong enough to carry

Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker: “’Black Panther’ and the invention of ‘Africa’

Maya Phillips, Mashable: “Black imaginary worlds are inherently political. That’s why we need ‘Black Panther’ and Wakanda

Lawrence Ware, New York Times: “’Black Panther’ and the revenge of the black nerds

Adam B. Vary, BuzzFeed: “The historic success of ‘Black Panther’ should change Hollywood forever

...and it continues in Parkland, Florida

Shawn Musgrave, POLITICO: “How white nationalists fooled the media about Florida shooter

Associated Press: “White nationalist appears to disavow connection with shooter

Lydia O’Connor, Huffington Post: “Officials haven’t found evidence linking Florida shooting suspect to white supremacists

Cristina Lopez G., Media Matters for America: “Chronicle of a white supremacist PR crisis and the making of a hoax

Paul Farhi, Washington Post: “Explaining or exploiting? A mass shooting raises questions about media coverage

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Blood-curdling cellphone video inside Fla. school pops up on TV news

David Miles Hogg, WMSD-TV via Storyful: “Student reporter interviews classmates hiding from gunman in Florida high school

Maxwell Strachan, Huffington Post: “After Florida shooting, the teens become the strongest voice for gun control

Lydia O’Connor, Huffington Post: “Immediately after interviewing Parkland students, Fox News invites criticism of them

Russians indicted for ‘information warfare’

Dan Mangan & Mike Calia, CNBC: “Special counsel Mueller: Russians conducted ‘information warfare’ against US during election to help Donald Trump win

Matt Apuzzo & Sharon LaFraniere: “13 Russians indicted as Mueller reveals efforts to aid Trump campaign

Rudi Keller, Columbia Daily Tribune: “Air force officer discusses report on Russian meddling at MU

Josh Dawsey, Washington Post: “’They are laughing their asses off in Moscow’: Trump takes on the FBI, Russia probe and 2016 election

Kantakrit Vongkiatkajorn, Mother Jones: “How Russia exploited Black Lives Matter, Sean Hannity, and mass shootings

Om Malik, Om.com: “Facebook’s fake account problem is getting bigger

You’re saying it wrong!

Kimberly Yam, Huffington Post: “NBC insists on saying “Pyeongchang” incorrectly because ‘it’s cleaner’

Ben Fischer, Sports Business Journal: “NBC struggles with correct pronunciation of Pyeongchang

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Defying experts, NBC clings to its ‘PyeongChang’ pronunciation

Mike Downey, Chicago Tribune: “Hey, NBC: You say Torino, I say Turin” (2006)

Bailing on the Olympics

Ahiza Garcia, CNN: “Why sponsors are breaking up with the Olympics

Alexandra Bruell, Wall Street Journal: “Big Winter Olympic advertisers cut spending for 2018 games

John Koblin, New York Times: “We have streaming revenue, too, says NBC. And we can prove it.

Changes to copyright law?

Eriq Gardner, Hollywood Reporter: “Judge rules news publishers violated copyright by embedding tweets of Tom Brady photo

Shan Wang, Nieman Lab: “ Are publishers directly liable for embedding tweets that contain images not created by that tweeter?

Daniel Nazer, Electronic Frontier Foundation: “Federal judge says embedding a tweet can be copyright infringement

Jason Schultz, Electronic Frontier Foundation: “P10 v. Google: Public interest prevails in digital copyright showdown” (2007)

Station buys viewers’ debt

Jesse Jones, KIRO-TV: “How $1 million in medical debt was forgiven in Washignton by KIRO 7, Jesse Jones

Al Tompkins, Poynter: “TV station buys $1 million in medical debt for viewers