Covering the sexual assault and harassment scandals rocking the entertainment world hasn’t been easy for many journalists, but it’s even harder when the accusations fly within your own organization.
Callum Borchers, Washington Post: “How media outlets cover their own sexual harassment scandals”
Andrew O’Reilly, Fox News: “’Stunned and upset’: New pressure on NPR bosses over handling of sex harassment allegations against top editor
Merritt Kennedy, NPR: "NPR CEO takes medical leave amid newsroom sexual harassment scandal"
Sydney Ember, New York Times: "NPR CEO Jarl Mohn apologizes to staff, goes on leave"
The Paradise Papers
Juliette Garside, The Guardian: “Paradise Papers leak reveals secrets of the world elite’s hidden wealth”
Davis Richardson, Observer: “5 revelations about global oligarchy from the Paradise Papers”
Bill Chappell, NPR: “The Paradise Papers: Revelations spring from leaked records of world’s wealthy”
Pete Vernon, Columbia Journalism Review: "The Paradise Papers, global wealth & journalistic collaboration"
FOX pulls anti-Trump ad
A.J. Katz, TV Newser: “Fox News removes commercial calling for Pres. Trump’s impeachment”
Oliver Darcy, CNN: “Fox News pulls pro-impeachment ad, citing negative viewer reaction”
Abigail Tracy, Vanity Fair: “Fox News confirms it’s a safe space for Trump”
Trump’s Twitter account taken down
Doha Mahani, Huffington Post: “Rogue Twitter employee deletes Donald Trump’s account on last day”
Andrew Blake, The Washington Times: “Trump’s Twitter suspension caused by contract worker, not employee: Report”
Mike Isaac & Daisuke Wakabayashi: “Twitter’s panic after Trump’s account is deleted caps a rough week”
DNAInfo, other sites shuttered
Aaron Cynic, Medium: “More than 100 journalists lost their platform yesterday, I’m one of them.”
Edward Helmore, The Guardian: “News workers unionized. Days later, they were jobliess. Was it payback?”
Julia Wick, Citylab: “Everyone should fear what happened to the Gothamist sites”
Disney vs. the L.A. Times
Sydney Ember & Brooke Barnes, New York Times: "Disney ends ban on Los Angeles Times amid fierce backlash"
Jack Shafer, POLITICO: "Don't be fooled. Disney won its fight with the press."
Erik Wemple, Washington Post: "Disney just got clobbered in for bullying the Los Angeles Times"
Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Disney declined to participate in L.A. Times movie preview over stories on company’s Anaheim dealings”
L.A. Times: “A note to readers”
Daniel Miller, L.A. Times: “Is Disney paying its share in Anaheim?”
Paul Bond, The Hollywood Reporter: “Disney bars L.A. Times reporters from film screenings”
Marcus Jones, BuzzFeed: “The LA Times has been blacklisted by Disney after critical stories on Disneyland”
Jeremy Barr, The Hollywood Reporter: “Journalists boycott Disney Films after L.A. Times snub”
ESPN’s new social media policy
Jena Greene, Daily Caller: “ESPN issues bizarre new social media policy”
Tim Kenneally, The Wrap: “Michael Rapaport shreds ESPN over new employee guidelines: ‘This is some Stalin S**t!’”
21st Century Fox in talks with Disney
David Faber, CNBC: “21st Century Fox has been holding talks to sell most of the company to Disney: Sources”
Cynthia Littleton, Variety: “21st Century Fox shares soar on report of Disney sales talks”
Alisha Grauso, Forbes: “21st Century Fox has reportedly engaged in talks for sale to Disney”
Dominic Rushe & Mark Sweney, The Guardian: “21st Century Fox held talks with Disney over possible sale, reports say”
Brandon Katz, The Observer: “Three crossover movies that would be fun if Disney really does buy 20th Century Fox”
YouTube bots target children
Sapna Maheshwari, New York Times: “On YouTube Kids, startling videos slip past filters”
Silvia Killingsworth, The Awl: “Videos bad”
James Bridle, Medium: “Something is wrong on the internet”