Views Preview: Fox News Retracts Seth Rich Story

May 23, 2017

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Fox News announced it is retracting its story on Seth Rich. The DNC staffer was murdered in Washington D.C. last summer. The cable network has been reporting for more than a week that his slaying came 12 days after contacting Wikileaks. Now, it says that reporting doesn’t stand up to its editorial standards. What changed? 

Fox News: “Statement on coverage of Seth Rich murder investigation

Oliver Darcy, CNN Money: “Fox News staffers ‘disgusted’ at network’s promotion of Seth Rich conspiracy theory

Megan Garber, The Atlantic: “It’s too late for Fox to retract its Seth Rich story

Benjamin Mullin, Poynter: “Fox News retracts bogus Seth Rich story

Daniel Victor, New York Times: “Fox News retracts Seth Rich story that stirred controversy

Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post: “The Seth Rich lie, and how the corrosion of reality should worry every American

Oliver Darcy, CNN Money: “Seth Rich’s brother pleads with Hannity to stop spreading conspiracy theory

Roger Ailes (19XX-2017)

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Gabriel Sherman, New York Magazine: “Roger and me

Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post: “Roger Ailes’s lasting legacy for women workers is one he would have hated

Bret Stephens, New York Times: “The man who wrecked conservatism

Jonah Goldberg, National Review: “Roger Ailes, one of a kind

Jeff Greenfield, POLITICO: “The secret of Roger Ailes’ billion-dollar bubble

Jon Klein, Washington Post: “The dark source of Roger Ailes’s power

Don Kaplan, New York Daily News: “Roger Ailes was innocent – in his own mind

Jessica Toonkel & Daniel Wiessner, Reuters: “Fate of Ailes harassment lawsuits unclear after his death

Paul Farhi, Washington Post: “Many publicly mourned Roger Ailes, but the silence was deafening, too

Trump’s overseas visit

Callum Borchers, Washington Post: “The media is taking a beating on Trump’s foreign trip

Isabel Kershner, New York Times: “Preparations for Trump’s visit expose political rifts in Israel

Haroon Moghul, Haaretz: “While Trump ingratiates himself with Saudi extremists, U.S. Muslims are abandoned

Quintan Wiktorowicz, Washington Post: “Why Trump’s speech on terrorism was such a missed opportunity

Raheem Kassam, Breitbart: “Kassam: From Cairo to Riyadh, Trump urged action on terror where Obama offered Islamic apologism

Uri Friedman & Emma Green, The Atlantic: “Trump’s speech on Islam, annotated

Hadas Gold & Annie Karni, Politico: “Tillerson holds a press conference without U.S. media

Jackie Wattles, CNN Money: “Tillerson holds briefing in Saudi Arabia without US press

CNN’s candid Cooper

Kristine Phillips, Washington Post: “Anderson Cooper apologizes for conjuring image of Trump defecating on his desk

Salvador Hernandez, BuzzFeed: “Anderson Cooper just told a contributor he’d defend Trump even if he took ‘a dump on his desk’

What’s next for Julian Assange?

Steven Erlanger & Christina Anderson, New York Times “Julian Assange rape inquiry is dropped but his legal problems remain daunting

Esther Addley & Alan Travis, The Guardian: “Swedish prosecutors drop Julian Assange rape investigation

BBC: “Julian Assange: “Sweden drops rape investigation

Colin Dwyer, NPR: “Sweden drops rape investigation of Julian Assange – but he’s not in the clear

Sky News: “Julian Assange: Rape investigation against Wikileaks founder dropped

Jeremy Hodges & Niclas Rolander, Bloomberg Technology: “Wikileaks’ Assange remains in embassy after rape case dropped

Matthew Weaver, The Guardian: “Can Julian Assange now walk free? What happens next – Q & A

Facebook’s internal rulebooks

Nick Hopkins, The Guardian: “Revealed: Facebook’s internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence

Nick Hopkins, The Guardian: “Facebook moderators: a quick guide to their job and its challenges

Nick Hopkins & Julia Carrie Wong, The Guardian: “Has Facebook become a forum for misogyny and racism?

Johana Bhuiyan, Recode: “Here are some pretty awful things you can (and cannot) say on Facebook

Jon Fingas, Engadget: “Leak reveals Facebook’s rules for controversial content

David Z. Morris, Fortune: “Facebook’s content screening guidelines leaked

Alex Hazlett, Mashable: “Facebook mined its way through social and now is trying to pick its way through

Monika Bickert, The Guardian: “At Facebook we get things wrong – but we taek our safety role seriously

Getting the kids on board

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Journalism Lab: “The New York Times continues to experiment with the Sunday paper, this time with a special kids’ section

Change.org: “Make the New York Times for Kids a permanent Sunday section

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Journalism Lab: “NPR’s first kid-focused podcast is taking some narrative lessons from its adult counterparts

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Journalism Lab: “Crinkling News wants to teach media literacy to young readers

Ginnie Graham, Tulsa World: “Elementary school isn’t too young to learn about journalism

Alternative advertising strategies

Meg James & Stephen Battaglio, Los Angeles Times: “How the big TV networks are adapting to ad-skipping viewers

Damian Garde, STAT: “How a drug ad made its way into ‘General Hospital’

Sapna Maheshwari, New York Times: “Networks offer taste of TV’s ad future. Marketers are hungry for more.

Journalists’ brain function tested

Lindsay Dodgson, Business Insider: “Journalists drink too much, are bad at managing emotions and operate at a lower level than average, according to new study

Tara Swart: “Study into the mental resilience of journalists