Views Preview: Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor Fired Following Allegations of Inappropriate Behavior

Nov 29, 2017

The network notified Lauer of it's decision late Tuesday night after an investigation into claims of 'inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.'  Keillor notified the Associated Press of his firing in an email to the agency. 

Erik Ortiz, NBC News: “NBC News fires ‘Today’ anchor Matt Lauer after sexual misconduct review

Brian Stelter, CNN: “NBC fires Matt Lauer after complaint about ‘inappropriate sexual behavior’

Erin Lensen, USA Today: “Matt Lauer fired from NBC for ‘inappropriate behaviorin the workplace’

Jon Levine, The Wrap: “Trump weighs in on Matt Lauer firing, calls for more purges at NBC News’

James Warren, Poynter: “Matt Lauer fired by NBC over sexual harassment claim

Jim Rutenberg, New York Times: “NBC fires Matt Lauer over sexual misconduct allegation

Jeff Baenen, Associated Press: "Garrison Keillor says fired over alleged improper behavior"

Washington Post's old-fashioned reporting fails fake news ploy

The Washington Post said Project Veritas tried to plant a false child sex abuse story about Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore – only after weeks of interviews and research, the paper wouldn’t run with it. Why not? And, how’s they it all together? Old-fashioned reporting. 

Shawn Boburg, Aaron C. Davis and Alice Crites, Washington Post: “A woman approached The Post with dramatic – and false – tale about Roy Moore. She appears to be part of undercover sting operation.

Jennifer Maas, The Wrap: “Washington Post exposes Project Veritas for ‘scheme’ involving phony Roy Moore accuser

Jacqueline Thomsen, The Hill: “WaPo accuses conservative activists of pushing fake Moore allegations

Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine: “Conservative tries to prove the Washington Post is Fake News, proves opposite by mistake

Robert Donachie, Daily Caller: “WaPo may have caught a Project Veritas sting op about Roy Moore

NYT’s ‘Nazi Sympathizer’ profile

Richard Fausset, New York Times: “A voice of hate in America’s heartland

Richard Fausset, New York Times: “I interviewed a white nationalist and facist. What was I left with?

Carla Herreria, Huffington Post: “NYT accused of normalizing white nationalism in ‘Nazi sympathizer’ profile

Erik Wemple, The Washington Post: “New York Times faces backlash over half-baked profile of white nationalist

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Indrani Sen, Quartz: “The problem with the New York Times’ chummy profile of a Nazi sympathizer

James Hamblin, The Atlantic: “Nazis are just like you and me, except they’re Nazis

Josh Feldman, Mediaite: “Twitter rips NYT’s report on ‘The Nazi Sympathizer Next Door’: ‘What the hell is this?’

William Hughes, AV Club: “Nobody seems happy to meet The New York Times’ polite, midwestern Nazi

Marc Lacey, New York Times: “Readers accuse us of normalizing a Nazi sympathizer; we respond

Killermartinis, Wonkette: “New York Times’s Nazi profile was better in original German

Aysha Mahmood, Huffington Post: “The New York Times defends its Nazi sympathizer article. Here’s everything wrong with their response.

Peter Vernon, Columbia Journalism Review: “How not to write about a Nazi

Meredith buys Time

Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, Wall Street Journal: “Meredith agrees to buy Time Inc. for $1.85 billion

Sydney Ember & Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times: “Time Inc. sells itself to Meredith Corp., backed by Koch Brothers

Press release, Meredith Corporation: “Meredith Corporation to acquire Time Inc. to create premier media and marketing company serving nearly 200 million American consumers

Peter Kafka, Recode: “The Koch brothers are about to own a piece of Time Inc. Why?”

James Warren, Poynter: “What the blockbuster sale of Time Inc. means

Nick Visser, Huffington Post: “Time Inc. to be acquired by Meredith Corp. in deal backed by Koch brothers

Emma Bowman, NPR: “Meredith Corp. buys Time Inc. in Koch-backed deal

Dominic Rushe, Martin Farrer, The Guardian: “Conservative billionaire Koch brothers give $650m to help Meredith buy Time

Paul Fahri, Washington Post: “Koch brothers’ involvement in Time Inc. purchase raises concerns

Howard R. Gold, Columbia Journalism Review: “Time Inc. sale highlights loss of stature for iconic brand

Time’s Person of the Year

Emily Goldberg, Politico: “Time says Trump is ‘incorrect’ after president says he rejected Person of the Year overture

Allie Malloy & Jeff Zeleny, CNN: “Trump tweets he took a pass at being named TIME’s person of the year

Police accessing cell phone data

Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post: “If cops can get phone data without a warrant, it could be a nightmare for journalists – and sources

Adam Liptak, New York Times: “How a Radio Shack robbery could spur a new era in digital piracy

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What’s next for net neutrality?

Jeff Kao, Hackernoon: “More than a million pro-repeal net neutrality comments were likely faked

Tim Wu, New York Times: “Tim Wu: Why the courts will have to save net neutrality

Ryan Nakashima & Michael Liedtke, Associated Press: “FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

Al Tompkins, Poynter: “What journalists need to know about the new net neutrality battle

Steve Lohr, New York Times: “Net neutrality repeal: What could happen and how could it affect you

Working in Russia

Radio Free Europe: “Russian president signs ‘foreign agents’ media legislation

Jenni Avins, Quartz: “Russia will now label the reporting of global news outlets as the work of ‘foreign agents’

Marilla Brocchetto, Eric Levinson & Hadas Gold, CNN: “In retaliatory move, Putin signs media ‘foreign agents’ law

Erica Pandey, Axios: “Russia will label foreign media as ‘foreign agents’

Julia Manchester, The Hill: “Putin signs plan to crack down on foreign media

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RT: “Putin signs Russia’s ‘foreign agents’ media law

Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times: “Trump and Russia seem to find common foe: American Press

Did you ‘like’ Russian propaganda?

Craig Timberg, Washington Post: “Wondering if the Russians reached you over Facebook? You can soon find out.

Sheera Frankel, New York Times: “Were you a victim of Russian propaganda? Facebook will help you find out