Views Preview: Is The Media Stirring The Pot?

Nov 14, 2017

Is the media stirring the pot? Is the coverage of the sex scandals – now rocking entertainment, journalism and politics – potentially destroying innocent lives? In our attempts to listen to and be supportive of accusers are we denying the accused due process or benefit of the doubt? 

Sarah Almukhtar, Larrry Buchanan & Michael Gold, New York Times: “After Weinstein: A list of men accused of sexual misconduct and the fallout for each

Elahe Izadi, Washington Post: “How SNL and Tiffany Haddish went after sexual misconduct

Bryan Curtis, The Ringer: “How pop culture journalism became ‘Entertainment: SVU’

Karen K. Ho, Columbia Journalism Review: “When the ‘Weinstein effect’ became a flood

Nellie Bowles, New York Times: “Men at work wonder if they overstepped with women, too

Adam B. Vary, BuzzFeed: “This is what a post-Weinstein Hollywood event looks like

Trump Jr.’s correspondence with Wikileaks

Julia Ioffe, The Atlantic: “The secret correspondence between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks

Donald Trump Jr, Twitter: “Here is the entire chain…

Julian Assange, Twitter: “I cannot confirm…

Carol D. Leonnig & Rosalind S. Helderman, Washington Post: “Donald Trump Jr. communicated with WikiLeaks during 2016 campaign

Jeva Lange, The Week: “Mike Pence insists he had no idea Donald Trump Jr. was talking to WikiLeaks

Scott Neuman, NPR: “Donald Trump Jr. had direct contact with WikiLeaks during campaign

A push for more media access

Andrew Restuccia, POLITICO: “White House pledges to push for more media access after APEC summit lock-out

David Nakamura, Washington Post: “New York Times photographer tweets ‘photo’ of black box to protest White House coverage blackout

Posing as journalists

Louise Matsakis, Vice: “’New York Times’ sues scammer who pretended to be a reporter

Alberto Luperon, Law Newz: “New York Times sues woman for repeatedly post as their reporter

Abigail Miller, Daily Mail: “Fake news reporter! New York Times sues a Queens woman who they claim posed as one of its journalists for at least TWO YEARS

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “New York Times sues woman for allegedly impersonating Times reporter

Lindsey Adler, Deadspin: “Teen girl posed for 8 years as a married man to write about baseball and harass women

Matt Campbell, Kansas City Star: “Missouri woman admits she posed as a man online to blog about sports and harassed women

Reselling the swag

Chavie Lieber, Racked: “The secret swag resale economy

Eliza Brooke, Racked: “We received $95,000 worth of free stuff in six months

Megan Reynolds, Jezebel: “Is it ethical to resell stuff you got for free?

Reporting on the opioid crisis… through obits

Anna Clark, Columbia Journalism Review: “Some of the best opioid coverage is not where you’d expect

David Armstrong, STAT: “52 weeks, 52 faces

Sarah Larimer, Washington Post: “An addict wanted her story told. So her mother did – in an obituary.

Time to talk about Apu

Robert Ito, New York Times: “You love ‘The Simpsons’? Then let’s talk about Apu

Razi Syed, Bedford & Bowery: “Thank you, come again? Hari Kondabolu explores ‘The Problem with Apu’””

Jake Nevins, The Guardian: "'Apu was a tool for kids to go after you': Why The Simpsons remains problematic"