Views Preview: Reporting in Trump's America

Jan 17, 2017

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The world will be watching as President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office Friday. Among the big issues we’re keeping an eye on: what his relationship will be with journalists. We got a glimpse of it during last week’s news conference, in which he lashed out at CNN’s Jim Acosta. Is that the new normal?

Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post: “A hellscape of lies and distorted reality awaits journalists covering President Trump

Jack Shafer, Politico: “Trump is making journalism great again

Peter J. Boyer, Esquire: “Donald Trump may evict press from the White House

Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner: “Exclusive: Inside the Trump transition headquarters in Washington

Michael Calderone, Huffington Post: “Trump’s rift with press will grow if reporters are kicked out of White House

Matthew Ingram, Fortune: “Donald Trump: Playing nice won’t help the media

Rebecca Shapiro, Huffington Post: “Rudy Giuliani just said Trump is trying to ‘get us back to a free press’

Ali Dukakis, ABC News: “Trump team may move press briefing room out of the White House: Reince Priebus

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Media need no ‘new strategy’ to cover Donald Trump

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Fox News’s Chris Wallace: It’s not ‘quite fair’ to say Trump seeks to delegitimize the news media

Michael Gove, The Sunday Times: “Donald Trump interview: Brexit will be a great thing

Brian Flood, The Wrap: “Why Trump probably won’t trade his Twitter handle for @POTUS

BuzzFeed’s decision to publish

Eugene Volokh, Washington Post: “When ‘there is serious reason to doubt’ rumors and allegations, is it libelous to publish them?

Ken Bensinger, Miriam Elder & Mark Schoofs, BuzzFeed: “These reports allege Trump has deep ties to Russia

Evan Perez, Jim Sciutto, Jake Tapper & Carl Bernstein: “Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims fo Russian efforts to compromise him

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “BuzzFeed’s ridiculous rationale for publishing the Trump-Russia dossier

David A. Graham, The Atlantic: “Why did BuzzFeed publish the Trump dossier?”

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith: “We didn’t want to ‘suppress’ salacious allegations

Kelsey Sutton, Politico: “BuzzFeed CEO: ‘We stand with ben’ on publication of intel dossier

Jenna Amatulli, Huffington Post: “BuzzFeed sells out of ‘garbage’ swag a day after Trump’s insult"

How Acosta became the target

Justin Baragona, Mediaite: “’He has our complete support’: CNN defends Jim Acosta against attacks from Sean Spicer

Kelsey Sutton, Politico: “Texas congressman calls for CNN correspondent to be fired

Kelsey Sutton, Politico: “Trump calls CNN ‘fake news,’ as channel defends its reporting on intelligence briefing

Jenna Amatulli, Huffington Post: “Shep Smith says journalists shouldn’t be subjected to Donald Trump’s ‘belittling’

Amanda Erickson, Washington Post: “Amid Turkey’s media crackdown, Erdogan praises Trump for putting CNN reporter ‘in his place’

Michael Grynbaum, New York Times: “Donald Trump’s news session starts war with media and within media

Facebook to filter fake news

Amar Toor, The Verge: “Facebook rolls out fake news filter in Germany

Natasha Loomis, TechCrunch: “Facebook takes its fake news fight to Germany

Craig Silverman, BuzzFeed: “Facebook is expanding its program to fight fake news into Germany

Jessica Davies, Digiday: “Facebook’s European media chief: Fake news is a ‘game of whack-a-mole’

Morning TV turns 65

Brian Stelter, CNN: “How the ‘Today’ show invented morning TV

Zoe Marcus, NBC: “Watch 65 years of Today fly by in 65 seconds

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