Views Preview: Weinstein's Woes Mount

Oct 17, 2017

Harvey Weinstein remains in rehab undergoing treatment for a sex addiction while his peers expel him from the Motion Picture Academy and the Producers Guild and his company crumbles financially. Meanwhile, NBC execs deny claims they quashed a reporter’s work on the story and football commentator jokes on Sunday Night Football.

Gregg Kilday, The Hollywood Reporter: “Academy expels Harvey Weinstein

Matthew Belloni & Gregg Kilday, The Hollywood Reporter: “Bob Weinstein gets emotional on ‘depraved’ Harvey, saving the company and his ‘waking nightmare’

Ryan Faughnder & David Ng, Los Angeles Times: “As woes escalate for Harvey Weinstein’s former company, potential buyers begin to circle

THR Staff, The Hollywood Reporter: “Harvey Weinstein’s attorney exits without filing threatened N.Y. Times lawsuit

Kim Masters, Columbia Journalism Review: “Fighting ‘the Gawker effect’ in the wake of Weinstein

Claudia Rosenbaum, BuzzFeed: “Lisa Bloom knows she made ‘a huge colossal mistake’ in Harvey Weinstein

Leslie Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter: “David O. Russell’s $160M TWC-produced drama dead at Amazon

Francesca Guiliani-Hoffman, CNN: “’Reporting protects women’: Why the New York Times’ Jodi Kantor took on Harvey Weinstein

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NBC’s quashed Weinstein story

Yashar Ali & Lydia Polgreen, Huffington Post: “How top NBC executives quashed the bombshell Harvey Weinstein story

Paul Fahri, Washington Post: “Why did NBC News let the Weinstein blockbuster get away? Once again, questions mount.

Michael Calderone, POLITICO: “NBC: We didn’t sit on Weinstein story

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “NBC president responds to Weinstein backlash with mumbo jumbo

Brian Flood, Fox News: “NBC slammed for passing on Harvey Weinstein sex harassment expose

Ronan Farrow, The Hollywood Reporter: "My father, Woody Allen, and the danger of questions unasked"

Meanwhile, on NBC…

Chris Butcher, Heavy.com: “WATCH: “Al Michaels says Giants had a worse week than Harvey Weinstein

Jackie Bamberger, Yahoo Sports: “Al Michaels makes cringe-worthy Harvey Weinstein joke on ‘Sunday Night Football’

#MeToo takes over social media

Libby-Jane Charleston, Huffington Post: “Why I’m not joining the #MeToo hashtag even though I was sexually harassed

Alanna Vagianos, Huffington Post: “The ‘Me Too’ campaign was created by a black woman 10 years ago

Lianna Brinded, Quartz: “The unexpected, paradigm-shifting power of #MeToo

Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic: “The movement of #MeToo

Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune: “#MeToo campaign proves scope of sexual harassment, flaw in Mayim Bialik’s op-ed

New social media policies at NYT

The New York Times: “The Times issues social media guidelines for the newsroom

Callum Borchers, Washington Post: “Score one for Kellyanne Conway. The New York Times plans to toughen its Twitter policy.

Joshua Benton, Nieman Lab: “The New York Times released new staff social media guidelines, so phew, thankfully that’s settled

Taylor Hatmaker, TechCrunch: “Extracting bias at TechCrunch

Jackie Wettles, CNN: “New York Times updates social media rules: Careful with your Trump tweets

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Trump’s call to take away licenses

Tali Arbel, Associated Press: “President Trump is talking about taking away new network’s licenses. Can he do that?

Harper Neidig, The Hill: “House dems want hearing on Trump media license threats

Indira Lakshmanan, Poynter: “’Frankly disgusting:’ Trump’s latest slavo against a free press

Jackie Wattles, CNN: “FCC commissioner on Trump’s media threats: ‘History won’t be kind to silence’

KMOX simulcast in Las Vegas

Joe Holleman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “KMOX led portion of news coverage of shooting for Las Vegas radio station

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