Views Preview: What the Russians Know About MH17

Jul 23, 2014

Makeshift memorial at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for the victims of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17
Makeshift memorial at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for the victims of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17
Credit Roman Boed / Flickr

  While Western media have for days been focusing on Russian-backed separatists as the culprits behind the missile attack on MH 17 over eastern Ukraine, the people of Russia have been hearing different stories from their government-controlled media.

Many of those stories include conspiracy theories ranging from an attempt to assassinate president Putin to claims that the commercial jet was filled with already dead bodies and shot down by the Ukrainian government to embarrass Moscow.

Julia Ioffe, New Republic, "The Russian Public Has a Very Different Understanding of What Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17"

Associated Press, "Russians fed a steady diet of conspiracy theories about Malaysia Airlines crash"

C.J. Chivers, New York Times, "Jet Wreckage Bears Signs of Impact by Supersonic Missile, Analysis Shows"

Covering the Gaza Conflict

Dylan Byers, Politico, "Is Israel losing the American media war?"

Michael Calderone, Huffington Post, "CNN Removes Diana Magnay From Israel-Gaza After 'Scum' Tweet"

Bill Carter, New York Times, "NBC Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin Is Returned to Gaza"

Brian Stelter, CNN Money, "What really happened with NBC and Ayman Mohyeldin"

Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press, "Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online"

Richard Falk, Al-Jazeera America, "The propaganda war over the Gaza crisis"

Jack Moore, International Business Times, "Gaza Crisis: Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman Will 'Work to Prevent Al-Jazeera' Operating in Israel"

Noah Browning, Reuters, "Al Jazeera reporters evacuate Gaza offices after shots fired"

Fox Wants Time Warner

Joe Flint and Meg James, Los Angeles Times, "Fox offer for Time Warner could bring out rival suitors"

Katherine Fung, Huffington Post, "CBS Chief Says Network Would Be Interested in Buying CNN"

David Carr, New York Times, "Riding the Juggernaut That Left Print Behind"

Alan D. Mutter, Reflections of a Newsosaur, "The newspaper crisis, by the numbers"

Robert Channick, Chicago Tribune, "Tribune Publishing valued at $635M by analyst"

Record-breaking Comments on Net Neutrality

Steve Lohr, New York Times, "F.C.C. Is Deluged With Comments on Net Neutrality Rules"

Elise Hu, NPR, "1 Million Net Neutrality Comments Filed, But Will They Matter?"

Jill Abramson Getting a Free Pass?

Gail Sheehy, Politico, "What's Jill Abramson Made Of?"

Elizabeth Spayd, Columbia Journalism Review, "Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview?"

Mid-Mo TV Anchors Switch to Medical PR

Alicia Stice, Columbia Daily Tribune, "Director of Columbia's downtown district leaving for MU Health job"