Views Preview: What's the Difference Between an 'Alternative Fact' and a Lie?

Jan 24, 2017

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Alternate facts. A slip of the tongue? Or just one more symbol of the relationship between the reporters and the Trump administration?

Alexandra Jaffe, NBC News: “Kellyanne Conway: WH Spokesman gave ‘alternative facts’ on inauguration crowd

Pam Key, Breitbart: “Conway to Chuck Todd: ‘We’re going to have to rethink our relationship here’

Nicholas Fandos, New York Times: “White House pushes ‘alternative facts.’ Here are the real ones

Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post: “The traditional way of reporting on a president is dead. And Trump’s press secretary killed it.

Jim Rutenberg, New York Times: “’Alternative facts’ and the costs of Trump-branded reality

Richard Gonzales, NPR: "NPR and the word 'liar': Intent is key"

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “How CNN shielded its viewers from Sean Spicer’s falsehoods

Aaron Blake, Washington Post: “Kellyanne Conway says Donald Trump’s team has ‘alternative facts.’ Which pretty much says it all

Jack Shafer, POLITICO: “Put on your big-boy pants, journos

Kelly McBride, Poynter: “Should you broadcast Sean Spicer’s press conference?

Brian Stelter, CNN: “White House press secretary attacks media for accurately reporting inauguration crowds

Tim Wallace, Karen Yourish & Troy Griggs, New York Times: “Trump’s inauguration vs. Obama’s: Comparing the crowds

Matt Gertz, Media Matters for America: “The White House Press Secretary just declared war on reality and the press”

Kyle Cheney & Dan Diamond, POLITICO: “Sean Spicer just fudged the facts at least 4 times in 5 minutes

John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable: “Trump administration says media lying about crowd size

Philip Rucker, John Wagner & Greg Miller, Washington Post: “Trump, in CIA visit, attacks media for coverage of his inaugural crowds"

Lindsey Ellefson, Mediaite: “Spicer says Trump admin is creating ‘Skype seats’ program to allow journos outside DC more access

Federal departments silenced

Sam Stein & Kate Sheppard, Huffington Post: “Federal workers told to halt external communication in first week under Trump

Dino Grandoni, BuzzFeed: “USDA scientists have been put on lockdown under Trump

Andrew Revkin & Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica: “Trump administration imposes freeze on EPA grants & contracts

Mallory Shelbourne, The Hill: “Trump bans EPA employees from giving social media updates

Tim Murphy, Mother Jones: “Badlands National Park’s viral tweets on climate change just disappeared

ProPublica: "How to leak to ProPublica"

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Journalists at protest marches

Maria Guara, California Magazine: “Non-marching orders: Newspaper bars employees from Women’s March

Mark Mammott, NPR: “Watch? Yes. March? No. A reminder about rallies and demonstrations

Christina Cauterucci, Slate: “News outlets are telling their employees to stay home from the Women’s March

Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke, WWD: “Women’s March on Washington raises ethical questions for media outlets

Shaya Tayefe Mohajer, Columbia Journalism Review: “Why journalists should be able to join the Women’s March

Paul Farhi, Washington Post: “How mass media missed the march that social media turned into a phenomenon

Privatizing CBP?

Alexander Bolton, The Hill: “Trump team prepares dramatic cuts

Micahel Calderone, Huffington Post; “Public broadcasting funds in jeopardy as Donald Trump takes office

Did fake news elect Trump?

James Warren, Poynter: “Did fake news help elect Trump? Not likely, according to new research”

Hunt Allcott & Matthew Gentzkow: “Social Media & Fake News in the 2016 Election

Oscar nominations

Tre'Velle Anderson, Los Angeles Times: "#OscarsSoWhite's April reign: Films are more black this year, not more diverse"

Maria Puente, USA Today: "Oscar nominations 2017: Oscar diversity is not a black-or-white question"

Charles Bramesco, Rolling Stone: "5 things we learned from the Academy Award nominations"

Jenelle Riley, Variety: "Record six black actors nominated, diversity improves after controversy"

Shari Weiss, Gossip Cop: "Amy Adams, Tom Hanks not nominated for Oscars despite Academy Awards mistake"