Views Preview: When Trump's Tweets Lie

Nov 29, 2016

What’s a journalist to do with the president-elect tweets baseless accusations about the validity of the election? This week, we’ll talk about how different national media outlets framed Donald Trump’s tweets about the Wisconsin recount, baseless accusations of voter fraud in three other states and citizens’ right to burn the U.S. flag.

Joe Pompeo, POLITICO: “Tyrannical Trump tweet caps clam holiday weekend – the real threat to press freedom? – newspaper reckoning

Cristiano Lima, POLITICO: “Trump attacks CNN reporter over voter fraud claims

Michael Calderone, Huffington Post: “Media helps boost Donald Trump’s false claim that ‘millions’ voted illegally

Philip Bump, Washington Post: “Donald Trump’s new explanation for losing the popular vote? A Twitter-born conspiracy theory.”

No end to fake news

Lee Fang, The Intercept: “Some fake news publishers just happen to be Donald Trump’s cronies

Craig Timberg, Washington Post: “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say

Gerry Smith, Bloomberg: “Facebook’s fake news cracking: it’s complicated

Cecilia Kang, New York Times: “Fake news onslaught targets pizzeria as nest of child-trafficking

Jack Shafer, POLITICO: “The cure for fake news is worse than the disease

Mathew Ingram, Fortune: “No, Russian agents are not behind every piece of fake news you see

Robert G. Parkinson, Washington Post: “Fake news? That’s a very old story.

Google account hack attempts

Dan Goodin, Ars Technica: “Google warns journalists and professors: Your account is under attack

Vlad Dudau, Neowin: “Google is warning some high-profile users were target of state-sponsored hacking attack

Fossbytes: “Did you get this scary alert from Google? Well, you’re not alone

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Journalists report Google warnings about ‘government-backed attackers’

Jenni Ryall, Mashable: “If you receive this terrifying Google alert, you are not alone

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Trump’s meetings tv news media, NYT

New York Times: “Donald Trump’s New York Times interview: Full transcript

Hadas Gold & Joe Pompeo, POLITICO: “Trump calls New York Times treatment of him ‘very rough’

Michael M. Grynbaum & Sydney Ember, New York Times: “Trump summons TV figures for private meeting, and lets them have it

Emily Smith & Daniel Halper, New York Post: “Donald Trump’s media summit was a ‘f---ing firing squad’

Jerry Markon, Paul Farhi & Karen Tumulty, Washington Post: “Trump escalates his conflict with the media

James Warren, Poynter: “Maureen Dowd is still on Donald Trump’s nerves

Paul Farhi, Washington Post: “A defiant Trump blasts TV news in private meeting

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “TV networks learned nothing from covering Donald Trump

Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post: “What TV journalists did wrong – and the New York Times did right – in meeting with Trump

James Warren, Poynter: “Maureen Dowd is still on Donald Trump’s nerves

Benjamin Mullin, Poynter: “TV news let the public down with off-the-record meeting with Trump

Brian Stelter, CNN Money: “Top journalists warn of threat to US press from Trump

Guidance on “alt-right”

John Daniszewski, Associated Press; “Writing about the ‘alt-right’

Willa Frej, Huffington Post: “AP deems term ‘alt-right’ a ‘public relations device’ that enables racism

Leigh Munsil, The Blaze: “AP asks outlets to clarify the ‘alt-right’ is a white nationalist movement

Sydney Ember, New York Times: “News outlets rethink usage of the term ‘alt-right’

Covering Fidel Castro’s death

Al Tompkins, Poynter: “Years of planning pay off for CNN and Miami Herald’s coverage of Castro’s death

Julie Schwietert Collazo, All Digitocracy: “Even in death Fidel Castro and his legacy are proving difficult, if not impossible, for U.S. news media to report in any measured way

Andy Campbell, Huffington Post: “CNN mistakenly circulates prewritten Fidel Castro text. Again.”

James Warren, Poynter: “The story behind the New York Times’ remarkable Fidel Castro obit"

Facebook’s re-entry into China?

Mike Isaac, New York Times: “Facebook said to create censorship tool to get back into China

Shallow coverage of Standing Rock

Meredith Clark, Poynter: “Shallow coverage of Standing Rock is a part of a bigger problem

Jenni Monet, Indian Country Today Network: “After a month of conflict, mass media arrives in force at Standing Rock

Alleen Brown, The Intercept: “Arrests of journalists at Standing Rock test the boundaries of the First Amendment

Susie Neilson, Quartz: “The media’s Standing Rock problem looks a lot like its Black Lives Matter problem

Michael Sainato & Chelsea Skojec, Observer: “CNN, mainstream tv news continues ignoring Dakota Access Pipeline