Views Preview: National Geographic Reckons With Racist Past

Mar 13, 2018

After more than 130 years of some of the most stunning photojournalism ever published, the editors of National Geographic acknowledged that for decades, much of that has been racist in its coverage of people of color. What spurred this confession and what commitment is there among today’s staff to change?

Susan Goldberg, National Geographic: “For decades, our coverage was racist. To rise above our past, we must acknowledge it

Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz: “National Geographic is finally reckoning with its “racist” coverage of people of color

Mary Bowerman, USA Today: “’National Geographic’ delves into its past: ‘For decades our coverage was racist’

Lisa France, CNN: “National Geographic magazine owns up to ‘racist’ past

Gender equality in obituaries

Amisha Padnani & Jessica Bennett, New York Times: “Overlooked

Heather Dockray, Mashable: “The New York Times is bringing gender equality to the obit page

Men in America

Tucker Carlson, Fox News: “It’s ‘under attack’: Professor says men taught there’s something wrong with masculinity

Jon Levine, The Wrap: “Tucker Carlson launches ‘Men in America’ series to air during Women’s History Month

Media Matters Staff, Media Matters for America: “During Women’s History Month, Tucker Carlson says the wage gap doesn’t exist, men are the real victims

Dominique Mosbergen, Huffington Post: “For Women’s History Month, Tucker Carlson is airing a series on the ‘crisis’ facing men

Did OJ confess?!


Noel Murray, New York Times: “The O.J. Simpson Interview on Fox: Gripping, gross or both?

Tyler McCarthy, Fox News: “O.J. Simpson’s ‘hypothetical’ confession sparks social media frenzy

Kristen Baldwin, Entertainment Weekly: “With O.J. interview, Fox falls off the human decency wagon: EW review

Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN: “O.J. Simpson described ‘blood and stuff’ in 2006 hypothetical murder TV confession

Laura Bradley, Vanity Fair: “O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession: Was Fox’s American Idol counter genius or gross?

Samantha Schnurr, E! News: “O.J. Simpson shares ‘hypothetical’ account of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman’s murders

Obama’s Netflix deal

Michael D. Shear, KatieBenner & John Koblin, New York Times: “Obama in talks to provide shows for Netflix

Chris White, Daily Caller: “Obama might be coming to Netflix

Doreen McCallister, NPR: “Obama in talks to produce shows for Netflix, report says

Laura Bradley, Vanity Fair: “The Obamas might be headed to Netflix: What kind of shows will they make?

Callum Borchers, Washington Post: “Three theories about Obama TV, possibly coming to Netflix

Tae Kim, CNBC: “Potential Obama deal would be a ‘home run’ for Netflix, analyst says

Stormy Daniels wants to speak out

Jim Rutenberg & Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times: “As ’60 Minutes’ prepares Stormy Daniels interview, lawyers wrangle

Jim Rutenberg, New York Times: “Stormy Daniels offers to return payment to end deal for her silence

Frances Stead Sellers, Washington Post: “Stormy Daniels uncertain about fate of her ’60 Minutes’ segment

Hadas Gold, CNN: “For Stormy, controversy blows up into a club scene bonanza

Alberto Luperon, Law & Crime: “Trump lawyers thinking about legal action to stop 60 Minutes interview with Stormy Daniels, report says

Pete Vernon, Columbia Journalism Review: “The Stormy Daniels story finally makes landfall

Sinclair’s message to you

Willa Frej, Huffington Post: “Sinclair forces local news anchors to recite Trumpian-sounding promos: Report

Brandon Carter, The Hill: “Sinclair requiring anchors to read new promo slamming ‘one-sided news stories’: report

Brian Stelter, CNN: “Sinclair’s new media-bashing promos rankle local anchors

Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story: “Trump-backing media group now requires anchors to read  speeches about ‘fake news’ on-air

City withholding details?

Columbia Daily Tribune: “City withholding details of incident report about former Mizzou player

Alex Schiffer & Aaron Reiss, Kansas City Star: “Terrence Phillips, subject of Mizzou Title IX investigation, is off basketball team

Scott Gleeson, USA Today: “Missouri guard Terrence Phillips removed from team amid Title IX investigation

Sunshine Week

Shane Fitzgerald, Bucks County Courier Times: “Sunshine Week deserves attention year-round

Editorial, Abilene Reporter News: “Sunshine Week is your week, too

Editorial, Lancaster Online: “Sunshine Week highlights the value of a truly free press