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Views of the News Preview: Unpublishing Stories Offers People A Fresh Start

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Should we have the right to be forgotten, to have years-old news stories removed from the internet if they hurt our chances of getting a job or obtaining a loan? The Boston Globe has started a new initiative designed help people covered in its pages get a fresh start.

Zoe Greenberg, Boston Globe: “Boston Globe launches ‘Fresh Start’ initiative: People can apply to have past coverage about them reviewed

Elahe Izadi, Washington Post: “An old arrest can follow you forever online. Some newspapers want to fix that.

Devin Coldewey, TechCrunch: “Boston Globe will consider people’s requests to have articles about them anonymized

Josh Sternberg, The Media Nut: “Should media be in the reputation-rehabilitation business?

Joshua Benton, Neiman Lab: "Is unpublishing old crime stories Orwellian or empathetic? The Boston Globe is offering past story subjects a 'fresh start'"

Deborah L. Dwyer, Reynolds Jouranlism Institute: "Taking a look at the Boston Globe's 'Fresh Start' program"

Maya Harris profile altered

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Why did the Washington Post alter its profile of Maya Harris?

Eric Boehm, Reason: “The Washington Post tried to memory-hole Kamala Harris’ bad joke about inmates begging for food and water

Brian Flood, Fox News: “Washington Post scrubbed unflattering Kamala Harris story from site, restored it after backlash

Lia Eustachewich, New York Post: “Washington Post caught scrubbing Kamala Harris ‘prisoner’ story

Biden administration & the news media

Katie Rogers & Annie Karni, New York Times: “Psaki tries to strike a new tone in the White House briefing room

Alana Wise, NPR: “White House enlists ASL interpreters for daily press briefings

Alexis Benveniste, CNN: “To save democracy, Joe Biden hopes to repair White House’s relationship with the media

Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post: “The media can be glad for the Biden White House’s return to normalcy. But let’s not be lulled.

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Maybe Joe Biden can rescue Saturdays

Larry King (1933-2021)


Tom Kludt, Brad Parks & Ray Sanchez, CNN: “Larry King, legendary talk show host, dies at 87

Robert D. McFadden, New York Times: “Larry King, breezy interviewer of the famous and infamous, dies at 87

Frank Pallotta, CNN: “Larry King was one of pop culture’s favorite newsmen

Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times: “Appreciation: Larry King loved ‘dumb’ questions. With them, he helped write cultural history

Bryan Pietsch, New York Times: “How newsmakers and news hosts are remembering Larry King

Edward Helmore, The Guardian: “Larry King dies, Tom Brokaw retires – and the ‘heroic age’ to TV news slips further away

Brokaw retires from NBC

J. Clara Chan, The Wrap: “Tom Brokaw to retire from NBC News after epic 55-year run

Brian Stelter, CNN: “Tom Brokaw retiring from NBC News after 55 years with the network

Bernie Sanders’ Mittens

Brian Barrett, Wired: “He made a viral Bernie meme site. Now he has to keep it going

Reed Dunlea, Rolling Stone: “The photographer behind the Bernie Sanders chair meme tells all

AMY SIMONS teaches multi-platform reporting and editing to students in the convergence journalism interest area.