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Views Preview: Denver Post Editorial Page Editor Resigns, Others Follow


The staff of the Denver Post has an unlikely advocate: the city’s mayor. He says the city needs the Post and its staff of dogged reporters, and is helping in its fight against its hedge fund owners.

Chuck Plunkett, Rolling Stone: “Op-Ed: I stood up for ‘The Denver Post’ and was forced to resign

Ashley Dean, Denverite: “Denver Post editorial page editor resigns after fiery anti-ownership package grabs attention worldwide – and at the corporate office

Associated Press: “3 top figures at Denver Post, informing former owner, quit

Corey Hutchins, Colorado Independent: “Chuck Plunkett, architect of The Denver Post rebellion, suddenly quits the paper citing censorship

Jenn Gidman, Newser: “After scathing editorial, a Denver Post editor resigns

Michael Roberts, Westword: “Chuck Plunkett quits Denver Post after another hedge fund attack is spiked

Brian Stelter, CNN: “Denver Post editor resigns in protest: ‘I was being boxed in’

Jack Healy, New York Times: “Denver Post editor who criticized paper’s ownership resigns

Pete Vernon, Columbia Journalism Review: “Another skirmish at The Denver Post costs editor his job

David Beard, Poynter: “Censorship, workload drive 2 more senior editors from Denver’s imploding newspaper

Brian Stelter, CNN: “Denver Post staffers protest ‘censorship’ of editor who criticized owner

Corey Hutchins, Columbia Journalism Review: “Rejected Denver Post editorial decries ‘outright censorship’

Denver Newspaper Guild: “Denver Post newsroom statement on resignation of editorial page editor Chuck Plunkett

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Tronc recognizes Tribune union

Robert Channick, Chicago Tribune: “Tronc recognizes Chicago Tribune newsroom union

David Folkenflik, NPR: “Under pressure, Tronc recognizes ‘Chicago Tribune’ union

Maxwell Strachan, HuffPost: “Tronc decides to voluntarily recognize the Chicago Tribune Guild

Comcast inching in on Disney & Fox?

Greg Roumeliotis & Liana B. Baker, Reuters: “Exclusive: Comcast prepares all-cash bid to gate-crash Disney-Fox deal – sources

Amol Sharma, Wall Street Journal: “Comcast lines up financing for possible hostile bid for 21st Century Fox assets

Cynthia Littleton, Variety: “Comcast takes tighter aim at 21st Century Fox assets as key deadlines loom


There’s transparency… and there’s CNN

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “CNN fights to keep internal editorial guidelines under wraps. Why?

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Florida court denies CNN request to toss defamation case from heart surgeon

Who knew what when?

Amy Brittain & Irin Carmon, Washington Post: “Charlie Rose’s misconduct was widespread at CBS and three managers were warned, investigation finds

Reah Bravo, NYR Daily: “The open secret of Charlie Rose

Jackie Wattles, CNN: “How Charlie Rose could make a comeback, according to one of his accusers

Hadas Gold, CNN: “Three women sue Charlie Rose, CBS News for sexual harassment

Setting up Sarah

Jason Schwartz, POLITICO: “Trump blindsides Sanders – again

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Sarah Huckabee Sanders: ‘We give the very best information possible at the time.’ That’s the problem.

Ed Mazza, HuffPost: “Bill O’Reilly offers to stand next to Sarah Sanders to handle ‘out of line’ reporters

What the Fact?


Staff, Poynter: “PolitiFact launches new Sunday morning fact-checking show on Newsy

Falling for fake news

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab: “People who are delusional, dogmatic, or religious fundamentalists are more likely to believe fake news

Bronstein et al., SSRN: “Reduced analytic and actively open-minded thinking help to explain link between belief in fake news and delusionality, dogmatism, and religious fundamentalism

Nicola Pardy, Refinery29: “How the fake news industry weaponizes women

Eleanor Beardsley, NPR: “A conspiracy video teaches kids a lesson about fake news

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