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Views Preview: 'Unhinged'

Courtesy Simon & Shuster

Who is unhinged? It’s the title of Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s new book and it’s got just about everyone – including the president – talking. We’ll talk about how the hype built up through the week and why it’s not really selling.

Stephanie McCrummen, Washington Post: “Omarosa Manigault releases recording purportedly made in White House Situation Room


Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post: “Omarosa’s book isn’t news, but what she did sure is

Brian Stelter, CNN: “Three theories on why Omarosa’s book is not a #1 best seller

Covering the white nationalist movement

Amanda Darrach, Columbia Journalism Review: “Should we cover right-wing extremism?

Amanda Darrach, Columbia Journalism Review: “Covering a failed rally

Brian Stelter, CNN: “How to report on racists without fanning the flames

Daniel Victor, New York Times: “NPR is criticized after white nationalist ranks the races by intelligence on air

Karen Attiah, Washington Post: “NPR teaches listeners about the proper care and feeding of white nationalists

Antonia Blumberg, Huffington Post: “NPR defends interview with white supremacist Jason Kessler following backlash

Elizabeth Jensen, NPR: “Kessler interview puts spotlight on how to cover racist viewpoints

Avi Selk, Washington Post: “Antifa protestors couldn’t find any fascists at Unite the Right – and harassed the press instead

A Collective Effort

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press: “Globe rallies newspapers to protect free press from Trump attacks

Brian Stelter, CNN: “More than 100 newspapers will publish editorials decrying Trump’s anti-press rhetoric

Rosemary Rossi, The Wrap: “70 newspapers to denounce Trump’s ‘dirty war’ against free press with op-eds

Dominique Mosbergen, HuffPost: “More than 100 newspapers are uniting to fight Trump’s ‘War on the Press’

RTDNA: “RTDNA backs Aug. 16 pushback on Trump’s ‘fake news’ attacks

Acosta’s agenda


Todd S. Purdum, The Atlantic: “Jim Acosta’s dangerous brand of performance journalism

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Quit nitpicking CNN’s Jim Acosta

Covering the SeaTac plane heist

KING staff, KING-TV: “Listen: Cockpit audio from worker who stole empty plane from Sea-Tac Airport

Alex Horton, Washington Post: “Richard Russell: Details emerge of a ‘compassionate’ man after Seattle plane heist and fiery crash

Jason Hanna, CNN: “The man who stole a plane said he didn’t need much help: ‘I’ve played some video games

Bart Jansen, USA Today: “’Just a broken guy’: Suicidal plane crashes exceedingly rare

Nate Hanson, KGW-TV: “Official: F-15s from PDX that intercepted stolen plane kept ‘people on the ground safe’

Sean Macguire, KTUU-TV: “A complete shock: family remembers Wasilla man involved in SeaTac plane crash


Tribune Media sues Sinclair

Sara Fischer, Axios: “The local TV consolidation race is here

Associated Press: “$3.9B buyout of Tribune by Sinclair ends in acrimony

Edmund Lee & Amie Tsang, New York Times: “Tribune ends deal with Sinclair, dashing plan for conservative TV behemoth


Twitter’s struggle with “dehumanizing speech”

Steve Musil, CNET: "Twitter suspends Infowars hosts Alex Jones' ability to tweet"

Cecilia Kang & Kate Conger: “Inside Twitter’s struggle over what gets banned

Casey Newton, The Verge: “Why Facebook banned Alex Jones – and Twitter didn’t

Oliver Darcy, CNN Media: “Twitter admits InfoWars violated its rules, but says it will remain on the platform

Ryan Mac & Blake Montgomery, BuzzFeed: “Twitter suspended Proud Boys and founder Gavin McInnes accounts ahead of Unite the Right rally

Kyle Perisic, Business & Politics Review: “Twitter CEO hints at adapting new free speech values using UN for guidance

Julia Carrie Wong & Olivia Solon, The Guardian: “Does the banning of Alex Jones signal a new era of big tech responsibility?

Steve Coll, New Yorker: “Alex Jones, the first amendment, and the digital public square

How teens use social media

Kevin Finch, RTDNA: “More social, less media: How students really use social media

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