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Views Preview: Could Thursday Be the Biggest News Day of 2018?

Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford
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Thursday is shaping up to potentially be the biggest news day of the year. In Washington, Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein meets face-to-face with President Donald Trump following a New York Times exclusive.


Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times: “Supreme Court fight goes prime time with Kavanaugh’s Fox News interview

Chris Cillizza, CNN: “The 22 most important moments from Brett Kavanaugh’s extraordinary Fox News interview

Paul Farhi, Washington Post: “The conservative conspiracy theory about the media and the Kavanaugh nomination has a few holes

Jason Schwartz, POLITICO: “New Yorker under fire over latest Kavanaugh allegations

Ronan Farrow & Jane Mayer, New Yorker: “Senate democrats investigate a new allegation of sexual misconduct, from Brett Kavanaugh’s college years

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “GOP challenges New Yorker scoop with details in New Yorker scoop

Ron Dicker, HuffPost: “Tucker Carlson blames democrats for death threats against Christine Blasey Ford

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “The Kavanaugh controversy meets fake news. Real fake news.

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “’Really’: ‘Fox & Friends’ goes credulous on Kavanaugh conspiracy theory

Kate Kelly & David Enrich, New York Times: “Kavanaugh’s yearbook page is ‘horrible, hurtful’ to a woman it named

Ronnie Ramos, Indianapolis Star: “IndyStar editor Ronnie Ramos on Varvel cartoon: ‘Our readers deserved better’

NYT’s Rosenstein Scoop


Adam Goldman & Michael S. Schmidt, New York Times: “Rod Rosenstein suggested secretly recording Trump and discussed 25th Amendment

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “The New York Times’ resounding scoop on Rod Rosenstein

Isaac Chotiner, Slate: “The New York Times stands by its Rod Rosenstein scoop

Stephen Collinson, Kaitlin Collins, Laura Jarrett & Eli Watkins, CNN: “Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein to meet Trump Thursday

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “MSNBC loops footage of Rosenstein leaving house as media scrambles to determine his future

Michael D. Shear, Katie Benner, Maggie Haberman & Michael S. Schmidt: “Rod Rosenstein’s job is safe, for now: Inside his dramatic day

Ben Folds, Washington Post: “Mr. Peepers

David Beard, Poynter: “Rosenstein’s back in the news (and in this Washington Post song)

Murphy Brown’s back!


Tim Appelo, AARP: “’Murphy Brown’ reboot: 4 things to know

Lisa Bonos, Washington Post: “’Murphy Brown,’ once more into the fray

Rich Heldenfels, Tribune News Service: “Jim Dial to make brief visits on new Murphy Brown

Getting through Thursday

Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post: “How to stay (slightly) sane this week: A user’s guide to the media maelstrom ahead

David Beard, Poynter: “Crisis averted, can journalists handle Kavanaugh, Rosenstein stories both on Thursday

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Bill Cosby sentenced

Carly Mallenbaum, USA Today: “’This is a very important day’: Accusers, stars, advocates on Bill Cosby’s prison sentence

Graham Bowley & Jon Hurdle, New York Times: “Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison; bail is denied

Jenny Jarvie, Los Angeles Times: “Led away in cuffs, Bill Cosby will serve three to 10 years in prison for sexual assault

Chad Pradelli, WPVI-TV: “Bill Cosby heads to Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville

Golf Digest investigation frees wrongfully convicted man

Max Adler, Golf Digest: “For Valentino Dixon, a wrong righted

Valentino Dixon & Max Adler, Golf Digest: “Drawings from prison

Aaron Bescker & Phil Fairbanks, The Buffalo News: “’It’s the greatest feeling in the world,’ says man exonerated in ’91 killing

David Beard, Poynter: “Investigation by golf publication helps free wrongfully convicted man

Podcasts becoming passé?

David Beard, Poynter: “In crowded field, some media companies sour on podcasts

Matthew Ingram, Columbia Journalism Review: “Is the podcast bubble bursting?

Benjamin Mullin, Wall Street Journal: “BuzzFeed News cuts podcasting team to focus on video

Jennifer Pak, Marketplace: “FOMO in China is a $7 billion industry

The sound of you

Alisha Hassan, Quartz: “Spotify and Ancestry can use your real DNA to tell your ‘musical DNA’

Alex Galbraith, Complex: “Spotify teams up with Ancestry to create DNA-curated playlists

Bryan Clark, The Next Web: “Ancestry creates you a custom Spotify playlist for $99 and some spit

Jon Fingas, Engadget: “Ancestry hopes you’ll share your DNA for a custom Spotify playlist

AMY SIMONS teaches news literacy, multimedia journalism and advanced social media strategies.