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Views Preview: The On-going Kavanaugh Confirmation Saga

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It’s been almost a week since Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. We’ll talk about what’s transpired since then, and how the national news media covered it.

Aaron Williams, Danielle Rindler, Chris Alcantara, Kevin Schaul & Kevin Uhrmacher, Washington Post: “How cable news networks covered the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing

Alexandria Neason & Nausicaa Renner, Columbia Journalism Review: “The media bullying of Christine Blasey Ford

David Uberti, Columbia Journalism Review: “On cable news at the Kavanaugh hearing, everyone stays in character

David Beard, Poynter: “How Christine Blasey Ford chose to give her story to The Post over the NYT – and almost switched

Brian Stelter, CNN: “Viewers gathered around the TV in high numbers for Ford-Kavanaugh hearing

Julia Horowitz, CNN: “Fox News fires contributor over tweets during Kavanaugh hearing

James Poniewozik, New York Times: “A high-stakes hearing raises two voices, one quiet, one loud

Maxwell Strachan, HuffPost: “What it was like at C-SPAN as women flooded the network with stories of sexual abuse

Trump’s news conference


Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times: “’I could be doing this all day.’ Trump delights in sparring with the press.

Megan McCluskey, Time: “’It may still be going.’ Jimmy Kimmel dedicates entire monologue to tearing apart Trump’s press conference


What did Trump say to the ABC reporter?

Amber Phillips, Washington Post: “You’re not thinking. You never do,’ Trump tells female reporters

Alex Wayne, Bloomberg: “Trump insults ABC reporter, saying she ‘never’ thinks

Rebecca Morin, POLITICO: “White House corrects Trump’s insult in press conference transcript

California’s net neutrality act

Tony Romm and Brian Fung, Washington Post: “The Trump administration is suing California to quash its new net neutrality law

Dell Cameron, Gizmodo: “California net neutrality bill signed into law

Cristiano Lima and Jeremy B. White, POLITICO: “Trump administration sues California over net neutrality law

Jazmine Ulloa, Los Angeles Times: “California enacts strongest net neutrality protections in the nation – and the Trump administration sues

Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica: “Calif. Enacts net neutrality law – US gov’t. immediately sues to block it

Facebook security breach exposes 50M

Mike Isaac & Sheera Frenkel, New York Times: “Facebook security breach exposes accounts of 50 million users

Josh Constine, TechCrunch: “Facebook breach hit up to 5M EU users, and it faces up to $1.63B in fines

Catalin Cimpanu, ZD Net: “Facebook sued hours after announcing security breach

Chris Ciaccia, Fox News: “Facebook says 50 million user accounts affected by security breach

Farhad Manjoo, New York Times: "Why you shouldn't use Facebook to log into other sites"

‘Stairway to Heaven’ case goes to trial


Associated Press: “Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway to Heaven’ case goes back to trial

Noah Gilbert & Ben Sisario, New York Times: “Led Zeppelin did not steal ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ jury says” (2016)

Choose your own adventure


Lucas Shaw, Bloomberg: “Netflix is planning a choose-your-own-adventure ‘Black Mirror’

Travis Clark, Business Insider: “’Black Mirror’ season 5 is reportedly coming to Netflix this year, and it could include a choose-your-own-adventure episode

Rebecca Iannucci, TVLine: “Black Mirror: Season 5 to include an interactive episode – report

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