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Views Preview: Election Day 2018


The Views of the News team returns tomorrow at 6 p.m. Join Amy Simons, Mike McKean and Earnest Perry for a complete look at the coverage of today's election, from a local, state and national level. 

Michael M. Grynbaum & John Koblin, New York Times: “Loaded with data and whiz-bang effects, maps are the real stars of Election-Night tv

Nieman Reports: “How newsrooms are rethinking midterms coverage

Ken Doctor, Nieman Lab: “Newsonomics: ‘Digital defeats print’ is the headline as Gannett steps away from printed election results

Kristen Hare, Poynter: “This Pennsylvania PBS station is using billboards for election night updates

Michael Calderone & Jason Schwartz, POLITICO: “’No idea what’s going to happen’: News outlets prepare for midterm surprises

Joe Pompeo, Vanity Fair: “’Certain readers may have a nervous reaction’: The New York Times election needle is back, with a few new safety features

Ron Dicker, HuffPost: “MSNBC airs result of Florida Governor election in test ‘misfire’

Trump in Missouri

Caitlin Oprysko, POLITICO: “Hannity appears on stage at Trump rally, despite vowing he wouldn’t

Jeremy Barr, Hollywood Reporter: “Sean Hannity breaks promise, appears onstage with Trump at rally

Brian Steinberg, Variety: “Fox News calls Sean Hannity’s Trump appearance an ‘unfortunate distraction’

Getting out the vote

Barbara Allen, Poynter: “Here’s how Vote.org got full-page ads into every college newspaper in the U.S.

Misinformation factor

Kevin Roose, New York Times: “We asked you for examples of election misinformation. You delivered.

Negative ads on the rise

Wesleyan Media Project: “60% increase in volume of negative ads

SNL skit crosses the line


Amy B. Wang & Lindsey Bever, Washington Post: “SNL’s Pete Davidson hasn’t apologized for mocking a GOP candidate who lost an eye in war

Deadline Hollywood: “Pete Davidson’s ‘SNL’ joke about wounded vet running for house seat draws fire

Devan Cole, CNN: “Crenshaw: SNL skit was ‘dark’ but he’s not looking for a ‘hollow’ apology

Erin Jensen, USA Today: “Pete Davidson’s ‘SNL’ co-star Kenan Thompson thinks Dan Crenshaw joke crossed the line

Campaign ad pulled

Donie O’Sullivan, CNN: “Facebook pulls Trump campaign’s racist anti-immigration ad

Brian Stelter & Oliver Darcy, CNN: “NBC and Fox finally stop running Trump’s racist ad after it was viewed by millions

Gerry Smith & Sarah Frier, Bloomberg: “Fox News, NBC and Facebook pull Trump-backed anti-migrant ad

Niraj Chokshi & Daniel Victor, New York Times: “NBC, Fox and Facebook stop running Trump caravan ad criticized as racist

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “What took U.S. media orgs so long to realize Trump ad was racist? Or ‘insensitive’?

Mathew Ingram, Columbia Journalism Review: “Facebook blocks racist Trump ad, but the damage is already done

Covering the caravan

Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post: “Defensive, caravan-fixated and Trump-obsessed, the media blow it again. Just not as badly.