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Views Preview: Covering the California Wildfires

via California National Guard

Turn on cable news. What do you see… right now? Chances are it’s not coverage of the record-setting wildfires burning entire cities in California to the ground. Hundreds have died and thousands are homeless, it’s not getting the level of media coverage we’ve come to expect for east coast weather disasters such as hurricanes and nor’easters. Why not?

Philip Bump, Washington Post: “Cable news networks spend far more time talking about hurricanes than wildfires

Rani Molla & Shirin Ghaffany, Recode: “Recent east coast hurricanes have gotten more media coverage than California wildfires

Emily Gillespie, Fortune: “Hurricanes get nearly three times the news coverage as wildfires, report says

Stephen Battaglio, Los Angeles Times: “Why California fires didn’t dominate cable news like hurricanes did

Ryan Young & Dakin Andone, CNN: “A California town is scorched and empty, but local journalists still deliver

Rebecca Bodenheimer, Poynter: “Attention please? The East Coast media bias of fire coverage

Ted Macdonald, Media Matters for America: “National broadcast TV news mentioned climate change in less than 4 percent of California wildfire coverage

Vogue on KC

Marley Marius, Vogue: “A guide to Kansas City, Missouri: It’s history, it’s culture, and why it’s worth a closer look

Eric Adler, Kansas City Star: “Geography-challenged Vogue writer puts Kansas City on the map – sort of

Manafort plea deal breaks down

Luke Harding & Dan Collyns, The Guardian: “Manafort held secret talks with Assange in Ecuadorian embassy

Carl Bernstein & Devan Cole, CNN: “Mueller investigating 2017 meeting between Manafort and Ecuador’s president

Aaron Blake, Washington Post: “Could Robert Mueller be about to tell us something big?

Developments in the Assange case

David Voreacos, Bloomberg: “Assange case, if it exists, can’t be made public, U.S. argues

Cassandra Fairbanks, The Gateway Pundit: “Isolation has taken a toll on Julian Assange, even his ‘embassy cat’ is no longer with him

Facebook under fire

Mark S. Luckie: "Facebook is failing its black employees and black users"

Sheera Frankel, Nicholas Confessore, Cecila Kang, Matthew Rosenberg & Jack Nicas, New York Times: “Delay, deny and deflect: How Facebook’s leaders fought through crisis

Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post: “Embattled and in over his head, Mark Zuckerberg should – at least – step down as Facebook chairman

Jim Rutenberg, New York Times: “The Facebook movie told us what we needed to know about Mark Zuckerberg

Emily Bell, Columbia Journalism Review: “Facebook and the innovator’s dilemma

Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing: “CBC’s longstanding tech columnist condemns the broadcaster’s cozy relationship with Facebook

Eric Johnson, Recode: “Memo from a ‘Facebook nation’ to Mark Zuckerberg: You moved fast and broke our country.

Could collaboration beat Facebook?

Jesse Knight, Nieman Lab: “Is it finally time for media companies to adopt a common publishing platform?

‘Fox Nation’ streaming service launches

Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times: “Netflix for conservatives? Fox News introduces Fox Nation, a streaming app

Brian Stelter, CNN: “Why Fox News is launching ‘Fox Nation’ streaming service

Stephen Battaglio, Los Angeles Times: “Fox News launches ‘Fox Nation’ as news networks try to catch the streaming wave

Mike Snider, USA Today: “Fox Nation streaming service caters to network’s friends and fans

Pay-per-view golf tees off with ‘The Match’

Andrew Bucholtz, Awful Announcing: “Turner Sports to produce $9 million Tieger Woods v. Phil Mickelson 18-hole golf clash, available as a PPV on B/R Live and AT&T/DirecTV

Darren Rovell, ESPN: “Technical issue causes Turner to stream ‘The Match’ for free

Jon Lafayette, Broadcasting & Cable: “Turner makes PPV golf match free after tech glitch


Daniel Funke, Poynter: “’Misinformation is Dictionary.com’s word of the year

Dictionary.com: “Our 2018 word of the year is… misinformation