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Views Preview: Tom Brokaw Apologizes For 'Assimilation' Comment

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Tom Brokaw has apologized for his comments about Hispanics and assimilation made on Meet the Press on Sunday. But that apology has raised more questions than answers.


Antonia Noori Farzan, Washington Post: “Tom Brokaw apologizes after saying ‘Hispanics should work harder at assimilation’

Chris Perez, NY Post: “Tom Brokaw blasted for saying Hispanics should ‘work harder at assimilation’

Rebecca Shapiro, HuffPost: “Tom Brokaw: ‘Hispanics should work harder at assimilation’

Joe Berkowitz, Fast Company: “Let’s unpack Tom Brokaw’s bizarre apology tweets?

Sandra E. Garcia, New York Times: “Tom Brokaw apologizes for comments about Hispanics and assimilation

Caitlin Oprysko, POLITICO: “NBC News’ Tom Brokaw apologizes for Hispanic ‘assimilation’ remarks

Rob McLean & Brian Stelter, CNN: “Tom Brokaw says he is ‘truly sorry’ for his remarks about Hispanics on ‘Meet the Press’

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Tom Brokaw credits immigrants’ ‘resourcefulness and family values’

Shutdown over… for now

Editorial, Washington Post: “The shutdown was proof of Trump’s stark incapacity for leadership

Lee Moran, HuffPost: “Fox News’ Sean Hannity issues warning to people saying Donald Trump ‘caved’

Lee Moran, HuffPost: “Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs turns on Donald Trump: Nancy Pelosi ‘just whipped’ him

Lee Moran, HuffPost: “Ann Coulter admits to Bill Maher: ‘OK, I’m very stupid girl’ about Donald Trump

Ed Mazza, HuffPost: “Trump turns on Fox News: ‘Even less understanding… than fake news CNN & NBC’

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “’It is shameful’: CNN host blasts Trump after shutdown announcement

Roger Stone arrested, charged

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “’There was some unusual grand jury activity’” CNN nails exclusive footage of FBI at Roger Stone’s house

Jay Weaver, Miami Herald: “’Dirty trickster’ Stone vows to fight charges filed by Mueller in Trump investigation

Nathan Francis, Inquisitr: “On day of Roger Stone arrest, Fox News devotes primetime coverage to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s ‘Lego Movie’ cameo

Daniel S. Levine, PopCulture.TV: “’SNL’ welcomes Steve Martin as Roger Stone in Tucker Carlson parody during cold open


Treece, Kelly talk Twitter

Victoria Cheyne & Marcelle Peters, Columbia Missourian: “Kelly says Treece’s concern about tweets is misguided

Missourian Staff: “Update: Police Lt. Tate reassigned after investigation of social media posts

Deep cuts at BuzzFeed

Oliver Darcy, CNN: “BuzzFeed lays off dozens of journalists in its news division as the media outlet restructures

Paul Farhi, Washington Post: “BuzzFeed, HuffPost latest to feel pinch in faltering digital news economy

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab: “In the latest sign things really dire, BuzzFeed is laying off 15 percent of its staff

Peter Kafka, Re/Code: “BuzzFeed has started its layoffs, but it’s also talking about a merger

Jaclyn Peiser, New York Times: “BuzzFeed’s first round of layoffs puts an end to its national news desk

Joshua Benton, Nieman Lab: “BuzzFeed laid off its Director of Quizzes because lots of people are willing to make quizzes for free

Madison Malone Kircher, New York Magazine: “BuzzFeed paid the teen making its top quizzes in swag

BuzzFeed News Staff Council: “We demand BuzzFeed pay out earned paid time off to its recently laid-off employees.

1,000 jobs lost

Amanda Arnold, The Cut: “1,000 people lost jobs in the media this week

Andy Campbell, HuffPost: “The media industry laid off a thousand people in January. It may not be over.

Audie Cornish, NPR: “What the latest layoffs mean for digital journalism

Sahil Patel, DigiDay: “WarnerMedia shuts investment arm that backed Mic, Mashable and other digital media startups

“Great Twitter Ban”

Max Tani, Twitter: https://twitter.com/maxwelltani/status/1088542380800819205

Brian Stelter, CNN: “Is it time for journalists to sign off Twitter?

Newseum’s future unclear

Nick Anderson & Peggy McGlone, Washington Post: “Johns Hopkins to buy Newseum building in D.C. as journalism museum plans to relocate

Sopan Deb, New York Times: “Newseum building to be sold to Johns Hopkins for $372.5 million

Rent… not so live


Leslie Goldberg & Jean Bentley, Hollywood Reporter: “’Rent’ Live will go on – with taped segments – after star’s broken foot

Zach Seemayer, Entertainment Tonight: “’Rent: Live’ was mostly pre-taped while a studio audience watched a very different version

Aja Romano, Vox: “Fox’s Rent should have been a force to reckon with. It was a clusterf**k

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