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Views Preview: Reuters Journalists Freed In Myanmar

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Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar for more than 500 days were unexpectedly freed Tuesday in a widespread amnesty. What led to this twist of fate?

Simon Lewis & Shoon Niang, Reuters: “Two Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar after more than 500 days in jail

Jon Allsop, Columbia Journalism Review: “Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are free

Russell Goldman & Mike Ives, New York Times: “Myanmar releases Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crackdown

Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post: “Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters reporters freed from prison in Myanmar

Reuters: “Factbox: “Reactions to release of Reuters journalists from Myanmar prison

Laurel Wamsley, NPR: “Myanmar releases Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters journalists

Times-Picayune sold to New Orleans Advocate

Staff Report: “Times-Picayune, nola.com bought by Advocate’s Dathel and John Georges to ensure ‘strong’ news company

Staff Report: “To Advocate and Times-Picayune, nola.com readers: 7 key facts about the news of Thursday’s sale

Danny Monteverde, WWL-TV: “John Georges, who bought The Advocate in 2013, now has bought it’s biggest competitor – NOLA.com and the Times-Picayune.

David Uberti, Vice: “’We’re drinking now’: The oldest newspaper in New Orleans just fired its entire staff

Anita Bennett, Deadline: “New Orleans Times-Picayune cuts entire staff after sale to rival paper

Keith J. Kelly, New York Post: “Entire New Orleans Times-Picayune staff axed after sale to competitor

Facebook bans far-right figures

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press: “Facebook bans ‘dangerous individuals’ cited for hate speech

Cristiano Lima, POLITICO: “Facebook wades deeper into censorship debate as it bans ‘dangerous’ accounts

Paris Martineau, Wired: “Facebook bans Alex Jones, other extremists – but not as planned

Alana Mastrangelo, Breitbart: “Conservatives react to Facebook blacklisting of Paul Joseph Watson, others

Jack Shafer, POLITICO: “Here’s how Facebook should really handle Alex Jones

Quint Forgey, POLITICO: “Trump: We’re ‘looking into’ banning of right-wing commentators on social media

Brian Stelter & Oliver Darcy, CNN: “Trump tweets support for far-right figures banned by Facebook

Matt Ingram, Columbia Journalism Review: “Facebook’s PR game is showing

Bret Stephens, New York Times: “Facebook’s unintended consequence

Poynter pulls ‘unreliable’ list

Barbara Allen, Poynter: “Letter from the editor

Philip Klein, Washington Examiner: “Poynter apologizes, pulls list of ‘unreliable’ news sites, citing ‘weakness in the methodology

Liam Quinn, Fox News: “Poynter forced to scrap ‘unreliable news’ list targeting conservative outlets after outcry

Sinclair gets sporty

Sinclair Broadcast Group News Release: “Sinclair Broadcast Group to acquire 21 regional sports networks from Disney at a valuation of $10.6 billion

Daniel Roberts, Yahoo! Finance: “Sinclair buys 21 former Fox sports networks from Disney

Oliver Darcy, CNN: “Sinclair to purchase 21 regional sports networks from Disney

Kevin Draper & Edmund Lee, New York Times: “Sinclair buys regional sports networks from Disney in $10.6 billion deal

Cynthia Littleton, Variety: “Sinclair clinches Disney-regional sports networks deal, Byron Allen joins as partner

Ben Strauss, Washington Post: “A bet on live sports: Why Sinclair is scooping up regional sports networks

Fewer Super Bowl Commercials on FOX?

Brian Steinberg, Variety: “Fox will cut back on commercial breaks in 2020 Super Bowl

Jon Lafayette, Broadcasting & Cable: “Super Bowl will have fewer, longer ad breaks

Jason Lynch, AdWeek: “Super Bowl LIV will have 4 fewer ad breaks on Fox

Game of… Coffee?!


Sarah Mervosh & Niraj Chokshi, New York Times: “A Starbucks in Winterfell? ‘Game of Thrones’ coffee cup blunder spreads like wildfire

Vlad Savov, The Verge: “Is that a Starbucks cup in Game of Thrones?

AJ Willingham, CNN: “Someone left a coffee cup in a ‘Game of Thrones’ shot

Krystie Lee Yandoli, BuzzFeed: “HBO responded to that ‘Game of Thrones’ scene that accidently showed a random coffee cup

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