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Views Preview: Game Over For Game of Thrones

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It’s game over for Game of Thrones. How did fans respond to the series finale? And, what might that mean for HBO and the future of its streaming service?

Maureen Ryan, TV Guide: “Game of Thrones’ series finale proved why you should never break the first rule of storytelling

Kelly Lawler, USA Today: “’Game of Thrones’ series finale recap: A disaster ending that fans didn’t deserve

Zeynep Tufekci, Scientific American: “The real reason fans hate the last season of Game of Thrones

Dustin Nelson, Thrillist: “The most hilarious reactions from the surprising ‘Game of Thrones’ finale

Steven Jiang, CNN: “The Game of Thrones finale didn’t air in China. Some fans are blaming the trade war

Eric Todisco, People: “Game of Thrones makes yet another production error by forgetting to remove a water bottle in series finale

Daniel Victor, New York Times: “’Game of Thrones’ fans gripe about the finale’s pointy end (and a water bottle)

Bobby Roberts, The Stranger: “Game of Thrones sees internet petition make disproportionate news thanks to lazy entertainment writers

Timothy Bella, Washington Post: “’This was abysmal’: Nearly 1 million disgruntled ‘Game of Thrones’ fans demand a final season remake

What’s next for HBO?

Sarah Perez, Tech Crunch: “Winter is coming for HBO Now subscriber growth

Joe Pompeo, Vanity Fair: “’It’s a perfect storm’: Winter is coming for the Game of Thrones media economy”

Toni Fitzgerald, Forbes: “Study: Many may cancel HBO subscriptions after ‘Game of Thrones’ finale

Reporter vows to protect source

Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle: “Adachi leak: “San Francisco ransacks its values with police raid on reporter’s home

Evan Sernoffsky, San Francisco Chronicle: “Adachi leak case: “DA Cascón joins criticism of SFPD raid of journalist’s home

Associated Press: “Police raid of reporter’s home marks new twist in unexpected death of public defender

Eli Rosenberg, Washington Post: “A reporter declined to reveal his source. The police showed up at his front door with guns.

National Press Photographers Association: “NPPA disputes SFPD chief’s defense of seizure of visual journalist’s property

Police disciplined for abuse of spying in UK

Dominic Ponsford, Press Gazette: “Seven Cleveland police officers disciplined for abuse of spying powers against UK journalists

Nick Hudson, Police Oracle: “Seven officers served gross misconduct notices in spying investigation

Staff, Hartlepool Mail: “Seven Cleveland Police officers served with gross misconduct notices after spying probe

White House sides with free speech over extremism

Tony Romm & Drew Harwell, Washington Post: “White House declines to back Christchurch call to stamp out online extremism amid free speech concerns

BBC: “US says it will not join Christchurch Call against online terror

Makena Kelly, The Verge: “White House launches tool to report censorship on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter

Nick Gillespie, Reason: “To fight ‘extremism,’ journalists are praising online censorship

Conrad Black receives presidential pardon


Eric Beech & David Ljunggren, Reuters: “Trump pardons ex-media mogul Conrad Black

Ed Mazza, Huffington Post: “Anderson Cooper gives Trump’s latest bizarre pardon pal the royal flush

Eli Watkins & Allie Malloy, CNN: “Trump issues a pair of pardons to conservative advocate, former publisher

Neil Steinberg, Chicago Sun-Times: “Pardon clears Black’s legal woes, but his stain remains

Robert Feder: “Pardon can’t excuse Conrad Black’s crimes against Sun-Times

Eric H. Sussman, Financial Post: “Eric H. Sussman: I prosecuted Conrad Black – and this presidential pardon is a mockery of justice

Gabriel Schoenfeld, The Bulwark: “The Wall Street Journal’s Innocence Project: the case of Conrad Black

Alex Shephard, The New Republic: “The way to Trump’s heart is through his ego

St. Louis teen gets the scoop


Gabe Fleisher, Wake Up to Politics: “May 16, 2019

Isaac Stanley-Becker, Washington Post: “A 17-year-old politics junkie scooped Bill de Blasio on news of his own political launch

David Uberti, Vice: “’Beats taking the AP English test’: A teen scooped Bill de Blasio’s 2020 announcement

Tyler Foggatt, The New Yorker: “The teen who thwarted Bill de Blasio’s presidential announcement

Whitney Houston hologram tour?

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH3giaIzONA

Ben Sisaro, New York Times: “Whitney Houston’s estate plans a hologram tour and a new album

AMY SIMONS teaches multi-platform reporting and editing to students in the convergence journalism interest area.