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Views Preview: Tech giants face anti-trust investigation


Is the internet broken? Members of the U.S. House of Representatives think so, and will begin investigating potential anti-trust violations among some of America’s tech giants. First up? A hearing on the effects companies like Google and Facebook have had on local journalism.

Tony Romm & Elizabeth Dwoskin, Washington Post: “Facebook, Google and other tech giants to face antitrust investigation by House lawmakers

Dalvin Brown, USA Today: “Department of Justice prepares Google antitrust investigation, report says

Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica: “Facebook, Google stocks fall on imminent antitrust probes

Gerrit De Vynck & David McLaughlin, Los Angeles Times: “Google, facing U.S. antitrust probe, has a battle plan ready from its EU fight

Brian Fung, CNN: “DOJ edges toward Google antitrust probe

Daily Beast names video producer


Kevin Poulsen, The Daily Beast: “We found the guy behind the viral ‘drunk Pelosi’ video

Jack Crowe, National Review: “Man claims Daily Beast wrongly identified him as creator of Pelosi video

Frank Miles, Fox News: “Daily Beast accused of ‘doxxing’ alleged creator of ‘Drunk Pelosi’ video

Matthew Ingram, Columbia Journalism Review: “Should the Daily Beast have exposed the man behind ‘drunk Pelosi’ video?

Kathy Kiely for U.S.A Today: "Facebook refusal to curb fake Nancy Pelosi drunk video highlights need for responsibility"

Kaveh Waddell, Axios: “The 2020 campaigns aren’t ready for deepfakes

NYT clamps down on reporter tv appearances

Joe Pompeo, Vanity Fair: “’Inconsistent, incoherent, and poorly conceived’: As the Times clamps down on reporters going on MSNBC, is this a liberal-media war?

Joseph A. Wulfsohn, Fox News: “New York Times bans reporters from CNN’s Don Lemon, MSNBC’s Maddow shows for being ‘too partisan:’ report”

Connor Mannion, Mediaite: “NY Times reportedly steering writers away from Maddow and other cable shows it deems too partisan

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Why is the New York Times wary of cable news

R.I.P iTunes

Joshua Benton, Nieman Lab: “R.I.P. iTunes and more power to the iPad: Here’s all the important new for publishers from Apple’s WWDC keynote

Brian X. Chen & Jack Nicas, New York Times: “Apple’s WWDC highlights: Death of iTunes and $6,000 Macs

Samuel Axon, Ars Technica: “Apple will soon kill off iTunes and, with it, an entire era of music history

Mike Wuerthele, Apple Insider: “Apple Music links shifting away from iTunes domain, further signaling death of app

Judge blocks reporting on confidential shale gas settlement

Don Hopey & David Templeton, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Confidential shale gas settlement found in Washington County prothonotary office

Reid Frazier, State Impact Pennsylvania: "Court document reveals Range Resources, other defendants agreed to $3 million settlement in Washington County contamination suit"

Spoilers: Holzhauer’s Jeopardy! Final


Julia Jacobs, New York Times: “How Emma Boettcher beat James Holzhauer on ‘Jeopardy!’

Liz Weber, Washington Post: “James Holzhauer’s final bid on ‘Jeopardy!’ seemed odd. Here’s why it wasn’t

Al Tompkins, Poynter: “In the rush to spoil the outcome of ‘Jeopardy!’ slow down

Charles Curtis, USA Today: “A spoiler-filled ‘Jeopardy!’ clip leaked, and it appears to show the fate of James Holzhauer

The first-ever ‘octochamps’


Daniel Victor, New York Times: “National Spelling Bee, at a loss for words, crowns 8 co-champions

Orion Donovan-Smith and Kayla Epstein, Washington Post: “National Spelling Bee uses ‘octochamps’ in a sentence, crowning 8 co-champions

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