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Views Preview: ESPN Doubles Down On Political Talk Policy

ESPN doubles down on its no politics policy after radio host Dan Le Batard shared his disgust with President Trump’s racist tweets on the air.

David Bauder, Associated Press: “ESPN reasserts political talk policy after attack on Trump

Andrew Marchand, New York Post: “The huge decision ESPN’s Dan Le Batard faces after talking politics

Summer Concepcion, Talking Points Memo: “ESPN host absent from radio show after blasting net’s Trump-bashing ban

Brian Stelter, CNN: “ESPN’s Dan Le Batard is taking the day off from his radio show after chiding network for its no-politics policy

Andrew Marchand, New York Post: “Dan Le Batard rips EPSN’s no-politics policy but stays on the air

Tom Jones, Poynter: “ESPN’s policy feels ignorant, plus readers ‘go back’ stories and gripping DMN photo essay

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “’Racially charged’: Reuters is struggling with descriptions of Trump’s racist tweets

Mueller testimony 

Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post: “The media is getting a second chance to cover Robert Mueller’s findings – and this time get it right

CBS News: “Trump says he probably won’t watch Mueller testimony

John Eggerton, Broadcast & Cable: “Mueller to draw broadcast crowd

Philip Ewing, NPR: “Will Robert Mueller’s testimony shift the prevailing winds in Washington

Michael D. Shear, New York Times: “Trump and his aides seek to dismiss Mueller hearings as a desperate act

Joel Mathis, The Week: “Robert Mueller’s testimony is too little, too late

Elie Honig, CNN: “Mueller, drop the Yoda act

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Bernie Sanders’s media platform

Juana Summers, Associated Press: “Bernie Sanders thinks media is unfair, so he created his own

Reporting in Puerto Rico

Brian Stelter, CNN: “These journalists exposed the corruption that led to Puerto Rico’s mass protests

Omaya Sosa Pascual & Luis J. Valentín Ortiz, Center for Investigative Journalism: “The pillage of public funds in Puerto Rico going on behind the chat

Luis J. Valentín Ortiz & Carla Minet, Center for Investigative Journalism: “Las 889 páginas de Telegram entre Roselló Nevares y sus allegados” (Use Google Chrome for automatic translation from Spanish)

GateHouse poised to buy Gannett

Nathan Bomey, USA Today: “Gannett reportedly in talks to combine with GateHouse Media

Rick Edmonds, Poynter: “How a GateHouse-Gannett merger would work

Ken Doctor, Nieman Lab: “Newsonomics: It’s looking like Gannett will be acquired by GateHouse – creating a newspaper megachain like the U.S. has never seen

Lion King takes the crown


Brooks Barnes and Nicole Sperling, New York Times: “’Lion King’ remake becomes Disney’s latest box-office smash

Frank Pallotta, CNN: “’The Lion King’ could seal Disney’s reign over the box

What’s next for Marvel?

Brooks Barnes, New York Times: “Marvel Studios unveils diverse film lineup at Comic-Con

Palmer Haasch, Polygon: “Here’s the massive voice cast for Marvel’s animated Disney Plus series What If…?

Miles Surrey, The Ringer: “Marvel is entering Phase 4, which is good if you like Marvel

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 Remembering George Hodgman

Jane Henderson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “George Hodgman, author of ‘Bettyville,’ dies at age 60

Jeannette Cooperman, St. Louis Magazine: “Remembering George Hodgman

Neil Genzlinger, New York Times: “George Hodgman, 60, dies; wrote best seller on caring for his mother

Steve Weinberg, Mizzou Magazine: “Books in the Big Apple” (2007)

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