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Views Preview: M.I.T. Media Lab Director Steps Down After Taking Epstein Money

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The ripple effects of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein widen, as the head of the revered head of the M.I.T. Media Lab resigns after accepting a donation from Epstein. What did he know at the time of the gift?

Tiffany Hsu, Marc Tracy & Erin Griffith, New York Times: “Jeffery Epstein’s donations crease a schism at M.I.T.’s revered media lab

Marc Tracy & Tiffany Hsu, New York Times: “Director of M.I.T.’s Media Lab resigns after taking money from Jeffrey Epstein

Ronan Farrow, The New Yorker: “How an Élite university research center concealed its relationship with Jeffrey Epstein

Evgeny Morozov, The Guardian: “The Epstein scandal at MIT shows the moral bankruptcy of techno-elites

Vandana Rabaran, Fox News: “MIT Media Lab director resigns after report on financial ties to Jeffrey Epstein

Russ Choma, Mother Jones: “MIT tried to cover up donations from Jeffery Epstein

Justin Peters, Slate: “The moral rot of the MIT Media Lab

David Yajje-Bellany, New York Times: “Brown University puts official tied to Jeffrey Epstein’s M.I.T. gifts on leave

Evgeny Morozov, The New Republic: “Jeffrey Epstein’s intellectual enabler

Coming forward

Alexandra Alter, New York Times: “Previously unknown sources come forward in a new book about Harvey Weinstein

Carlos Lozada, Washington Post: “How the New York Times broke Harvey Weinstein

Elizabeth Blair, NPR: “When the ‘Whisper network’ goes public: The ‘S****Y Media Men’ list, 2 years on

Michael Balter, Columbia Journalism Review: “I now publish #MeToo stories on my blog, for free. Here’s why.

Rae Alexandra, KQED: “How Emily Doe’s book ‘Know My Name’ could help reverse the MeToo backlash

Protection from harassment

Lucy Wescott, Committee to Protect Journalists: “’The threats follow us home’: Survey details risks for female journalists in U.S., Canada

David Bauder, Associated Press: “Steps outlined for journalists to protect against harassment

Clare Duffy, CNN: “Online harassment is the largest safety concern for female journalists, new study finds

Don Corrigan, Gateway Journalism Review: “News analysis: Missouri legislature is exhibit A for toxic masculinity

Forbes forgets the women

Randall Lane, Forbes: “Opportunity missed: Reflecting on the lack of women on our Most Innovative Leaders list

Ruth Umoh, Forbes: “For(bes) The Culture: A growing community of diverse leaders

Lydia O’Connor, Huffington Post: “Forbes editor offers non-apology for leaving women off innovators list

Race Coverage at NPR

Richard Prince, Journal-Isms: “Uproar over race at NPR

Benjamin Mullin, Wall Street Journal: “NPR’s news chief’s criticism of race sparks coverage sparks internal backlash

Ben Sisaro, New York Times: “NPR selects Voice of America boss as its new leader

The Twin Towers on film

Tom Mashberg, New York Times: “The Twin Towers in film and TV: A tribute or a painful reminder?

Binge culture takes root

Maya Salam, New York Times: “No, Netflix is not abandoning its binge format

Mary Acklin, Civic Science: “Over half of Americans prefer all-at-once TV show releases

Why we made the move

Christina Leonard, Poynter: “Care about the future of journalism? Maybe you should teach it

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