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Views Preview: Washington Post Publishes The Afghanistan Papers

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Is the war in Afghanistan winnable? The Washington Post released an investigation three years in the making that shows that military strategies used over 18 years were known to be flawed. Is this the Pentagon Papers of 2019?

Craig Whitlock, Washington Post: “At war with the truth

Craig Whitlock, Washington Post: “Stranded without a strategy

Craig Whitlock, Washington Post: “How the Post unearthed The Afghanistan Papers

Brian Stelter, CNN: “Why the Washington Post’s Afghanistan investigation is such a big deal

Peter Beaumont, The Guardian: “Afghanistan papers reveal US public were misled about unwinnable war

Jon Allsop, Columbia Journalism Review: “The Pentagon Papers redux

Anna Palmer & Jake Sherman, POLITICO: “America’s longest war finally has its Pentagon Papers moment

Peter Baker, New York Times: “Lies, damned lies and Washington

Gannett layoffs

Dan Kennedy, Media Nation: “Gannett Media’s CEO: Sorry for the layoffs, and get ready for some more

Gannett Layoffs | GateHouse Layoffs

‘We need you.’

Mary Schmich, Chicago Tribune: “Column: A letter to the next owner of the Chicago Tribune: We need you.

Joe Cahill, Crain’s Chicago Business: “Why did Tribune Publishing roll over for this hedge fund?

Julie Reynolds, NewsGuild: “Real estate sell-off and increased debt are possible outcomes of an Alden takeover

Keith J. Kelly, New York Post: “Tribune Publishing is heading for doomsday in mid-2020

Joe Nocera, Bloomberg: “The McClatchy goes digital to ward off ‘ghost papers’

Report for America to hire 250+

James Fallows, The Atlantic: “Report for America goes big

Kristen Hare, Poynter: “The AP and Report for America are creating 14 statehouse jobs

Associated Press: “Organization announces funding for 250 US journalists

Devin Nunes defamation suit

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Did Devin Nunes just file a halfway-decent defamation suit?

Vicky Ward, CNN: “Exclusive: Giuliani associate willing to tell Congress Nunes met with ex-Ukrainian official

Musk wins defamation trial

Tom Hals, Reuters: “Musk’s defamation win may reset legal landscape for social media

Kerry Flynn, CNN: “Elon Musk wins ‘pedo guy’ defamation trial

AJC demands disclaimer in film


Brent Lang, Variety: “Clint Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’: Atlanta newspaper demands disclaimer on depiction of female reporter

Li Cohen, CBS News: “’Richard Jewell’ film under fire for depiction of reporter Kathy Scruggs

Marc Tracy, New York Times: “Atlanta newspaper and Warner Bros. battle over ‘Richard Jewell’

Dominic Patten, Deadline: “Warner Bros. vows to blow up ‘baseless’ threatened ‘Richard Jewell’ lawsuit; movie has disclaimer at conclusion’

Peloton’s cringeworthy ad


Tiffany Hsu, New York Times: “Peloton’s cringe-y ad got everyone talking. It’s C.E.O. is silent.

Klahan Rosenblatt, NBC: “Peloton ad actress speaks out about her viral infamy

Katie Mettler & Brittany Shammas, Washington Post: “Peloton Woman needed a drink after her viral ad. She got one in new spot for Ryan Reynolds’s gin.

Alec Beall, Pychology Today: “’Peloton Husband’ speaks out

Jim Geraghty, National Review: “Hey, maybe that Peloton ad is just a bad comerical and nothing more

Netflix launches racy meme

Gwen Aviles, NBC: “Netflix jumps in on sex meme, creates path for other companies to follow suit

Mary Meisenzahl, Business Insider: “Netflix just made it safe for companies to joke about sex on Twitter

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