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Views of the News Preview: The Most Memorable Moments of the Election

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What will we remember from the moments leading up to the election of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris? Will it be the raw, emotional reactions of voters in the streets, the commentators offering very personal perspectives… or will it be Steve Kornacki’s khakis? 


Michael M. Grynbaum, John Koblin & Tiffany Hsu, New York Times: “News media waits… and waits… and waits to make historic call

Paul Farhi & Elahe Izadi, Washington Post: “Biden’s victory seemed clear for more than a day. So why did the media hold off on calling it?

Reacting in real time


John Koblin, Michael M. Grynbaum and Tiffany Hsu, New York Times: “Tension, then some tears, as TV news narrates a moment for history

Tiffany Hsu & Katie Robertson, New York Times: “’It’s a big deal’: TV coverage notes magnitude of Kamala Harris victory

Murdoch’s media empire

Tom McCarthy, The Guardian: “Rupert Murdoch-owned US outlets turn on Trump, urging him to act with ‘grace’

Peter Maass, The Intercept: “As Trump is defeated, the Murdochs try to dodge backlash for Fox News

Alex Shephard, The New Republic: “Trump’s divorce from Fox News is getting ugly

Katie Robertson, New York Times: “New York Post shifts tone on Trump as a top editor plans his own exit

Oliver Darcy & Brian Stelter, CNN: “Fox News tells anchors not to call Biden ‘President-elect,’ then seems to change its tune

Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: “The presidential endgame

New York Post Editorial Board: “President Trump, your legacy is secure – stop the ‘stolen election’ rhetoric

The guys at the big board

Giulia Heyward and Saba Hamedy, CNN: “TikTok is swooning over a new kind of celebrity: election analysts

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “’It’s a lot of fun’: CNN’s John King had a blast on election night

Tyler Aquilina, Entertainment Weekly: “How MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki became a viral sensation in the wake of Election Night

Terry Nguyen, Vox: “America fell in love with Steve Kornacki this week

Leslie Cheslaw, New York Magazine: “Where does Steve Kornacki get his election-night khakis?

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Parson and the press

Kathy Kiely, Columbia Daily Tribune: “Kathy Kiely: Give Missouri Independent a chance to live up to its name

Alex Trebek (1940-2020)


Steve Marble, Los Angeles Times: “Alex Trebek, ‘Jeopardy!’ host and trivia master, dies at 80

Katherine Q. Seelye, New York Times: “Alex Trebek, longtime host of ‘Jeopardy!.’ dies at 80

Ellise Shafer, Variety: “ABC News to honor Alex Trebek with ‘20/20’ special

Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic: “Can there ever be another Alex Trebek?


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