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This week on Views of the News, a look back – and a look ahead – from the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Also, a Voice of America reporter is reassigned after questioning Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Vogue editors defend their February cover, a portrait of Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris some say is too casual.

Words Matter: Protestors, Rioters, Insurrectionists

Roy Peter Clark, Poynter: “Telling it like it is: When writing news requires a distance from neutrality

Mike Canan, WCPO: “WCPO News Director: Every word we use to describe DC events matters

Oliver Darcy, CNN: “Analysis: TV providers should not escape scrutiny for distributing disinformation

Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times: “As Trump reels, Fox News has a message for viewers: Stick with us

Tim Elfrink, Washington Post: “Toledo Blade writers say managers ‘manipulated’ stories on pro-Trump mob’s attack

Cut off social media

Twitter: “Permanent suspension of @realDonaldTrump

Jacob Kastrenakes & Makena Kelly, The Verge: “Twitter permanently bans Trump

Brian Fung, CNN: “Facebook bans Trump from posting for remainder of his term in office

Kevin Resnick, New York Times: “In pulling Trump’s megaphone, Twitter shows where power now lies

Christina Tardáguila & Harrison Mantas, Poynter: “International fact-checkers aren’t quite celebrating Zuckerberg’s decision to block Trump

Mike Masnick, Tech Dirt: “Not easy, not unreasonable, not censorship: The decision to ban Trump from Twitter

Cecilia D’Anastasio, Wired: “A game livestreaming site has become an extremist haven

Jillian C. York, MIT Technology Review: “Users, not tech executives, should decide what constitutes free speech online

Richard Nieva, CNET: “YouTube bans Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast channel

Jack Nicas & Davey Alba, New York Times: “Amazon, Apple and Google cut off Parler, and app that drew Trump supporters

Identifying the mob

A.C. Thompson & Ford Fischer, ProPublica: “Members of several well-known hate groups identified at Capitol Riot

Kellen Browning & Taylor Lorenz, New York Times: “Pro-Trump mob livestreamed its rampage, and made money doing it

Jacob Silverman, The Soapbox: “Why are journalists and surveillance researchers helping the FBI to catch Capitol rioters?

Al Tompkins, Poynter: “Should journalists play a role in identifying rioters?"

The role of Missouri lawmakers

Shahla Farzan, KBIA: “St. Louis Demonstrators call for Hawley to resign

Jason Hancock, Missouri Independent: "Hallmark wants Josh Hawley to return contributions to the company’s PAC made to his campaign


Elizabeth A. Harris & Alexander Alter, New York Times: “Simon & Schuster cancels plans for Senator Hawley’s book

The view from inside

Nicholas Fandos, Erin Schaff and Emily Cochran, New York Times: “’Senate being locked down’: Inside a harrowing day at the Capitol

Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter: “Capitol insurrection drives huge audience to TV news

The view from abroad

Christina Maxouris & Rob Picheta, CNN: “’Chaos. Anarchy. Assault on democracy.’ Here’s how newspapers around the world reacted to US Capitol riots

AFP: “Often lectured Africa sees irony in US political violence

Pompeo Visits Voice of America

Nick Wadhams, Bloomberg: “Pompeo demands Voice of America promote U.S. as the greatest

Paul Farhi, Washington Post: “Voice of America reassigns White House reporter after she sought to question Mike Pompeo

Vogue’s Harris Cover

Vanessa Freidman, New York Times: “How a Vogue cover created an uproar over Kamala Harris

Robin Givhan, Washington Post: “Vogue got too familiar, too fast

Jess Cartner-Morley, The Guardian: “Kamala Harris and why politicians can’t resist Vogue (though it always ends in tears)

Nicole Lyn Pesce, MarketWatch: “Vogue defends this Kamala Harris cover photo that has sparked a backlash for being overly casual

Picturing the Pandemic

Peter Maass, The Intercept: “Hiding COVID-19: How the Trump administration suppresses photography of the pandemic

Casey Gruren, Self: “Stock photos for vaccines are notoriously bad, so we created our own

Deaths in the News

Janny Scott, New York Times: “Neil Sheehan dies at 84; author and Times report on the Pentagon Papers

Janny Scott, New York Times: “Now it can be told: How Neil Sheehan got the Pentagon Papers

Peter G. Johnston, Las Vegas Review-Journal: “Sheldon Adelson, Las Vegas convention visionary and philanthropist, dies at 87

Robert D. McFadden, New York Times: “Sheldon Adelson, billionaire donor to GOP and Israel, is dead at 87

Dan Kennedy, Media Nation: “A bizarre tale about Sheldon Adelson, a judge and a Connecticut publisher

Joel B. Pollack, Breitbart: “Sheldon Adelson, Jewish patriot, casino magnate, and philanthropist, dies at 87

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