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Views of the News Preview: Tracking COVID Vaccinations

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Monday marked the opening of the next tier for COVID-19 vaccination eligibility in Missouri. This week on Views of the News, how transparent is that process, and what lengths are residents going to in order to find and sign up for appointments? Also, criticism rains down on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, a potential new suitor for Tribune Publishing and how leaders across America are planning to repopulate newsrooms.

Sara Sammons, Columbia Missourian: “Vaccine rollout raises pointed ethical questions”                  

Chanel Porter, KMIZ: “Facebook groups become a source for finding coronavirus vaccine availability

Jose Luis Adriano & Jonathan Jain, Columbia Missourian: “In rural Missouri, vaccine rollout creates hope, fear and waiting lists

Natasha Lomas, TechCrunch: “Facebook to label all COVID-19 vaccine posts with pointer to official info

Al Tompkins, Poynter: “Confusing vaccine claims from the Biden administration aside, vaccination rates are growing

Zeke Miller & Calvin Woodward, Associated Press: “Fact check: Biden and company get slippery with vaccination facts

John Bowden, The Hill: “Biden to sit down for ABC News interview as COVID-19 relief promotion tour begins

Inmate editor punished

Richard Prince, Journal-isms: “Inmate editor tells of COVID spread, is punished

Jackie Blandón, San Francisco Bay View: “Judge upholds gag order on SF Bay View editor

Ella Fassler, San Francisco Bay View: “Journalist detained at GEO Group halfway house faces retaliation for exposing COVID-19 outbreak

Tim Redmond, 48hills.org: “COVID outbreak – and media crackdown – at private halfway house in Tenderloin

Tucker Carlson’s growing influence


Leia Idliby, Mediaite: “Watch: John Oliver dedicates entire segment to exposing Tucker Carlson as a ‘white supremacist’

Mark Joyella, Forbes: “HBO’s John Oliver: Tucker Carlson ‘is scared of a country that looks nothing like the one he grew up in’

Dennis Perkins, AV Club: “John Oliver weighs in whether mocking Tucker Carlson’s racism is more dangerous than ignoring it

The Week: “John Oliver reluctantly decodes Tucker Carlson’s ‘well-laundered’ white supremacist talking points

Jennifer Maas, The Wrap: “John Oliver uses Tucker Carlson’s own words to define ‘white supremacist’ for him

Alexis Beneveniste, CNN: “Tucker Carlson is the new Donald Trump, Brian Stelter says

Tom Jones, Poynter: “Why CNN was right to go after Tucker Carlson

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Opinion: President Biden heals America by muting Tucker Carlson

New suitor for Tribune?

Lorraine Mirabella & Christopher Dinsmore, Baltimore Sun: “Deal for Baltimore Sun may be off as Maryland businessman looks to buy all of Tribune Publishing

Marc Tracy, New York Times: “New suitor may enter fray for Tribune Publishing

Rick Edmonds, Poynter: “A white night to the rescue of Tribune Publishing? Will Baltimore Sun buyer Stewart Bainum go all in?

John O’Connor, Baltimore Sun: “Who is Stewart Bainum Jr.? Maryland-raised businessman whose nonprofit is in line to buy The Sun has had second career in politics, philanthropy

Alex Kotlowitz, The New Yorker: “How a pair of investigative reporters are trying to save the Chicago Tribune

Missing… the newsroom

Sarah Lyall, New York Times: “A Times writer on missing… The Times

Gene Maddus, Variety: “WGA seeks ‘Bill of Rights’ for newsroom employees returning to office

Mike Connelly, Buffalo News: “From the editor: One year and counting since we left the newsroom

Andrew Beaujon, Washingtonian: “Washington Post sets tentative date for staffers to return to office