Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company won’t comply with an FBI request to remove certain security features from its iPhone, allowing law enforcement access to encrypted data. He’s got support from NSA leaker Edward Snowden, Google and WhatsApp. But, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said Apple should cooperate.
Tim Cook, Apple: “Customer letter”
Cassie Werber, Quartz: “Apple’s Tim Cook vs. the FBI, round two: “The is case about much more than a single phone”
Jordan Novet, VentureBeat: “Apple vs. FBI: A timeline of the iPhone encryption case”
Zack Whittaker, ZDNet: “Apple vs. FBI: Here’s everything you need to know (FAQ)”
Matthew Deluca, NBC News: “Apple vs. FBI: Feds have more support than tech giant, survey says”
Charles Riley, CNN Money: “Bill Gates breaks with tech industry over FBI’s iPhone hack request”
Alex Hern, The Guardian: “Bill Gates backs FBI in battle with Apple over San Bernardino killer’s phone”
Stuart Dredge, The Guardian: “Google, WhatsApp and Snowden back Apple against FBI”
Margaret Sullivan moves to Washington Post
The Washington Post has hired New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan as its new media columnist.
Washington Post PR: “Margaret Sullivan joins The Post as media columnist”
Joe Pompeo, POLITICO: “The Washington Post hires New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan”
Sydney Ember, New York Times: “Margaret Sullivan, New York Times public editor, joining Washington Post”
Tom Kludt, CNN Money: “New York Times public editor joins Washington Post as media columnist”
Michael Calderone, Huffington Post: “Margaret Sullivan took the New York Times public editor role into the digital age”
Arthur Sulzberger, New York Times: “A note from Arthur Sulzberger”
Jose Antonio Vargas and his team have launched a crowdfunding campaign to support #EmergingUS -- an online platform designed to cover our evolving American identity.
Michael Calderone, Huffington Post: “Jose Antonio Vargas’ new site aims to tell better story about race and identity in America”
Shan Wang, Nieman Lab: “Jose Anotnio Vargas is launching #EmergingUS outside the L.A. Times, aiming to crowdfund $1M”
Kristen Hare, Poynter: “#EmergingUS launches $1 million crowdfunding campaign to cover the country’s changing identity”
Hollywood a 'white boys club'
A study released Monday by a team of researchers from USC's Annenberg School shows the depths of the diversity problem in Hollywood.
Aaron Smith, CNN Money: “Hollywood is a ‘white boy’s club,’ says study”
Eric Deggans, NPR: “Hollywood has a major diversity problem, USC study finds”
Melena Ryzik, New York Times: "What it's really like to work in Hollywood (*if you're not a straight white man)"
Charles Pulliam-Moore, Fusion: “New study confirms Hollywood is white as hell”
Stacy L. Smith, Carc Choueiti, Katherine Pieper, USC: “Inclusion or Invisibility? Comprehensive Annenberg Report on Diversity in Entertainment”
Jack Coyle, AP: “Damning study finds a ‘whitewashed’ Hollywood”
'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' hits home for reporters
Former Today Show anchor Ann Curry hosted a screening of the new Tina Fey movie, "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" for some fellow journalists. We'll discuss reactions to the film about a female war reporter in Afghanistan.
Ashley Lee, The Hollywood Reporter: “Diane Sawyer, Ann Curry laud Tina Fey at ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ NYC screening”
Mark Joyella, TV Newser: “Ann Curry says Tina Fey’s new film ‘hit a nerve’”
SB Nation pulls flawed Daniel Holtzclaw profile
The Vox Media-owned sports outlet pulled its profile on the former Oklahoma police officer convicted of serial rape while on the job.
Spencer Hall, SB Nation: “A note from the editorial director”
Kim Belware, Huffington Post: “SB Nation yanks ‘Wrongheaded’ Daniel Holtzclaw article after fierce criticism”
Sydney Ember & Daniel Victor, New York Times: “SB Nation removes article criticized as sympathetic to convicted rapist”
Greg Howard, Deadspin: “SB Nation memo announces hiatus for Longform program”
Barry Petchesky, Deadspin: “SB Nation publishes, deletes ‘complete failure’ of a story about convicted rapist cop Daniel Holtzclaw”
Jessica Luther, Fansided: “Why SB Nation’s profile of a serial rapist Daniel Holtzclaw went down in flames”
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke, Observer: “SB Nation takes hiatus from Longform after problematic article”
Melissa Jeltsen, Huffington Post: “Author of botched Daniel Holtzclaw profile apologizes for ‘lopsided account’”
Harper Lee (1926-2016)
Kristen Hare, POYNTER: “How the Birmingham News broke and told the story of Harper Lee’s death”
Connor Sheets, Birmingham News: “Harper Lee dead at age of 89: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author passes away”
William Grimes, New York Times: “Harper Lee, author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ dies at 89”
New York Times: “Writers, teachers and lawyers react to Harper Lee’s death”
Roy Peter Clark, Poynter: “In memory of Harper Lee, here are writing lessons for journalists from ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’”