The run up to the Super Tuesday primaries was full of media news – from Donald Trump’s call to open up libel laws, to the Secret Service’s takedown of a TIME photographer, to a fake New York Times article announcing a key endorsement for Bernie Sanders.
Alex Griswold, Mediaite: “Marco Rubio’s latest attacks on Trump are crude, beyond the pale, and absolutely genius”
Eli Rosenberg, New York Times: “Fake New York Times article claims Elizabeth Warren endorsed Bernie Sanders”
Mark Hensch, The Hill: “Fake NYT article shows Warren endorsing Sanders”
Mathew Ingram, Fortune; “Could Donald Trump actually make good on his promise to ‘open up’ libel laws?”
Emily Schultheis, CBS News: “Why Donald Trump wants to change libel laws”
Margaret Sullivan, New York Times: "How Trump's 'off the record' remarks crept out"
Jim Acosta, Kristen Holmes, Julia Manchester & Jeremy Diamond, CNN: “Photographer: Secret Service agent choked me at a Trump rally”
Doina Chiacu, Reuters: “Hecklers disrupt Trump rally, photographer shoved to the ground”
Chris Rock & the Oscars
After weeks of wondering how Chris Rock would address the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, the comedian put it out there Sunday night. He kept the issue of diversity in Hollywood front and center from the opening monologue through the telecast's final curtain.
New York Times: “Chris Rock’s opening Oscar monologue: A transcript”
Jessica Contrera, New York Times: “Chris Rock’s Oscars monologue totally lived up to the hype”
Brooks Barnes, New York Times: “Ratings drop for Oscar telecast, early figures show”
Damon Young, verysmartbrothas.com: “Chris Rock was really bad last night. And the #OscarsSoWhite skits were even worse”
Jessica Contrera, Washington Post: “If the Oscars were about diversity, why the crude Asian joke?"
'Spotlight' wins best picture
The 2016 Best Picture winner centered on the Boston Globe's Spotlight team, and the reporting it did to uncover the priest sex-abuse scandal within the Catholic Church.
Marty Baron, Washington Post: “I’m in ‘Spotlight,’ but it’s not really about me. It’s about the power of journalism”
Kristen Hare, Poynter: “The Boston Globe ran a full-page ad thanking everybody involved in ‘Spotlight’”
Steven Zeitchik, LA Times: “‘Spotlight’ makes journalism great again with a savvy Oscars campaign”
Brian Stelter, CNN Money: “’Spotlight’ wins Best Picture, and the real-life journalists are overjoyed”
Making the paper more like a smartphone
What if you could make your newspaper interactive... if it worked more like a smartphone, changing displays with a flick of the wrist?
Kristen Hare, Poynter: “How do you make the printed page interactive? The L.A. Times used the sun”
Melissa Harris-Perry vs. MSNBC
Brian Stelter, CNN Money: “Melissa Harris-Perry is out at MSNBC”
Hadas Gold, POLITICO: “MSNBC parts ways with Melissa Harris-Perry, as Jose Dias Balart questions linger”
Paul Fahri, Washington Post: “MSNBC to sever ties with Melissa Harris-Perry after host’s critical email”
Breanna Edwards, TheRoot.com: “Melissa Harris-Perry refuses to go on her MSNBC show following pre-emptions”
Jamil Smith, Medium: “Melissa Harris-Perry’s email to her #nerdland staff”
John Koblin, New York Times: “Melissa Harris-Perry walks off her MSNBC show after pre-emptions”
Mark Joyella, TV Newser: “Melissa Harris-Perry Accuses MSNBC of ‘Taking’ Her Show: ‘I Want It Back’”
Melissa Click fired
William Schmitt, Columbia Missourian: “Curators’ report, Melissa Click’s response contradict on context and comments”
Rebecca Smith & Rachel Phillips, Columbia Missourian: “Foley addresses concerns about Melissa Click at MU Faculty Council meeting”
Tom Warhover, Columbia Missourian: “DEAR READER: Melissa Click is the story that keeps going and going”
William Bradley, Columbia Daily Tribune: “Those who love MU are not laughing”