After months of rumor and speculation, tabloid headlines and network news interviews, Caitlyn Jenner made her debut with the release of July issue of Vanity Fair magazine.
Jenner's transition has made headlines -- and raised questions about how the media covers the transgender community.
Ravi Somaiya, NYTimes.com: “Caitlyn, formerly Bruce, Jenner introduces herself in Vanity Fair”
Benjamin Mullin, Poynter: “AP deletes tweet using male pronoun promoting Caitlyn Jenner story”
Jason Abbruzzese, Mashable: “How Vanity Fair protected Caitlyn Jenner’s exclusive”
Glenn Erby, BlackSportsOnline: “Caitlyn Jenner to receive Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs”
James Warren, Poynter: “Caitlyn Jenner gets Vanity Fair cover, ESPN award”
Stephanie Marcus, Huffington Post: “Caitlyn Jenner’s older children won’t appear on her docuseries”
Gawker Media employees hold union vote Approximately 100 editorial employees at Gawker Media are holding a vote to organize a labor union represented by the Writer's Guild of America.
Steven Greenhouse, Los Angeles Times: “Will Gawker go union?”
Hamilton Nolan, Gawker: “Why we’ve decided to organize”
Gawker Media Staff, Gawker: “How we’re voting on the union, and why”
Tommy Craggs, Gawker Politburo: “Joint statement from the WGA and Gawker Media about union vote”
Justin Miller, The American Prospect: “Gawker changed the Internet. Can it change workplace organizing?”
Benjamin Mullin, Poynter: “Union vote is divisive issue for Gawker Media”
Millennials get political news from Facebook
A Pew Research Center survey released this week indicates millennials and Generation X tends to get most of its political news from Facebook over television news.
Amy Mitchell, Jeffrey Gottfried & Katerina Eva Matsa, Pew Research Center: “Millennials and political news: Social media – the local TV for the next generation?”
Daniel Reimold, Poynter: “’The million dollar question’: What gets millennial readers to care?”
Falling for fake research
Science journalist John Bohannon teamed up with other reporters and a medical doctor to conduct a study -- and see how many media outlets would report on it. That research you likely heard about eating chocolate daily aiding in weight loss? Bogus.
John Bohannon, iO9: “I fooled millions into thinking chocolate helps weight loss. Here’s how.”
Chris Lee, Ars Technica: “Is it ok to generate a fake news story to make a point? No”
Staff Report, The Drum: “The story that was too good to be true – how journalists fell for ‘dark chocolate is good for you’ tale”
Timothy Geigner, Techdirt: “Sting operation shows how full of crap health journals are when it comes to dietary studies”
Wait... that's satire?
Jack Warner, one of the former FIFA officials indicted on federal corruption charges, used an article published by an American news outlet to defend himself. The only problem? That article was in The Onion -- and he didn't know it was satire.
Robert Mackey, New York Times: “Ex-FIFA official cites satirical article from The Onion in his self-defense”
Robert Mackey, New York Times: “Iranian news agency plagiarizes The Onion” (2012)
Kevin Fallon, The Daily Beast: “Fooled by ‘The Onion’: 9 Most embarrassing fails” (2012)
Iowa 2016: The T-Shirt
Apparently, the people of Iowa have a sense of humor... and they realize journalists camping out in advance of the state's caucuses might need some clean tee shirts and underwear. Now, they can get some from a new caucus-themed line available at the Des Moines-based store, Raygun.
David Griner, AdWeek: “As journalists prepare to swarm Iowa, this shop has created the perfect shirts for them”