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Views Preview: Can LGBTQ Journalists Cover the Pulse Shooting Fairly?

Jun 21, 2016

As with so many mass shootings in this country, the events at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub raised many questions about access to guns, terrorism, radicalized Islam – and homophobia. But now critics are questioning whether a journalist’s sexual orientation or gender identity may influence their ability to cover the story fairly. Is that criticism fair?

Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times: “Anderson Cooper covering Orlando Shooting with touch of empathy

Ken Meyer, Mediaite: “MediaBuzz debates whether gay journalists were too biased to cover Orlando

David Edwards, RawStory: “Fox host: Anderson Cooper choked up after Orlando shooting because ‘gay journalists’ are biased

Nick Maslow, Entertainment Weekly: “Anderson Cooper cries while reading names of Orlando massacre victims on CNN

James Warren, Poynter: “Anderson Cooper hammers Florida’s attorney general on gay rights

Gregory Krieg, CNN: “CNN’s Anderson Cooper grills Florida AG Bondi over gay rights record

Hal Boedeker, Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando gay journalists: Focus on victims

Mariah Cooper, Washington Blade: “Gay journalist Owen Jones walks off Sky News during Orlando shooting interview

Perez Hilton, Perez Hilton.com: “Gay journalist walks off set after cohosts deny homophobic motive for Orlando shooting

Richard Prince, The Root: “Straightwashing the Orlando, Fla., tragedy

Disney covering Disney

Brian Stelter, CNN Money: “How ABC covered the awful news involving its parent Disney

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FAA rules on drones

Mike Cavender, RTDNA: “News drones can take flight – finally!

Matt Waite, Nieman Journalism Lab: “In 60 days, drone journalism will be legally possible in any U.S. newsroom

BuzzFeed to employees: We own your content

Kelsey Sutton, POLITCO: “BuzzFeed Motion Pictures codifies exclusivity rules

Ze Frank, BuzzFeed: “Being part of BuzzFeed Motion Pictures

J. Clara Chan, The Wrap: “Two BuzzFeed staffers fired after work on America Ferrera series

Jeremy Barr, AdAge: “BuzzFeed Video chief Ze Frank tells staff they have it good

Trump’s media moments

Michael Calderone, Huffington Post: “Jewish newspaper won’t mention Donald Trump for 24 hours over anti-semitic attacks on journalists

Jane Eisner, The Forward: “The Forward won’t publish anything about Donald Trump for 24 hours

Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair: “Exclusive: Is Donald Trump’s endgame the launch of Trump News?

POLITICO: “Trump: No media bans in White House

Univision: “Open letter to candidate Donald Trump from Univision News journalists

Paul Fahri, Washignton Post: “Trump revokes Post press credentials, calling the paper ‘dishonest’ and ‘phony’

Jack Murtha, Columbia Journalism Review: “Is Trump’s penchant for press bans trickling down to local pols?

Kelsey Sutton, POLITICO: “Washington Post ban is latest battle in Trump’s war with the press