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Views preview: Ethical, safety decisions after Charlie Hebdo attack

Jan 13, 2015

Candlelight memorial to those killed in the attack on Charlie Hebdo.
Credit via Flickr user Valentina Cala

It's been a week since the deadly attack on the French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo. The remaining staff has put out is first edition since the January 7, 2015 shooting that left 12 dead.  On its cover: another cartoon showing the image of the Prophet Mohammed.  What message are editors trying to send?

Henry Samuel, The Telegraph: “Charlie Hebdo’s Wednesday edition to include Prophet Mohammed cartoons

Sophie Louet & James Regan, Reuters: “Charlie Hebdo print run could hit three million after attack

Jason Deans, Anne Penketh, & Mark Sweney: “Charlie Hebdo to publish ‘Le journal des survivants’ on 14 January

To publish or not to publish?

News organizations around the globe are faced with the decision of whether to publish the cartoons to provide additional context for their reporting. Some who have chosen to have experienced repercussions for doing so.  A German newspaper was firebombed. In Brussels, a French-language newspaper evacuated its offices after receiving threats via phone. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest advised American journalists to assess the risks of publishing the satirical cartoons and use good judgment to make a decision -- but the U.S. government isn't limiting or suggesting restricting publication.

Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times: “Charlie Hebdo attack chills satirists and prompts debate

Tom Kludt, CNN: “BBC scraps old guidance and runs image of Mohammed

Joe Sacco, The Guardian: “Joe Sacco: On satire – a response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks

Deborah Cole, AFP: “Firebombing at German paper that ran Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Bruce Golding, New York Post: "European journalists on edge after attacks"

Mark Memmott, NPR: “Why you’re not seeing those ‘Charlie Hebdo’ cartoons

Dylan Byers, POLITICO: "Dean Baquet calls N.Y. Times critic an 'a--hole'"

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Confirmed: Fear of terrorism is driving CNN’s editorial decisions

Brian Gallagher, USA Today: “Why USA Today ran extremist’s view: Column

Anjem Choudary, USA Today: “Why did France allow the tabloid to provoke Muslims?

Erin Polgreen, Talking Points Memo: “Hey, Media: Instead of lionizing Charlie Hebdo, support the artists you’re exploiting

Je suis Charlie.... er... Je ne suis pas Charlie

More than thirty journalism organizations issued statements in support of Charlie Hebdo. They were among the millions saying "Je suis Charlie," which translates to "I am Charlie." Not all journalists agreed, though.

David Mack, BuzzFeed: “’I’M NOT CHARLIE’: Leaked Al Jazeera newsroom emails reveal Charlie Hebdo debate

David Brooks, New York Times: "I am not Charlie Hebdo"

Credit via Flickr user Représentation Commission européenne en France

World leaders at Paris Unity March

More than 40 world leaders joined French President Francois Holland at the Unity March on Sunday in Paris. Among those present were German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas.  The United States was represented by the U.S. Ambassador to France, Jane Hartley. 

Jake Tapper, CNN: “Jake Tapper: I’m ashamed by U.S. leaders’ absence in Paris

Dylan Byers, POLITICO: “Media slams Obama’s Paris snub”

Anthony Zurcher, BBC: “Was Obama absence in Paris a sign of US ‘arrogance?’

Watching the Golden Globes

It was a big night for the cast and crew of both Boyhood and the Amazon series Transparent, as each walked away with two Golden Globe awards Sunday.  We'll talk about the winners and losers.

Jordan Crook, Tech Crunch: “Amazon, Netflix win big at the Golden Globes

Sarene Leeds & Mike Ayers, Wall Street Journal: “Golden Globes Awards 2015: The 10 Best Moments

Colin Lecher, The Verge: “Amazon’s Transparent wins Golden Globe for best TV comedy or musical

Tim Baysinger, Broadcasting & Cable: “Primetime ratings: Golden Globes down in early numbers

Todd Spangler, Variety: “Golden Globes: Social Buzz led by Prince’s presentation of Best Song