A week ago, few outside Spokane, Wash. knew Rachel Dolezal. Today, she’s a household name, thanks to one reporter’s persistent line of questioning. What is it like to ask questions of someone when you know it'll likely change the course of their life forever? Has the media been fair to Rachel Dolezal, her experience and her story?
Jeff Humphrey, KXLY: "First on KXLY: Rachel Dolezal responds to race allegations"
Melissa Luck, KXLY: "Rachel Dolezal: The story behind the story"
Kip Hill & David Wasson, Spokane Spokesman-Review: “Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal’s claims about background disputed”
Ray Sanchez & Ben Brumfield, CNN: “Rachel Dolezal’s biracial appearance is ‘blackface,’ brother says”
Jennifer Wilson, Al Jazeera America: “Rachel Dolezal and the authenticity litmus test”
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Time: “Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Let Rachel Dolezal be as black as she wants to be”
Yesha Callahan, The Root: “Melissa Harris-Perry thinks it’s possible Rachel Dolezal could actually be black”
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Diane Herbst, People: “Rachel Dolezal’s case can’t be compared to Catlyn Jenner’s, psychologist says”
Justin Wm. Moyer, Washignton Post: “The surprising ways Caitlyn Jenner and Rachel Dolezal are now linked”
Judge or assignment editor?
An Arkansas judge sentenced a reporter found in contempt of court to report and air a story on child safety issues. The reporter admitted that his tweet of the verdict in a murder trial violated a the judge's order not to text or tweet during proceedings.
Greenwald: Sunday Times story the 'very opposite of journalism'
A story in the Sunday Times of London cites anonymous sources deep within the British government claiming the Chinese and Russians have broken into the files leaked by Edward Snowden two years ago.
Glen Greenwald, The Intercept: “Sunday Times Snowden story is journalism at its worst”
Jane Martinson, The Guardian: "Sunday Times drops claim that Miranda met Snowden before UK detention”
Ewen MacAskill, The Guardian: “Snowden files ‘read by Russia and China’: five questions for UK government”
David Gilbert, International Business Times: “Sunday Times defends Edward Snowden report criticized as ‘the opposite of journalism’”
Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Sunday Times reporter on Snowden story: We don’t have a clue!”
Benjamin Mullin, Poynter: “Journalist: ‘We just published what we believe to be the position of the British government’”
Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Murdoch newspaper accuses the Intercept of copyright infringement”
Rupert Murdoch to step down
Eighty-four year old Rupert Murdoch will be handing over the reins of his media empire to his sons, James and Lachlan.
Emily Steel & Ravi Somaiya, New York Times: “Rupert Murdoch expected to hand reins of 21st Century Fox to son James”
Brian Stelter & Tom Kludt, CNN Money: “Rupert Murdoch plans to step down as 21st Century Fox CEO”
James Warren, Poynter: “The power shift in the Murdoch Empire: What it really means”
Jon Lafayette, Broadcasting & Cable: “Reports: Murdoch giving Fox CEO post to son James”
Clare Hutchison, London Evening Standard: “Rupert Murdoch ‘stepping down as chief executive of 21st Century Fox”
Cynthia Littleton, Variety: “Fox Shakeup: Elisabeth Murdoch stays away from family business”
Christopher Williams, Telegraph: “Rupert Murdoch to step down as CEO of Fox”
Jane Martinson, John Plunkett and Mark Sweney, The Guardian: “Rupert Murdoch preparing to step down as 21st Century Fox chief”
Apple hiring news editors
Some are calling Apple's newly-announced news product, Apple News, an "Instagram of news." It promises to curate and push out breaking news like we've never seen before. But, a lot of questions remain: who will curate the content? What news sources will it come from? How will local news be delivered?
Apple: Job posting
Jordan Kahn, 9to5 Mac: “Apple News curation will have human editors and that will raise important questions”
Staff, Fast Company: “The Instagram of news is here, and it’s way smarter than you think”
Steve Dempsey, The Independent: “Apple’s News app will have bells, whistles and a serving of déjà vu”
Matt Kapko, CIO: “What Apple News means to publishers, advertisers and you”
NYT blocks employee homepage access
The New York Times is blocking homepage access for employees this week, trying to drive home the importance of the newspaper's mobile platforms.
Nick Swanner, The Next Web: “The New York Times wisely blocks staff from viewing its desktop homepage”
Hadas Gold, POLITICO: “Stressing mobile, N.Y. Times blocks staff’s desktop access”
Steven Perlberg, Wall Street Journal: “New York Times to block employees’ desktop access to home page next week”