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Views of the News Preview: Osaka's Withdraw From French Open Raises Questions About Journalists' Access to Athletes

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Tennis star Naomi Osaka’s decision to withdraw from the French Open rather than be contractually obligated to speak to reporters sparked interesting conversation about an athlete’s responsibility to the media. Are sports reporters too aggressive with athletes – especially after a losses?

Ben Strauss & Mark Maske, Washington Post: “NFL expected to keep locker rooms closed as sports reporters push for a return to access

Ben Henry, BuzzFeed: “Serena Williams showed support to Naomi Osaka after she was criticized for not doing press at the French Open

Hanna Ziady, CNN: “Nike backs Naomi Osaka after she withdraws from French Open

Jason Owens, Yahoo! Sports: “Meditation app vows to pay fines for tennis pros who skip news conferences in honor of Naomi Osaka, mental health

ProPublica’s Secret IRS Files

Jesse Eisinger, Jeff Ernthausen & Paul Kiel, ProPublica: “The Secret IRS files: Trove of never-before-seen records reveal how the wealthiest avoid income tax

Stephen Engelberg & Richard Tofel, ProPublica: “Why We are publishing the tax secrets of the .001%

Biden administration & the media

Eric Tucker, AP: “Justice Dept. says it’ll no longer seize reporters’ records

Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post: “Biden promises the feds will stop trampling journalists’ rights. But we need more than words.

Quint Forgey, POLITICO: “White House briefing room to return to full, pre-pandemic seating capacity

Andrew Feinberg, Independent: “Inside the Biden briefing room, some things are more Trump-like than others

Myanmar Junta a threat to journalists

The Guardian: “’The darkest days are coming’: Myanmar’s journalists suffer at hands of junta

Associated Press: “Journalists who fled Myanmar find third-country refuge

Jon Allsop, Columbia Journalism Review: “Myanmar’s junta arrests an American journalists as Trump awaits a coup at home

Ransomware attacks

Catalin Cimpanu, The Record: “Livestreams go down across Cox radio & TV stations in apparent ransomware attack

Kevin Collier, NBC News: “TV news stations become apparent target in next cyber attack

Al Tompkins, Poynter: “What you should know about ransomware attacks, which are increasing nationally and locally

Charlie Osborne, ZDNet: “The cost of ransomware attacks worldwide will go beyond $265 billion in the next decade

William Turton & Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg: “Hackers breached colonial pipeline using compromised password

UNC: Jones, Jordan and more

John Dresher, The Assembly: “Nikole Hannah-Jones, a mega-donor, and the future of journalism

Paul Farhi & Jeremy Barr, Washington Post: “One of the voices objecting to Nikole Hannah-Jones’s hiring at UNC: A newspaper baron – and major donor

Richard Prince, journal-isms: “Jordan millions to boost journalists of color

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AMY SIMONS teaches multi-platform reporting and editing to students in the convergence journalism interest area.