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Views of the News: Cancel culture or accountability?

KBIA / Reynolds Journalism Institute
KBIA / Reynolds Journalism Institute

Is it cancel culture or accountability? In the same week Jon Gruden steps down as the Las Vegas Raiders’ head coach, Dave Chappelle’s newest Netflix special is called out for transphobic jokes, and Rolling Stone publishes a profile of Eric Clapton detailing racist rants and support of for anti-vaccine, anti-science groups.

Raiders Head Coach Resigns

Chris Kwiecinski, Columbia Daily Tribune: "Missouri football alum Michael Sam takes high road after Jon Gruden's homophobic emails"

Josh Dubow, Associated Press: “Jon Gruden resigns as Raiders coach over offensive emails

Ken Belson & Katherine Rosman, New York Times: “Raiders coach resigns after homophobic and misogynistic emails

Daniel Canova, Fox News: “Jon Gruden resigns as Raiders coach, sports world reacts

Jodi Epstein, Yahoo!: “Cowboys owner Jerry Jones responds to Jon Gruden’s resignation, leaked email comments

Chris Mortensen, ESPN: “Jon Gruden says 2011 emails flagged by NFL included vulgar criticism of commissioner Roger Goodell

Ben Church, CNN: “NFL veteran Ryan Russell says Jon Gruden’s resignation is not enough

Cody Benjamin, CBS: “Jon Gruden resigns as Raiders coach after more leaked emails reveal homophobic, misogynistic language

Peniel E. Joseph, CNN: “Jon Gruden’s fall is a warning to the NFL

Chappelle’s new special

Scottie Andrew, CNN: “Jaclyn Moore of ‘Dear White People’ boycotts Netflix over Dave Chappelle’s anti-transgender jokes

Bruce Haring, Deadline: “Dave Chappelle defended by sisters of his trans friend mentioned in ‘The Closer’

Dahlia Belle, The Guardian: “Dear Dave Chappelle, transgender comedians can take a joke, but why are yours so unfunny?

Matt Donnelly, Variety: “Netflix suspends three employees, including trans person who spoke out against Dave Chappelle, for crashing leadership meeting

Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter: “Netflix suspends trans employee who spoke out against Chappelle special over attending meeting without permission

Mary Biekert, Bloomberg: “Netflix writer-producer exists in protest over Chappelle’s trans jokes

Rolling Stone Takes on Clapton

David Browne, Rolling Stone: “Eric Clapton isn’t just spouting vaccine nonsense – he’s bankrolling it

Tom Jones, Poynter: “Rolling Stone is getting tough and calling out a superstar

Journalists awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Rob Picheta, CNN: “Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov win Nobel Peace Prize

Will Bunch, Philadelphia Inquirer: “Nobel Peace Prize for Maria Ressa, Dmitry Muratov also a warning to U.S. journalists: Do better

Kathy Kiely, The Conversation: “Nobel Peace Prize for journalists serves as a reminder that freedom of the press is under threat from strongmen and social media

Nina Jankowitcz, Washington Post: “Opinion: Why the Nobel Prize award is a huge blow to Facebook

Jon Allsop, Columbia Journalism Review: “Celebration and impunity as journalists win the Nobel Peace Prize

AT&T’s Backing of One America News

John Shiffman, Reuters: “How AT&T helped build far-right One America News

Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post: “Trump’s favorite channel, One America News, was never ‘news’ at all

Andi Ortiz, Yahoo!: “John Oliver rips HBO ‘business daddy’ AT&T over OAN funding: ‘You make the world worse’

AMY SIMONS teaches news literacy, multimedia journalism and advanced social media strategies.