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Why The Daily Beast doesn't publish Trump stories on Sunday mornings

The presidency of Donald Trump is the most important story in the world, said Daily Beast Editor-in-Chief John Avlon. But it's not the only story. That's why, for the last few weeks, The Daily Beast has decided not to publish Trump-related news on Sunday mornings, opting instead to run longer, in-depth stories that give its readers a look at … Read More
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Journalists cry foul at White House plan to keep visitor logs secret

Journalists and open-government advocates on Friday derided the Trump administration's decision not to release visitor logs to the White House, in a break with policy established by the Obama administration. The Trump administration's refusal to make visitor logs public, which was reported first by Time, was greeted with pushback by journalists working at left-leaning and right-leaning publications as well … Read More
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When Trump talks about ‘fake news,’ he probably means Russia coverage

President Donald Trump offers a consistently defiant response to allegations about the Kremlin’s meddling in the 2016 campaign: “fake news.” The Reporters' Lab at Duke University’s Sanford School for Public Policy catalogued 111 Trump statements about “fake news” over the five months following his election. That meant scouring tweets, speeches, interviews and press conferences, and then classifying … Read More
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Did Donald Trump just come up with a new use for quotation marks?

I think that Donald Trump has invented a new use for quotation marks. In several now-famous tweets, the president accused Barack Obama of wiretapping him during the election. Trump used quotation marks around versions of the word but also used the word without quotes. When the accusation was criticized from many quarters, Trump, and those speaking for him, said that … Read More
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Secretary Tillerson allows Fox News, excludes others from DMZ meeting

During his trip to the Korean Demilitarized Zone Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson excluded the pool reporter representing U.S. networks from a meeting, allowing a team from Fox News to be admitted instead. Tillerson was visiting the United Nations Command, Military Armistice Commission meeting room in the DMZ's Joint Security Area, the so-called "truce village" where negotiations between North … Read More
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President Trump's budget slashes support for funder of NPR, PBS and public radio stations

The Trump administration's budget blueprint, released this morning, proposes to eliminate funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which funds NPR and PBS, as well as many public radio and television stations across the United States. In a section on page 11 labeled "major agency budget highlights," the budget summary lists the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as among the … Read More
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Jay Rosen on the hazards of journalism-as-usual under the Trump administration

In his 30-plus year career as a professor at New York University, Jay Rosen says he can't remember a time when the relationship between journalists and the White House was more poisonous or fundamentally undemocratic than it is under President Trump. "I don't think there are many parallels to what we're seeing now," Rosen said. "There's so much about this … Read More
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Bureau chiefs 'deeply concerned' that Rex Tillerson is ditching the press on Asia trip

D.C. bureau chiefs from major news organizations, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the wire services, Fox News and CNN sent a letter to the State Department earlier this week protesting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's decision to ditch reporters on his upcoming trip to Asia. "We were deeply concerned to hear that Secretary … Read More
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How President Trump is changing sportswriting

For years, editors have mocked the sports section, calling it the "toy department" of the newspaper. The unflattering moniker was applied to sports pages because they didn't usually concern themselves with serious news like politics, the meat-and-potatoes of many newsrooms. Now, with the election of Donald Trump and the ascendency of politically minded athletes, that distinction is getting thrown … Read More
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Sean Spicer manages to avoid making news in latest press conference

Frictions? Between the press corps and the White House?! Monday's White House press briefing made Sunday night's languorous (if now comically notorious) Oscars ceremony look like the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus (absent the elephants). It was all tranquil, rife with policy questions and only one passing reference to Friday's combo tumult: President Trump trashing the press before … Read More
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President Trump will not attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner

In a break with more than three decades of tradition, President Trump on Saturday announced he would not attend the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner. I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, … Read More
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Donald Trump, at Conservative conference, launches anti-media tirade

Donald Trump delivered a vehement and sometimes contradictory screed against the press during his appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, calling media reports "fake news" while expressing his support for the First Amendment. During the speech, which came on the penultimate day of the CPAC conference, Trump was especially critical of news organizations that use anonymous sources, saying … Read More
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NPR's David Folkenflik on the state of American journalism under President Trump

Apologies to Dickens, but this really might be the best and the worst of times for American journalism. As near-daily attacks on the press are launched from President Trump's Twitter account and trust in the media sinks to record lows, readers are subscribing to national newspapers in droves and newsrooms across America are infused with … Read More
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It's been a month since Trump took office. What lessons have journalists learned?

Remember Inauguration Day? A month ago, journalists wondered whether the lessons from the Trump campaign would apply to the Trump administration. Would President Trump lay off Twitter? Would his media-bashing continue? And would he keep shutting down disfavored news organizations? So far, the answer to those questions appears to be No, yes and yes, … Read More
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NPR has created a team devoted to covering President Trump's conflicts of interest

How have news organizations covered Donald Trump’s potential conflicts of interest? Very creatively, so far. The New York Times created a series of circular graphics showing how Trump’s business efforts potentially intertwine with the federal government. Buzzfeed logged more than 1,500 people and organizations connected to the Trump family and their advisers, which independent designer Kim Albrecht turned … Read More
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