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Dorothy Butler Gilliam - Why the Media Is More Important Than Ever

“Trailblazer” author Dorothy Butler Gilliam talks about being The Washington Post’s first black woman reporter and her coverage of the civil rights movement.

Meet The Press Cold Open

Chuck Todd (Kyle Mooney), Eugene Robinson (Kenan Thompson), Peggy Noonan (Cecily Strong) and Donna Brazile (Leslie Jones) debate what Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ ##### looks like in stolen texts on Meet the Press.

An Act of Senseless Hate’ Is AP’s Top Story of 2018

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It’s been challenging to keep up with the seemingly never-ceasing news cycle of late, but some stories drew more eyes than others in 2018. Since 1936, the Associated Press has conducted an annual poll of US editors and news directors to see which were the top news stories of the past 12 months, and this year’s top pick covered “an act of senseless hate”: the Parkland school shooting. Others that made the list ranged from the political to the environmental. The winners leaned toward US headlines, which, considering those voting are US-based, isn’t too surprising. Though in that very first poll, the top story was an international one: the abdication of Britain’s King Edward VIII. Read on for the AP’s 2018 selections.

  1. Parkland school shooting
  2. Trump-Russia probe
  3. #MeToo movement
  4. Mass shootings
  5. 2018 midterms
  6. US immigration
  7. Brett Kavanaugh hearings
  8. California wildfires
  9. Climate change
  10. Jamal Khashoggi murder

New York Review of Books Editor Out After #MeToo Uproar

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The editor of the New York Review of Books has abruptly left his post following an outcry when the magazine published an essay by a former radio host accused of sexual misconduct that many deemed self-serving. Ian Buruma, who was appointed to lead the magazine last year, is “no longer the editor,“ according to Nicholas During, a publicist for the New York Review of Books. It was unclear if Buruma was fired or resigned, the AP reports. The magazine came under fire last week for publishing “Reflections From a Hashtag,“ an essay by Jian Ghomeshi, who has been accused of sexual assault and punching and choking women without their consent. Critics say the 3,400-word essay had inaccuracies, minimized Ghomeshi’s actions, and was an egotistical attempt to rehabilitate himself.

Ghomeshi was acquitted in March 2016 of four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking involving three complainants. He also apologized to a fourth complainant and signed a peace bond that saw another count of sexual assault withdrawn. Buruma defended publishing the essay (in which Ghomeshi referred to himself at one point as a “#MeToo pioneer”) in an interview with Slate, saying he was “no judge of the rights and wrongs of every allegation” and that the specifics of Ghomeshi’s past misconduct were not his “concern.“ Buruma contributed to the Review for more than 30 years. His books include Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War and Year Zero: A History of 1945. Buruma also taught at Bard College.

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