On the latest episode of The Kicker, we run through some of the week’s biggest media stories, including layoffs across the industry, New York Times stories in search of a public editor, and how a single erroneous tweet can spark a fake news cycle. Then, we move on to Megyn Kelly’s upcoming interview with Infowars’s Alex Jones. How should mainstream journalists report on trolls? Finally, Dave talks with RealClearPolitics’s James Arkin about what it’s like to cover Congress in the Trump era and how Capitol Hill reacted to this week’s shooting.
- “Why So Many Journalists Got Laid Off at HuffPost and Vocativ” by Lloyd Grove, The Daily Beast
- “NYT issues correction to Giffords editorial” by Joe Concha, The Hill
- “New York Times public editor Liz Spayd on decision to eliminate her position” by Pete Vernon, CJR
- “Megyn Kelly fiasco is one more instance of far right outmaneuvering media” by Becca Lewis and Alice Marwick, CJR
- “Exposing the evil of Alex Jones is crucial. A Megyn Kelly one-on-one isn’t the way to do it.” by Margaret Sullivan, The Washington Post
- “Capitol Reacts After Shooter Targets Republican Lawmakers” by James Arkin, Caitlin Huey-Burns, and Rebecca Berg, RealClearPolitics
- “Senator? Senator? If it’s in a senate hallway, Elizabeth Warren rarely answers” by Matt Viser and Noah Bierman, The Boston Globe