@niemanfdn @nytmike and @emilysteel from @nytimes talk about how they’ve covered #SexualHarassment

From a talk Wednesday at Harvard.

Steele said she borrowed from lines in the movie to talk to her sources. Not sure these are the exact lines, but FYI.  sasha 1

We were worried about getting a small detail wrong and then they would drive a tractor trailer through the story…If there was anything we were not 100 percent sure about, we took it out.

More from Spotlight: This follows a delay in the story after 9/11. sasha 2

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Vocal pro-Trump BU student won’t return to campus

CaptureIf you were in my Spring 17 class, you will recall that BU student and self-described “white advocate” Nicholas Fuentes ended up in some student videos arguing with other students at an anti-Trump rally on March Plaza.

According to The Globe, he won’t be there in the fall.

An 18-year-old who attended the white supremacist rally that turned violent in Charlottesville, Va.,says he is not returning to Boston University in the fall, in part because of death threats he has received for his political views.

“It’s becoming very dangerous,” Nicholas Fuentes said Tuesday in a phone interview.

 

NYTimes on how they got the Trump Jr./ Russia meeting story.

With such strong feelings on the right and the left about the quality of reporting from the legacy media, it can be a challenge to teach journalism these days. It’s easy to say something that a student can interpret as biased. So, I welcome all views in my classes, but I ask that we have a fact-based debate over the credibility of the press and that we be allowed to disagree with each other in a civil way. As Gumby and Pokey say:

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That said, the Times has published a how-we-got the story piece. Check it out here .  Know that Trump has charged that the anonymous sources are fabricated. I disagree, but would be happy to consider evidence to the contrary.

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