Variety: After Coronavirus Outbreak, This CBS News White House Correspondent Works Outside the Building

Variety: After Coronavirus Outbreak, This CBS News White House Correspondent Works Outside the Building. “Paula Reid has, for the moment, moved from the White House to her house. The CBS News White House correspondent is still working her job full-time. But for the last few days, she hasn’t been doing it at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”

New York Times: BuzzFeed News Pulls Reporter From White House, Citing Virus Risk

New York Times: BuzzFeed News Pulls Reporter From White House, Citing Virus Risk. “BuzzFeed News has pulled a political correspondent from the White House press pool, citing concerns that the area has become a coronavirus hot zone after President Trump, many of his top aides — including the press secretary Kayleigh McEnany — and several journalists have tested positive for the virus.”

TechCrunch: Google launches a suite of tech-powered tools for reporters, Journalist Studio

TechCrunch: Google launches a suite of tech-powered tools for reporters, Journalist Studio. “Google is putting AI and machine learning technologies into the hands of journalists. The company this morning announced a suite of new tools, Journalist Studio, that will allow reporters to do their work more easily. At launch, the suite includes a host of existing tools as well as two new products aimed at helping reporters search across large documents and visualizing data.”

Scientific American: When a Journalist Becomes a Disinformation Agent

Scientific American: When a Journalist Becomes a Disinformation Agent. “Disinformation scholars often warn that focusing on the intent of influence operations or the sophistication of their techniques overestimates their impact. It’s true that many disinformation tactics are not robust in isolation. But the targeted victim is fragile; pervasive anxiety and a deep social divide in America make us vulnerable to attacks from afar and within. And because it’s cheap and easy for bad actors to throw proverbial spaghetti at social feeds, occasionally something sticks, leading to massive amplification by major news organizations. This was my goal as an editor in chief of unreality.”

New York Times: As Trump Flouts Safety Protocols, News Outlets Balk at Close Coverage

New York Times: As Trump Flouts Safety Protocols, News Outlets Balk at Close Coverage. “Major news organizations have become increasingly wary of sending journalists to travel with President Trump to White House events and campaign rallies, as the president and his aides continue to shun safety protocols after an outbreak of the coronavirus within their ranks.”

Axios: White House coronavirus outbreak reaches the press corps

Axios: White House coronavirus outbreak reaches the press corps. “White House reporters are increasingly anxious and angry about the Trump administration’s handling of COVID-19 cases within its own building. … Several White House reporters have tested positive and many are trying to figure out whether they and their families need to quarantine.”

‘It’s recklessness out here’: White House reporters are furious with the White House for having ‘endangered’ their lives (CNN)

CNN: ‘It’s recklessness out here’: White House reporters are furious with the White House for having ‘endangered’ their lives. “Reporters covering the White House are furious with top administration officials who they believe have, in grossly mishandling the West Wing coronavirus outbreak, recklessly endangered their lives, according to interviews Monday with nine journalists who cover the White House. Several of these journalists said they do not feel safe at the White House and are actively avoiding the grounds unless absolutely necessary.”

New York Times: As Virus Invades West Wing, White House Reporters Face Heightened Risks

New York Times: As Virus Invades West Wing, White House Reporters Face Heightened Risks. “Visitors to the White House will notice a makeshift sign taped to the door of the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, entry point for the reportorial corps that regularly covers President Trump and his administration. ‘Masks Required Beyond This Point,’ it reads. ‘Please wear masks over both your nose and mouth at all times.’ The sign was not put up by the White House. The correspondents had to do it themselves.”

Washington Post: Three White House journalists test positive for coronavirus after closely covering Trump

Washington Post: Three White House journalists test positive for coronavirus after closely covering Trump. “Journalists who work at the White House have been on high alert about the coronavirus since March, but the issue took on even greater urgency Friday with a mini-outbreak in the press room following President Trump’s crowded events and his own positive test for the virus. Three journalists, including New York Times correspondent Michael D. Shear, tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday, as did a White House staffer who works with the press. The new infections prompted another round of anxiety and cautionary notes among those who cover the president.”

New Yorker: Maggie Haberman on the Fallout from Trump’s Hospitalization

New Yorker: Maggie Haberman on the Fallout from Trump’s Hospitalization. “Since early Friday morning, when the White House announced Trump’s diagnosis, Haberman’s byline has appeared on more than twenty stories. During our conversation, which has been edited for length and clarity, we discussed what we know about when Trump first tested positive, how the President has been trying to control the narrative around his illness, and the level of coronavirus denial among Republicans in Washington.”

Poynter: This database shows media layoffs caused by the coronavirus

Poynter: This database shows media layoffs caused by the coronavirus. “The graphics of 2020 are grim ones — flattening the curve of the coronavirus, watching it spread, seeing jobs disappear. Now, we have another — what the pandemic has done to newsrooms in the U.S. Thanks to the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, we can now see the places and mediums hit by cutbacks, layoffs, closures and more.”

Daily Beast: She Was Tricked by Russian Trolls—and It Derailed Her Life

Daily Beast: She Was Tricked by Russian Trolls—and It Derailed Her Life . “For a time, it seemed like a great gig. Jacinda Chan’s job working for the website Peace Data was everything she’d been looking for. It was paid work writing about her favorite subject—human rights and Latin America—and her editors paid on time. Chan, who was born with spinal muscular atrophy and is a quadriplegic, hadn’t been able to get many good jobs in journalism…. But this week it all came crashing down when Facebook revealed that Peace Data was fake.”

Committee to Protect Journalists: Facebook India executive files criminal complaint against journalist

Committee to Protect Journalists: Facebook India executive files criminal complaint against journalist. “Facebook regional director Ankhi Das should withdraw her criminal complaint against journalist Awesh Tiwari, and respect citizens’ rights to criticize her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On August 16, Das, Facebook’s public policy director for India, South, and Central Asia, filed a criminal complaint with the cyber unit of the Delhi police, accusing Tiwari and other social media users of threatening her, ‘making sexually coloured remarks,’ and defaming her, according to news website Newslaundry and a copy of the complaint shared on social media.”

Columbia Journalism Review: How to cover COVID-19 patients sensitively

Columbia Journalism Review: How to cover COVID-19 patients sensitively. “ON MARCH 3, I watched developing coverage of the first confirmed case of community-spread covid-19 in New York City. Ten days later I began to show symptoms of covid-19. I was hospitalized. In the past five months I’ve gone from journalist to patient to interview subject and back again. Along the way, I gained important insights about the ways journalists cover and interact with covid-19 patients.”

Illinois News Bureau: Journalists’ Twitter use shows them talking within smaller bubbles

Illinois News Bureau: Journalists’ Twitter use shows them talking within smaller bubbles . “Journalists in Washington, D.C., have long been accused of living in a ‘Beltway bubble,’ isolated from the broader public, talking too much to each other. Their interactions on Twitter, however, show them congregating in even smaller ‘microbubbles,’ says a recent study. The journalists within each communicate more among themselves than with journalists outside the group.”