Media & Politics Must Reads, July 1, 2016

June 30, 2016

Our weekly roundup of news found at the intersection of media, politics, policy and technology, from the Shorenstein Center and from around the web.

This Week at the Shorenstein Center

Gun Violence, Firearms Buyer Background Checks and Mental Illness: Research and Insights, from Journalist’s Resource.

News from Our Fellows

The Media, Brexit and Trump. Barrie Dunsmore, fall 1995 fellow and former ABC News diplomatic correspondent, links the current rise of populism and nationalism to the decline of “responsible” news media.

Women Voters Can Send a Message to Trump. Renée Loth, fall 2011 fellow and Boston Globe columnist, argues that in an election year with “a gender gap of historic proportions,” women will be pivotal not only in choosing the next president, but in rejecting the “objectifying view of women that Trump promotes.”

A Noble Profession Has Turned into a Curse in Turkey. Yavuz Baydar, fall 2014 fellow and Turkish journalist, describes how journalism has become an increasingly risky endeavor under Turkey’s Erdoğan. Also read more about the restriction of press freedom in Turkey in Baydar’s Shorenstein Center paper, “The Newsroom as an Open Air Prison.”

From around the Web

The Most Innovative Ways That Newsrooms Covered Brexit, from International Journalist’s Network.

Media Companies Find Themselves Balancing Brexit News with Brexit Concerns, from Politico.

How the FT Drove Digital Subscriptions Sales by 600 Percent over Brexit Weekend, from Digiday.

Digital Ad Execs: Four Ways Brexit Will Affect the Industry, from Ad Exchanger.

The Media’s Gun Blindspot, from “On the Media.”

FCC Chair Proposes Retaining Most U.S. Media Ownership Rules, from Reuters.

With Help from President Obama, BuzzFeed Launches Get-out-the-Vote Initiative, from Politico.

How an Ohio Judge’s Ruling Threatens Journalists’ Ability to Cover the Court System, from Columbia Journalism Review.

Drawn to the Common Aim of Covering Issues around Homelessness, Bay Area Media Organizations Unite for the Day, from Nieman Lab.

How One Political News Site Decided to Stand Out: By Not Covering the 2016 Race, from The Washington Post.

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