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Media & Politics Must Reads, June 10, 2016

June 9, 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

The Bezos Effect: How Amazon’s Founder Is Reinventing The Washington Post – and What Lessons It Might Hold for the Beleaguered Newspaper Business. A new paper by Dan Kennedy, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (spring 2016) and associate professor in the School of Journalism at Northeastern University, provides insight into The Washington Post’s digital strategy and business model following its acquisition by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

News from Our Fellows

Clinton’s Likely Nomination as Woman Is “a Moment.” Bob Schieffer, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, discusses the momentous occasion of a woman receiving the presidential nomination for a major party for the first time.

Why So Many Americans in the Middle Class Have No Savings. Two former fellows, Judy Woodruff, PBS NewsHour anchor, and writer Neal Gabler, discuss why so many Americans are struggling financially.

From around the Web

The Trump Show, a Hit for Now, Faces a Test in the Fall, from The New York Times.

Yes, the Media Should Cover Trump Fairly — but Even Better, Hold Him Accountable, from The Washington Post.

Ask the Ethicist: Should BuzzFeed Turn Down Ads for Donald Trump? From Poynter.

A Century of Pulitzer Journalism Speaking Truth to Power, from Nieman Reports.

There Are Now More Americans Working for Online-Only Outlets Than Newspapers, from Nieman Lab.

Why Samantha Bee Is the Political Commentator We’ve Been Waiting For, from Columbia Journalism Review.

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