Tom Wolfe, the writer and reporter known for creating New Journalism in the 1960s, died yesterday in Manhattan. He was 87.
New York Times reporter Scott Shane considers the difficulties of reporting on leaks during and after the 2016 election. Shane feels that while many leaks are newsworthy, relying on old methods of reporting arenâ€™t sufficient for covering them. â€śFor the most part, the 2016 stories based on the hacked Democratic emails revealed true and important things. . . . The problem was that Russian hackers chose not to deliver to American voters the same inside material from the Trump campaign,â€ť he writes. â€śBy counting on American reporters to follow their usual rules, the Kremlin hacked American journalism.â€ť
Skyhorse is publishing Alan Dershowitzâ€™s The Case Against Impeaching Trump this July.
Pascale Petit has won the Ondaatje prize for her poetry collection, Mama Amazonica.
The Outlineâ€™s Paris Martineau wonders if Facebook finally did â€śsomething right for onceâ€ť with their recent changes to its news feed algorithm.
At the Washington Post, Margaret Sullivan reflects on the numerous missteps by NBC in the past few months. From their handling of the internal investigation into Matt Lauerâ€™s misconduct to their lack of support for Ronan Farrowâ€™s reporting, some of the companyâ€™s recent decisions are affecting the networkâ€™s credibility. â€śA news organizationâ€™s reputation builds â€” or fades â€” over time,â€ť Sullivan writes. â€śDoes NBC really want to be seen as a place where stars are protected too vigorously, and where ratings and profits reign supreme?â€ť
Michael Chabon tells The Guardian that he doesnâ€™t worry about how his children will feel when he writes about them by name. â€śEverything you write is drawn from the people you know,â€ť he said. â€śYou can do all this sweating and agonising about whether itâ€™s going to embarrass them or make them angry and often it just sails right over them and they donâ€™t even recognise that youâ€™re talking about them.â€ť