News Comment Week #4

September 13th, 2017 | Uncategorized |

This article by the Boston Globe reports ESPN’s 6:00 Co-Anchor Jemele Hill’s anti-Donald Trump tweets.  It is relatively unbiased, as the Boston Globe tends to be.  This is actually impressive since this is a subject a lot of journalists tend to struggle with when it comes to bias.  At the end of the article, the writer connects this situation to another ESPN staff conflict.  While the statue crisis was happening, ESPN decided to pull employee Robert Lee from a broadcast because of his name.  This might have not been needed, but ESPN has been getting wrapped up in racial drama quite a bit recently and it was a good connection.

It’s hard to really paraphrase in this article because Most quotes are the tweets by Hill, which need to be shown in full.  The writer does take chunks from White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ reaction to Hill’s tweets, which was written well.

Overall it was a decent article, nothing incredibly special that pops to me, but I am no expert either.  It just did a good job of reporting the news and giving people the information they need on the situation.

One Response to “News Comment Week #4”

  1. Using tweets to fill out news stories seems to be the wave of the future. I now get notified whenever news stories include a tweet by someone I follow. It’s an easy way to collect quotes, I suppose. Not something I plan to support, however.