President’s Day Roundup

Since most of the working world celebrated President’s Day yesterday, we thought we might begin today with a roundup of all of the various nuggets that came out over the weekend:

  • Simply because it’s fun (and because a few too many reporters can probably sympathize), you should take a moment and read Sunday’s column by WP travel writer Steve Hendrix about his abysmal spelling. As he explains, “I AM THE WORLD’S WORST SPELLER.” (If you’re really into spelling Hendrix will be chatting online later today.)
  • Over at PressThink, Jay Rosen offers an analysis of the NYT’s purchase of About.com.
  • On Saturday, the American Society of Newspaper Editors announced its annual awards, with the Post taking top honors for its tsunami coverage and for community service photojournalism. In related news, ASNE has announced the speaking line-up for its April conference here in the capitol. You’ll be able to hear an update from Rupert Murdoch on his plan to rule the world.
  • Washingtonian’s Harry Jaffe’s latest Buzz looks at the lameness of ‘Skins coach Joe Gibbs and his lack of ability to stand criticism.
  • Lastly, just because it’s sort of bizarre, DCist yesterday noted some strange labeling in the D.C. Examiner.

And, just so you don’t panic, we’ll have a patented PropaGannonGateUpdate coming soon–there’s just too much going on with JeffJim.