Justin McLachlan


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    This Week’s WTF Moments In the News

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    How much crazy did you guys dredge up this week? A lot. Here’s our list of the most WTF moments in the news from the last few days: WaPo: NSA […]

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    Intern To Investigate Unpaid Interns

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    Earlier this summer, ProPublica raised nearly $24,000 to investigate internships, with a focus on “documenting the emerging intern economy in the United States – a story hidden in plain sight.” […]

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    <em>MoJo</em> Smacks Down <em>Examiner</em> Writer ‘Investigating’ Michael Hastings’ Death

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    A Mother Jones story today by Gavin Aronsen comes out swinging at Kimberly Dvorak—the so-called journalist “investigating” Michael Hastings’ death—and for good reason. Dvorak has been pushing unsourced and, in […]

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    <em>NPR’s</em> New Homepage Offers Ease, Options and Primo Real Estate for Sponsors

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    NPR updated its homepage yesterday and at first glance, it looks pretty traditional—like a simple blog layout with posts lined down a central column. There’s more too it than that, […]

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    Does <em>Media Matter’s</em> Fever Pitch on Megyn Kelly Play Into <em>Fox’s</em> Hands?

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    Fox News’ Megyn Kelly is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, according to Media Matters For America’s John Whitehouse. That might just be what Fox News Channel execs were hoping to hear. “But […]

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    Jeff Bezos Watch Continues, Day 11

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    We were keeping track of the number of stories about WaPo’s sale to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, but lost count somewhere around 17 billion. Is it safe yet to call […]

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    All Hail Jeff Bezos?

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    Our national what-will-Jeff-Bezos-do-with-WaPo watch continues, this time as PBS’ Media Shift blog imagines—as so many others have already done–what an Amazoned newspaper might look like. You can dissect their thoughts […]

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    CBS News’ O’Donnell’s ‘Typical’ Week of Work and Training

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    Norah O’Donnell, CBS News anchor, is training for her first half-marathon (a little over 13 miles) and today she shared a typical week of training with the readers at Self, […]

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    Journos Get Trumped

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    Maybe someone needs to introduce @realDonaldTrump to Twitter’s reply button, because apparently he’s been responding to reporters’ tweets with handwritten notes. The latest came last night to Huffington Post’s Sam […]

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    Douthat Clarifies That He Really, Really Doesn’t Care For <em>Politico</em>

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    Yesterday, we pointed out how NYT columnist Ross Douthat feels about Politico. He was blunt in his distaste: “I say this as someone who doesn’t particularly like the Politico style […]