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 [...]

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<em>Guardian’s</em> Glenn Greenwald Annoyed That <em>TPM</em> Reports He Was Annoyed

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The story behind-the-story of the Snowden NSA leaks must still be interesting. And it’s all getting rather weirdly touchy. Today, the New York Times ran a transcript of an “encrypted [...]

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Arianna Huffington’s Secret Revealed: Cheese

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After Ariana Huffington collapsed in 2007 from exhaustion, she made some changes in her life, changes that have seeped into the culture at HuffPost. No one is expected to answer [...]

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Who’s Guessing About Bezos and <em>WaPo</em> Today?

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Today, the NYT’s Nick Wingfield and Brian Stelter  are the latest to attempt to read the mind of Jeff Bezos, bringing us the latest in a string of technology and [...]

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Tips From Nate Silver to Help You Play By the Numbers

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Revolutions, a blog about numbers and analytics, was on hand to hear ESPN’s Nate Silver at the recent Joint Statistical Meeting in Montreal. He’s got some 11 tips and principles [...]

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<em>NYT’s</em> Douthat Imagines the <em>WaPo</em> That Could’ve Been

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How was WaPo “lost” to Jeff Bezos? The NYT‘s Ross Douthat wrote in his column this weekend that it was because the paper missed its opportunity to seize the internet by [...]