Behold, the lewd, pornographic embrace of two great American pathologies: Race and guns, both of which have conspired not only to take the life of a teenager, but to make that killing entirely permissible.
—Longtime journalist and creator of the Wire David Simon on a Florida jury’s decision in the George Zimmerman case.
A draft letter by Republican members to Speaker Boehner is circulating congress looking for cosigners. I thought I’d offer my edits to the author before they submitted their final version… Still not signing it.
There’s something about the platform-fueled intersection between consumption and utility. If news organizations could get their audiences to think of themselves as users rather than just readers/watchers, they’d probably see a commensurate rise in attachment, commitment, and, well, usage.
—Joshua Benton, Nieman Journalism Lab
The Beernited States of America,