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Riot grrrl is getting a second wind in the same mainstream media outlets it once shunned. (Did you notice the three-page Bikini Kill spread in The New York Times Magazine two Sundays ago?) Part of it has to do with the buzz surrounding The Punk Singer, which made it through post-production thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2011.
Over the last couple of days, news outlets have been rolling out their plans for covering Barack Obama's second swearing in as President of the United States on Monday at the National Mall, where the crowd this time around is expected to swell as high as 800,000.
There were lots of moments in Jason Horowitz's piece in The Washington Post yesterday morning about presidential candidate Mitt Romney's high-school days at the elite Cranbrook Schools in Michigan.
But as a confessed media nerd, this was the moment that made my heart stop:(8)
The Wall Street Journal's new digital editor, Raju Narisetti, late of The Washington Post, already had a key job to fill after his predecessor, Kevin Delaney, hired away The Journal's popular social media editor, Zach Seward, to work for him at The Atlantic's forthcoming business news site.
As Marie Colvin is laid to rest, news organizations assess the dangers of reporting from inside Syria
The wire services continue to generate news photography from inside Syria, but for most news organizations it's been impossible to stay in the country since they came to believe journalists were being specifically targeted by the regime.
"When you take America out of the equation, what kind of country does it become?" asked The New York Times' foreign editor Joe Kahn. "We're not going to stop covering the country because the American military has pulled out. We'll continue to watch the story."
He said the Times would, for the foreseeable future, maintain the current rotation of three full-time correspondents in addition to a "large network" of local stringers to cover the country after withdrawal.(2)