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Jay Paterno owes public an explanation for column promoting Saudi Arabia following luxury junket

Penn State Trustee Jay Paterno shared an odd column yesterday promoting Saudi Arabia without the necessary disclosures about who paid for his trip.

Chris Gethard & Mal Blum – Crying At The Wawa (Official Video)

Old but new to me.

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Jay Paterno owes public an explanation for column promoting Saudi Arabia following luxury junket

Penn State Trustee Jay Paterno shared an odd column yesterday promoting Saudi Arabia without the necessary disclosures about who paid for his trip.

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Why last night’s surprise announcement of WordPress 5.0 was a concerning decision by Matt Mullenweg

Last night around 8:30pm, Matt Mullenweg posted to WordPress’ Make blog that WordPress 5.0 would be released December 6, just two days from now.

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Publishing as Venture Capital: A Deep-ish Dive

Ethan builds out the idea of publishing as venture capital, very interesting read on publishing as investment.

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“No sign of hate groups” – Why hasn’t the Inquirer corrected its reporting of Saturday’s hate rally?

The Philadelphia Inquirer's coverage of this weekend's hate rally on Independence Mall outright denies the presence of hate groups there.

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DFM’s NorCal editor David Little appeared on Reliable Sources yesterday

Digital First Media's head editor in northern California, David Little, appeared on CNN's Reliable Sources yesterday to talk with host Brian Stelter about the paper's efforts covering (and recovering from) the Camp Fire disaster.

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Publishing, privilege, and noblesse oblige

H.L. Mencken's "Life of Kings" quote does the industry a disservice and in this column I argue that publishers should use an older framework, noblesse oblige, to better understand their social obligation.

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