Today in "why we can't have nice things"

by  Kirsten Browning Wednesday, 14 Sept. 2016
"Law of unintended consequences, Exhibit MMMMCMXCIX," declares Justin Gillis with the New York Times, when news just broke as to exactly why internet browsers are getting disabled on New York’s free wi-fi kiosks (over 3,500+ shares ...

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Carlos Tejada
Carlos Tejada
Carlos Tejada

Asia Business Editor, The New York Times. Former WSJ. Slowly, painfully studying Chinese. Warning: There will be #Jayhawks posts.

Jessica Bennett
Jessica Bennett
Jessica Bennett

I write on gender & culture for the @nytimes. Author, Feminist Fight Club. Get it👇🏽👇🏾

Justin Gillis
Justin Gillis
Justin Gillis

Reporter for The New York Times, covering the science of climate change and the policy implications of that science.

Justin Miller
Justin Miller
Justin Miller

Senior editor @thedailybeast. Alumnus of @NYMag, @TheAtlantic, @umich

Oscar Raymundo
Oscar Raymundo
Oscar Raymundo

tech + travel + culture writer working on a book based on the 'boy toy' blog

Elizabeth Spayd
Elizabeth Spayd
Elizabeth Spayd

Public Editor, New York Times

Stephanie Saul
Stephanie Saul
Stephanie Saul

reporter@nytimes covering #highered, born skeptic, defender of press freedom everywhere, send story ideas to sauls@nytimes.com

Xeni Jardin
Xeni Jardin
Xeni Jardin

Journalist • @boingboing @freedomofpress @kcrw • TV/radio opinionator • xeni@xeni.net • alive after breast cancer • HH @DalaiLama blessed my ...

Journo job moves for Friday

by  Kirsten Browning Friday, 9 Sept. 2016
Your career moves to know for today: Kat Lucero (pictured here) boards The Hill as a finance reporter for its Extra vertical. Lucero is no stranger to that beat, having most ...

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Analía Fiestas
Analía Fiestas
Analía Fiestas

@Telemundo39 Reporter • MMJ journalist • @OurSJMC graduate • Health & Fitness • Loves butterflies! • RTs not endorsements

Andrea Aguirre
Andrea Aguirre
Andrea Aguirre

#VideoJournalist #Reporter at #Telemundo39 . I am from #Lima #Peru.

Kat Lucero
Kat Lucero
Kat Lucero

reporter for @TheHill Extra Finance klucero[at]thehill[dot][com] seedisclaimer.com

Question of the day

by  Kirsten Browning Friday, 9 Sept. 2016
Our last question asked: Depending on whether you're reading it in English or Spanish, Sen. John McCain​'s campaign web site portrays his stance on what issue differently? That would be immigration, of course: ...

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Dan Rosenbaum
Dan Rosenbaum
Dan Rosenbaum

Online media maven; http://CenterRingMedia.com; former editor NetGuide, fireEMS, Mobile Office; talking head. Singer. http://muckrack.com/dan-rosenbaum

Craig Pittman
Craig Pittman
Craig Pittman

My book Oh Florida! is compulsively readable, says NYT. Author of The Scent of Scandal, Manatee Insanity & Paving Paradise. ...

Maurizio Morabito
Maurizio Morabito
Maurizio Morabito

Expert finder. FOI defender. Freedom writer. Space/weather/climate/history/politics buff, journalist, skeptic, IT consultant, omnologist.

Mark Gibbs
Mark Gibbs
Mark Gibbs

gibbs.com/mgbio and muckrack.com/quistuipater

Ron Casalotti
Ron Casalotti
Ron Casalotti

Social media professional (Assoc Director, U.S. Lead) KPMG US (views expressed here my own). Author of Bottom of the Food ...

Lucia Walinchus
Lucia Walinchus
Lucia Walinchus

Reporter at Professional News Services LLC. Practicing attorney. Ice hockey addict. Freelancer for @NYTimes. 2016 Fulbright Berlin Capital Program Scholar

Journo job moves for Wednesday

by  Kirsten Browning Wednesday, 7 Sept. 2016
Your career highlight for the day:  Mariana Atencio (pictured here!) has just started at MSNBC as a Miami-based correspondent. Atencio hails from Univision and Fusion, where she first joined Univision as a correspondent in 2011 and eventually ...

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Dan Arnall
Dan Arnall
Dan Arnall

Executive Producer, Nightly News Weekend, NBC News. Formerly Bloomberg & ABC News. Retweets are not endorsements & opinions are my ...

Mariana Atencio
Mariana Atencio
Mariana Atencio

Correspondent at @msnbc I Peabody Award Winner I Huffpost's Most Influential Women in 2016 election media I Latina, Immigrant | ...

Stephanie Castillo
Stephanie Castillo
Stephanie Castillo

Associate editor @FortuneMagazine dot com. Lots of health, tech, teen things.

Question of the day

by  Kirsten Browning Tuesday, 6 Sept. 2016
Our last question asked: Why was the Green Party presidential candidate's recent Capital University speech delayed?​ Dr. Jill Stein was slated to fly to Columbus, Ohio to make her speech, but mistakenly flew to ...

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Mark Gibbs
Mark Gibbs
Mark Gibbs

gibbs.com/mgbio and muckrack.com/quistuipater

Ron Casalotti
Ron Casalotti
Ron Casalotti

Social media professional (Assoc Director, U.S. Lead) KPMG US (views expressed here my own). Author of Bottom of the Food ...

These journalists don't want your gift guide pitches

by  Ted Schwinden Tuesday, 6 Sept. 2016
Summer is in the books which means the holidays are just around the corner. Yay! Who is counting down to Christmas? (Cough, 109 days, cough) However, do yourself a favor ...

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Alex Heath
Alex Heath
Alex Heath

Tech reporter @businessinsider. Level 25 Pokémon Go trainer. DMs open. snapchat.com/add/alexeheath

Brenda Salinas
Brenda Salinas
Brenda Salinas

I'm helping build something cool. @NPR Kroc Fellow and @LatinoUSA and @KUT alum.

Kia Kokalitcheva
Kia Kokalitcheva
Kia Kokalitcheva

I'm Kia (like the car). #Cal alumna (Go Bears!), #SiliconValley girl, @Twitter addict, @FortuneMagazine tech reporter.

Jaime Derringer
Jaime Derringer
Jaime Derringer

Coming down off the mountain / Everything is so clear / Coming down off the mountain / Let your fears ...

Jessica Hartshorn
Jessica Hartshorn
Jessica Hartshorn

Senior Lifestyle Editor at Fit Pregnancy magazine and Entertainment Editor at Parents magazine, plus mom of two in Brooklyn. All ...

Jessica Lahey
Jessica Lahey
Jessica Lahey

Author @NYTimesBooks bestseller The Gift of Failure. Writer @NYTimes, @TheAtlantic, @VPRnet. First, foremost & evermore a teacher.

Jaclyn Hendricks
Jaclyn Hendricks
Jaclyn Hendricks

Reporter/Producer @nypost + @pagesix. Unapologetic @Giants + @nyrangers fan. Member of #BachelorNation. Born + bred Jersey girl. jhendricks@nypost.com

Lauren Kay
Lauren Kay
Lauren Kay

style editor @theknot

Matt Townsend
Matt Townsend
Matt Townsend

Reporter for Bloomberg (@business). Cover the companies selling you stuff, including Herbalife & Lumber Liquidators. Tips to mtownsend9@bloomberg.net

Final thoughts for Friday

by  Kirsten Browning Saturday, 3 Sept. 2016
Today we learned that Americans really like taco trucks. But we only learned this after Latinos for Trump founder Marco Gutierrez warned us that his culture "is a very dominant culture, and it's ...

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Marissa Lang
Marissa Lang
Marissa Lang

Tech & the evolving face of the Bay Area for the @SFChronicle. Perpetual wanderluster. Speaker of Spanglish. Proud latinx. Forever ...

Matthew Yglesias
Matthew Yglesias
Matthew Yglesias

Dad. Voxxer.

Philip Bump
Philip Bump
Philip Bump

Writer for The Washington Post's politics blog, The Fix. philip.bump@washpost.com

Richard Hasen
Richard Hasen
Richard Hasen

Professor of Law and Political Science at UC Irvine; Election Law Blogger. Author #PlutocratsUnited http://amzn.to/1PNUCcs

Muck Rack's monthly top picks: 5 links we loved in August

by  Jessica Lawlor Thursday, 1 Sept. 2016
Muck Rack's monthly top picks: 5 links we loved in August
Back to school! Oh wait...well, hello there, September! Let's take a look at the top PR/journalism posts around the web from the month of August. Also, stick around to discover the top five ...

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Andrea Lehr
Andrea Lehr
Andrea Lehr

Musings on cool content with a heavy dose of GIFs.

Cadence Bambenek
Cadence Bambenek
Cadence Bambenek

Associate Campus News Editor @badgerherald | Student @UWMadison Former: @businessinsider/@sai @WiStateJournal | RT≠Endorsement.

Julie Bort
Julie Bort
Julie Bort

Editor for Business Insider covering tech. I'm also a mom, a skier and a mountain biker.

Micah Warren
Micah Warren
Micah Warren

PR pro, Nellie Bly's dad, quasi sports guy

Michelle Vroom
Michelle Vroom
Michelle Vroom

Founder of @vroomcomm. Helping #smallbusinesses market their services. Mompreneur, blogger and @runDisney marathoner.

Tim O'Brien
Tim O'Brien
Tim O'Brien

Veteran, accredited #PR guy. Tweet primarily about #PublicRelations. @DuqEdu grad, @Ketchum alum. Owner @ O’Brien Communications.

Michelle Garrett
Michelle Garrett
Michelle Garrett

Writer. #PR pro. Solopreneur. Blogger. Muck Rack contributor. Incurable social media nerd. Coffeeaholic. Tech, #B2B, Startups & Smallbiz entrepreneur.com/author/michell

Thursday threads

by  Kirsten Browning Thursday, 1 Sept. 2016
"Zika fight starts killing bees," summarizes Scientific American's Alex Wild in the wake of reports that millions of bees are dead after South Carolina sprayed for mosquitoes infected with the virus. And death came swiftly: "After the ...

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Alex Wild
Alex Wild
Alex Wild

Curator of Entomology at the University of Texas at Austin. Blogger at Scientific American. Photographer down in the dirt.

Words from the wordsmiths

by  Kirsten Browning Thursday, 1 Sept. 2016
The outrage saga that will not die, Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem, is starting to raise questions about the media's own diversity demons, argues The Undefeated's Lonnae O'Neal. "Locker rooms are full of ...

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Borzou Daragahi
Borzou Daragahi
Borzou Daragahi

@BuzzFeedNews Middle East correspondent; ex-@FT & @LATimes in Cairo, Beirut, Baghdad, Tehran. Chicagoan & New Yorker. Love tips & questions. ...

Charles Johnson
Charles Johnson
Charles Johnson

Tribune journalist. Mediocre photographer. If I ever get a dog, I'm naming it Avon Barksdale. (RTs ≠ endorsement) #3A

Jamil Smith
Jamil Smith
Jamil Smith

Senior National Correspondent, @MTVNews.

Jessica Iannetta
Jessica Iannetta
Jessica Iannetta

Deputy editor @Cecil_whig. @SyracuseU and @dailyorange grad. Long-suffering #RBNY fan. Jersey girl.

John Wenzel
John Wenzel
John Wenzel

Covering A&E, features, breaking news for The Denver Post. Bylines in Esquire, Rolling Stone, Vice, Splitsider, The Guardian. Liability negligible.

Lonnae O'Neal
Lonnae O'Neal
Lonnae O'Neal

Senior Writer, ESPN @TheUndefeated Former columnist @WashingtonPost. I'm trying to cover a lot of ground!

Matthew Orr
Matthew Orr
Matthew Orr

Senior editor, video at @statnews, a property of Boston Globe Media. Previously: Senior producer at @nytimes

Nikole Hannah-Jones
Nikole Hannah-Jones
Nikole Hannah-Jones

Reporter @nytmag covering race in the U.S. from 1619-present//AKA The Beyoncé of journalism//Co-founder http://idabwellssociety.org //Twice as good since 1976//

Yasha Levine
Yasha Levine
Yasha Levine

Nefarious Russian. Writing Surveillance Valley

Question of the day

by  Kirsten Browning Wednesday, 31 Aug. 2016
Our last question asked: Why was drakeandrihanna.com trending yesterday? Drake and Rihanna fans lost it yesterday when the site drakeandrihanna.com suddenly appeared, complete with a countdown clock. Could it be a collaboration? A wedding announcement? ...

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Robin Soslow
Robin Soslow
Robin Soslow

Action, art, nature and travel-loving writer/photographer. I'm well-read and so is my writing.

Craig Pittman
Craig Pittman
Craig Pittman

My book Oh Florida! is compulsively readable, says NYT. Author of The Scent of Scandal, Manatee Insanity & Paving Paradise. ...

Heather Vega
Heather Vega
Heather Vega

Writer of prose, granter of wishes, lover of trouble

Mark Gibbs
Mark Gibbs
Mark Gibbs

gibbs.com/mgbio and muckrack.com/quistuipater

Ron Casalotti
Ron Casalotti
Ron Casalotti

Social media professional (Assoc Director, U.S. Lead) KPMG US (views expressed here my own). Author of Bottom of the Food ...

Trending this Tuesday

by  Kirsten Browning Tuesday, 30 Aug. 2016
Could there be no wall after all? That's the idea being played with at The New York Times, where their latest headline reads "Donald Trump to Visit Mexico After More Than ...

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Alex Abad-Santos
Alex Abad-Santos
Alex Abad-Santos

Culture writer at @voxdotcom. -3.75 in my left eye. Want to be the kind of man Ina Garten would be ...

Frank Thorp
Frank Thorp
Frank Thorp

Producer & Off-Air Reporter covering 2016 at @NBCNews. Instagram: (frankthorpv) Snapchat: (frankthorp) Also served as Chairman of the RTCA Exec. ...

Gabriel Sherman
Gabriel Sherman
Gabriel Sherman

National Affairs Editor at New York Magazine. NBC News/MSNBC contributor, Author of NYT best seller THE LOUDEST VOICE IN THE ...

Ian Servantes
Ian Servantes
Ian Servantes

news editor @ComplexMag | dog with a blog

Ivan Oransky
Ivan Oransky
Ivan Oransky

VP, global editorial director, @medpagetoday; co-founder, @RetractionWatch; Distinguished Writer In Residence, @NYU_Journalism; columnist, @statnews; VP, @AHCJ

Jeffrey Young
Jeffrey Young
Jeffrey Young

Senior reporter for @HuffingtonPost. Stop yelling at everyone on here, people.

Joshua Holland
Joshua Holland
Joshua Holland

Nation Institute fellow; Contributor to The Nation and Rolling Stone; Host, Politics and Reality Radio

Maggie Haberman
Maggie Haberman
Maggie Haberman

Random woman, mom of 3 very cool kids. Presidential campaign correspondent NYTimes, analyst CNN. RTs don't nec mean agreement. maggie.haberman@nytimes.com

Matt Pearce
Matt Pearce
Matt Pearce

National reporter for the Los Angeles Times. May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.

Question of the day

by  Kirsten Browning Tuesday, 30 Aug. 2016
Our last question asked: What strange phenomenon was caused by lightning over the weekend in central Norway? That would be the mysterious deaths of more than 300 reindeer, believed to have been caused ...

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Cory Sekine-Pettite
Cory Sekine-Pettite
Cory Sekine-Pettite

Award-winning #B2B #editor and #writer. #Photographer. I also tweet for @MarkeeMag, @Masonry_Design, and @ASBPE. http://muckrack.com/cory-sekine-pettite

Mark Edwards
Mark Edwards
Mark Edwards

Online content creator, marketer, media observer, future builder, proud father, social media pioneer, insane #Cubs fan. #Snapchat-themarkedwards #HireMarkE

Sean Tizzard
Sean Tizzard
Sean Tizzard

Music musings with your muesli - festival & gig reviewer for eFestivals & Leicester Mercury has an outlet for his ...

Lucia Walinchus
Lucia Walinchus
Lucia Walinchus

Reporter at Professional News Services LLC. Practicing attorney. Ice hockey addict. Freelancer for @NYTimes. 2016 Fulbright Berlin Capital Program Scholar

Tiffany Jansen
Tiffany Jansen
Tiffany Jansen

Freelance writer covering parenting, business, environment, and health. Musical theater geek, mom, Dutchman's wife. Hearts stroopwafels and the Oxford comma

Thomas Feyer
Thomas Feyer
Thomas Feyer

Letters editor at The New York Times since 1999; at NYT since '80. Native of Hungary; naturalized American; die-hard New ...

M. Edward Borasky
M. Edward Borasky
M. Edward Borasky

Buck Borasky, Frontier Programmer: saving Earth for octothorpes since 2007. Former Boy Genius, Sit-down Comic, Thought Follower, Curmudgeon-in-Residence

Unbelievable, and yet not

by  Kirsten Browning Monday, 29 Aug. 2016
By now you already know that serial texter Anthony Weiner has done it again. After an epic takedown by New York Post describing how his latest bout of unfaithfulness took place even while his son ...

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Brady Dale
Brady Dale
Brady Dale

Tech reporter at @Observer. bdale@observer.com. Got secrets? https://keybase.io/bradydale Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/iDrd5

Clyde Haberman
Clyde Haberman
Clyde Haberman

Contributing writer & former columnist at The New York Times. New Yorker with many years as a foreign correspondent based ...

Craig Pittman
Craig Pittman
Craig Pittman

My book Oh Florida! is compulsively readable, says NYT. Author of The Scent of Scandal, Manatee Insanity & Paving Paradise. ...

Dave Itzkoff
Dave Itzkoff
Dave Itzkoff

''As a Jew, I'm very judgmental. As a street Jew, doubly so.'' --Sidney Lumet

Erica Grieder
Erica Grieder
Erica Grieder

senior editor, @TexasMonthly. All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.

Gabriel Sherman
Gabriel Sherman
Gabriel Sherman

National Affairs Editor at New York Magazine. NBC News/MSNBC contributor, Author of NYT best seller THE LOUDEST VOICE IN THE ...

Brandon Griggs
Brandon Griggs
Brandon Griggs

CNN Digital senior producer covering tech, entertainment and trending news. Food/travel geek, culture vulture, student of life. All opinions my ...

Jill Lawrence
Jill Lawrence
Jill Lawrence

Journalist who likes to argue, in a nice way. Mom of 2 musicians. Veteran of many news organizations, now commentary ...

John Schwartz
John Schwartz
John Schwartz

NYT reporter covering climate change. Wrote Oddly Normal https://www.amazon.com/Oddly-Normal-Familys-Struggle-Sexuality/dp/1469257238 Galveston BOI.

Kurt Gessler
Kurt Gessler
Kurt Gessler

Deputy Editor for Digital News @ChicagoTribune. I also teach stuff at @MedillSchool. Has never been dated for the purpose of ...

Matt Taibbi
Matt Taibbi
Matt Taibbi

Journalist and author of THE DIVIDE, GRIFTOPIA and THE GREAT DERANGEMENT

Nelson Wang
Nelson Wang
Nelson Wang

Tech and Consumer Stocks Editor, TheStreet. Past: Yahoo, CBS MoneyWatch, Portfolio. Opinions are mine, all mine!

Paul Newberry
Paul Newberry
Paul Newberry

AP Sports Writer, Father, Husband, Stephen Colbert fan, Motherlover and lover of the good life

Niv Elis
Niv Elis
Niv Elis

Business Reporter and Podcaster at the Jerusalem Post (Subscribe! http://www.jpost.com/Podcast). Random Smiling Guy.

Chris Cillizza
Chris Cillizza
Chris Cillizza

One of the dumber and least respected of the political pundits. -- Donald Trump

Journo job moves for Monday

by  Kirsten Browning Monday, 29 Aug. 2016
Today's career highlight: Billboard names Rebecca Milzoff senior editor, features, focusing on longform storytelling across all platforms, including investigative features, profiles of top music stars, and special editorial packages. Milzoff joins from New York ...

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Alan Scher Zagier
Alan Scher Zagier
Alan Scher Zagier

Strategic communicator at Missouri S&T. Freelance legal journalist. College parent. Tosser of discs. Baltimore by birth, (Florida) snowbird by choice.

Jacqui Maher
Jacqui Maher
Jacqui Maher

Unicorns are mythical creatures, I head up interactive journalism at Condé Nast International. Putting the 'b' in subtle since graffiti ...

Rebecca Milzoff
Rebecca Milzoff
Rebecca Milzoff

Senior editor in features land @Billboard; culture writer @NYMag, @NYT, @DeparturesMag. Down with OPP (other people's puppies).

Wolfgang Blau
Wolfgang Blau
Wolfgang Blau

Chief Digital Officer, Condé Nast International. (prior: Director Digital Strategy, The Guardian / Editor-in-Chief zeit.de )

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