In another edition of media dissecting other media, here's Jack Shafer
to remind you that your ‘exclusive’ interview ... isn’t
. Yeah, you heard him! "Ditto, amen and thank you, Jack! You tell 'em," Frazier Moore
reacted at the Associated Press
, clearly in hearty agreement. Erik Eckholm
with the New York Times
added this thought: "Word 'exclusive' should be banned, seldom true and who cares anyway."
We also received the sad word that the San Francisco Chronicle plans to end its prized food section
. At the LA Times
, Chris Megerian
explained this decision's significance: "How important has food coverage been to @sfchronicle
? 'The newspaper jarred its own branded honey.'" So was it the right decision? Guardian
's Dan Gillmor
seems not to think so: "We were getting Sunday SF Chronicle at home, but the end of the Food & Wine section is a tipping point. Bye bye."
In happier news, Politico Magazine
debuted its new look, and that was a hit
. At the Globe and Mail
, Matt Frehner
tweeted, "Nice and clean. (And sponsored!)" Hannah Fairfield
at The New York Times
was also impressed: "Hats off to @janetmichaud." But Politico media reporter Dylan Byers
seemed positively enraptured with his publication's unveiling: "Jesus the new POLITICO Magazine looks good."
Less of a hit: this New York Times
' style piece on nanny recipes
(and that's putting it mildly). Stella Bugbee
at New York Magazine
picked put a prime example of its offensiveness: “'But if a kid is in a mac-and-cheese phase, we also want to help them out of it.' This article is the WORST." Dante Ramos
at the Boston Globe
asked sarcastically, "Don't you just hate it when your nanny cooks déclassé meals for your trophy children?" In another fit of facetiousness, Jessica Valenti
at The Nation
gasped, "MONSTER: 'Their nanny, from Wisconsin, does not always know the difference between quinoa and couscous.'"
And in social media, The Atlantic
asserts that Upworthy is clickbait with a conscience
. After reading, Ben Allen
with WITF Central Pennsylvania
admitted, "I didn't want to click on this story about @Upworthy
, but then I did and it changed my life in one big way."