Media Monday

Martin Baron at Nieman Lab has an interview with The Washington Post’s Marty Baron on the state of the news media. Joshua Benton there pointed out: “Newspaper people in Boston and Washington will be interested in this.” Caitlin Gibson at the Washington Post said, “TWP's @PostBaron with wise words about journalism (and life).” Sandhya Kambhampati at Scripps National Desk tweeted them: “There is no acceptable alternative to optimism."

In Poynter, Andrew Beaujon has Rutgers University Athletic Director Julie Hermann saying If Star-Ledger died, ‘That’d be great’. Rachel Lenzi tweeted: “Oh, Julie Hermann, did you not learn?”

Ezra Klein’s news venture launched yesterday and the New York Times said: Vox.com Takes Melding of Journalism and Technology to Next Level. Arlyn Gajilan at Reuters said, “Fav quote of the day, so far: ‘Chorus is a unicorn with a kitten on its back.’” Kevin Pang at the Chicago Tribune tweeted: “Wow -> ‘A moment when young talent began demanding superior technology as the key to producing superior journalism.’”

For their first story, Vox seeks out to explain How politics makes us stupid. Lora Kolodny at the Wall Street Journal tweeted this quote from the story: "Why isn’t good evidence more effective in resolving political debates?" Sean Hollister at The Verge suggested, “Don't TL;DR this awesome Vox cover story. This is one of the world's biggest problems and it deserves your attention.”

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