In print and politics

First, in print: Joe Pompeo with Capital New York suggests that the NY Times might want to consider a shorter, less expensive version of its print publication (184 shares). Still, The Atlantic's Sophie Gilbert recommended, "Make the NYT smaller, not shorter! Best thing that ever happened was UK papers going tabloid-sized."

Also, incredibly enough, Bloomberg News editor Sara Marley just so happens to enjoy swims across the English Channel, mostly in darkness (185 shares). "Is there anything a Bloomberg editor can't do?" wondered Amy Thomson, a reporter there.

And in politics, NYT's Trip Gabriel reports that former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and his wife Maureen have offered an unusual defense while on trial for conspiring to use his office for personal gain (1,419 shares). "In Virginia, a marriage so broken they did not communicate enough to do anything criminal," reflected Times colleague Mark Getzfred.

Plus, Politico's Maggie Haberman wonders if Chris Christie's a dead man walking or comeback kid? (311 sharesBloomberg TV's Phil Mattingly has only one gripe after reading: "In which @maggiepolitico ruins the end of 'The Sixth Sense' for me (in an otherwise great piece)."


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