Bullet points from the press

Sep 10, 2014

At the top of media news, Mashable has just announced its expansion into the UK with a London office (249 shares). "With opening of London office next month, @Mashable will have editorial bureaus running full-bore 24/7. We’re stoked," tweets executive editor and chief content officer Jim Roberts.

In more frustrating news, CJR reminds us that investigative reporting is "still a very white male business" (191 shares). "There's NO reason why this should be the case," Eugene Kane points out at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

And to end on a ridiculous note, Bim Adewunmi devoted a diatribe in The Guardian to her opinion that "New York’s subway is so hellish, I’m homesick for London’s underground" (131 shares). American journalists (in particular New York-based ones) were not amused -- and even non-American journos came to the subway's defense. "OK Americans, I have an Australian lesson for you. When British people complain like this, call them a 'whinging pom,'" WSJ's Tom Gara helpfully suggests. "Ugh, when do I get to go to London to complain about the Underground not being open 24-7?" Gothamist's Jen Chung demands. 

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