Your Friday news about the news
Some last media notes for your Friday: CJR wants to know, is virtual reality journalism's new frontier? (231 shares) Plus, the Royals want D.C. press to clean up their act ("Didn't we have a revolution?" wonders Heidi Moore with Guardian US). Also, Re/code is nixing its comment section ("I totally get why. But I value the convo with my readers and often learn more from them," GigaOm's Kevin Tofel laments). Disturbingly, London police have compiled files on journalists that include details of sexual orientation, childhood and family medical history ("Yes, the police really sent my police files to the wrong address at first," adds The Times' Jules Mattsson, the central journalist in question). And in new media launches, a pro-independence paper "the National" is set to launch in Scotland while The Huffington Post is rumored to be in talks to host that Jill Abramson start-up. Now you're all caught up.