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In media circles, everyone's buzzing over The Fix’s 2015 list of best state political reporters (1,300 shares). "Some of the best reporters I've ever known on this list (and many who have made me strive to be better)," praises Washington Post's Colby Itkowitz. Simultaneously, New York Magazine's Jonathan Chait is attracting both praise and disdain for an essay on all that which is not a very P.C. thing to say. Colleague Annie Lowrey admits, "I love this @jonathanchait essay. But here's my capsule defense of PC culture." Heidi Moore with Guardian US reacts, "Got about halfway through before hitting a haze of 'I can't with this' so someone please read it for me and sum up." Gawker's Max Read advises, "at some point the role of an editor has to be to sit down with a writer and say 'you are too obsessed with twitter.'"

Then Joystiq beautifully "reported" on the rumor of their own demise. "I owe my career to @joystiq. It's the reason I'm able to fake-suffer through a non-blizzard in NYC. Heartbreaking," The Verge's Ross Miller responds to the news. In a weirdly abrasive move, Fusion made a video on the 20 reasons you shouldn't work at Buzzfeed. "I must have missed a memo. When did Fusion turn into Gawker?" asks Columbia Journalism Review's Rui Kaneya. And in unveilings, Condé Nast reveals its branded content shop powered by editors while Twitter launches video uploads and group DMs.

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