Monday media madness

The New York Times reports that Harper Lee's lawyer is offering more details on the discovery of her new book (9,600+ shares). Sergio Hernandez with The Week reacts, "uhh you can’t be a notorious, press-averse recluse and then complain when your credibility is questioned, harper lee." But Adam L. Penenberg with Pando Daily reflects, "Nowhere in this @nytimes story do the reporters say they tried to contact Harper Lee for comment. Why no skepticism?"

Both BuzzFeed and Vox got to interview President Obama today. Members of sports media are mourning the passing of Dean Smith, the longtime University of North Carolina basketball coach. Meanwhile, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists invites you to explore the Swiss Leaks Data (7,800+ shares). And in terrific profiles, meet Mrs. O, the great-grandmother keeping Capitol Hill in line.

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