From the media, about the media
Here's when you know public documents redacting has gone truly awry: when the cops black out the name of a missing dog (200+ shares). While we're on the subject of dogs, the New York Times put the old theory that dogs look like their owners (or is it the reverse?) to the test with this look-alike quiz (7,000+ shares). "Is this a ClickHole," BuzzFeed's Daniel Kibblesmith wonders, suspiciously. We got 7 out of 12 correct, can you beat that? These images were from the Westminster Dog Show, of course, where a "sloppy galoot" chased a first, but failed (1,100+ shares). "You know some copy editor at the NYT has been dying to use 'Sloppy Galoot' into a headline for years," notes Aaron Mehta with Defense News.
Also in journalism, the Wall Street Journal's Marketplace section has been renamed "Business & Tech." NYT's Lydia Polgreen concludes, "Sign of the times." The NY Times also offers a lovely ballad on journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave, "whose life was a tale itself." Meanwhile, the Irish Times preps to introduce digital subscriptions next week (~300 shares).
From Poynter's Benjamin Mullin, here's how a local news site busted open Chicago’s biggest sports story this year (300+ shares). Elsewhere at Poynter, Katie Hawkins-Gaar produces a depressing but important read on newsrooms facing a mental health challenge in response to increasingly graphic footage (~1,500 shares).
Last, in pop culture: the teenage voice of heartbreak dies at 68. Plus, "the giddy, brilliant (and, OK, somewhat bloated) ‘SNL 40'", c/o Grantland's Bill Simmons.