In media and more
The very fine longform journalist Peter Maass unveils the saga of Stephen Kim, the State Department expert who spoke to a reporter and ended up in jail (~700 shares). In its first days without Brian Williams, NBC's "Nightly News" still starts off strong, reports Politico's Hadas Gold. At Yahoo Finance, Andy Serwer will be their new editor-in-chief (check out his Tumblr post here). Meanwhile, the Columbia Journalism Review confirms that everything you think about freelancing is true.
In tech, Snapchat is said to seek as much as $19 Billion value. Also, Pussy Riot (yes, that Pussy Riot) just unleashed their first English song "I Can't Breathe," and it is indeed a chilling tribute to Eric Garner and, quote, "all those from Russia to America and around the globe who suffer from state terror" (600+ shares). And in sports, Michael Bradley wonders (now hear him out, everyone) if just maybe it’s time for media to stop asking athletes questions?