Pontifications from the press
A day later, we're still reeling from the death of journalist Maria Golovnina, as Reuters releases this tribute to their Islamabad-based bureau chief. "Packed amazing amount into a too short life," reflects journalist Erin Geiger Smith. Meanwhile, Reddit scored a much-coveted "Ask Me Anything" thread with the fab three: Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and, you guessed it--even Edward Snowden, joining from Moscow (7,300+ shares). "Most unexpected thing about the Snowden/Poitras/Greenwald AMA: Snowden's pretty funny. Rarely comes across," observed Wired UK's Oliver Franklin. Also, that Greenwald is a fuddy-duddy joke-ruiner.
Turns out that Gamergate's alleged archvillain is really a trolling sketch comedian (1,300+ shares). Does that really excuse him, though? "You know that Larkin line that reads, 'What will survive of us is love'? Wrong—what will survive of us is trolls," concludes Texas Observer's Christopher Hooks. And while we're on the subject of women in the public eye, check out this panel of women in sports journalism 30 and under (800+ shares). "Reading this reminded me how blessed I am to have worked with @ginamizell at @TheOklahoman," tweets Mike Sherman from that newsroom.
Plus, check out Apple's new, diverse emoji. "I just spent way too long trying to figure out if I was yellow or brown," admits Eater's Daniela Galarza. In tech, here’s how 6 news orgs feel about Snapchat (600+ shares). Also, the New York Times feels This Winter Has Gotten Old. "A winter so bad, the NYT has editorialized about it," summarizes Globe and Mail's Peter Scowen. And in Pakistan, the government has issued a CNIC to Nat Geo's famed 'Afghan Girl'. "Decades after her National Geographic 'Afghan Girl' picture, Sharbat Gula gets ID card photo," elaborates NBC's David Wyllie.