Monday media madness
Rumors whirl that disgraced (but acquitted) journalist Rebekah Brooks is about to be rehired by Rupert Murdoch, including "unconfirmed reports" that Brooks might be heading Storyful, of all things (1,900 shares). "Christ, he loves this woman," muses Daily Beast London editor Nico Hines. A report from NYT's Ravi Somaiya seems to clarify that further. "For Murdoch-watchers, NYT on Brooks' job-to-be: UK not US, sorta digital, working w/Storyful, not running it," points out Re/code's Peter Kafka. Still, it's also "[y]our daily reminder that if you're a senior digital staffer in news, everybody is in line ahead of you," reacts ProPublica's Scott Klein. Meanwhile, Columbia Journalism Review's big cover issue tantalizingly invites you to steal this idea: "Both journalism and plagiarism have fallen into a murky new reality in which there’s no clear consensus about the old rules," Marc Fisher writes.
In sports, White Sox great Minnie Minoso has died at age 90. As shared by Chicago Tribune's Daniel Haar, "Obama says Minoso was model 'for me and for generations of black and Latino young people.'" Then former baseball player Curt Schilling was on the receiving end of some reprehensible tweets about his daughter (2,600+ shares). "The two guys who tweeted this crap at @gehrig38 have already hidden their accounts. Dish it but can't take it," notices NYT's Nick Confessore. Boston Globe's Peter Abraham adds, "A secondary issue to @gehrig38’s blog post is Twitter’s seeming indifference to such behavior."
To wrap up, may we also welcome you to the new Wired.