What's preoccupying the press

Mar 04, 2015

Still trending from yesterday is this heartfelt apology from one-time journalist Katharine Zaleski "I'm sorry to all the mothers I worked with" (a mea culpa that received 164,000 shares). At Mother JonesMonika Bauerlein adds, "@kzaleski is right about everything here, but let the record reflect that it hits dads too—and sometimes even worse." And in an important eulogy for Missouri state Auditor Tom Schweich, former U.S. Sen. John Danforth reminds us, "Words do hurt. Words can kill" (14,000+ shares). White House press secretary Josh Earnest tweets, "I've never met fellow Missourian Jack Danforth, but I sure do respect the eulogy he delivered for Tom Schwiech today."

In less serious reads, WaPo serves up a scientific explanation of what makes Indian food so delicious (which inexplicably has been shared more than 197,000 times). "The real question is why is Western food so bland?" points out foreign affairs writer Ishaan Tharoor. Which leads us to our next story: the pizza lobby is not backing down (2,700+ shares). Food policy journalist Clare Leschin-Hoar explains, "Other corners of the fast-food industry have folded against public pressure for healthier choices. Not pizza. In other strange-but-true stories, the Post has confirmed that Prince played high school basketball and they have a tremendous photo to prove it (1,700+).

Lastly, let's take this moment to collectively shame VICE UK for this crime against journo jobs. Guardian's Erica Buist of howtobejobless tweets, "Seriously, Vice? 12 months on £22 a day? That's not an apprenticeship, that's a reality show challenge." Update: Group shaming successfully completed?

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