Updates from the press box
So 19-year-old Sam won't pay for news "because as a citizen it’s my right to know the news" (1,000+ shares). That's one of the major takeaways from this Nieman Lab study that says millennials like keeping up with news, but good luck getting them to pay for it. "And here, news business, is your challenge," declares Mashable's Heidi Moore. Although as Tom Cheshire with Sky News points out, "Little stat buried here: 53 per cent of millennials have used some type of paid subscription for news in last year."
Sports writer Jody Genessy of Deseret News explains why he's going on the inactive list for a month. "I respect @DJJazzyJody for writing this & I'm pulling for him to find peace," reacts WaPo NBA reporter Michael Lee. Speaking of sports, the Post just gifted us with 2015 NCAA tournament emoji (~7,000 shares). Jessica Stahl there announces, "Guys, I am just now being made aware of Stanford's mascot. This is my new spirit animal." Elsewhere in brackets, here's The Worst Internet Things bracket.
The Columbia Journalism Review makes the case that Serial's sleuthing isn't new, in which we also learn that fans of the show can buy an official red leather notebook "embossed with the series’ logo on the cover" for their amateur detective work (198 shares). We just don't know how to feel right now.