Monday media mêlée
Yesterday marked World Press Freedom Day, and many journalists chose to observe it by tweeting with the #Remembering hashtag to honor fallen journalists (1,500+ shares). #Remembering campaign organizer and journalist Sarah Jones tweets, "Thank u for joining the #remembering fallen journalists social media moment on Sunday, World Press Freedom Day 2015!" You can learn about each of the journalists we lost over a span of two decades here. Meanwhile, it appears that two journalists were blocked from covering Saturday's "fight of the century" because of their past coverage on abuse allegations against Floyd Mayweather (16,000+ shares). "No fight for me or @MichelleDBeadle. Mayweather's team told my producer the camp was blocking my credential," tweets CNN's Rachel Nichols. After a short and somewhat disappointing program, however, sports and entertainment reporter Michelle Beadle concludes, "From what I've read, looks like being banned was the best thing that happened to me today. Thanks, enablers!"
Also making the rounds in media circles: learn how AJ+ has been covering Baltimore using only mobile phones (500+). Roll your eyes at how The New York Times is mad about its feline-based parody site nytimes.cat (~100). Discover what went wrong at Circa (100+). Read why The Onion is far from a joke (4,200+ shares). Then wrap your head around the fact that the in-flight magazine Rhapsody is slowly but surely becoming a first-class literary journal (14,000+). Scott Stossel with The Atlantic reacts, "The hottest new literary journal is....United Airline's in-flight magazine? (I think I take this as a good sign.)"