Talk of the press

Know which journalistic great would have had her birthday today? "Today's Google Doodle salutes pioneering journalist Nellie Bly & features 1st original song written for Google Doodle," tweets Craig Pittman with the Tampa Bay Times. "It's Nellie Bly's 151st Birthday! Who's that singing her praises in today's #GoogleDoodle?" prompts CNN's Emanuella Grinberg. Why, that would be Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs: "Oh, Nellie, take us all around the world and break those rules 'cause you're our girl." Catchy li'l tune, really. 

Sadly, today we are also commemorating a more recent loss: acclaimed food writer Josh Ozersky, who has died at 47. "Oh No! Brilliant food writer Josh Ozersky has died, aged just 47. A lovely,funny man, superb writer and great friend," laments fellow food writer Jay Rayner with The Guardian. Here's the New York Times' write-up for this prolific food critic.

And then there's this: Michael Moynihan takes on America’s literary elite and their bold stand against Charlie Hebdo's journalists, or as Moynihan also frames it, "a campaign of defamation against the dead" (800+ shares). "Fantastic piece by @mcmoynihan on why Charlie Hebdo was an ANTI-racist magazine. This fact cannot be repeated enough," asserts writer David Patrikarakos.

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