All things press and politics
So Hillary Clinton is set to do her very first national TV interview since her candidacy kicked off, and the lucky news outlet is CNN (1,000+ shares). Set your clocks, it will air at 5 and 8 p.m. EST! "Boom: CNN's @brikeilarcnn scores first national interview with Hillary Clinton," announces colleague M.J. Lee. On that note, we must direct you to Jonathan Allen's confessions of a Clinton reporter, a.k.a. the 5 unspoken rules for covering Hillary. "Clinton Rule #5 Everything she does is fake and calculated for maximum political benefit," Allen tweets.
On a different spectrum of the political beat, the LA Times just hired a reporter to cover "Black Twitter"--and it's newcomer Dexter Thomas. "Interesting beat and interesting hire," reacts Poynter's Seth Liss. Meanwhile, the Columbia Journalism Review just published a fascinating analysis on the cult of VICE. Also, NME is "going free" and the Wall Street Journal gets to preview the first chapter of Harper Lee’s "Go Set a Watchman." NBD, yo. And oh, hey, are you the only person who didn't watch this past week's Women's World Cup? If so, you missed the magnificence that is the five U.S. goals as called by Telemundo's Andrés Cantor. We share because we love. And perhaps said magnificence will help crowd out the terrible, sexist tweet that shows how far women’s soccer still has to go.