"If you're wondering why women journos get mad when movies portray them sleeping with their sources, read @AmeliaRayno," advises Bloomberg View's Kavitha A. Davidson, sharing the addendum by Star Tribune's Amelia Rayno to the scandal surrounding former University of Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague. "Powerful words on why women don't always speak about harassment via @AmeliaRayno," reflects Smithsonian.com's Erin Blakemore, "U of MN tries to say jettisoned Athletic Director had one bad night and is seeking help for booze. Then we read this," notes Peter Frost of Chicago Crain's Business. "So much respect for the courageous @AmeliaRayno, who shared her disturbing story of being harassed by Norwood Teague," praises USA Today's Eric Prisbell.
Also filed under reporter tribulations, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Paul Hampel is recovering in the hospital after an attack while covering Ferguson. "Post-Dispatch reporter Paul Hampel, one of our best, recovering at hospital after attack while covering Ferguson," tweets colleague Derrick Goold. "Here is an update on my friend @phampel, spoke w/ him he's doing ok, was assaulted in Ferguson," shares another PD reporter, David Carson. St. Louis County meanwhile declared a state of emergency today after an 18-year-old was shot and critically wounded in a police shoot-out that broke out in the midst of protests there. The suspect has been charged with 10 counts, including assault of an officer.