Update from the Fourth Estate
Turkish officials have arrested two British journalists working for VICE on terror charges, claiming they were "working on behalf of a terrorist organization." Andy Metzger of the State House News Service asks, "Have they ever seen Vice? Not a lotta overlap with Islamic State." Sally Hayden there tweets, "All thoughts are with my friends and colleagues who are spending another night in prison in Turkey." Elsewhere in accusations, Australia's immigration minister claims Fairfax Media is trying to bring down the Abbott government. "Wrong, Fairfax isn't bringing down the Government, it is doing it by itself: singlehanded,unassisted and brilliantly," reacts politician Christine Milne. Meanwhile, the Columbia Journalism Review demonstrates how "democratators" are threatening press freedom. And rounding out this update on press and politics, check out the full transcipt for the editor-in-chief of Forward's interview with Obama.
In media news with a positive spin, BuzzFeed is laying the groundwork for a major expansion in Los Angeles--but simultaneously the universe is balanced out by Bloomberg News laying the groundwork for layoffs. 80, to be specific. The New York Times sets the record straight on Jorge Ramos not being Walter Cronkite. "Jorge Ramos: Oriana Fallaci with grey hair, icy blue eyes and no racism!" summarizes BuzzFeed's Matthew Zeitlin. Lastly, Vulture spotlights how the tiny Graywolf Press became a big player in publishing.