Monday media mash-up
Today members of the media are in mourning after Australian columnist Sam de Brito was found dead at just 46 in his North Bondi home. Police do not appear to be treating de Brito's death as suspicious or a suicide. "Desperately sad news about Sam de Brito. Had great pleasure of working with him. Can't believe we've read his last," shares Matt Collins. Condolences can be left here.
New York Times' executive editor Dean Baquet is defending his publication's Clinton coverage. "Funny exchange b/t @deanbaquet + lefty lady: 'We take info from all kinds of crackpots. That's called reporting,'" details Politico's Joe Pompeo. And just in time for the 2016 campaigns to really heat up, BuzzFeed has launched native video political advertising. NYT's Mike Isaac tweets, "if yr on the agency model, you need to make the pie BIGGR. hence political ads 4 MiLLeNniALs." And tying both those stories together, we suggest you listen to BuzzFeed's latest interview of Hillary Clinton. "Hillary Clinton has told male colleagues to go f**k themselves. This is so real," promises Natalie Kitroeff at Bloomberg Businessweek.