Which GOP governor is the weakest link? Which democrat senator wants to marry a multi-millionaire? The New York Times’ David Carr consults top authorities in the world of reality television about how the U.S. Republican and Democratic National Conventions could spice up their images.
"At one point, when he was about 24, he took off into the Tasmanian wilderness with just a knife and pitted himself against nature to see if he could survive out there," says Julian Assange’s mother of her son in the Guardian’s compilation of testimonies from the whistleblower’s nearest and dearest.
Pasadena publisher James Macpherson claims to have received death threats five years ago when he began hiring workers in India to write local news stories. Now he has launched Journtent, a system for helping other publishers outsource local reporting. CJR reports.
Two U.S. papers - the Harrisburg, Pa., Patriot-News and The Syracuse, N.Y., Post-Standard - will reduce their print frequency to three days a week. Andrew Beaujon reports for Poynter.
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