I guess I missed the discussion with Douglas Brinkley, the historian, and with with Sister Louise D. Patterson, wife of the Memphis preacher Bishop G.E. Patterson, on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King. But on the way to work this morning I heard a long, substantive, and rather wonderful interview with Jesse Jackson about King—his last moments, his struggle with our government, what he would likely be doing if he was alive, the progress on race and inequality that has been achieved since his death, the distance still to go. Where? On Imus in the Morning, on the 40th anniversary of King’s death and the one-year anniversary of Don Imus’s infamous remark. The human heart is a mysterious and resilient thing.
10:57 AM - April 4, 2008
Martin in the Morning
Fox News not outraged by retailers’ War on Thanksgiving - As giant stores commercialize the last holdout, Bill O’Reilly & Co. shrug
BuzzFeed’s all-positive books section - It doesn’t make sense to pledge positivity if your aim is to provide readers with critics’ takes on new books. It makes more sense if your aim is to cultivate a thriving community.
Disappointing Deadspin - It broke the Manti Te’o story, but then stopped reporting and resumed trashing
Healthcare in Great Britain vs. healthcare in the USA: part one - A conversation with Chris Smyth, health reporter for The Times of London
Asperger’s, pedophiles, and questionable motivations - A dart to the Daily Beast, for its ill-informed speculation on Adam Lanza’s psyche
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
True on the internet
Different century, same tricks
Hint: viral wins
Bestowing the annual honor on Snowden would send an important message
Jane Hall interviews Barton Gellman about his NSA stories, including how Edward Snowden contacted him
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.