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What Mary Oliver’s Critics Don’t Understand | The New Yorker

today, read @ruth_franklin's beautiful MO profile [via]

Mic.com Quietly Publishing Again With New Writers

this is fuckin disgraceful [via]

William Barr and Why Democrats Shouldn’t Expect This Era to Be Anything Like Watergate | The New Yorker

Bill Barr made one alarming thing clear: he may not release the full Mueller report to the public. [via]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is A Perfect Foil For The Pro-Trump Media

@chrislhayes Did you see Charlie's piece on this? [via]

Goodbye, New York. Adam Moss Is Leaving the Magazine He Has Edited for 15 Years. - The New York Times

Who has been better at their job than our dear Adam Moss? 🥇  [via]

A Case for the Emergency Compliment

A nice idea [via]

White 2020 Candidates’ Central Dilemma: Can They Move A Black Audience?

Big @darrensands piece about how Democrats are thinking about black voters [via]

William Barr says he can "conceive of situations" where journalists should be prosecuted / Boing Boing

William Barr says he can "conceive of situations" where US journalists should be imprisoned for doing their job. [via]

The Shade Room Is Ruthless, Uplifting and Unapologetically Black

a @chloehall masterpiece, feat. a very juicy and previously unpublished blind item [via]

Jake Paul Dropped by His Law Firm in Prank Legal Battle

Jake Paul's legal team has dropped him as a client [via]

Here’s What It’s Like To Be A Government Worker Relying On GoFundMe During The Shutdown

Here’s What It’s Like To Be A Government Worker Relying On GoFundMe During The Shutdown [via]

BONUS: Patreon Aftershow | Do By Friday

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The New York Times politics editor is building trust by tweeting context around political stories » Nieman Journalism Lab

Why the New York Times political editor is sharing his email at the end of every tweet thread [via]

McDonalds - Donald Trump + Grimace Commercial - YouTube

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LOL: How People Use the Internet Acronym to Express Joy And Pain

I love this on the ever-evolving meaning of LOL [via]

If Then podcast talks to Taylor Lorenz about the Instagram egg, TikTok, and what to expect from social media in 2019.

Had a great time discussing the Instagram Egg and more with @WillOremus and @aprilaser on @ifthenpod! [via]

Take these email templates and go build a beautiful (monetized, useful, tested, efficient) newsletter » Nieman Journalism Lab

In case you didn’t get enough newsletter resources in 2018, here’s a honking huge one to devote your 2019 to. [via]

Shutdowns don’t get bad linearly; they get bad exponentially / Boing Boing

Trump has no personal reason to end the shutdown. Unless it costs *him*, in some way, he won't budge. [via]

Authenticity and the Journalism of Networks - Nieman Reports

Our digital spaces need journalists more than ever. [via]

China took cotton seeds to the moon and they seem to be growing

It’s over: China took cotton seeds to the moon and they seem to be growing [via]

Finally, A Personality Quiz Backed By Science | FiveThirtyEight

drag me [via]

Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls For New Privacy Law With The Right To Delete Your Data

Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls For New Privacy Law That Would Let You Delete Your Data via @daveyalba[via]

World record egg Instagram photographer shocked it became a meme - INSIDER

.@JayShams spoke to the stock photog who took the pic of the Egg that went viral [via]

The Instagram Egg’s Delightful Appeal | WIRED

This @lmatsakis piece is the only thing on the Egg worth reading imo [via]

YouTube Is Still Hosting Graphic Images Of Bestiality

Same shit, different year [via]

Here are 12 principles journalists should follow to make sure they’re protecting their sources » Nieman Journalism Lab

"It is not an equal struggle when your adversary is a national security agency." [via]

Facebook is committing $300 million to support news, with an emphasis on local » Nieman Journalism Lab

Facebook is committing $300 million to support news, with an emphasis on local [via]

Newsonomics: Let the 2019 Consolidation Games begin! First up: Alden seeks to swallow Gannett » Nieman Journalism Lab

Gannett, like it or not, is in play. How did it get to this point? [via]

Spotify says it’s getting serious about podcasts (yes, again) and there are lots of questions » Nieman Journalism Lab

Spotify says it’s getting serious about podcasts (yes, again) and there are lots of questions [via]

Calling racism racism and remembering not everyone is white: Some predictions for 2019 about diversity in news » Nieman Journalism Lab

"It finally sinks in that some people aren't white": Our single most popular #Predix2019, from @jdesmondharris [via]