Are you Missing Richard Simmons? The new podcast from filmmaker Dan Taberski is drawing national attention unseen since the launch of Serial more than two years ago. What’s the draw?
Mike Scott, New Orleans Picayune: “Why you should be listening to ‘Missing Richard Simmons’”
Samantha Storey, Huffington Post: “The story behind the ‘Missing Richard Simmons’ podcast”
Dan Zak, Washington Post: “Is Richard Simmons missing Or is he just dearly missed?”
Eric Zorn, Chicago Tribune: “Don’t’ be missing this podcast”
Janelle Harris, Rolling Stone: “’Missing Richard Simmons’: Everything you need to know”
Sopan Deb, New York Times: “Richard Simmons’s disappearing act inspires a hit podcast”
Wrinkle in Michael Brown Case?
Mitch Smith, New York Times: “New Ferguson video adds wrinkle to Michael Brown case”
Jesse Bogan & Christine Byers, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “Documentary reveals overlooked footage in Michael Brown case in Ferguson”
Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter: “’Stranger Fruit’ review”
Shedding light on Sunshine Week
Kansas City Star & St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “Editorial: A call for transparency: Greitens still governing in the dark”
Jason Hancock, Kansas City Star: “Nonprofit linked to Greitens raises new ‘dark money’ questions”
Kurt Erickson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “Greitens complains of lack of coverage, but won’t talk with reporters”
Evan Thompson & Justin Burnett, Whidbey News-Times: “City’s mayor puts price on access to city attorney”
Ted Land, KING-TV: “Langley Mayor bills newspaper $64 for sanctuary city question”
Justin Burnett, Whidbey News-Times: “Newspaper bill from city hall was just to ‘get your attention,’ mayor says”
Trump's tax returns
Benjamin Mullin, Poynter: "As the world watches, Rachel Maddow slow-plays Trump tax return scoop"
Aaron Blake, Washington Post: "It turns out Donald Trump didn't avoid income taxes for 18 years afterall"
Michael Calderone, Huffington Post: "Journalist who received Trump tax return questions if Trump leaked it himself"
Kelsey Sutton & Josh Meyer, POLITICO: "The man behind Trump's tax return"
Donating the presidential salary
Madeline Conway, POLITICO: “Spicer: Trump wants media’s help in choosing where to donate his salary”
Ken Meyer, Mediaite: “Spicer: Trump will donate salary at end of year, wants media suggestions on where it goes”
Chris White, Law News: “Report: No evidence Trump followed through on promise to decline all but $1 of presidential salary”
Ari Melber, NBC News: “After pledging to donate salary, Trump declines to release proof”
Local Politifact chapters drop
Benjamin Mullin, Poynter: “7 newsrooms closed their PolitiFact chapters since presidential campaign”
Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “Richmond Times-Dispatch lays off PolitiFact editor, ends fact-checking relationship”
Mark Stencel, Duke Reporters’ Lab: “International fact-checking gains ground, Duke census finds”
Sweeps stunt? Just say no.
Scott Jones, FTV Live: “News director wants staff to play dress up for sweeps”
Cole Waterman, MLive.com: “TV memo sparks criticism after reporters asked to pose as minorities”
Local news… or is it?
Kevin Eck, TVSpy: “Sinclair moving Toledo production to South Bend, Indiana”
Kirk Baird, Toledo Blade: “Anchors away: WNWO, Channel 24, airs newscasts from Indiana”
Press Release, Sinclair Broadcast Group: “Sinclair announces production efficiencies for Toledo station”