The NFL owners voted late Tuesday to allow the St. Louis Rams to move to Los Angeles, effective with the start of the 2016 season. This is a big sports story for St. Louis and Los Angeles, but it is so much more.
Associated Press: “Rams relocating to Los Angeles leaves St. Louis as two-time loser”
David Hunn: St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “Goodbye, St. Louis Rams; next stop, LA”
Sarah Fenske, Riverfront Times: “Forget the Rams. St. Louis will be just fine as a two-team town”
Jim Thomas, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “Thomas: Here we go again, St. Louis”
101sports.com: “Stan Kroenke speaks on Rams’ leaving St. Louis for LA”
Sam Farmer & Nathan Fenno, Los Angeles Times: “NFL will return to Los Angeles for 2016 season”
Actor-turned-activist Sean Penn told the Associated Press he has nothing to hide following the publication of his 11,000-word account of an interview with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. How did the meeting in the jungle clearing come to be? And, why did Rolling Stone agree to give the drug kingpin editorial control prior to publication?
Sean Penn, Rolling Stone: “El Chapo speaks”
Ravi Somaiya, New York Times: “’El Chapo,’ Mexican drug lord, sat for interview with Sean Penn”
Brian Stelter, CNN: “A controversial coup: Sean Penn and Rolling Stone land El Chapo interview”
Nathaniel Janowitz, Vice News: “Sean Penn interviewed El Chapo – and it helped lead to the drug lord’s capture”
David Agren, The Guardian: “El Chapo capture: Mexico drug lord’s ‘desire to make biopic’ helped agents find him”
Melissa Cronin, Gawker: “The worst lines from Sean Penn’s El Chapo profile”
Dave Itzkoff, New York Times: “Sean Penn’s excursions into writing often mix activism with journalism”
Jack Shafer, POLITICO: “Journalists: Stop complaining about Sean Penn”
Kelly McBride, Poynter: “The problem with Rolling Stone’s El Chapo interview isn’t Sean Penn. It’s his editors.”
'Making a Murderer'
Steven Avery spent 18 years in prison for a sexual assault he didn't commit. Then, four years later, a jury convicted him and his teenage nephew of the murder of Teresa Halbach. The Netflix documentary, "Making a Murderer" is a 10-hour look at their case, their appeals, and questions the propriety of the convictions.
Meghan Daum, Los Angeles Times: “Are we making too much of ‘Making a Murderer?’”
Stephanie Merry, Washington Post: “How listening to ‘Serial’ made us doubt ‘Making a Murderer’”
Lenika Cruz, The Atlantic: “’Making a Murderer,’ a true-crime series about Steven Avery, could be Netflix’s answer to ‘Serial’”
Sarah Marshall, New Republic: “Making a Murderer and the new true crime”
Chancellor Agard, People: “Making a Murderer: The journalists who covered Steven Avery’s trial”
Sean Daly, Fox News: “Did ‘Making a Murderer’ get the story wrong?”
Missouri legislature looks at journalists
Two bills -- on in the Senate and one in the House of Representatives -- looks to change the way journalists do their jobs. If passed into law, the senate bill would ban reporters from the legislative floor at the state capitol. The house bill would extend the rights of student journalists.
Kurt Ellison, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “Missouri Senate boots press corps off floor”
Doyle Murphy, Riverfront Times: “Sooo, Missouri senators don’t love reporters after all”
Eli Yokley, Joplin Globe: “Ron Richard action could make legislative stories harder to tell”
Tyler Kingkade, Huffington Post: “In Missouri, lawmakers can shut out reporters but professors can’t”
Taylor Twellman, Columbia Missourian: “New free speech bill meant to better protect student journalists”
Brett Martin, KOLR-TV: “Bill to restore young journalists' freedom of the press”
Peter Fricke, Campus Reform: “Missouri lawmaker introduces bill to protect student journalists”
KMIZ’s weekend newscasts
KMIZ-TV launched six hours of weekend morning news this past weekend.