A week after the last Republican presidential debate, the candidates and networks are still debating rules and procedures for future debates. What will it take to break the impasse?
David Wiegel and Robert Costa, Washington Post: “GOP contenders demand greater control over crucial debates”
Ashley Parker, New York Times: “Rules of next Republican debate are unveiled”
Brian Stelter, CNN Money: “’Shell-shocked’ CNBC staffers had long flight home”
Kevin Liptak, CNN: "Obama rips into 2016 GOP field, mocks their debate complaint"
Judah Robinson, Huffington Post: “Anderson Cooper calls CNBC debate ‘poorly produced’”
Timothy B. Lee, Vox: “NBC’s big fight with the Republican Party, explained”
Caitlin Macneal, Talking Points Memo: “Christie: If you can’t handle the debates, then don’t run for president”
Reince Priebus, GOP.com: “Letter from RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to NBC News”
Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “NBC News fails to tell RNC to kiss off”
Solving the SXSW 'Gamergate' problem
Organizers of the South by Southwest conference attempted to squash the controversy following its decision to cancel two 'Gamergate' sessions -- only they only managed to deepen it.
Noah Kulwin, Re/Code: “SXSW bungles announcement of ‘Online Harassment Summit,’ and panelists are pulling out”
The Open Gaming Society, “[#SavePoint] The Summit”
Jessica Condit, Engadget: “SXSW apologizes, launches day-long Online Harassment Summit”
'Serial' finds a new home'
When the second season of popular podcast'Serial' starts, it'll have a new home: music streaming site Pandora.
Ross Miller, The Verge: “The next season of Serial will debut simultaneously on Pandora”
Tim Westergen, Pandora Blog: “Serial is coming to Pandora”
Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press: “Popular ‘Serial’ podcast to also be available on Pandora”
Tyler Falk, Current: “’Serial,’ ‘This American Life’ to appear on Pandora”
Brendan Fitzgerald, Columbia Journalism Review: “Serial, Mystery Show, and why listeners want to be in on the investigation”
Battle of the Social Network Stars
Kurt Wagner, Re/Code: “Twitter TV commercial is just like Twitter: “Full of content that’s a little hard to follow”
Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic: “The Decay of Twitter”
Brittany Levine Beckman, Mashable: “New Instagram video viewer takes a swipe at Snapchat and Twitter Moments”
ESPN shelves Grantland
Friday, ESPN shuttered the 4-year-old boutique site known for it's in-depth sports feature and pop culture reporting.
Cynthia Littleton, Variety: “ESPN suspends publication of Grantland website”
Matt Bonesteel, Washington Post: “ESPN shuts down Grantland, effective immediately”
Sam Laird, Mashable: “ESPN pulls the plug on ‘Grantland’ months after Bill Simmons exit”
Justin Block, Huffington Post: “ESPN closing Grantland is the dumbest ‘smart’ business decision”
Chris Cillizza, Washington Post: “Why Grantland mattered to journalism”
Richard Deutsch, Sports Illustrated: “ESPN kills Grantland, leaving its fans and writers in the lurch”
Bidding adieu to baseball
Jim Warren, Poynter: “Divided baseball writers will vote on whether to let MLB.com scribes into their association”
Jose de Jesus Ortiz, Houston Chronicle: “We’re Latino. We cover baseball. Can you tell us apart?”
Brian Costa, Wall Street Journal: “Why children are abandoning baseball”
News & Talk around the clock
A format change for KBIA is a win for mid-Missourians looking for more news and talk.