New Republic: The Long Run-Up. An interesting look at the story behind the NY Times’ decision to run with the McCain investigation that ran today. Personally I felt the story was weak, it seems like they were just trying to get something out rather than something they felt good about.
Inquirer: Stripped of their rights. Part 2 of a series on police abuses in Pennsylvania, this article discusses how local police strip search people for minor crimes despite court rulings that ban them. Yesterday they discussed how suburban police harass minorities. What strikes me most about these stories is they are exactly the type of stories that a metropolitan newspaper should be doing and demonstrates what will be lost if these papers go under. What I don’t understand is why this story is the top on Philly.com right now instead of the in-depth series.
The Daily Collegian Online launched a new redesign with wider pages and improved navigation. It was a little bittersweet to see my original design fall by the way side but its great to see that they’re constantly improving the site. They’re really upped the ante with their multimedia features and sports blogs. I’m very proud to see how far we’ve come since we started in 2005 and since the new guys took over this summer. Kudos to Ryan, Dan, and the rest of the staff.
The New York Times’ techies have a new blog and two open source projects. I’ve become a big fan of nytimes.com – they’ve really embraced the Web as a medium. My favorite entry on the blog thus far is this run down of metadata that they’re sharing.