Otto the octopus wrecks havoc – Telegraph

“It was on the third night that we found out that the octopus Otto was responsible for the chaos “We knew that he was bored as the aquarium is closed for winter, and at two feet, seven inches Otto had discovered he was big enough to swing onto the edge of his tank and shoot out the 2000 Watt spot light above him with a carefully directed jet of water.”…

One More Question…

A new generation of wired politicos will give journalists much fodder for scandal, but isn’t this making it a bit too easy for them? Incoming Obama administration director of speechwriting Jon Favreau (L) and a friend pose with a cardboard cutout of incoming Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at a party. (Obtained by The Washington Post) Question No. 63 asks that applicants “please provide any other information … that…

Confessions of a Journal Editor

Editing, like sending thank-you cards, is one of those things that everyone acknowledges is a good idea but few people do. It takes time and you don’t reap much reward, certainly not equivalent to the time. There is probably not enough attention to teaching writing in graduate school, but at least you have plenty of models and plenty of chances to practice. Models of editing are scarce — that is,…

Ranks of Jailed Journalists Includes More Bloggers than Print or Broadcast Journos

China continued to be world’s worst jailer of journalists, a dishonor it has held for 10 consecutive years. Cuba, Burma, Eritrea, and Uzbekistan round out the top five jailers from among the 29 nations that imprison journalists. Each of the top five nations has persistently placed among the world’s worst in detaining journalists. At least 56 online journalists are jailed worldwide, according to CPJ’s census, a tally that surpasses the number of print journalists for the…