Daily Archives: June 20, 2012

Illustration by Dale Stephanos

“Everything open,” says Gawker founder Nick Denton. “All secrets out there.”

Daniel D’Addario writes in the New York Observer:

The question arises: Is there no sphere of privacy for the celebrity anymore? After all, straight celebrity couples from Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem to Beyoncé and Jay-Z don’t acknowledge any element of their love in public, though they’re also not asked if they’re heterosexual. Why should Anderson Cooper or Queen Latifah have to dish about their love lives—or even acknowledge their sexuality?

* Celebs struggle to keep sexuality secretish, but media make mischief (
* “Everyone knows that Anderson Cooper is gay,” says Nick Denton (Capital New York)

* NPR intern says she’s purchased only 15 CDs in her life, yet has 11,000 songs in her iTunes library. (New York Times)
* Reno Gazette-Journal photo chief is thrown to ground by deputies at a fire scene, cuffed and given a citation. (Reno Gazette-Journal)
* Salisbury (Md.) Daily Times reporter quits over prank call to mayor. (Gannett Blog)
* ESPN director of news has little use for Twitter. (Sherman Report)
* A j-school dean is worried about the chasm between working journalists and j-profs. (
* Best student newspaper special issues of 2011-2012. (College Media Matters)
* Arkansas Democratic Party says it was wrong to bar reporter from witnessing disputed election of delegates. (Arkansas News)
* Financial journalist Dan Dorfman “was for much of the 1990s considered the most influential stock tipster in the country.” (New York Times)
* Sacramento Bee restaurant critic apologizes for “unfortunate error.” (