Daily Archives: December 27, 2013

Christmas and her Christmas gifts from Washington Post readers (credit: Jonathan Newton/Washington Post)

Christmas and her Christmas gifts from Washington Post readers (credit: Jonathan Newton)

December 24: “My second year without presents,” says 11-year-old Christmas Diamond Haynesworth, who lives in a family homeless shelter. On her wish list is “some stuff for painting. And that’s about it.” (

December 26: “On Christmas,” reports the Post, “between 30 and 50 people showed up at the shelter with bags of paints, paintbrushes, easels and sketch pads for the girl.” By noon on Dec. 26, Christmas’s room was filled with art supplies. (

* NPR’s “Journalists to Watch in 2014” list includes people of color, while Politico’s list doesn’t. (
* European study finds that Facebook is “dead and buried” to older teens. (
* Bristol, CT-based ESPN has received about $260 million in state tax breaks and credits over the past 12 years. (
* People magazine’s improved paper stock will cost Time Inc. millions. (
* Andy Carvin packs up his NPR memories. (
* Quartz is wrong; 2013 was not a lost year for tech, says Om Malik. (
* Patch should have gone outside the suburbs and covered cities, too, says Merrill Brown. (
* Over a quarter of Internet users download or listen to podcasts? Jack Shafer doesn’t buy it. (@jackshafer)
* CBS News correspondent John Miller returns to law enforcement. (
* Nearly 49 percent of newspaper websites ban anonymous commenting. (AP via
* Michael Barbaro will be covering Chris Christie for the New York Times. (
* Too easy, New York Post. (It’s “development” instead of “erection” online.) (
* Everything about sports-uniforms blogger Paul Lukas’s troll is now on one site. (
* Fargo Forum parent buys the Brainerd (Minn.) Dispatch from Morris Communications. (