Daily Archives: March 27, 2015

Heidi Stevens’ column photo

- Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune

– Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune’s Heidi Stevens, who has received hundreds of reader comments about the way her hair looks in her column photo, writes:

My hair is naturally very curly, and despite the wishes of the aforementioned readers, does not respond well to combing. (Picture a lion’s mane, only bigger.) Believe it or not, I sort of straightened/styled it for my column photo.

I have spent moments of my life hating my hair and other moments liking it OK. Mostly though, I admit, I sort of ignore it.

I hope others can learn to do the same.

* Uncombed hair threatens the natural order (
* From Cayman Islands to Canada, readers weigh in on my hair (
* Stevens goes on “WGN Morning News” to discuss the hair kerfuffle (

Update: Stevens sends more emails from her hair critics. They’re after the jump. Read More

Smile, Carl! - via @heatherchilders

Smile, Carl! – via @heatherchilders

Carl Bernstein said at a Thursday SCARC fundraiser in New Jersey that Bill O’Reilly is “a fabulist” and Fox News “is not a news organization that’s breaking down the doors for the best obtainable version of the truth, any more than MSNBC is.” The Watergate reporter was jeered, reports the New Jersey Herald’s Rob Jennings, while Fox News personality and event emcee Heather Childers (at right) was cheered.

“We have some great reporters at Fox News,” she said. “I think we’ve done a lot of good work.”

Jennings reports:

The audience reaction perhaps was to be expected, as one questioner said she counted only several known Democrats in the reception hall at Perona Farms.

Earlier, upon being introduced at the event, Bernstein remarked playfully, “Thank you all, fellow Republicans.”

* Carl Bernstein, Fox Newser spar at SCARC dinner (

New: Don’t miss the comments below the photo of Bernstein and Childers (@HeatherChilders)

Also: A Detroit councilman says he’ll no longer talk to Fox 2 reporter M.L. Elrick (


Slip the editors a story idea or two while picking up their dirty plates,sunny and the next thing you know you’re promoted to editorial assistant. | ALSO: SumAll is looking for a social media marketing manager who is “diligent with instagram filters and not a psycho with the tilt-shift.” The ad notes: “Fan of Always Sunny is a plus.” (It’s referring to the FXX show, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”)

* WIRED seeks dishwasher ( | h/t James Crugnale
* SumAll seeks a social media marketing manager ( | h/t Peg McNichol

* The New Jersey radio news director who was given a Corvette loaner – thanks to Chris Christie – is still writing about the governor. I asked Eric Scott about it Thursday, but he never responded. (
* Jonah Peretti‘s dumb idea: “I would raise prices [of the print New York Times] and make it into more of a legacy product.” ( | “Legacy product” Providence Journal is doubling its newsstand price next week. (
* Jon Stewart says farewell to “Daily Show” correspondent Jason Jones. (
* [RIGHT] How the Indianapolis Star played the state’s anti-gay law signing on page one. (
* Ad exec Martin Sorrell says agencies may want to rethink the shift of ad dollars into online media at the expense of magazines and newspapers. (
* Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s award-winning headquarters – opened in 2006 – is for sale. (
* Detroit Free Press editor and publisher Paul Anger is retiring in May. (
* Twin Cities news outlets are scolded for naming uncharged suspects. (
* JOBS: A new NYC-based website is looking for education reporters; Honolulu Civil Beat seeks an investigations editor. (Romenesko Jobs)
* NPR: Two reasons for not using “suicide” in the Germanwings crash stories. (
* Bet on Periscope over Meerkat. (
* The 62-year-old Chicagoan behind the Rhyme of the Day blog says he’s “motivated to amuse.” (Chicago Tribune via