Interesting reading

  • Al Tompkins of The Poynter Institute, on the national media’s meager coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav. Is there a story beyond New Orleans?
  • Jamie Gold of the Los Angeles Times, on the paper’s policy on profanity in quotes. Does it matter whether the offending word appears in print or online?
  • Ryan Teague Beckwith of Under the Dome, on the difficulty of defining the Southeast. What to do with Kentucky and West Virginia?